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Basic Culinary Skills 101

$19

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Mar 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! If a trained chef was given a couple of hours to mentor you, and answer your burning culinary questions, what might you ask, what expertise and insights might you gain? Observe, learn, and have fun practicing knife use skills, sharpening, basic prep and cooking techniques. Touch on questions relating to meal preparations, time management, food presentation, and flavor pairing. Learn Chef Larvia’s most recommended kitchen supply essentials. Be prepared to take your entertaining to the next level. Bring a basic chef knife, apron and your own cutting board; knives will be sharpened at class. 

We are pleased to host Chef Larvia, who graduated from Johnson & Whales School of Culinary Arts with a concentration in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experience from a variety of restaurants including Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland.

Monday, 03/05/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $19

Instructor: Chef James Larvia

The Art of Herbal Tea

$10
Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! In the chill of Maine’s winter and spring seasons, comfort can be found in a well-blended cup of herbal tea. Join Dr. Potvin as she discusses the art of blending herbal teas for fun, health, and beyond. Learn about the healing and nutritional properties of some common tea herbs, how to best blend and serve throughout the seasons. We will be tasting along the way, and you’ll leave with 4 oz of your very own individualized organic tea. No prior experience with herbalism required. 

Dr. Potvin is a naturopathic doctor, teacher, outdoor educator, and herbalism mentor who runs a family practice in Biddeford, working primarily with women who suffer from autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, and chronic digestive issues. 

 

Tuesday, 01/30/2018, 6:00 to 7:30pm, $14

Plus $10 supplies fee,

payable to instructor at class

Instructor: Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

What's New in a Stew?

$29

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Feb 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Stews to warm you from around the world! 

New! Under Chef Larvia’s guidance, get hands-on and prepare hearty, homemade stove-top, one-pot stews from scratch. Two internationally-inspired stews will be made –Maafe (chicken peanut) from West Africa, and Moqueca (white fish) from Brazil - exposing participants to exciting new tastes, beyond traditional American chilies, chowders and stew. Learn, practice, and gain confidence with basic knife and culinary skills. Class will be broken up into two groups, each creating a stew to share with the wider group. Students leave with some stew to take home, and a recipe booklet. Bring a basic chef knife and apron; all other materials, including food, provided. We are pleased to host Chef Larvia, who graduated from Johnson & Whales School of Culinary Arts with a concentration in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experience from a variety of restaurants including Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland.

 

Tuesday, 02/06/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

$29 covers class, food and recipe booklet

Instructor: Chef James Larvia





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