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New Skills to be had with Co-op Cooking Classes

Amanda with her awesome coffee roasterHot, active days call for refreshing meals in the evening, and BriarPatch is serving up a variety of cooking class options this July.

No oven’s required for Kayla Wexelberg’s “The World of Raw Cuisine” on July 10. The class will prepare four different sauces, explore dehydrating flax crackers, kale chips, and rye bread sticks, and make nori rolls and sprouted grain bowls. Dessert is “Bliss Balls” and raw chocolate mousse. Plus, The Wooden Spoon kitchen store has partnered with the Patch and will offer a giveaway of a spiral slicer to one lucky attendee.

Doug Schma will be taking the class on a culinary trip to New Orleans on July 15. Its unique dishes will be explored, slow-cooked and spicy. The evening’s menu will reflect the variety of New Orleans ingredients including Shrimp and Crawfish Cakes with Remoulade Sauce, an entree of Baked White Fish in Parchment, Butter Lettuce with Creamy Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Croutons, and the Classic New Orleans dessert, Bananas Foster. Plus, The Wooden Spoon will give each attendee a roux whisk.

Trudy Collings, an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, yoga teacher, and passionate cook will teach her first Co-op lass on July 17. She will discuss the ancient healing secrets of Ayurvedic cooking and will help to balance the pitta dosha of summer with Detoxifying Kitchari, Cooling Slaw, and fresh zucchini paired with a digestive tea made with pitta-appropriate herbs. Plus, Trudy will teach the class how to make Homemade Ghee.

Amanda from Fable Coffee will teach how to brew amazing coffee at home on July 20. She’ll teach how to use Hario V60 cones for pour-over, a Chemex Pot, Aeropress, and a French Press. Plus, she will discuss sourcing freshly roasted coffee, single-origin bean processing methods, and why these are important to making the best cup of coffee at home.

Many more classes and descriptions are listed at http://www.briarpatch.coop. Classes are held at the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School, located at 648 Zion Street in Nevada City. The fee for most classes, which includes a share of what’s being cooked, is just $30 for BriarPatch owners and $35 for the general public. The Patch is also offering a summer special – two people for only $25 each. For more information or to pre-register, call BriarPatch at 272-5333×134, email classes@briarpatch.coop, or sign-up and pay for the class online.

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