Everyday for everyone. This two-part class is for beginners and experienced cooks alike. As you prepare two meals together, Martha will teach you much more than recipes. She will share her favorite techniques and shortcuts, her time-tested secret ingredients to add a little zest, and treat you to tales of her varied cooking experiences along the way. It’s a good class for anyone who wants to learn the classic ways with embellishments.
Lesson One: Friday Evening, February 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
In this class, Martha will cover knife skills (knife grip, slice, dice, chop, mince, julienne, chiffonade), how to stock the pantry, and how to make simple vinaigrettes. At the end of class, your prep work will be rewarded by sitting down to a delightful meal together.
Lesson Two: Saturday, February 17 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
On the following morning, you will sauté chicken breasts, accompanied by a delicious pan sauce, and learn how to roast fish to perfection. You’ll blanch and refresh vegetables and learn how to enhance the flavor of foods with herbs and spices. You’ll also discover delicious ways to add more nutritious beans, grains, and dark leafy greens to your diet. A simple and elegant dessert completes this scrumptious meal.