Easy and Simple Show-Stopping Ideas: Using some easy ingredients from the grocery store, produce beautiful and tasty appetizers quickly!
Not Just Yams and Green Bean Casserole Anymore! Updated side dish recipes or completely new options for your next get-together.
How Do I Put It All Together? The basics for a new cook, entertaining for the first time. Get some practice before the big day!
Actually Enjoying Your Celebration! Make your entire menu ahead of time, so that when the big day comes, you are set!
This class goes over the importance of having a stocked pantry, so that when you get home at 7pm and need to whip up a dinner for your family, you have the necessary on-hand ingredients to make that happen. The class might involve a grocery shopping trip to help pick out the best ingredients.
These are so important! Good knife skills can make your life in the kitchen so much easier! We will learn how to effectively dice, mince and julienne. Other cuts are also available, depending on the client’s skill level. A few simple recipes will be made with the ingredients we practice upon.
How do I effectively braise? Roast? Pan fry? Sautee? Two to three methods will be chosen to focus upon, and then recipes that are tailored for those cooking methods will be made together.
How do I make over my favorite recipes so that they are healthier? Small, simple things can be done to eliminate calories and fat, yet retain flavor. Recipes need to be supplied to Shana Larsen ahead of the cooking instruction appointment so she can analyze them.
What is Dim Sum? Garam Masala? Epazote? Choose a different region per class! Learn techniques particular for certain type of regional cooking, while making 2-3 different dishes. Offerings do depend on the skill sets of our chef, Shana Larsen. Check to verify region of interest.