May – July 2014
Tuscany, home to world-class Chiantis, breads and prized olive oils, is also the home of many Italian specialties. Learn to prepare a menu of Crostini al Pomodoro, Eggplant Frittata, Pasta Fagioli, Tuscan Seafood Stew and Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce.
This intensive hands-on seminar on bread introduces the student to the basics of artisan bread baking. Learn to bake basic white bread, multi-grain boules, braided loaves, and a variety of French loaves such as batards, baguettes, ficelles and boules.
Knife Skills is one of our most popular classes and is recommended for anyone who is serious about improving their cooking skills. Learn about the selection, care and proper use of cutlery. Cutlery will be provided by CMC. This is a hands-on class with an emphasis on developing basic knife skills while learning classical vegetable cuts.
Spend a warm summer evening traveling the Mediterranean learning to prepare a variety of grilled ethnic specialties from Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Italy and Spain.
Tucked away on the southern tip of Italy, Sicily is ubiquitous to the Mediterranean diet. Learn to prepare a number of Sicilian favorites such as Bruschetta Caponata, Grilled Fresh Fish with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Chicken Marsala and the famous dessert Cannoli with Sweetened Ricotta.
Fresh fish and shellfish are perfect summer grill items. Learn to select the proper items for grilling while we prepare items such as Grilled Scallops with Orange Chili Vinaigrette, Cedar Planked Salmon with Mango Pineapple Salsa and Grilled Halibut with Soy Ginger Wasabi Glaze.
Join us on a trip down the Mekong River and South China Sea as we tour Southeast Asia. Learn to prepare Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Hoisin Peanut Dipping Sauce, Indonesian Beef Satay, Malaysian Curry Lamb and Spicy Chicken with Basil.
Travel the regions of the Thailand countryside as you learn to prepare authentic homestyle dishes such as Fresh Spring Rolls with Sweet/Spicy Lime Fish Dipping Sauce, Panaeng Beef Curry, Hot and Sour Prawn Soup, Green Curry Chicken and more.
Many Asian countries use the grill as an important tool for cooking. In this class you will learn many international recipes and techniques from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and India.
A sequel to our Artisan Bread class, we venture into Italy to explore some classic Italian style breads. Learn the importance of a Biga in preparing Ciabatta, Rustic Whole Wheat Olive and Rosemary bread, Grissini and a Rustic Italian Boule.