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Cooking Classes

Each class is a single session and you'll enjoy the wonderful meal you prepare. All food and supplies are included. You'll learn in fun groups (three-four depending on class size). Everything is a good mix of information, demonstration and hands-on learning. With each class size limited to 12, each student will get lots of one-on-one attention. The location is the commercial kitchen of the Redwood Campus Cafeteria. This fun cooking experience is not to be missed.

Enrolling with a friend or family member is encouraged, so you can cook together. Session is limited to twelve students, so register early.


authentic Chinese cuisine - bowl of noodlesAuthentic Chinese Cuisine

Instructor: Emily Moore
Authentic Chinese cooking provides some of the most sophisticated, highly evolved and delicious food in the world. We’ll explore three different types of Chinese cuisine from three different regions: Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese, contrasting the completely different flavors and techniques used in delicious recipes from each area.  Learn what equipment to use and how to make wonderfully flavorful dishes at home!  Join us for a trip to the Far East!


Authentic Regional Mexican CookingAuthentic Regional Mexican Cooking

Instructor: Emily Moore
This is an opportunity to get to know what Mexican cooks really prepare in the various regions of their country with some of the most delicious food in the world! We’ll be diving into recipes from regional cuisines of Mexico, accompanied by salsas, deep flavorful sauces and a delicious dessert at the end! You will be glad to expand your cooking world into some of the most compelling flavors you and your family will be able to enjoy!


Breadmaking 101Breadmaking 101

Instructor: Emily Moore
Learn how to use yeast, flours and liquids to make several interesting and delicious breads.  We’ll use my sourdough starter to finish sour dough bread and learn to make our own sourdough starters; we’ll make basic loaf and hand-formed breads, and make delicious, gooey cinnamon rolls.


Decadent chocolate dessertsDecadent Chocolate Desserts

Instructor: Emily Moore
Love chocolate?  Here’s your chance to take that chocolate obsession to another level, with decadent chocolate cupcakes, glazed rich chocolate decadence cake, chocolate custards or “pots de crème” and a Gran Marnier chocolate soufflé!  Join us for a fun and chocolate-filled evening!


Easy High-Class AppetizersEasy High-Class Appetizers

Instructor: Emily Moore
Have you ever wanted to entertain your friends and associates with a cocktail and appetizer party but didn't know what to cook? This fun class will give you all the recipes and ideas you'll need to wow your guests! And the apps are easy and fun to prepare.  Join us for a spirited evening of cooking our own appetizers, and enjoying the party at the end, as well!


Fall French Country CookingFall French Country Cooking

Instructor: Emily Moore
Welcome to Fall!  Come learn some of the most delicious recipes from France: the Autumn dishes from country home cooks!  We’ll learn some easy and delectable ways to use the season’s abundance and come home with a new perspective on French cooking!


French Pastries- eclairesFrench Pastries

Instructor: Emily Moore
Learn the unique steps of creating French pastries. Prepare and take away several delicious desserts including Eclairs au Chocolat (Chocolate Eclairs), Tartes a l’Alsacienne (Tart with poached pears, almond cream filling and apricot glaze) and Tartelettes aux Chocolate (Chocolate Tartlets)!


knife skills classKnife Skills, Cooking Basics & More!

Instructor: Emily Moore
Have you ever wondered how chefs manage to cut vegetables, fruits and meats with such ease? It’s all in what knives they use and how they handle them!  Join us as we de-mystify the techniques used with three basic knives: the chef’s knife, paring knife and filet knife. We’ll learn the different cuts most used in basic (and advanced!) cooking, then turn what we’ve prepared into dishes that highlight different cooking techniques using dry heat, wet heat and frying. The recipes we make will become a lovely meal we can enjoy together at the end of the class!


make your own pastaMake Your Own Pasta

Instructor: Emily Moore
Learn to make and form several types of fresh pasta, from fettuccini to ravioli! We will explore colorful laminated pastas and pair them with simple sauces and pestos. Come and enjoy making the Italians' favorite food!


Making Bloomy Rind Chesses, Camembert StyleMaking Bloomy Rind Chesses, Camembert Style

Instructor: Mark Solomon
This class specializes in cheeses known as bloomy rinds. You will learn to make many varieties such as Camembert and Brie. Enrolling with a friend or family member is encouraged so you can create together in class. A material fee for food, which is provided, is included in the cost.


making hard cheese at homeMaking Hard Cheese at Home!

Instructor: Mark Solomon
Learn to make one or two semi-hard and hard cheeses including a Gouda. Discover the steps involved in making almost all hard cheeses-from adding starter culture to ageing-and we’ll delve into the chemistry behind making quality cheeses. We’ll discuss sources of cheesemaking equipment, starter cultures, rennet, cheese presses, etc. with an emphasis on simple low tech solutions.


middle eastern cooking magicMiddle Eastern Cooking Magic

Instructor: Emily Moore
Explore the intoxicating and addictive flavors of the Middle East, from Morocco to Persia to Lebanon! These flavor and spice combinations are some of the oldest in the world, with many cultures having enjoyed them for centuries. You will be delighted to add them to your own cooking repertoire! Come and be inspired!


new pies for thanksgivingNew Pies for Thanksgiving (and some old favorites!)

Instructor: Emily Moore
Here’s your chance to learn to make great pie pastry the easy way, and turn that pastry into some new Thanksgiving pies while learning some tricks for the old favorites.  This class promises to be a learning and pie-eating experience with recipes you can take home and make for a special Thanksgiving dessert!


Soft Cheese Fresh CheeseSoft Cheese/Fresh Cheese

Instructor: Mark Solomon
Seven, yes seven, soft cheeses. That's how many you'll learn to make in this unique class – mozzarella, ricotta, lebneh (yogurt cheese), quark, cream cheese, chevre and mascarpone. You’ll make a few of those and taste homemade samples of all of them, with appropriate accompaniments. The food is provided and is included in the cost. Enrolling with a friend or family member is encouraged, so you can cook together. Session is limited to twelve students, so register early.


Spectacular SaladsSpectacular Salads!

Instructor: Emily Moore
The delicious and varied salads for summer aren’t just greens and dressing! Explore how to turn glorious summer produce, herbs and fruits into creative summer main courses and side salads to accompany picnics, BBQ or stand on their own with a loaf of crusty bread. Come dive into to both easy and quick dishes as well as some more complex salads of summer!


Thai Food cookingThai Cooking

Instructor: Emily Moore
Welcome to the flavorful world of Thai Cooking!  This is an all-new class with recipes such as chicken or tofu in green coconut curry, a hot and sour soup with shrimp, seafood dumplings with lemon grass/lime leaf curry, green beans with toasted coconut and crispy shallots, and of course jasmine rice.  The deep flavors and wonderful aromas of the Thai ingredients will get you hooked on Thai Cooking at Home!

 


very berry dessertsVery Berry Desserts

Instructor: Emily Moore
Oregon produces the best berries in the world, and now is the time when they are at their height! We’ll learn how to turn those luscious pops of flavor into summer custard berry tarts, Pavlova (sweet, soft meringue) with berry compote and fresh berries, Bacona Dolce, an irresistible layered crisp nut meringue cake layered with berries and chocolate, and soft, delicious Italian Berry Panna Cotta. Come join us and expand your love of berries and have fun at home with these delightful recipes!

 

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