Friday, May 30, 2014

what is cooking

What should I wear to cooking classes?

" You should dress casually and comfortable. For hands-on classes, comfortable clothing and kitchen-style shoes (closed toe shoes) are recommended.  We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.  Dangling or excessive jewelry as well as loose hanging clothing is not recommended". ( Salt Lake Culinary Center)

she looks as though she should be going to a Tuscany cooking class.
the slouchy bag is perfect for taking home leftovers.

Class members learn how to make noodles during one of chef Paulette Licitra's Italian cooking classes. / Annakate Tefft Ross

Paulette Licitra Releases Winter 2014 Italian Cooking Class Schedule

POSTED BY  ON TUE, DEC 17, 2013 AT 12:05 PM

On the heels of the University School Evening Classes roster of food and drink classes (many of which sold out in minutes, by the way), Paulette Licitra has released the schedule for her wInter 2014 series of Italian cooking classes. Licitra is a great teacher, and her classes are very entertaining. Plus you get a heckuva a meal at the end of class.
She charges $50 per class, and she also offers gift certificates that are good for a year in case you want to make a holiday present out of a session or two. Classes are limited to six students and take place in her home kitchen in Bellevue, so the atmosphere is very informal, like learning at your nonna's elbow. Email Paulette at to hold a spot in a class

Salud! Cooking School at Green Hills

" Whether you’re new to the kitchen, want to sharpen your culinary skills or just want to have a fun night out with your spouse or friends, we have the cooking class for you at our Salud! Cooking School. Join us for demonstration and hands-on cooking and wine classes, led by our own in-store instructors as well as some of Nashville's most exciting chefs, artisans and authors. Our instructional kitchen offers affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages." ( Whole Food webpage )
Salud! is located inside of Whole Foods Market in Green Hills
4021 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN

If...we were to take a class we might wear ...

This has us thinking about vegan or a lovely summer salad

raspberries, chambord, and possibly gelato

thinking seafood with this one

how about tamales or tacos....Latin flare

tabouli, hummus , pita bread

firecracker shrimp for some reason come to mind

Visit Blackberry Farm
" At Blackberry Farm, each new year is the start of a grand adventure and 2014 promises not to disappoint. This year, we invite you to relish each moment as we embark on a year of extraordinary Food and Wine events sponsored by Lexus, featuring culinary greats like Alain Ducasse and celebrated cookbook author Patricia Wells paired with renowned wineries such as Chateau Palmer, Turley Wine Cellars, and Movia. Savor field fresh flavors and one-on-one interactions with distinguished guests from the culinary and wine world, all in the breathtaking setting of The Barn," ( from Blackberry Farm webpage )

of course if you are at home in your " comfys" you may still make a lovely summer salad

try this


  • 4 (6-ounce) cans albacore tuna, drained well
  • 1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell or piquillo peppers
  • 3/4 cup sliced Greek olives
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Put all ingredients into a large bowl and gently fold together until well combined. Serve on sliced bread as a sandwich or spoon over a green salad.
  • recipe from Salud