It’s finally fall and the Central Market Cooking School is relishing this beloved season with everyone’s favorite fall flavors, tasty holiday treats, and spooky foods that scream fun! As you migrate inside from the cold and gather in celebration of your favorite fall festivities, the Central Market Cooking School will arm you with the know-how to make this October fun and tasty. Cozy up to warm and cheesy dishes, meals inspired by the seasonal harvest, and sweet chocolate treats to wow all of the guests at your next soirée.  Whether you prefer Witches Brew and Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread) or the comforting flavors of cinnamon and butternut squash, you are sure to feel the spirit of fall as you enjoy classes that take seasonal ingredients out of the ordinary and demonstrations that bring the culture of fall festivities to life.

 

OCTOBER COOKING SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS:

EXTRAORDINARY FALL & HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE PASTRY PARTY with George Geary

Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

George Geary, Pastry Chef; Culinary Instructor; Cookbook Author; & Culinary Tour Leader

Fall brings the holiday season so spend a little time learning to create these show stopping desserts that will put your guests in a state of Ahhhh. This author of nine award winning cookbooks will introduce you to professional techniques that will take the mystery out of making these delicious grande finales:

  • Semi-Sweet Mocha Flour-less French Torte;
  • 5 Chocolate Brownies Drenched with Bittersweet Glaze;
  • Pots de Crème;
  • Milk Chocolate Mini-Cakes with Truffle Filling; and
  • Baked Chocolate Donuts with Vanilla Macadamia Sauce

 

HUNT AND HARVEST with KATHY TAUBER

Friday, October 5 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Kathy Tauber, Owner Ez*Eatz!, Avid Foodie, Chef

Learn to pair the bounty of  fall   with the prize of the hunt. You’ll perfect your techniques as you create this menu that complements the flavors of duck:

  • Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon;
  • Watercress, Pear & Walnut Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing;
  • Parsnip, Potato & Turnip Puree;
  • Roast Duck Breast with Pomegranate & Ancho Chile Sauce; and
  • Tuaca Zabaglione with Sautéed Vanilla Pears.

 

GET CHEESY with CAROL POCK

Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Carol Pock, Cookbook Author

Go beyond the cube and discover these tasty new ways to get cheesy! You’ll go from comfort to exotic as you make this menu of:

  • Watermelon, Basil & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Syrup;
  • Herb Focaccia with Artichoke, Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese;
  • Hazelnut Crusted, Grilled Cheese with Figs;
  • Truffled Mac & Cheese; and
  • Cheddar & Apple Clafouti with Maple Cream Anglaise & Apple Sauce

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION with ELIZABETH ESCOBEDO

Saturday, October 27 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Escobedo, Culinary & Cultural Expert; Cookbook Author

On Dia de los Muertos, families in Mexico gather together for elaborate meals; build altars featuring sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods of the departed; and visit the graves. You’ll make this traditional menu and learn more about the customs surrounding this day of remembrance in tonight’s class:

  • Citrus, Jicama, & Watercress Salad;
  • Mole Pipian (Green Mole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds) over Chicken;
  • Arroz Rojo (Classic Mexican Red Rice);
  • Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread); and
  • Champurrado (Thick, Masa-based Mexican Chocolate Drink)

 

COUPLES COOK: GHOULISH DINNER

Wednesday, October 31 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Central Market Cooking School Staff

Dress up or come as you are, either way you’ll learn to make this scary supper with the assistance of our chefs. Tonight’s menu is:

  • Witches’ Brew
  • Black Linguine with Orange & Red Peppers
  • Pumpkin Seed-crusted Trout
  • Green Beans with Crisp Shallots, Chile & Mint
  • Lemon Tea Cake with Blueberry-Red Wine Sauce

Reservations: https://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/centralmarkethouston/index.php?page=classes

To attend a class or for further information, contact Jessica Mason atJessica@dpwpr.com or Jessica Ledford at JLedford@dpwpr.com.

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