Cooking Classes

Kids In the Kitchen Summer Camp: A Cooking & Gardening Experience for Young Chefs

A class for young chefs, ages 7-9.

Monday-Friday, June 22-26,9am-1pm

By the end of the week you will be ready to make simple meals for your family. Each day you will do all the preparation to create lunch in class so you have a chance to practice your knife skills, your kitchen courtesy and learn new cooking techniques. Harvest veggies from the garden to make Chef Salads, set up a glamourous Taco Bar, bake Calzone (stuffed Italian sandwiches), create Grilled Cheese Extraordinaire and much more including desserts of course! 


Syria: A Love Affair with Food

The preparation of Syrian food is an artful act which reflects the exotic colors of warm Syrian culture, its millenniums long traditions and rich heritage.  Begin the evening with a classic Syrian appetizer, Muhamara, a delicious dip with charred red bell peppers and walnuts served with Za’atar Manakisgh, a flat bread topped with a mix of olive oil, herbs and spices.  For starters sample Kibbeh or meat and bulgar balls served with an herb infused yogurt sauce.  The main course is Makloubeh, a threel ayer upside down dish made with chicken, rice and vegetables.


Simple Authentic Thai

It’s not that hard to create your own beautiful Thai meals, take it from a busy working dad who loves to cook!  Get the low down on Yum Woon Sen (Glass Noodle Salad); Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup); Pha Nang Curry (Red Chili-Peanut Paste with Veggies) and for dessert, Glooay Tord  (Fried Bananas with Coconut Toffee). Enjoy the food and savor the techniques!


Authentic Risotto

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Learn the secret to making “risotto”, a northern Italian rice dish that is cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. Taste it as a side dish to accompany the classic Osso Buco or as a complete meal in itself with either new  season vegetables or meat. Remember. come hungry, leave full, knowing you will be able to make these recipes at home.

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5 Ingredient ¡Olé!

Enjoy a delicious, healthy meal when you most deserve it.  Each of the recipes used in this class have 5 ingredients or less so they are designed to make your kitchen experience at the end of a full day a truly pleasurable one.  On the menu: Tortilla Española with Romesco Sauce, Spanish-style Dinner Salad and authentic Almond Flan.


Moroccan Jewish Cuisine

Tiazza takes her passion for Moroccan cuisine to the Jewish community that has always been an integral part of the Moroccan culinary heritage. Enjoy a Passover dinner based on the flavors of Moroccan Jewish Cuisine. Menu includes: Shakshuka, a Moroccan ragout with poached eggs;Tzimmes, a carrot salad with Harissa and Moroccan Jewish Matzo Ball soup.   For dessert, Spiced Charoset with Figs .


Mastering Kimchi

Who doesn’t love the hot and spicy kimchi, at least that is what the food trends would lead you to believe.  Kimchi is a lacto-fermentation Korean style. Learn about kimchi and its many variations--it doesn’t even have to be hot and spicy.  Follow a step by step process to make a standard kimchi.  Sample a variety of finished kimchis. Leave class with a jar to ferment at home and the skills to create the perfect kimchi for your palate.


Green, Greener, Greenest: A Class about Green Tea

The health benefits of green tea are well-documented in many scholarly journals.  We will try the grassy, steamed greens from Japan and the deeper, more complex pan-fired greens from China.  As the focus of much media attention, green tea has a broader range of “catechins” or antioxidants that bind with certain proteins to stop free radicals that cause cancer and diabetes.  We will also focus on the unique stimulant and relaxant properties of this tea and the meditational aspects.  Experience 5-6 teas and complimentary palate cleansers.

Tea and Chocolate

Since time immemorial, the afternoon tea tradition has been celebrated. Dainty cakes, pastries and tea sandwiches are common accompaniments. What may not be well known to tea lovers is that chocolate and tea are a match made in heaven! Chocolate brings out the varietal aspect of many teas. Sample six different teas each with an accompanying chocolate. Teas used in the class will all be loose leaf purchased at the Co-op. Pointers for steeping will be included as a part of the class. Please come with a clean palate (avoid garlic for lunch).