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2013 is right around the corner and Central Market is gearing up for the new year with healthy cooking classes, winter wine workshops, delicious demonstrations and much more. Make your new year’s resolution to expand your culinary culture with brand new recipes and ideas sure to impress even the most refined palate. Whether you aspire to master the art of sushi or become a connoisseur of wine and beer Central Market has what you need to get started and delight the foodies in your life all year long!

 

JANUARY COOKING SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS:

 

WINE WORKSHOP: WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA

Monday, January 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Central Market Wine & Beer Experts

Join our resident expert on a tour of the most popular varieties of grapes that provide us with some of the world’s most sought after wines.  The selections will be from regions throughout the world that are highly respected for producing trademark wines.  In addition to tasting the featured wines, you will also learn about  what to look for when tasting wine, how the grapes are grown, techniques utilized in the winery and much more. You’ll sample:

  • 1919 Malbec
  • Crisol Malbec
  • Araucano Carmenere
  • Araucano Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1919 Chardonnay
  • Araucano Pinot Noir

 

KEEP YOUR HEALTHY RESOLUTIONS: INDIAN-STYLE

Tuesday, January 8 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Shubhra Ramineni, Cookbook Author

Healthy eating does not have to be boring. Shubhra will show you how to keep your resolutions while bringing some excitement to your menus. You’ll learn to make:

  • Spiced Fruit Salad;
  • Masala Scallops;
  • Easy & Elegant Egg Curry;
  • Quinoa Cashew Pilaf; and
  • Raita (Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Spiced Yogurt).

Her award-winning cookbook, Entice With Spice, will be available for purchase during class.

 

DINNER AROUND THE WORLD

Saturday, January 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Central Market Cooking School Staff

Tonight we take a global view of food with some favorite dishes we’ve picked from around

the world. You’ll learn some new techniques while making this menu of:

  • Peruvian Ceviche;
  • Lebanese Fattoush Salad;
  • Jerk Chicken;
  • Patatas Bravas with Pimenton Sauce; and
  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

 

COUPLES COOK: ITALIAN with KATHY TAUBER

Friday, January 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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

Spend a delightful evening with your partner as you learn to make these delicious dishes carefully chosen to represent the various culinary traditions throughout Italy. You’ll perfect your techniques and discover the true flavors of:

  • Spiedini alla Romana (Grilled Mozzarella on Skewers, Roman-style);
  • Insalata con Rucola e Finochio (Arugula & Fennel Salad);
  • Osso Bucco (Braised Veal Shank);
  • Risotto Milanese; and;
  • Panna Cotta con Nocciole (Custard with Hazelnuts).

 

JAPANESE COOKING, SIMPLIFIED with HIROKO SHIMBO

Saturday, January 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Hiroko Shimbo, Chef/Consultant for Restaurants; Trained Sushi Chef; Cookbook Author; Culinary Instructor

Discover an easy way to create authentic Japanese flavors in your own kitchen. This authority on Japanese cuisine will introduce you to sauces that can be made and then kept on hand so that prep work becomes a breeze and to traditional Japanese cooking techniques that can be applied to American produce, cuts of meat and fish. With a minimum of time and fuss, you can enjoy a wide variety of healthful Japanese dishes more often. Menu includes:

Kelp Stock;
Spiced Kabocha Squash Soup;
Braised Short Ribs in Kelp Stock & Sake;
White Sumiso Sauce;
Mushrooms & Poached Egg with White Sumiso Sauce;and
Sumiso Sauce Marinated Grilled Chicken.

$70, includes one copy of Hiroko’s American Kitchen: Cooking with Japanese Flavors

 

Information provide by Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations

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