Culinary

 

 

Spring 2014

Home Canning – Jams & Jellies

Learn the art of Home Canning and Preserving food! Preserve food at its peak freshness, know what you’re eating, and make healthy gifts. We’ll make Strawberry Vanilla Jam and Honey Lemon Jelly and we’ll cover safety concerns and help you feel confident preserving fresh food. Bring a potholder or canvas bag so you can leave with your own jar of homemade jam. Recipes provided. Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/ $30 (plus $20 ingredient fee payable to instructor)/ RCULI 4153 / C01/1 Fri, Feb 7; 6:00-9:00pm

Home Canning –  
Pickling & Salsas

Home Canning allows you to preserve food at its peak freshness and know what you’re eating. We’ll make Pickled Asparagus and Tomato Salsa. We’ll cover safety concerns, including proper storage and inventory and talk about how to pickle other vegetables from your garden and farmer’s market. We’ll cover safety issues, proper storage and inventory so you feel confident with home canning. Bring a potholder or canvas bag so you can leave with your creation. Recipes provided.   Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/ $30 (plus $20 ingredient fee payable to instructor)/ RCULI 4154 / C01/
1 Fri, Apr. 25; 6:00-9:00pm

Chinese-American Cuisine; The Second Course

The first course focused on authentic Chinese styles their background, history, flavors and complexity. This second course in the series will explore the basic Chinese / American style of cookery, more contemporary and more American. It will include familiar "restaurant style" dishes that are less complicated and can easily be prepared for your entire family in your own kitchen. These dishes will be introduced as traditional, but you will learn them in a more modern way. Zhiying Wu, CJB, A.A., assisted by Chef Earl Arrowood, CCC, CCE, AAC, M.Sc.

Newtown Campus/ $219 (plus $25 material fee payable to instructor)/ RCULI 4106 / C01/
4 Fri, 5/19-6/13 (no class held on 6/6), 6:15-9:15pm

Desserts around the World

This deliciously decadent course will journey to the various parts of the world to find the most tempting desserts popularized in many restaurants. It will take the mystery out of preparing many desserts such as Indian Kulfi, You will experience many tempting treats from a collection of desserts from England, Italy and France as well as Greece, the Middle East and Mexico. Impress your guests with these simplified desserts at your next party. You will be provided with approximately a dozen tempting recipes (the number and types of recipes are subject to change based on the number of students’ enrolled and seasonal availability of ingredients). The class requires no prior cooking or baking knowledge, but students need to be aware that many dishes will contain nuts in their preparation. Gargi Seshadri, M.S.

Newtown Campus/ $130 (plus $40 ingredient fee payable to instructor)/ RCULI 1402 C01/
4 Fri, 4/18-5/9; 6:30-9:30pm
Approved Hours: 12 (Act 48)

Summer 2014

Wok ‘N Walk Tour of Chinatown

As seen on “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” & TV Food Network’s The Best of…” Also named the #1 attraction in Philadelphia Chinatown by Disney’s Family Fun magazine. Join us for this three hour interactive event beginning with an insider’s tour of this vibrant community to experience the history, culture and food of Chinatown. Chef Joseph Poon’s team will serve a full lunch or dinner following your two hour walking tour. Your visit will include a tour of Chinatown including stops at a Buddhist Temple, and a Chinese bakery to taste delicious bubble tea and Chinese pastries, the fortune cookie company Asian and more. You’ll visit the market where Chef Poon shares assorted Chinese remedies and Asian herbs along with their health benefits. You may even see some Chinese Character writing or vegetable carving. Receive free gifts if you listen closely to Chef Poon so you can answer his questions and win surprises along the way. (Stops vary depending upon timing.) 10:30 am tour followed by lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: Class will be held at Chef Kitchen at 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia. Directions will be included with confirmation.

$65 (includes meal) /RCULI 2801 CA1
Sat, 6/21, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Home Canning – Syrups & Sundae Toppings

Wouldn’t it be nice to go to your pantry and open up a jar of Blueberry Syrup for your pancakes or a jar of Chocolate Raspberry Sundae topping to enjoy on top of your favorite ice cream. We will be making from fresh fruit a delicious Blueberry Syrup and a decadent Chocolate Raspberry Sundae Topping in a hot water bath canner that you can enjoy all year long. We will be covering the safety issues, hot water bath technique, proper storage and inventory. Bring a potholder or canvas bag to class so you can leave with your creation. Handouts and recipes will be
provided. Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4158 C01
Fri, 6/20, 6:00-9:00 pm

Home Canning – Tomatoes

Home Canning allows you to preserve the summer’s bounty at its peak of freshness to enjoy all year long. We will cover the safety concerns, proper storage and inventory of home canning. This class you will learn how to can whole and crushed tomatoes in the hot water bath so they can be used in their favorite recipes. Bring a potholder or canvas bag to class so you can leave with fresh preserved tomatoes. Handouts and recipes will be provided. Marian Bolum
Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)

RCULI 4159 C01
Fri, 6/27, 6:00-9:00 pm

Home Canning – Condiments – Mustard and Ketchup

It’s barbecue and party time. This class you will learn how to make Lemon Sage Wine Mustard and Cranberry Ketchup that you can enjoy at your next cook out. We will cover the safety concerns, how to can in hot water bath, proper storage and inventory of home canning. Bring a potholder or canvas bag to class so you can leave with your creation. Marian Bolum
Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)

RCULI 4160 C01
Fri, 8/1, 6:00-9:00 pm

Making Household Natural Cleaning Products

Did you ever read the back of a household cleaner and not know what the ingredients are or even be able to pronounce them? Learn how to make fast and easy home cleaning products from natural ingredients. In this class, you learn how to make laundry detergent, dish detergent and all-purpose citrus cleaner. Not only do you save money by making these items, It is better for you and the environment. We will also discuss and recipes will be given out for other cleaning products. Please bring a bag for your items to take home. Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/$40 (plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCEGN 6775 C01
Fri, 7/18, 6:00-8:30 pm

Beeswax and its Natural Beauty

Beeswax and Honey is a pure ingredient that is utilized in so many ways. This class will give you a brief discussion regarding how bees make honey and beeswax. You will also get a chance to taste local honey and wax that we will be using to make lip balm, moisturizer, hand cream and a small candle. Come and learn the wonders on what we can make with the honey worker bees creation that we can enjoy. Marian Bolum
Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)

RCEGN 6776 C01
Fri, 8/8, 6:00-9:00 pm