Cooking Class

Hi, friends!

Tonight I am heading out to another cooking class.  Another class?  Oh yes!  It’s food season at My Imperfect Kitchen! I had a class last week with Jyll Everman.  This week is GetCooking101.  Next week is a class with Amanda Cushman at one of her restaurants, October is the LA Food and Wine Festival (Grilled Cheese and Wine class at LA Live! SQUEEEE!), plus a Thanksgiving dinner class with one of my favorite local chef/caterers.  I missed this class last year and heard nothing but fantastic things!  I will be learning how to carve a turkey down to the bone!  So excited!!  November brings the OC Chocolate Festival (Yummm!) and a class on Holiday Appetizers.  Just wait.  The longer I have this blog, the more often you will be reading about cooking classes.  I can’t help myself.  I love learning about food and trying new things.  There are so many talented people willing to share their knowledge and I take advantage as often as my wallet will allow!

Dinner in class tonight is: Fresh Bread, Chicken Milanese with Escarole Salad and Pickled Red Onions, Risotto and Cheese Cake.

Sounds good, right?  I hope so!  This time it’s a “hands-on” class.  These are more my style than demonstration only.  It allows an opportunity to get the feel of things – with an expert right there!  Plus, I feel more comfortable when I try it at home because I’ve already done it.  Don’t get me wrong, the demonstration classes have their place too.  In those classes, I’m the geek scribbling furious notes so I remember what to do when I try the recipe later!  I’ve also picked up a few extra recipes that way.  Chefs occasionally share side dishes or a special drink they made to compliment dinner.  LOVE THAT!

Oops!  Sorry.  I got distracted from tonight’s menu.  Chicken Milanese will be yummy.  Let’s be honest though. I took this class is for one little word: Risotto. (Cheesecake was a close second, but I already have a delicious cheesecake recipe!) Risotto is new to me and something on my list of techniques to learn.  My family could very well be eating Risotto for the next three weeks if I am successful tonight. Shhhhh, don’t tell them.  Let them be surprised.

Of course there will be pictures and info coming later!  Have a delicious evening everyone!

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