Monday, November 26, 2007

Looking For A Great Gift Idea?

Gift Cards from Everyday Cook and Everyday Wines make great gifts. They're good in both stores, you can purchase one for any amount, and they never expire. Plus, when you purchase a gift card with a value of $50 or more, we'll make a 5% donation to Food Gatherers.

If you're thinking of giving a gift card for cooking classes, here is a list of some of the classes we'll be front loading into the first part of next year (exact dates are still being firmed up).

Gift Cards can be purchased in either store or via telephone. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express for phone orders.

Whether it’s a French mirepoix, an Italian soffritto, or a Portuguese refogado, many recipes start by cooking one or more vegetables and occasionally some meat in butter or oil. These starters provide the foundation of flavor and character for sauces, soups and stews. Learn to create these mixtures, infuse flavors into dishes, and how to improvise sauces, soups, and stews without a recipe. $65

Stocks and Soups
Learn how to build layers of flavor by making stock from scratch, then a consommé, and finish it off by making a hearty soup from our stock to take home for dinner. Very hands-on. $65

Tuscan Cooking
Tuscany is the heartland of Italy, and its foods reflect the very best of Italy’s home cooking. Featuring simplicity and fresh ingredients, you’ll enjoy a three course Tuscan dinner emphasizing the Italian’s love of wine, olive oil, cheeses, and bread in conjunction with the freshest produce, herbs, and meats. $45

Moroccan Cooking
Morocco is the doorway between Europe and Africa, and its food is characterized by rich spices like cumin, coriander, saffron, chilies, dried ginger, cinnamon, and paprika. Explore the pallet of flavors while enjoying a three course Moroccan dinner. $45

Seafood 101
An intensive afternoon of all things fish. You’ll learn all types of seafood – round fish, flat fish, crustaceans, and bi-valves – as well as handling, preparing, skinning, filleting, steaming, poaching and more. $70

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and it offers the perfect blend of healthful Mediterranean cooking. Aromatic, delicious, and extremely heart-healthy, a Cretan meal utilizes all of their local fixtures: olive oils, red wine, legumes, fresh vegetables and herbs, goat cheese, breads, and honey. Enjoy a three course Cretan dinner and learn delicious, healthy cooking techniques. $45

Knife Skills
Knife safety, the anatomy of a knife, how to stone-sharpen and hone a knife, how to care for your knife, and basic knife skill motion are all covered. It is highly recommended that you bring your own chef's knife as each one is an individual. Plus, you get a free sharpening. $35

Meat 101
An intensive all-things-carnivore afternoon that includes roasting, braising, rubs, marinades, grilling, sautéing, and the secrets of making a great gravy from a roast. Culinary Boot Camp. $65

French Vietnamese Cooking
The original fusion. Enjoy a three course meal and learn how traditional Vietnamese ingredients meet classical French cooking technique. $45

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