The Kitchen at Billings Forge is offering four cooking classes in March that introduce you to Thai, Irish, Italian, and Polish cooking. Each teaches about ingredients, flavour combinations, and techniques to create specific recipes or a full meal. Most classes are $65 and include all ingredients and recipes. Each class begins at 5:30pm and runs for two hours, ending with dinner that includes the dishes that were cooked in the class.
The series begins on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with a class on Thai Cooking led by Rylan Davis. Whether you are looking to recreate authentic Thai dishes or broaden your culinary horizons by learning about new ingredients and flavor combinations this is the class for you, and the best part is eating the food prepared in class for your supper.
On Tuesday, March 12th, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, instructor Becky McGuigan will teach you classic Irish Cooking including how to make Irish Soda Bread, colcannon and Shepherd's pie, which you can then sit and enjoy for dinner. You will get a bonus recipe explaining to brine your own corned beef at home.
On Thursday, March 21st, just after St. Joseph's Day, instructor Rylan Davis will be back for an Italian Cooking class that focuses on the basics of fresh pasta making. Learn to make your own egg pasta, gnocchi, stuffed pastas and how to add color and herbs to your pastas, wither entirely by hand or with the use of a simple hand-crank roller.
The final class in March is a Pierogi Workshop on Tuesday, March 26th, which costs only $45 per person. Becky McGuigan will be back to show you how to make the Polish delicacy pierogi. During this hands-on class you will learn how to make the perfect dough and both traditional and nontraditional fillings. You will make them from start to finish, boil and fry and then enjoy them as a polish meal together.
For more information or to register, call (860) 727-8752 or register online by clicking the class name.