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New recipes! Much of Middle Eastern cooking is naturally vegan, and Sureyya has a seemingly endless supply of ideas for amazingly simple, hearty vegan recipes to please any palate. She’ll demonstrate some favorites, including Egyptian Curried Root Vegetable Chowder with Charmula Dressing; Moroccan Bean Dip with Cumin and Pomegranate served with Marinated Beets; Turkish Gypsy Casserole with Fresh Herbs; and a tantalizing Quinoa Salad with Garbanzo Beans, Mango, Avocados, Walnuts and Dates, with a touch of Cardamom and Walnut oil. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
As your dance card fills up with all manner of seasonal activities, wouldn’t it be nice to have a few easy, fallback appetizers that work for any occasion? Join Chef Erin for an entertaining class making quick, delicious appetizers just right for the season. You’ll join Erin hands-on to prepare Bourbon Brie (a quick baked brie with a bourbon and brown sugar glaze); Orange Canapés with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Chutney; Moroccan-spiced Bean Dip; Arugula and Edamame Crostini; Asiago-stuffed Dates with Smoked Paprika; Sugar and Spice Nuts; and Baked Olives in Red Wine. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
Back by popular demand! The perfect way to ease into fall is to make warming, nourishing soups. It’s also the time when light summer salads give way to heartier fall versions. Danielle, who is a nutrition and culinary arts graduate of Bastyr University, knows how to make delicious dishes that are good for you as well. She’ll share plenty of nutrition tidbits as she demonstrates Spiced Carrot Ribbon and Broccoli Salad in Toasted Cumin Dressing with Dried Plums; Silky Celeriac and Basil Soup with Crunchy Ginger Polenta Croutons; Smoky Romanesco Soup with Paprika Oil; and a Warm Salad of Roasted Acorn Squash and Beets in Shallot Dressing. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
Whether you’re just moving toward a plant-based diet or could use a “refresher” course, this class is an excellent resource for how to maintain a nutritionally balanced vegetarian diet. Shauna will discuss plant-based meal planning, answer questions about vegetarian/vegan nutrition and demonstrate simple, delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She’ll prepare some nourishing foundation recipes for a complete day, including Fruit and Nut Granola; Green Smoothie; Quinoa and Farro Superfoods Salad; Curried Lentils with Kale and Cauliflower; and Nut Butter Energy Bites. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Take the mystery out of candy making with these simple and luscious confections. Laurie will expertly walk you through the chocolate tempering process with a variety of chocolates, and garnishes including nuts, dried fruit and classic candy canes. Learn how to make nut brittles working with nuts, citrus zest and herbs. You'll make Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Cranberry Bark; White Chocolate and Candy Cane Bark; and Almond Brittle with Rosemary and Orange. Learn to package your confections beautifully for perfect holiday gifts. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. Join us for a wonderful celebration of the morning meal. Together we’ll measure, mix and stir to make Dutch Babies, puffy oven-baked pancakes for special days. We’ll also make Baked Egg Cups (and encourage some vegetable inclusion!), plus Blueberry Sauce and fresh fruit to top our Dutch Babies, warm out of the oven. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
Join chef Jackie Freeman to learn the basics of home preserving while making festive seasonal treats to give as gifts or to stock your own pantry! This entry-level class will focus on water-bath canning. While discussing basic principles of canning, safety, ingredients and equipment, we’ll prepare Citrus Marmalade and Tarragon-Champagne Mustard. By the end of class, you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to begin canning at home as well as sweet little samples of your classwork. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Join in for some Danish holiday cheer! We will work hands-on in small groups to create some traditional goodies made at Christmastime in Denmark. Learn how to make homemade Marzipan, to layer with Danish Nougat (hazelnut chocolate truffle) and dip into warm, melted chocolate to create homemade confections. You’ll also sample Gløgg, a traditional Scandinavian hot spiced drink, served with Æbleskiver (irresistible pancake puffs). Birgitte will also show you how to use marzipan to make Napoleon’s Hats (almond-filled pastries shaped like three-cornered hats). Vegetarian with eggs and dairy.
Ciabatta and pizza are an excellent entry into the world of hearth breads for home bakers. Chef Laurie will show you how easy it is to get an artisan bakery result in your own oven with a little knowledge and some simple techniques. Using one dough and slow fermentation, you will make two traditional Italian breads with substantial full-flavored crusts. Learn how to handle the Ciabatta bread in all stages, from starter to freshly baked, and make your own pizza to enjoy in class. Come with your questions! You will leave with dough to finish baking at home and plenty of information to get you started making artisan bread. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
Cultured and fermented foods date back to a time before modern food preservation methods and still have a useful place on the modern holiday table. Today we know that these enzyme-rich probiotic superfoods aid digestion and detoxification and boost immunity; and the sour flavor helps curb sweet cravings. Join Birgitte as she guides you through the process to prepare a variety of cultured foods with a holiday twist. The foods we’ll prepare together are Cultured Cranberry Chutney; Sprouted Lentil Stuffing; Herb Biscuits with Homemade Cultured Butter; Cultured Spiced Cider; and for dessert, a Chai Cultured Ice Cream. Vegetarian with eggs and dairy; no gluten.
For ages 12 and up, without adult accompaniment. Everyone loves a gift from the kitchen made with love. Here’s a good way to get all the ideas you need to make holiday gifts for your friends and family at home. We’ll start out by making cinnamon rolls, followed by apple butter in cute little jars. You’ll also learn to mix up your own signature brand of granola — perfect for giving. We’ll finish by making hot cocoa mix, a gift that promises warmth throughout the winter months. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Pie-making season is on the way, and this is your year to master a flaky, buttery piecrust. Pie expert Barbara Schwartz will empower you to make delicious piecrusts every time with her simple food processor method. She’ll share the science and art of making pie as you work hands-on to create a delectable Salted Caramel Apple Galette to take home. Also included will be recipes for other holiday masterpieces: Pumpkin Streusel Pie, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Coconut Custard Pie and Mile-High Apple Pie. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Elevate your vegetarian menu to the next level with this lovely, elegant selection of recipes created by Chef Lesa. We’ll work hands-on transforming already beautiful examples of fresh Northwest ingredients into something divinely delicious, including Risotto with Winter Greens, Walnuts and Goat Cheese; Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque; Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Rosemary Mushroom Sauce; and Cranberry Tartlets with Spiced Caramel Sauce. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
The changing of the seasons is a good opportunity to give your body a digestive tune-up before the cooler days ahead. Nutritionist Ami Karnosh will help with the mechanics of doing a fall detox as she shares information about which foods aid the detoxification process and which foods to avoid. She’ll demonstrate several detox power recipes, including a Cleansing Smoothie; Bitter Greens Salad with Fennel and Herbed Lemon Vinaigrette; Gingered Bok Choy with Fresh Basil; Quinoa Cabbage Rolls; Warming Mung Bean Stew; and Lightly Sweetened Coconut Pudding. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
For ages 2 to 3, accompanied by one adult guest. Kids will learn about the wide variety of local fall harvest produce, such as apples, carrots and pears. We’ll talk about the changing of the seasons as we work together to make Scarecrow Faces, Potato Haystacks and Crunchy Spiders. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
For ages 8 to 12, with one adult guest. Kids on a gluten-free diet will get to enjoy some holiday cheer, without having to worry about the ingredients. We’ll work in small groups preparing and decorating Gingerbread Cookies, Crispy Rice Ball Ornaments and Chocolate Peppermint Crunchies. Although the class has gluten-free kids in mind, it’s equally fun for siblings, friends or any kid who just wants to join in the fun! Vegetarian with eggs and optional dairy; no gluten. Price includes one child and one adult guest.
All new recipes! Learn the secrets to creating decadent chocolate truffles filled with chocolate ganache. Laurie will discuss the different types of chocolate, ganache and finishes as she demonstrates the chocolate tempering process and how to make silky smooth ganache. You’ll get to try your hand at rolling and dipping the truffles to make classic confections such as Dark and Stormy Truffles (with dark rum and ginger), Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles, and Dark Chocolate and Grand Marnier Truffles. At the end of class, you will leave with a delightful little package of truffles and the enthusiasm to make more as beautiful gifts. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
For people with dietary restrictions, the holidays are often a time when ingredient limitations are most keenly felt. But you or your loved ones don’t need to feel left out of the feasting. Shari will show you how to prepare some holiday classics free of gluten, dairy, eggs and soy, using her training as a chemist and decades of home baking experience. She’ll demonstrate three holiday meal elements: Streusel Apple Pie, Gingerbread Cake and Seeded Dinner Rolls. She’ll also offer advice on how to convert your own favorite traditional recipes to meet these dietary challenges. As a bonus, Shari will discuss gluten-free gravy. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs, soy or gluten. Recipes do include nuts and honey.
Make the holidays more personal by creating gifts with your own hands tailored to the culinary interests of the friends and family on your holiday list. Denise will demonstrate a stocking full of doable ideas, and you’ll sample Lavender Honey, Chili Lime Cashews, Coconut Granola and Apple Cranberry Jam. She’ll also talk about some bonus gift ideas — Zippy Hot Sauce, A Trio of Flavored Salts, Dilly Beans and Quiet Spirit Tea. You’ll go home with great plans for checking names off your list, plus a gift for you of one of the examples from class. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
For ages 7 to 9, without adult accompaniment. Kids will bake holiday goodies that the whole family will enjoy. Working together in small groups, they’ll make, shape and bake Gingerbread Cookies and Candy Cane Cookies. With a cup of Spiced Apple Cider and a take-home project of Orange and Clove Pomanders to capture the scent of the season, kids will be prepared for a festive holiday! (Psst ... while they’re at class, you can do a little holiday shopping.) Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Join chef, dairymaid and cheese maker Jackie Freeman for a merry evening of hands-on cheese making. In a small group setting, we’ll work together to create Buttermilk Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella, Ricotta and Queso Blanco cheese. Jackie will discuss the basic principles of cheese making, including equipment use and care, ingredients and supplies. We will taste our work in class and discuss more recipes to try at home. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs or gluten.
For ages 2 to 3, accompanied by one adult guest. Baking cookies is a fun holiday activity, especially for the very young. Parent and child will work together to roll, cut and decorate Gingerbread People and make Jam Thumbprint Cookies. After decorating their own gift bag, the little bakers will be ready to share their holiday goodies with everyone on their list. Vegetarian, with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
If you ask a sampling of PCC Cooks students what they make every year at the holidays, many will tell you, “Iole’s Biscotti!” These twice-baked Italian cookies are delicious on their own and a perfect companion to afternoon tea or coffee. Best of all, they make wonderful (and eagerly anticipated) holiday gifts. This year, Iole will demonstrate three fabulous flavors: Chocolate Almond; Cardamom; and Hazelnut Orange dipped in Chocolate. She’ll also demonstrate easy, beautiful and elegant ways to wrap and present your gifts to the special people on your list. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
For ages 10 to 12, without adult accompaniment. Ever wonder what makes cakes fluffy? What exactly is yeast is and why does it make bread rise? What’s going on when you whip up egg whites and they magically expand? We’ll investigate these mysteries and learn some fundamental culinary techniques and basic chemistry along the way. Young kitchen scientists will make observations as they bake Cupcakes, Hot Buttered Pretzels, and Meringue Stars. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
One of our most popular classes, this fun hands-on workshop will be the first of many times you gather together to make pasta with friends and family. Iole will show you how easy it is to prepare pasta from scratch and discuss the tools and techniques to help you succeed. In class, we’ll prepare and enjoy Tagliolini with Eggplant, Mushrooms and Tomatoes; Bowtie Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil; and Papardelle with Brown Butter Sage, Gorgonzola and Hazelnuts. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. The versatile pumpkin can be enjoyed as a savory dish or a sweet dessert. We’ll get some inspiration from the book, “The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis as we work in small groups to prepare Perfect Pumpkin Soup and Petite Pumpkin Pies. Vegetarian with eggs and dairy. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
Coconut has become a very popular and useful ingredient, especially for gluten- and dairy-free baking. Birgitte will show you how to create treats for the holidays and beyond with a variety of coconut products. You’ll participate hands-on to prepare some new dessert favorites, including Coconut Chips; Coconut Cream Bars; Lemon Currant Coconut Cookies; and Coconut Cream Pie with homemade pie crust. Birgitte will share lots of extra info, including how to make your own coconut milk and coconut butter. Vegetarian with eggs; no dairy or gluten.
For ages 7 to 9, without adult accompaniment. Have fun tasting and cooking with different varieties of winter squash — pumpkin, delicata, acorn and spaghettim to name a few. We’ll make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (both sweet and savory); Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce; Roasted Delicata; and Irresistible Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. Vegetarian with eggs, dairy optional.
Do you look forward to tamales from the farmers market or food truck, but wish you knew how to make them at home? Tamale-making will be demystified in this fun, hands-on class. Devra will teach you an easy method for preparing this festive, versatile dish, along with a repertoire of homemade salsas to liven up your meal. We’ll make Tamales with two different fillings — Spicy Black Beans and Roasted Vegetables — and we’ll top them with Pico de Gallo, Roasted Tomato Salsa and Roasted Serrano Hot Sauce. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
For ages 4 to 6, accompanied by one adult guest. This fun and creative class features ideal treats for young bakers to make. There will be plenty of opportunities to mix, roll, shape and frost in this hands-on holiday workshop. Each child and parent team will make Maple Spice Cookies with Fabulous Frosting and Jewel Cookies. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult helper.
It’s easy to get your five-a-day with some tried-and-true recipes from our resident expert. Expand your understanding of all things vegetable in this informative class as Devra walks you through the basics of choosing, prepping and cooking seasonal produce. She’ll share bushels of information about various vegetable families as we prepare user-friendly recipes including Vegetable-Walnut Pâté; Lentil and Quinoa-stuffed Cabbage; Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Patties; Harvest Roasted Vegetables; and Sautéed Autumn Greens. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
You don’t need to ask very many people before you find someone who loves Indian food; but few of us feel comfortable preparing it in our own homes. Archana will put you at ease with the idea as she demonstrates how accessible flavorful authentic Indian dishes can be. You’ll enjoy some simple and satisfying go-to recipes, including a Crisp and Quick Curry Slaw; Spiced Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Daal; Vegetable Biryani; and a dessert of sweet Nan Khatai Cookies. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
As the temperature begins to drop, nothing says, “Welcome!” to the autumn season better than a steaming bowl of soup. In this fun workshop, you’ll get a comprehensive overview on creating delicious, inspired soups and tips on the fundamentals of soup stocks. Help prepare three warming fall soups from Olaiya’s extensive soup recipe files. You’ll make Lemony Kale, White Bean and Parsnip Soup; Cauliflower Soup with Brown Butter, Crispy Capers and Smoked Paprika; and Chestnut and Farro Soup with Parsley Oil. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
The smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the house is a bedrock of good memories. Come join us to learn more about the time-honored skill of bread making and the science behind it. Each participant will make a mini-size loaf of Apricot Sesame Bread, while learning the proper technique to mix, knead, shape and bake the dough. Using a basic Whole-wheat Bread dough recipe, Ronit will demonstrate variations and different shaping techniques to create rolls, braided bread and cinnamon rolls for an end-of-class treat. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.