Class: Culinary Traditions 201

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Class: Culinary Traditions 201

  • date: November 8, 2016
  • time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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  • This is the second class in the Culinary Traditions Series.

    The 2-week 201 course (Tuesday November 8, Thursday November 10, Tuesday November 15, & Thursday November 17, 6:30-8:30pm) will build on the basic culinary skills taught in 101 and explore additional cooking techniques such as baking, steaming, sautéing, stir frying, roasting, and poaching. Chef Andrea will also teach guests how to balance and enhance wonderful ethnic flavor profiles using delicious local and seasonal ingredients. Recipes will include grass-fed beef and bean enchiladas, simple molé sauce, Indian sautéed chickpeas, whole roasted chicken with Indian spice rub, tagliatelle pasta with meat sauce, Roccetti (wine cookies), green curry over cracked emmer and swimming rama (marinated chicken with green vegetables), The final class in this series will include how to make traditional Thanksgiving favorites using whole food ingredients.

    Andrea Roelen

    We are thrilled to have Andrea Roelen on our culinary education team. Andrea comes to us with a plethora of teaching experience in several fields. With a Master’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology, Andrea has taught Anatomy and Physiology at the college level and currently substitutes K-12 in the Northshore School District where she most enjoys teaching science and PE.

    Recently, Andrea has combined her passion for cooking and education by creating and implementing cooking classes to eager chefs of all ages. Andrea has cooked all her life with inspiration from family and friends. She has traveled extensively and taken cooking classes from cooks and chefs around the world, including Italy, Peru, Thailand, and India.

    Andrea’s simple teaching philosophy is that cooking should be reasonable, feasible, healthy, and fun. The process of making great meals is not just about putting food on a plate, but about creating an opportunity to learn lifelong culinary skills, experiencing the amazement of how fantastic fresh, seasonal food can taste, and developing community around sharing that meal. Andrea is excited to be a part of the 21 Acres team and looks forward to having you in one of her classes.

    Registration is required in advance for culinary programs. All proceeds benefit educational programming at 21 Acres and initiatives related to accelerating social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life.