Learning the Basics, Part I (Class 1 of 4)

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 236 West 26th Street
  • 3

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Learning the Basics: Part I

4-Part Series (classes held weekly: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, and 2/7).

Everything you need to know for a lifetime of loving your kitchen.

Class #1:

Roasted Chicken with Pan Gravy
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe
Fresh Fruit Crisp

Skills Covered: Basic Knife Skills, Proper Seasoning Techniques (Correct Use of Salt and Acid to Enhance Flavor), Roasting a Whole Chicken, Making a Pan Sauce, Carving a Whole Chicken, Working with Root Vegetables and Green Vegetables, Roasting Garlic, Learning to Measure for Baking, Working with Fruit

Class #2:
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger
Seared Steak with Green Herb Sauce
Roasted Potatoes and Fennel
Sautéed Spinach with Pinenuts and Raisins
Salad with Simple Vinaigrette

Skills Covered: Cooking with Beef: Understanding the Different Cuts, Searing Meat, Making Puréed Vegetable Soups, Sautéing Leafy Greens, Roasting Root Vegetables, Vinaigrette 101

Class #3: FISH
Seared Tuna Steak with Orange-Olive-Caper Relish
Crispy Cod with Lemon-Caper Butter
Parchment Roasted Salmon with Roasted Beet Coulis
Fragrant Lemon Rice Pilaf
Asparagus or String Beans with Citrus Gremolata

Skills Covered: How to Select Fresh Fish, Fish Cookery: Searing, Pan-Frying & Steaming, Understanding Wild vs. Farm-Raised Fish, Creating Balanced Sauces for Fish, Roasting Beets, Cooking Perfect Rice, Blanching & Shocking Green Vegetables, Making Gremolata

Class #4:
Cider-Braised Pork Tenderloin with Apples
Orange Sweet Potato Puree

Roasted Cauliflower

Creamed Swiss Chard

Dark Chocolate Mousse


Skills Covered: Cooking with Pork: Understanding the Different Cuts, Browning and Braising Meat, Making a Roux, Steaming Leafy Greens, Working with Sweet Potatoes, Braising Vegetables, Beating & Folding Egg Whites, Melting Chocolate

 

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