Art of Cookery is Reopening Fully for In-Person Classes
Like so many other small businesses, Art of Cookery shut down in March 2020. Many attempts were made to provide live online classes via Zoom. However, those classes just were not engaging public interest.
Recently, we’ve done a few small group live classes for people who are in the same “bubble” while we wore masks.
Now, we are fully vaccinated and the CDC recommendations are that it would be safe enough to increase class sizes and allow unrelated class participants who are vaccinated to attend and no masks are required!! That’s pretty exciting. Unvaccinated persons cannot attend unmasked in a mixed group of unrelated persons.
There are many classes on the schedule including some youth classes.
There are too many classes on our schedule to list them all here, and some are booked out with no more tickets available, but here is a highlight of some you may be interested in.
Pickled Asparagus on June 7th at 5:30 pm. Learn how to make this delectable and unique local delicacy. Learn some home canning techniques too!
Quiche on June 12 at 2 pm. Learn tips and techniques for this quintessential brunch/breakfast dish.
Kids Young Chef Series June 14, 21, 28, July 12 & 19 at 11 am. It is for young people ages 10-16 who are interested in truly learning how to cook.
Condiment Series: Ketchup o!n June 17 at 5:30. Learn how to make ketchup from scratch and to control what goes into this condiment favorite.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner on June 23 at 12 noon. Together make this delicious and vibrant full meal…and then sit down and enjoy it at Art of Cookery
Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing on July 2 at 1 pm. These are great to celebrate any holiday
Cookery Creations Meal Kits are A Hit
The meal kits were rolled out for orders in early May and are well received. These aren’t boxes with whole, raw produce and proteins. The veggies have been prepped to the recipe and much of the dinner is so close to finished that you have only a few steps.
They tend to take between 20 to 30 minutes for a hearty, complete meal.
The second menu set was just posted today. Check it out! There’s something for everyone…even a vegan option.
Make Your Own Chili Powder
Did you know chili powder is not simply powdered dry chilies? It is a blend of various spices. Chef Valerie makes most spice blends she uses instead of purchasing them.
Here is a great chili powder recipe. Ideally you blend it in a small food processor or, better yet, a coffee grinder, but you don’t need to.
- Coffee Grinder
- 1 tbsp sweet paprika
- 2.5 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1.5 tsp paprika
- 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
- 1.5 tsp dried oregano
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp chipotle powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Mix everything together and pulse in coffee grinder. Store the resulting chili powder in a sealed container.