Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Williams Sonoma - Lessons in Dairy

I am loving the free Technique classes
@ Williams Sonoma!

I attended my 3rd one this past Saturday

I learned how to make butter and ricotta cheese

Also, another fun surprise
the owner, Rich Rogers from Scardello's
was there to give us
a quick lesson on cheeses

Is it a coincidence
that I had just visited Scardello's
last week ?

Here is a list of the upcoming classes
The classes I attend in Plano @ Park & Preston are on Saturdays @ 9:30am
Look on the Williams Sonoma site for location and times in your area

Sunday, August 29
Knife Skills and Knife Sharpening
A sharp edge, the correct grip and proper placement of the food are all essential components of good knife skills, as we'll demonstrate in this class. You'll learn how to slice, dice and chop and to make advanced cuts, including chiffonade and julienne.  We'll also offer complimentary know sharpening. Limit one know per customer, please.

Sunday, September 12
A specialty of northern Italy, risotto has earned a place as a legendary
Italian dish and is now a favorite outside its homeland as well. Risotto can be embellished with savory ingredients, including cheeses, vegetables, meats and seafood, as well with as sweet additions like dried fruit. As you’ll discover in this class, risotto will quickly become one of the most versatile and well-loved dishes in your repertoire.

Sunday, September 19
Indoor Grilling
Even with the arrival of fall, you can still enjoy the succulent flavors of grilled
meats and vegetables. This class will focus on the technique of indoor grilling — how to capture those summer favorites in your own kitchen. We’ll show you how to make classic pollo alla mattone (chicken under a brick) and share tips and other recipes that will inspire you throughout the fall season.

Sunday, September 26
Fall Baking
As the chill of atumn sets in, it’s time to fill your house with the enticing aroma of home-baked goods. In this class you’ll learn to bake tempting cool-weather treats that showcase the best of the autumn harvest, including apples, pears and other seasonal ingredients.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi! thanks for subscribing to my blog! And thanks for the reminder about the free Williams and Sonoma classes - I always forget to put these on my calendar. They're usually pretty darn good and FREE!

Anonymous said... can make.....butter ? Somehow.....I just can't see you churning away.......with an apron and wooden stick { like in the olden day pics ! } Just kidding.......I think it's great what you're learning. I'm a little bit.......jealous ! ya.....Norma

SimplySandi said...

Norma, to make butter all you need is a Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment and about 2 cups of whipping cream. Cute apron is optional. No more churning for us 21st Century chicks!

Heather S-G said...

Oh my gosh, how fun is that!

Janae Brooklynn said...

Want to see photos of you making BUTTER.

Looking forward to reading about your next Cooking Adventure!

Chel said...

I work in the Plano area but live in the N FW area. I have been considering taking these classes. So you have really enjoyed them and feel enriched as well? Who knows Chef Curtis may be there when you show up sometime! lol
Chel (TX Bloggin Gal) :)

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