Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

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  •  Sat., November 23, 2019
     3:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn how to make seasonal and sensational side dishes for your holiday feast such as caramelized roasted butternut squash with rosemary and shallots, winter greens gratin, maple-glazed oven-roasted root vegetable medley and rustic apple sage stuffing. Enjoy delicious samples in class and take home the recipes for your farm fresh Thanksgiving meal.

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  •  Thu., November 14, 2019
     6:30pm - 8:30pm

Stocks and broths can simply be a nourishing way to warm your soul, or they can be the starting point for countless classic culinary concoctions. Industry Chef Dave Nelson will lay out the basics for making a clear-white stock which we’ll use to make a hearty chicken soup. Then we’ll explore the strategies behind making a dark, rich and mysterious brown stock, which has countless applications in sauces, soups and stews. Come hungry and kitchen-curious because the fun, food and facts will be engaging and enlightening. Chef Dave is on a mission to change the way you look at food by offering hyper-informative, technique-based classes that focus on simple and fun kitchen education.

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  •  Sat., October 12, 2019
     3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment. It will be offered again in the winter of 2020. Better knife skills will improve your cooking beyond measure. There’s so much more than just slicing and dicing, and with proper knife techniques, prepping will be easier and quicker. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn the basics, plus simple and beautiful garnishes. Learn how to choose a good knife without spending a fortune, and how to keep your knives sharp and well cared for. You’ll leave with recipes and a bounty of chopped produce ready to turn into dinners for the week. Please bring a chef’s knife, a paring knife and a cutting board to class.

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  •  Wed., August 28, 2019
     6:00pm - 7:30pm

Explore and master simple vegetarian recipes that will fill your bellies and the whole family will enjoy. Learn the nutritional benefits and a variety of techniques to cook the veggies we love. Perfect for anyone who receives a CSA box or people who are looking for new ways to cook with fresh seasonal produce. Generous samples provided.

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  •  Thu., September 12, 2019
     6:00pm - 8:30pm

Homemade pickles are fun, colorful, and easy. In this hands-on class, we’ll use seasonal produce to make pickles. We’ll cover the basics of home canning and pickling. Selecting and preparing the vegetables, preparing and filling the jars, and processing the pickles in a boiling water bath. Each participant will leave with a jar of pickles and the confidence to make more at home.

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  •  Thu., August 15, 2019
     6:00pm - 8:30pm

Nothing beats homemade Jam! In this hands-on class, we will use seasonal fruit to make a simple jam recipe. We’ll cover the basics of making jam at home: selecting and preparing the fruit; preparing and filling the jars and processing the jam. Each participant will leave with their own jar of jam and the confidence to make more at home.

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  •  Sat., August 10, 2019
     10:00am - 12:00pm

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment. We will offer it again next summer in June or July 2020. Grill master Dio will show you everything you need to know to up your grilling game. Learn to make spice rubbed grilled chicken with charred tomato salsa, grilled shrimp with avocado cucumber relish, baby back ribs with honey mustard BBQ sauce, grilled vegetable and goat cheese salad, and grilled peaches with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. You will sample each dish prepared.

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  •  Sat., August 3, 2019
     1:00pm - 4:00pm

With the recent farm-to-fork movement in our area, people are looking to get back to the fundamentals of living in harmony with nature. While it can seem complicated and intimidating to venture into the world of homesteading, there are a few small ways you can begin to explore this wonderfully rewarding lifestyle. Anne of Anvil Acre Farm, a suburban homestead in rural Sacramento, will help you get started on creating a plan for your own beginner homestead – no matter what your skill level. Topics covered will include: food preservation, rotational gardening, livestock selection and care, homemade products and skills to acquire, property size and layout, and much more.

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  •  Wed., July 24, 2019
     6:00pm - 8:00pm

Better Knife skills will improve your cooking beyond measure. There’s so much more than just slicing and dicing, and with proper knife techniques, prepping will be easier and quicker. In this hands on class, you’ll learn the basics, plus simple and beautiful garnishes. Learn how to choose a good knife without spending a fortune, and how to keep your knives sharp and well cared for. You’ll leave with recipes and a bounty of chopped produce ready to turn into dinners for the week. Please bring a chef’s knife, a paring knife and a cutting board to class.

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  •  Thu., May 9, 2019
     6:00pm - 8:00pm

This class is cancelled due to low enrollment. Sign up for the next Produce with a Purpose class: Aguas Frescas for Flavorful Hydration. Come to our monthly Produce with a Purpose class to learn the super-powers of fruit and veggies (for resisting cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more), enjoy a cooking demo and tasting, and boost your wellness. Take home a goodie bag of locally-grown, farm-fresh, organic produce, too. This month’s theme is breakfast of champions. We’ll try a couple of recipes that are packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants some real power, but also taste great and are so easy to make, you barely have to be awake.