Tulsa cooking classes offer new techniques for old favorites
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
3/07/12 at 5:16 AM
Learn to cook with herbs, roast the perfect chicken or make a great bowl of soup at one of Tulsa's cooking classes this month.
Here is a list of what's going on:
Puff Pastry: Pecan pie in puff pastry, vol-au-vent of spicy chicken, smoked trout salad in puff pastry, 7 p.m., NeMar Noulles, $60.
Pasta Perfecto! Learn tempting new ways to use a favorite old ingredient - pasta, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Akin's, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Exploring Reds: Explore the grape varieties that make up Bordeaux wine: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec. Cheeses, breads and fruits will be served to accompany the wines, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Stock Pot, $45.
Wok Out: Easy stir-fry recipes, stir-fried chicken and shallots, Chiu Chow-style pork spring moon uses ground pork and lots of lovely Chinese spice tastes, Shanghai-style shrimp, 7 p.m., NeMar Noulles, $60.
Cajun Cafe: Learn how to cook authentic Louisiana cuisine in a fun-filled, spirited class. Roasted spring vegetable soup, Cajun orzo shrimp salad, crawfish etouffee, bananas Foster, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Stock Pot, $45.
Paella Dinner: Paella Mixta - the famous dish of Spain, 7 p.m., NeMar Noulles, $80.
Ciao Italia! Breaded veal cutlets with an olive caper relish, baked fennel with prosciutto, risotto with spinach, 7 p.m., NeMar Noulles, $60.
Breakfast: Come learn new and flavorful ways to start your day, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Akin's, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Three special soups: Hands-on class, ending with sit-down tasting of everything. Microwave potato and cabbage soup, special parsnip and carrot soup. "Pink" soup - kids love it, 1-5 p.m., Joyce Jackson, $45.
Evening of Wine and Roses: Mozzarella cheese bread, cocktail meatballs with red wine, classic creamy chicken Marsala with carrots Cointreau, hot fruit wine compote served over vanilla bean ice cream, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Stock Pot, $45.
Mommy/Daddy and Me - We Can Cook! Quesadillas, 4-6 p.m., class size limited to six pairs with kids 7-12 years old, Urban Kitchen, $60.
Perfect Roast Chicken: Roast it, cut it up and create a couple of sides to go with it, 6-8 p.m., Urban Kitchen, $50.
Hands-on English High-Tea Cooking Class: Learn to make never-fail pastry, tarts, lemon curd, Scotch shortbread, scones and special tea sandwiches (watercress, cucumber and pressed tongue sandwiches - which taste like cold roast beef). Class ends with sit-down High Tea, 1-5 p.m., Joyce Jackson, $45.
Never Enough Thyme, cooking with herbs: Mozzarella cheese bread, Italian green herbed salad served with a side of crostini with herbed butter, savory herbed roast beef paired with garlic herbed mashed potatoes, lavender panna cotta with balsamic strawberries with dollops of liqueur-flavored whipped cream, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Stock Pot, $45.
Original Print Headline: Cooking classes offer twists on favorites
- Akin's, 7807 E. 51st St., 918-663-4137
- Joyce Jackson, English cooking, 918-743-6031, firstname.lastname@example.org
- NeMar Noulles Cooking Class, 1719 S. Detroit Ave., 918-583-7893, email@example.com
- Stock Pot, 7223 E. 41st St., 918-627-1146, tulsaworld.com/stockpot
- Urban Kitchen, 1635 E. 15th St., 918-381-8947, tulsaworld.com/urbankitchen
Learn to use an old ingredient in a new way during the Pasta Perfecto! class Monday at Akin's. Tulsa World file