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What Would Alice Serve? A 40 Year Retrospective of Chez Panisse Dishes

Saturday Oct 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Chef Elena Sirignano

In this demonstration class and degustation meal, we will travel virtually through four decades of terroir to table, using the menus and cookbooks of Alice Waters to explore the artistry of this great American culinary figure. As the godmother of sustainability cooking, Waters and the rest of the Chez Panisse family have left an indelible mark on both American eating and dining. Lead by Chef Elena, we invite you to join us on this journey of food exploration of one of our country's most iconic chefs and restaurateurs. This celebration of Chez Panisse's groundbreaking recipes highlighting a bounty of local, seasonal cooking and perfectly paired wines, directly connect some of our favorite cookbooks in the Upper Valley Campus Culinary Library to the stories and recipes behind one of the culinary greats immortalized by our courtyard's bronze "heads." Pre-registration is required by Oct 12.
Hands On - Cost: $125 - #74212 - (Class Full)

The Secret to Making the Perfect Scone

Saturday Oct 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Greg Miraglia

Few things go better with coffee or tea than a fresh scone baked to perfection, while savory scones are perfect for an elegant lunch or dinner. Starting with a couple of classic "base" scone recipes, with professional tips to ensure the right balance of crispy and buttery, class participants will then create savory and sweet scones including cheddar and green onion, ham and gruyere cheese, orange and cranberry, blueberry and lemon, maple and oat, apricot ginger, cinnamon roll and raisin, chocolate chunk, and of course a pumpkin pie scone just in time for Halloween!. While your scones are baking, we'll do a tasting of local butters so you'll remember that the right butter makes all the difference. Once out of the oven, you will finish off your scones with a topping before sitting down to enjoy them together as a class with a beautiful service of tea and coffee. Class participants will leave with scones to share at home. Pre-registration is required by Oct 22.
Hands On - Cost: $50 - #74213 - (Class Full)

Mastering Risotto with Janet Fletcher

Thursday Nov 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 Janet Fletcher

Getting risotto to turn out perfectly creamy and al dente every time can take practice and attention to detail. The result shouldn't be soupy, and it shouldn't be stiff. Learn to make a fail proof risotto you'll be proud to serve to guests with cookbook author and cooking teacher Janet Fletcher, who has made hundreds of risotti in her cooking career. After this hands-on class, you'll be able to improvise with confidence. Tonight's Menu: Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash, Risotto with Tomato and Fresh Mussels, Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Autumn Chicory Salad with Persimmons and Pears. Pre-registration is required by Nov 8.
Hands On - Cost: $85 - #74214 - (Class Full)