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Your gourmet mom
Many of us think of summer as herb season, but heartier winter herbs have their time for the limelight, too! From comforting to sophisticated, learn new ways to appreciate oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and sage. You’ll enjoy Spicy Roasted Chicken with Marjoram and Tomatoes; Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Rosemary and Smoked Salt; Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Thyme; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon; and Broiled Apples with Sage and Gruyère. With poultry and dairy; no eggs or gluten.
If you’ve ever wondered how to make restaurant quality sauces, then this is your class. We will explore stock making and how important it is for creating flavorful, show-stopping dishes. Join Chef Darin to make vinaigrettes, demi-glace, and reduction sauces using classic techniques. We'll prepare Seared Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Bacon and Maple Vinaigrette; Cod with Roasted Cauliflower and Balsamic Brown Butter; New York Strip with Peppercorn Demi-glace; and Seared Chicken with Mushroom and Garlic Jus. With meat, poultry and dairy; no eggs.
Join one of PCC’s own cake experts to learn the tips and techniques to transform cake layers into structures of art. Nicole will begin with how to create the smoothest frostings, one buttercream and one vegan, and show you how to apply smooth sides and tops with both round and square cakes. Then comes the fun part — creating different looks with a variety of piping tips, filigrees and decorations. Using the tools provided, you'll get to practice decorating your own Red Velvet or Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes. Vegetarian and vegan options.
Join Chef Lynne for a hands-on tribute to one of Spain’s signature dishes. You’ll learn how to perfectly cook paella rice (and all the other ingredients joining the party) as you help prepare two paella recipes sure to find a space in your “favorites” file — Chicken, Chorizo and Smoked Paprika Paella; and Seafood and Saffron Paella. Your paella will be perfectly accompanied by Orange, Fennel and Olive Salad; an array of almond-studded dark chocolate for dessert; and samplings of two specially chosen Spanish wines. With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.
Pair your love of cheese with deeper knowledge to expand your appreciation for the world of cheese. PCC Cheese Specialist Diana will share her expertise and show you techniques and tips for putting together an impressive, well-balanced cheese plate. You’ll taste and experiment with a variety of cow, goat and sheep cheeses and learn how to better recognize their flavors and nuances. Diana will also supply ideas and samples for complementary foods to pair with different cheeses (we heard rumor of Bacon Jam!). After this informative class, you’ll be ready for your next gathering with an irresistible cheese plate and your new title of “Turophile.” With dairy and optional meat; no eggs.