Tuesday, December 29, 2015

4-event series added to the 'Cooking Classes' calendar

If you're interested in some formal yet casual classes covering the basics of cooking, The Cooking School @ Market Bistro in Latham is offering something for the new year that might do the trick for you.

It's a four-Tuesdays program, scheduled for January 19 and 26, and February 2 and 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. each day. The fee for the full schedule is $220 per person, which covers instructions and wine. Details:

January 19, "Basics" -- Learn or refresh your knowledge of knife handling, safety, and basic cuts, then make chicken stock, soups, and salad.

• January 26, "Sauces" -- Learn the five "mother" sauces -- béchamel sauce (for mac and cheese), Espagnole sauce (for beef bourguignon), tomato sauce (for pasta marinara),veloute sauce (for chicken supreme), Hollandaise sauce (for steamed asparagus).

• February 2, "Cooking Meat, Poultry, and Seafood" -- Learn how to properly season and cook meat, poultry, and seafood by braising, grilling, pan-searing, roasting, baking, and sautéing.

• February 9, "Vegetables and Starches" -- Learn how to prepare vegetable dishes and starches to complement any meal.

For links to these classes and registration information, go to my Cooking Classes calendar. And, while you're there, check out the 150 or more other links to classes for adults, for kids, and for adults and kids together that are on the schedule for the greater Capital Region.

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