Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Classes at Portland's Culinary Workshop

Last week I signed up for two classes at the Portland's Culinary Workshop. I took the Four Course Gluten Free Meal and Gluten Free Baking. Both were excellent! The chefs were great: Melinda and Susana both ex-instructors at culinary schools. The classes were small, hands on, and relevant to my cooking. I hope to go back soon!

Four Course Gluten Free Meal
Arugula Fennel Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Dijon Vinaigrette
Zucchini Fritters with Charmoula Sauce
Roasted Chicken
Squash Gratin with Poblanos
Chocolate Tart with Pecan Crust

We sat and feasted at the end of the night!

Roasted butternut squash for the au gratin.

Shredded zucchini for fritters.

Ingredients to the charmoula sauce

Blackened poblanos for the au gratin, yum!

Frying fritters!

Ingredients for the chocolate tart: agave, coconut butter, avocado, cocoa powder


It was all fantastic and I can put up their recipes eventually or per request. Class made me realize how much I LOVE to talk about food. I could do it for hours. :)

Gluten Free Baking
There were only four of in the class so we each picked
some items and went for it. They turned out pretty good.

Crackers-I hadn't had a cracker in two years!
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Sandwich Bread
Fresh Egg Gluten Free Pasta
Chocolate Cake

This was certainly my first go at gluten free pasta from scratch. It worked great. It even made it through a pasta slicer. The pasta does taste like egg but that's ok.

Testing out two types for a plate of fun.

Mom came too and made sandwich bread.


Wow it looked great! Good work mom!

Focaccia bread

Recipes are available per request. Class was great. I loved cooking class and can't believe I don't do it regularly. I recommend the classes at Portland's Culinary Workshop for fun, laid back cooking.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like so much fun! And I'm officially hungry now. :)