It Was a Very Good Year- in the Fresh City Life kitchen!
This year has been full of amazing chefs teaching delightful dishes, and now you have access to those dishes whether you attended the class or not.
Here are some highlights of the 2010 cooking demos:
New Irish Cuisine Cooking Series in February and March- Chef Jessica Gaydos taught us about the potato famine, soda bread, and boxty, a very starchy yet delicious fried potato dish.
Food Rules Cooking Series in May- Inspired by the writing of Michael Pollen, Chef Shellie Kark showed us how to be healthy and satisfied at the same time. Homemade Hoho cupcakes? Yes please! Homemade bread? Also delicious and nutritious.
Street Food Cooking Series in July- As part of the Biennial of the Americas, our chefs spent each week on a different to-go food of South or Central America. Packed full of rich flavors, spicy sauces and smooth queso fresca, these treats were stunning examples of the cuisine to the South.
Root Down Cooking Series in August- Chef Daniel Asher of Root Down brought his high energy, his refined palette, and his kitchen toolbox each week to teach a different course in a four course Root Down meal featuring local and organic products. Such a treat!
Party of the Century Cooking Series in November and December- An entire cooking series devoted to Truman Capote's famous (and infamous) Black and White Ball. Each week Chef Shellie Kark teaches us a different element of what made that party go down in history, from Caviar to Chicken Hash. With entertaining readings and holiday hostessing tips thrown into the mix, we can't think of a better way to cap off the year!
(psst- there are still two classes left on Saturdays, December 11 & 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the B2 Conference Center.)
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