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Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery

Workshop Details


Un Dimanche A La Campagne - April 2011

Sunday April  3, 3:30 to 7:30  PM .

$75/ person


The cooking class series “Un Dimanche A La Campagne” or “Sunday in the Country” teaches students simple ways to create flavorful and healthy meals from local seasonal ingredients, using fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and meat/poultry sourced from small local farms.


We discuss the art of building a menu throughout the season. We thoroughly go through timing of preparation & cooking with emphasis on all that can be made ahead to minimize actual time in the kitchen during your party. We’ll also discuss variations so you can customize the dishes.  The limited-size classes are lively with lots of practical tips, tangents into gardening, food history, vegetable storage, dish variations etc.


In April, we’ll learn to cook rabbit, a delicious healthy white meat that’s increasingly easier to find. We’ll also make a fresh farm cheese from scratch and turn it into a simple but very tasty dip with handmade crackers. We’ll have fun with salad dressings (yes that’s possible) and lastly will make a intensely flavored flourless chocolate cake for chocolate lovers.


Handmade Fresh Farm Cheese Dip

Handmade Crackers


Rabbit with Mustard

Mushroom Fricassee


Spring Salad & The Art of Vinaigrette


Flourless Chocolate Cake with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Berry Sauce


Printed recipes provided as well as time to sit down and enjoy the freshly prepared dishes.


If you are interested in one of our workshops but can’t make it, contact us, anyway. If we have enough interest, we’ll repeat the workshop on an alternative day - or we can arrange a private lesson!