Fall into these Tasty Autumn Cooking Classes
August 21, 2008
The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community is featuring a smorgasbord of new culinary workshops this fall.
The flavorful fun gets underway on Monday, Sept. 8, with Floribbean Cuisine, focusing on the exotic intermingling of dishes from Florida and the Caribbean.
Up next on Wednesday, Sept. 17, is Weekend in New England Baking with instructions on how to whip up pan dowdies, cobblers and other sweet treats indigenous to the Northeast.
Just in time for tailgating season is Game Time Goodies on Thursday, Oct. 9, featuring cream-filled footballs, dessert pizza, cheesecake on a stick and other novel desserts to accompany pigskin repasts.
Hearty food aficionados can learn all about such down home favorites as fried catfish with hushpuppies, Hoppin' John (black eyed peas with salt pork) and other Dixie delights with Deep South Cooking, Monday, Oct. 13.
On the opposite end of the dietary spectrum, low-fat eating gets even easier with Clean, Simple, Healthy on Monday, Nov. 10, with an emphasis on reduced or non-fat sauces, coulis (vegetable purees) and dishes with lower fat proteins.
Pie in the Sky, Wednesday, Nov. 12, will feature detailed instruction on the basics of crusts, individual serving pies, crème brulee and other classical baked goods.
Groups of friends who love to cook together can prepare an elegant sit-down dinner under the guidance of an ACA chef educator with the Friday Night Dinner Club, to debut in September. The ACA will provide hors d'oeuvres and dessert; participants will prepare the main course. Attendees may bring their own wine. Cost is $75 a person. Call to schedule.
Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas is Holiday Hors d'oeuvres, Monday, Dec. 8, focusing on stress-free menu planning, preparation of elegant dips, exotic condiments such as tapenade, prosciutto and Fontina cheese fritters and more.
Yuletide gets even yummier with an international twist in European Christmas Dessert Specialties, Thursday, Dec. 11, with Buche de Noel (French yule logs), German holiday cookies, Berliner wreaths and other treats from across the pond.
All classes take place 6-9 p.m. The fee is $65 per workshop.
The ACA is at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information, call (609) 343-4829, or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.