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.