November 27, 2009
Lemon tart courtesy of: cookbookcatchall.blogspot.com
As the holidays approach, why not brush up on some new cooking techniques that will wow your guests and provide a little variety to your holiday menus. If you can make it to New York City on December 13 or 14, we have two French-inspired cooking workshops you won’t want to miss.
Our Provence-based friend Rosa Jackson (of Edible Adventures) will be teaming up with popular French chef Paule Caillat (owner of the Promenades Gourmandes cooking school in Paris), to share their regional cuisines with home cooks on this side of the Atlantic. Friends and collaborators, the two will teach participants a variety of recipes from their “home” towns (Nice and Paris) and will feature a powerful trifecta of ingredients: olive oils, truffles and sea salt. The women will infuse traditional recipes with modern flair—truffles will make their way into savory madeleines, olive oil will enrich desserts, and sea salt will add Mediterranean flavor to colorful vegetable dishes.
Workshop #1—Christmas in Provence: Lunch (December 13th, 11:30am-2pm) Cost: $95
Green tapenade with almonds
Pissaladiere (caramelized onion tart)
Monkfish stew with aioli
Tarte au citron
Mousse au chocolat
Workshop #2—Christmas in Paris: Dinner (December 14th, 6:30-9pm) Cost: $125
Savory madeleines with truffles
Free-range poultry stuffed with foie gras and truffles
Winter vegetables with truffles
Chocolate and caramel tart
All skill levels are welcome to join. Classes will take place at The Culinary Loft in Soho. The December 13th class is fully booked, but a few spots remain open in the class on the 14th. To register: go to The Culinary Loft’s workshops page or call 212-431-7425.
Written by Tory Hoen
After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of Gradspot.com's Guide To Life After College.
Website: Tory Hoen