A Taste of Spain!
Sunday, February 12 3:00 PM
Hi everyone! We’re Ginger and Holly Howell – Welcome to the Seasonal Kitchen Cooking School, now in its 45th year of bringing great food and good times to foodies everywhere. Our menus change constantly, always using seasonal, fresh ingredients, and hopefully making life easy for the cook.
Ginger doesn’t make dishes that take hours to prepare and she doesn’t use ingredients you can’t pronounce or buy at the market. She loves to entertain, but she wants to be with her friends, not working in the kitchen! She hopes that her food is reasonably healthy, but she does admit to a certain predilection for butter, cream and chocolate – hey, it worked for Julia!
Holly is wild about wine and a Certified Sommelier from the Master Court of London. But don’t let that scare you! Her classes are "serious" fun. Spend an hour or two with Holly and her knowledge and enthusiasm will transport to you to places from the Finger Lakes to the Greek Isles!
In between classes by the two of us, some of the best chefs in town do demonstrations here and these classes are really popular – we even have a 4-star chef from a fabulous Vermont restaurant who pops in twice a year – and he has plenty of fans! The Seasonal Kitchen is a fun place to be. You’ll get great instruction, a terrific meal and go home armed with recipes and pairing ideas to do your own party. Come and see us. We’d love to meet you!
Monday, January 16 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 18 6:00 PM
Fresh from cruising the Gironde river, Holly is pouring the wines of Bordeaux, and Ginger is cooking up her favorite southwestern French recipes! Mushroom duxelles on toast, decadent truffled celery root bisque, Ginger's take on the classic French housewife's Cassoulet, a lovely salade with roquefort croutons, and salubrious winter fruits poached in butter and Armagnac served over ice cream. C'est si bon!
Tuesday, January 24 9:30 AM
Wednesday, January 25 6:00 PM
Let's cuddle up and sip a winter white cosmos and munch on stuffed mushrooms with bacon and olives. There's a Moroccan pot roast braising in the oven to be served with a rice pilaf and marinated green beans with hearts of palm. Save room for a butter pecan ice cream tart with pecan crust and warm caramel sauce. Bring on winter!
This will be an immersion into the world of Portuguese wine and food! Begin your journey down the Douro River with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards and tranquil fishing villages. From Porto, continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego where you enter Spain to visit Salamanca, s well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus.
Check out http://toursandwine.com/HollyHowell/ for more info!