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Sourdough Discard

$25

with Jennifer Smith, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Jun 18, 2024

Sourdough discard is the unfed portion of your sourdough starter that you remove before you add fresh flour and water. Because of it's unfed state, it's not used to bake the delicious bread you know as sourdough, but more often than not, used in sourdough discard recipes.

We want to teach you some delicious recipes to use that discard.  

6/4 - 6 pm - Sourdough discard crackers - please bring 1 cup (285 g) of discard with you.

6/5 - 6 pm - Sourdough discard brownies - please bring 1/4 cup (50 g) of discard with you.

6/8 - 8 am - Sourdough discard sandwich bread - please bring 1 cup (285 g) of discard with you.

6/11 - 6 pm - Sourdough discard crepes - please bring 1/2 cup (125 g) of discard with you.

6/12 - 6 pm - Sourdough discard pop tarts - please bring 1/2 cup (125 g) of discard with you.

6/18 - 6 pm - Sourdough discard orange cranberry scones - please bring 1/2 cup (125 g) of discard with you.

 **Cancellation policy**  If you cancel the week of class, there will be no refund.  

 **You MUST pay at the the time of registration.**

Make Your Own Kimchi

$55

with Maine Tasting Center, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 8, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Join Ger Tysk of Belfast-based Red Kettle Kimchi for an afternoon of kimchi making! Learn the basics of traditional Korean kimchi fermentation as Ger guides you to make a batch of your own napa cabbage kimchi to take home. You'll also explore other kinds of kimchi and fermented East Asian foods and get ideas for pairing everyday foods with your finished kimchi. All materials and recipes will be provided.

Will run

Thai Noodle Bowls

$25

with Jennifer Smith, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 19, 2024 at 6 pm

Thai cuisine is about juggling flavor elements to create a harmonious finish.  The flavor profile usually consists of salty, sweet, sour, spicy, and creamy.  This Thai inspired noodle bowl will have all these elements and leave you craving more.  Come join me to learn how to make this beautiful and delicious dish!! 

**Cancellation policy**  If you cancel the week of class, there will be no refund.  

**You MUST pay at the the time of registration.**

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

$495

with Chris Toy, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award-winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park. 

Comments from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants: 

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable."  “Chris speaks slowly and encourages questions."

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

$495

with Chris Toy, Kennebec Neighbors Adult Education Winthrop Site

Calendar Jun 21, 2024
2 additional sessions through Aug 16, 2024

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award-winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752- 2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.

Will run

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat-Campobello

$495

with Chris Toy, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Enjoy a weekend with your instructor, Chris Toy, the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. 

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will be immersed in the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Only Acadian Arts Retreats participants will be allowed to reserve overnight accommodations in the park.

Acadian Arts Retreat Asian Fusion Cooking at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

$495

with Chris Toy, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park. 

Acadian Arts Retreat: Asian Fusion Cooking - Roosevelt Campobello Park

$495

with Chris Toy, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 at 12 pm

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. Tuition includes all lunches and dinners (Breakfast is included with room price. Day students are welcome. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will get to explore the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee, as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Also included, is a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Special guest Catherine Hunter, will discuss Native American Basketry (included). Register for the retreat, then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.





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