Thursday, September 28


Tim got me the most exciting birthday gift: a cooking class at The New School of Cooking. It is going to be awful to decide which class to take though. The course descriptions all sound wonderful and the foods we get to make are all tempting. Here are my top contenders:

The Root of the Matter: Introduces farmer's market roots and ideal cooking methods for each. A few featured items include Young Turnip and Apricot Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Creamy Greens Dressing, Celery Root and Apple Salad with Tarragon and Roasted Almonds, Parsnip Galette with Winter Greens, Roasted Fennel Bruschetta.

Gifts from the Hearth: Features homemade gifts and tips on presentation. I am interested in the Kansas City Barbecue Sauce, S'mores Kit with Homemade Marshmallows and Graham Crackers, Spiced Bourbon Hot Fudge Sauce, and Mango Chutney.

Winter in Tuscany: Includes rustic, seasonal dishes such as Potato and Artichoke Tart, Bread and Swiss Chard Gnocchi, Lasagne with Black-Eyed Peas, Renaissance Style Baked Cauliflower, Lobster Fra Diavola, and Mascarpone Ice Cream!

Autumn Pies: No explanation required - Cardamom Pear Pie with Pistachio Crumb Topping, Pumpkin Meringue Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Cranberry Orange Lattice Top Pie, and Sweet Potato Pie with Candied Pecan Topping.

Any votes, or advice on how to decide??

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