Culinary

Fall 2016           Culinary

Celebrate Italian Heritage month joining Maria Verzilli in preparing some of her favorite recipes, while sharing her Italian culture!

Let’s Make Ricotta

Ever wonder how to make ricotta cheese, now is your chance to learn. You’re not going to believe how easy it is! Once you make your own ricotta, it’s hard to go back to the tub!  Maria is going to share with you the history of ricotta and the Italian culture. Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4175 C01
Sat, 9/24, 9-11 am

 
Let’s Make Marinara”                                            NEW CLASS!

Forget jars of red sauce — homemade marinara is where it’s at. If marinara doesn’t already have a spot in your easy weeknight recipes, it soon will. Homemade marinara is almost as fast and tastes immeasurably better than even the best supermarket sauce – and it’s made with basic pantry ingredients. Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4183 C01
Sat, 10/15, 9-11 am


Homemade Spaghetti “Abruzzo” Style                 NEW CLASS!

Abruzzo boasts a cuisine distinct within Italy, well known for its variety and richness.  One of the most prominent dishes of the region is maccheroni alla chitarra. This dish is created by pressing or cutting pasta through an instrument called a chitarra, creating long thin noodles similar to spaghetti. So let’s get started and make some pasta! Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4183 C01
Sat, 10/29, 9-11 am


Food Blogging 101

Learn how to become a blogger for a hobby or for a second income. Have you ever been inspired with a meal or a specific dish or recipe and want to share it with others? How about sharing it with the world? Learn how to create inspiring social media of 40 characters or less, combine photos and words to make delicious content. Creating your own food blog is definitely empowering. What better way to combine your recipes, your pictures, your thoughts and creative expressions – in a beautiful, yet personal presentation. Maria Liberati

Newtown Campus/$79
RCULI 4174 C01
3 Sat, 10/15-10/29, 9-11am

 

Exploring Italy's Food and Art Through Leonardo DaVinci                         NEW CLASS!

Did you know that beside all of his other amazing inventions and masterpieces- DaVinci was also a foodie. He invented many kitchen devices that we take for granted, had his favorite recipes that he depicted in some of his paintings and poetry from his notebook and had tried to support himself while in art school by opening his own  restaurant with another famous art great. Maria Liberati, author of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style will guide you through a power point presentation on a trip through Italy per Leonardo's travels and food experiences. Learn some of DaVinci's favorite recipes and his kitchen inventions.

Newtown Campus/$69
RCULI 4179 C01
Sat, 11/5, 9 am -12 pm


Cranberries – Juice & Jelly Canning

Just in time for the Holidays! Learn how to make Cranberry Juice and Cranberry Jelly that can be enjoyed for the holidays and all year. This class will include how to turn whole cranberries into juice and jelly along with learning how to preserve them for all year with step by step instructions on how to can along with a discussion on safety and inventory. Class also includes recipes and jars to go home with.  Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4162 C01
Saturday, 11/12, 9:30-12 pm


Caramel Apple Pie Filling with the Perfect Crust                               NEW CLASS!

The aroma of an Apple Pie baking in the oven on a cool autumn day is comfort food at its best. Join us and learn how to make Caramel Apple Pie Filling that can be turned into a delicious pie that all your guests will enjoy for the holidays. Not into pies, this filling is great on top of vanilla ice cream even stirred into your favorite yogurt. Class will cover the basics of boiling water bath canning, safety and storage. While the jars are being processed, enjoy a slice of pie. Class includes hands on demonstration, handouts, recipes and a jar of Caramel Apple Pie Filling to take home.  Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4180 C01
Saturday, 10/15, 9:30-12 pm

 

Greek Cooking   Part I                               NEW CLASS!

Taste the flavors of Greece by an experienced and passionate cook who demonstrates traditional family Greek cooking.  We will be preparing Spanakopita, a puff pastry filled with spinach and feta and Tyropita, layers of fillo filled with a cheese mixture.  Other favorites you will prepare are a Grecian Chicken sandwich and Orzo salad.  Afterwards, sit down with fellow food-lovers in your group to eat your prepared meals while listening to Greek music in the background!  Please bring a knife, cutting board, and a container to take home left overs goodies.    Val McLeod

Newtown Campus/$69 (plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4181 C01
2 Fri, 9/23-9/30, 6:30-9 pm

 

Greek Cooking   Part II                              NEW CLASS!

Taste the flavors of Greece by an experienced and passionate cook who demonstrates traditional family Greek cooking.  We will be preparing Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes, Cucumber salad, Rice pudding, and Pastitsio, a baked pasta dish with ground beef and béchamel sauce.  Afterwards, sit down with fellow food-lovers in your group to eat your prepared meals while listening to Greek music in the background!  Please bring a knife, cutting board, and a container to take home left overs goodies.    Val McLeod


Newtown Campus/$69 (plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor/
RCULI 4182 C01
2 Fri, 12/2-12/9, 6:30-9 pm