Sunday, September 16, 2007

Techniques 101


So, the husband and I ventured out to our local Williams-Sonoma for our first cooking/techniques class and may I say...very informative. I highly recommend these classes for anyone just starting out in the kitchen, or if you need to brush up on your skills, or just have a fun activity with family or friends or even a groovy idea for a Sunday date!!!!!! It's pretty darn awesome!!!!!! Check out what classes are available below and contact your local Williams-Sonoma for times.



Please join us for a new series of technique classes at your local Williams-Sonoma store.Our technique classes are an enjoyable way to broaden your culinary experience with new flavors and techniques. Led by professional chefs and featuring cuisines from around the world, classes include demonstrations and samples of prepared dishes as well as printed recipes you can take home.Join us for the entire series or choose your favorite individual classes. Class size is limited, and classes tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your space today.For more information or to request menus for specific classes, please call the store directly.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16Autumn Braising Braising is the ideal cooking method as the cooler weather sets in as it provides delicious, robust meals with minimum effort. Master the technique of braising and learn delicious ways to use it from tough cuts of meat, to whole chickens and even fruit. We did this one!!!


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23Espresso Learn the essentials of how to make classic Italian espresso. We will prepare the beverage using a stovetop espresso maker and also compare the automatic espresso machines currently available. The class will also introduce variations of espresso drinks and provide ideas for some classic accompaniments.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7Cupcake & Cookie Decorating Learn the fundamentals involved with cookie and cupcake decorating to create fun and beautiful treats for family and friends in time for the Halloween and the upcoming holidays. Understand the essentials of tracing, flooding, sanding and types of icing used to create different looks. We’ll share our favorite cookie and icing recipes to get you started. We are gonna do this one too!!!!


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14Knife Skills Kitchen cutlery is redefined by each generation of cooks. Knowing which knife to use, how to hold it and the proper way to slice, dice and chop are some of the basics this class will cover. We are gonna do this one too!!!


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21Pie Crust Essentials In preparation for the holidays, master the art of making beautiful pie crust each and every time. Learn the techniques involved, baker’s tips for success and the tools necessary to create delicious pie crust. This step-by-step instruction will guide you through the process and have you ready for your holiday pie-baking.

Oh and I forgot to mention the techniques classes are FREE!!!!!!!!!!!






Live Long and Eat Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

justice said...

Hey Toni,

Greetings from Boston! I must say I love reading your blog. It's just fabulous! Anyway, quick question about these classes: how much? I'm guessing they probably vary from location to location, but I'm curious about DC rates...Lemme know.

Take care, Kalimah

justice said...

Hey Toni,

Greetings from Boston! I must say I love reading your blog. It's just fabulous! Anyway, quick question about these classes: how much? I'm guessing they probably vary from location to location, but I'm curious about DC rates...Lemme know.

Take care, Kalimah

Fashionista Extraordinare said...

Hey Kalimah Rojo!!!!!

Thanks for checking the blog!!! Youre awesome for that!!!! The techniques classes are Free. I just updated the site. They offer cooking classes at the cost of $40 as well. Let me know which class you check out!