1.25.2015

February classes at the Cooking School @ Market Bistro


LATHAM -  For February, the Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for each class ranges from $20 to $100.

Wednesday, February 4; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato....
Three great takes on using potatoes as a main ingredient for a tasty meal.  Recipes include potato pancakes, gnocchi a la pomodoro, and sweet potato enchiladas. (Registration:  $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, February 5; 6 to 8 pm
Food and Wine Pairing with Heron Hill Winery
Eric Frarey of Heron Hill Winery will serve wines with small tastes prepared by Cooking School Chef Instructor John Winnek. Pairings include fruit and cheese with Eclipse White, scallop fennel orange salad with Dry Riesling, three cheese ravioli with Chardonnay, grilled chipotle beef with Cabernet Franc, and dessert. (Registration:  $50 per student (wine served))
Saturday, February 7; 2 to 4 pm
Demonstration: Come Sauté with Me
Chef John demonstrates how to sauté using basic ingredients and techniques. Recipes include: chicken Marsala, chicken picatta, vegetable stir fry, and Bananas Foster.  (Registration:  $45 per student (wine served))

Wednesday, February 11; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Knife Skills
Participants will practice chopping, slicing, and dicing while creating these mouthwatering comfort foods. Recipes include: onion soup with three-cheese crouton, beef stew, and bourbon bread pudding. (Registration:  $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, February 12; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Sweets for the Sweet
Participants will make chocolate delights to bring home to their valentine. Recipes include: assorted chocolate truffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries. (Registration:  $55 per student (light fare and wine served))

Friday, February 13; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Romantic Roman Holiday
Couples cook together to create an authentic Roman meal to share. Recipes include: penne pasta rustica, veal saltimbocca with lemon garlic artichoke hearts, and ricotta cheese tarts. (Registration is per couple:  $100 per couple (wine served))

Tuesday, February 17; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with beads, Zydeco, and traditional New Orleans cuisine. Recipes include: chicken jambalaya, fried catfish, and Bananas Foster.  (Registration:  $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, February 19; 5 to 7 pm
Kids Hands On Cooking: Chinese New Year/2015, The Year of the Goat
Parent and child will cook together to make a Meal of Good Fortune to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  Recipes include: edamame-shitake dumplings, pork scallion egg rolls, Mandarin chicken lettuce cups, and fortune cookies. (Registration is per pair:  $70 per pair)

Friday, February 20; 10:30 am to 12 noon OR 1:30 to 3pm
Taste Buds Hands On: Kids Get Cookin' Winter Break
The Taste Bud class (geared towards kids ages 5-8; parents are required to stay within Market Bistro for the length of this class) is where kids will make their own individual pizza, a secret shake, and a super snack mix.  (Registration: $30 per person)

Saturday, February 21; 11 am to 1 pm OR 3 to 5 pm
Junior Chef Hands On: Baking Class
Do your kids like to help in the kitchen? Sign up for our Drop, Chop, and Shop class: Drop them at The Cooking School, we'll have them chop while you shop. Culinary students ages 9 and older will learn how to make baked donuts, assorted fruit hand pies, and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting to take home. 
(Registration: $35 per person (light fare served))

Wednesday, February 25; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Eat To Your Heart's Delight
February is American Heart Month. Participants will learn tips and recipes to create heart smart meals for your family. Recipes include: Italian chopped salad, pork tenderloin rosa di Parma, sautéed broccolini, and apricot nut couscous. (Registration:  $55 per student (wine served))

Friday, February 27; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On: Taste of Spain/Warm Winter Tapas
Participants will make homemade sangria (a red wine punch with fruit and spices) to serve alongside warm, winter tapas, a popular Spanish tradition of appetizers or snacks. Recipes include: Spanish omelette, cheese and spinach empanadas and quince and manchego cheese puffs. (Registration:  $55 per student (wine served))

Saturday, February 28; 12 to 4 pm
Hands On: Beginner Cake Decorating
Join guest baker Melinda Gamache as she instructs participants in the basics of cake decorating with treats to take home. (Registration:  $55 per student (light fare served))

Pre-registration for all classes is required. Register online at https://www.marketbistro.com/CookingSchool/Class/UpcomingClass or by visiting The Cooking School @ Market Bistro.

Located in the Latham Price Chopper (873 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110), the Cooking School @ Market Bistro is a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with hands-on cooking stations where attendees can learn to cook or expand cooking expertise.  Each station is fully stocked with appliances, knives, and cooking equipment designed to resemble a home kitchen.  Both hands-on and demonstration cooking classes are offered, including classes
for children.  With a wide variety of themes, classes will be taught by a member of Price Chopper’s Cooking School Culinary Team, as well as guests such as local chefs, nutrition experts, and cookbook authors.

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