Monday, October 13, 2008
laughing lemon cooking class
My friend Jenna and I with Sylvia and Jack of LaughingLemon -
Jack said we're the first ones to ever request to take a photo with instructors
Ever since I met Jack of LaughingLemon a couple years ago, I've been planning to attend one of their cooking classes. Two weeks ago, I finally made it to their What's In Season class and it was everything I wanted and more. You should all sign up for a class right now! He spent about the first hour discussing various in-season fruits and vegetables and introduced us to some interesting varieties available at the local produce markets. I learned about white sweet potatoes from Italy (for baking, not purees - so yum!), sweet pomegranates from Spain (instead of tart ones from Egypt), cavelo nero (my new favorite cooked greens), why my potatoes go bad so quickly, when various veggies are at their peak flavor, etc.
Then he cooked, dispensing all sorts of useful tidbits about how to prepare the various ingredients. Then we (the 8 students) sat down and ate a five course meal consisting of the food he just prepared, plus a few additional items. It was so delicious! And an incredible value at only 65sfr (the other classes change a little more at 90sfr, but still excellent value). I had a great time and can't wait to go to another class.
my favorite dish: pumpkin puree on ginger crust with drops of pomengranate syrup (sorry for the bad pic)
dessert: pumpkin cake with rose hip sauce, which I'd never heard of before but was so yummy - I want to serve it with everything (he sent us each home with jar of the sauce)
eight satisfied customers
Posted at 11:38 PM