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Cooking – The Taste of West Africa 10.16.19

$49

with Jordan Benissan, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Come enjoy the taste of Africa with a Togolese feast! The West African country of Togo has been influenced by many cultures, including French, Italian and German, as well as its own. Join chef, teacher and musician Jordan Benisson for a journey into the culture and foods of Togo. You'll make dishes such as Gari Fotu (similar to grits, with a sauce including tomato sauce reduction, herbs, peppers, ground smoked shrimp and egg), West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, fried sweet potato and plantain, and more. The menu will be chosen according to seasonal availability, so please let us know if you have any food allergies when you register. Bring take-home containers. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Creative Cupcakes

$30

with Dorene Vail, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to decorate cupcakes cake for that special occasion! Basic cake decorating with icing embellishments of royal icing, fondant and candy. You will learn how to make flowers to be used on cupcakes. Bring a Wilton Basic Cake Decorating kit to class.

Crock Pot Heaven

$24

with Margie Genereux, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We all have at least one crock pot/slow cooker - but do you use it all the time? Come home to a hot meal a night or two each week! Make that slow cooker your best friend. Several slow cooker creations will be provided, as well as tips, tricks, and recipes.  Materials fee $8 payable to the instructor at class.

SCAEculinary

Culinary Basics and Knife Skills

$24

with Chef James Larvia, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

CULINARY ARTS SERIES WITH

CHEF JAMES LARVIA

We’re pleased to host Chef James Larvia, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home.

 

CULINARY BASICS 

AND KNIFE SKILLS

Always popular! If a trained chef was given a couple of hours to mentor you, and answer your burning culinary questions, what might you ask, what expertise and insights might you gain? Observe, learn, and have fun practicing knife use skills, sharpening, basic prep and cooking techniques. Touch on questions relating to meal preparations, time management, food presentation, and flavor pairing. Learn Chef Larvia’s most recommended kitchen supply essentials. Take your entertaining to the next level! Your chef knife will be sharpened in this class. 

Tues, 10/01/2019, 5:30 to 8:00 pm $24, Limit: 10

Dim Sum and Then Some

$39

with Chris Toy, RSU5 Community Programs

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get ready to explore the flavors of Dim Sum, a traditional Chinese meal with small plates and big flavors! Join Chris Toy as he makes hands-on potstickers, wantons, veggie egg rolls and spare ribs! Experience all the flavors of Chinatown (and China!) close to home! This meal can be made vegetarian. Bring containers for leftovers. Food fee included.

Will run

Eastern European - Sarah’s Gluten Free Kitchen

$29

with Sarah Hignett, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Jan 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gluten-free doesn’t have to be flavor-free! Join Sarah as she shares some delicious pastries and main disshes. These meals are suitable for Celiac’s dietary restrictions. Meals may contain: dairy, meat, shellfish, and spicy ingredients. Bring a dish for taking home leftovers! Pie Day! Enjoy a combination of sweet and savory pies with a mixed berry pie and a traditional English pork pie. Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Oct 8 Holiday Foods Feast on holiday classics such as beef brisket served with stuffing, latkes, jelly donuts, and sugar cookies! Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Nov 12 Eastern european Create a winter dinner of stuffed cabbage leaves, pumpernickel rolls, and spiced cookies. Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Jan 14 You can have your cake and eat it , too! Cook together with your sweetheart for this Valentine’s themed fresh strawberry cake and cocoa-bean cupcakes. Tuesday, 6-8:30pm, Cost: $29 Feb 11

Easy Plant-Based Cooking Demo Fall 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 6 pm

Create & take home these seasonal recipes (Gluten & Soy-Free) *Chickapea Salad - chickpeas, spices, lots of variations! *Clean Start Kale Salad - if you’re not already a kale lover, you may be at the end of this demo! While we enjoy the creations you’ve made, we’ll have a q&a and will discuss other bean options and the importance of these protein powerhouses! Recipes & my seasonal eating guide will be included. Please bring an apron & container for leftovers.

Eggs Benedict Brunch

$25

with Chef James Larvia, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

CULINARY ARTS SERIES WITH

CHEF JAMES LARVIA

We’re pleased to host Chef James Larvia, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home.

 

Eggs Benedict Brunch

Learn to make everybody’s favorite brunch from scratch, including how to master hollandaise sauce and the perfect poached egg! Offered in vegetarian form with spinach and tomato, and also a meat lovers version with corned beef hash. 

Tues, 10/08/2019, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

$25, Limit: 8





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