Spring 2017 Continuing Education

Culinary

Let's Cook with Maria Verzilli
"Maria is excellent - a good mix of food and 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, 3/25, 9-11 am

Homemade Ravioli - NEW CLASS!

If you love fresh ravioli but think you could never make it yourself, this class will change your mind.  Maria will walk you through the process for ravioli making - from rolling and cutting dough to filling and cooking ravioli.  There is nothing like fresh homemade ravioli in not time! Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4185 C01
Sat, 4/8, 9-11 am

Let's Make Potato Gnocci

Master the Authentic Italian technique behind delicious tender potato gnocchi.  Discover how easy it is to make your own light and fully gnocchi.  You don't need any special technique.  A light hand and a few basic intredients are all you need to whip up these fluffy potato pillows. Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4178 C01
Sat, 4/29, 9-11 am

Former international supermodel turned Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati has won numerous awards for her bestselling book series and Blog-The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm- including the  Gourmand World Award and  Culinary Travel Blog of the Year/  Considered one of the foremost experts on Italian Culinary Arts  and Culture, she frequently appears at consumer and trade food and wine shows, TV, and radio and is currently working on her own PBS TV series. She also is a consultant for Food Travel Blogging and Online Content Development.

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, 3/25-4/8, 9-11am

Exploring Italy's Food and Art Through Leonardo DaVinci                        

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. Maria LIberati

Newtown Campus/$69
RCULI 4179 C01
Sat, 4/15, 9 am -12 pm

The Basic Art of a Tuscan Picnic

This course will include a cooking demo of a 4-5 course Tuscan Picnic by instructor as well as tips on how to have a Tuscan Picnic. This course will include a cooking demo by instructor of each of the courses, recipes will be provided as well as tips on hosting your own Tuscan Picnic. Attendees will sample all courses and eat as a Tuscan Picnic. Maria Liberati

Newtown Campus/$69 /4187 C01
Sat, 4/1, 12-2:30pm

Preserving the Harvest - Garden to Pantry to Table

Whether it’s from your own garden, CSA or your favorite farmer, creating a stocked pantry with shelf-stable products is rewarding. Join us and learn everything you need to know from canning jams, pickles, soups, meats to dehydrating tomatoes to freezing veggies and fruits. In this class you will learn step by step instructions on how to use a boiling water bath and pressure canners, along with a discussion on safety, recipes and storage.
Join us for this jam packed informational hands on workshop and discussion. Go home feeling confident that you can start to fill your pantry and freezer with delicious food without all the preservatives and additives. Marian Bolum

Newtown Campus/$69 (plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4188 C01
Sat, 4/15, 9am-12:30pm

Greek Cooking - Part I                           

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, 2/3-2/10, 6:30-9 pm

Greek Cooking - Part II

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, 3/3-3/10, 6:30-9 pm

Coffee and Crepes from Greece - NEW CLASS!

Experience a Café in Greece with this new Coffee and Crepes class.  Learn how to make two types of coffee from Greece, Frappe, a foam-covered iced coffee drink, and Greek Coffee, a strong brew, served with foam on top and the grounds in the bottom of the cup.  Enjoy these coffees with Crepes you will be creating and topping yourselves.  All groceries will be supplied but please bring your favorite espresso cup and a container to take home left overs goodies. Val McLeod

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4186 C01
Fri, 3/17, 6:30-8:30 pm