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Un Dimanche A La Campagne: March 2011
Sunday March 6, 3-7 PM.
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 March, learn to prepare a festive Provencal-style Sunday lunch (a meal suitable for dinner and for company too, of course!) using ingredients readily available in our area in late winter. We’ll also learn to put together a cheese plate using several local cheeses and local condiments & preserves.
Beet, Mache & Pecan Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette
Mini Parmesan Fennel Biscuits
Roasted Duck with Olives
Vegetable - TBD
Local Cheese Plate (and the art of the cheese plate)
Rosemary Crème Fraiche Gelato
Rosemary Butter Cookies
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!