Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Help feed those in need by taking Simple Abundance Cooking Classes!

Times are tough for everyone, but some are hurting more than others. To support those without food to eat, you can take cooking classes through the Food Bank's Simple Abundance series. 100% of the proceeds go to Atlanta's Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank!

Not only will you be doing good for the community, but you'll be learning from some of Atlanta's top chefs. Can't beat that!

Monday, February 23
Spice It Up!
Chef Ian Winslade of Spice Market
The Cook's Warehouse - Midtown
($55, 7-9 p.m. Demonstration & Tasting)

With a global cuisine inspired by the vibrant street life of Southeast Asia, Spice Market has become quite popular. Tonight Chef Winslade will inspire you spice up your cooking by showing participants how to prepare such dishes as Chicken Samosas with Cilantro Yogurt, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Cream and Basil, Steamed Snapper with Mushrooms and Chinese Condiment, and Valhrona Chocolate Mousse. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributor's and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Location: The Cook's Warehouse - Midtown: 549-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta GA 30306

Click here to register and pay online for Spice It Up! class.

Monday, March 9
An Evening with Nava and Modern Southwestern Cuisine
Chef Jesse Perez of Nava
The Cook's Warehouse - Brookhaven
($55, 7-9 p.m. Demonstration & Tasting)

Natural born teacher Chef Perez is back and he’s bringing his passion and enthusiasm for Southwestern cuisine with him. Tonight he’ll demonstrate how to prepare Roasted Poblano Soup with Blue Crab-Serrano Fritter, Cumin Scented Quail Medallions with Apple Wood Bacon Potato Cake, Red Chile Dusted Diver Scallops with Orange-Serrano Broth and Green Chile Pumpkin Seed Sauce, Tre' Chile Spiced Buffalo Ribeye with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Hot Tortilla Sauce, and Double Chocolate 'Cake' with Dulce de Leche and Canela Whipped Cream. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock's Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Location: The Cook's Warehouse - Brookhaven: 4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta GA 30319

Click here to register and pay online for An Evening with Nava and Modern Southwestern Cuisine class.

Monday, March 16
Home Sweet Home
Chef Jef Wright of Home Restaurant & Bar
The Cook's Warehouse - Brookhaven
($55, 7-9 p.m. Demonstration & Tasting)

Ah, there’s no place like home…Home cuisine that is, which consists of delicious fresh farm to table ingredients. With Chef Wright’s help you can bring that same cuisine to your kitchen table. Tonight he demonstrates how to prepare Crab Cake with Brussel Sprout Slaw, Duck Breast with Roasted Parsnips, and Banana Cotta with Vanilla Wafers. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Location: The Cook's Warehouse - Brookhaven: 4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta GA 30319

Click here to register and pay online for Home Sweet Home class.

Monday, March 23
Hands-On Traditional Indian Meal
Chef Archna Becker of Bhojanic
The Cook's Warehouse - Decatur
($65, 7-9:30 p.m. Hands-On & Tasting)

Chef Becker is back but this time you’re getting in on the action! Archna Becker has a passion for and an abundance of knowledge about Indian cuisine which she loves to share and teach. Tonight participants will roll up their sleeves and prepare a meal of Mango Lassi (mango and yogurt smoothie), Rice Pullao with peas (Basmati rice with cumin, cinnamon, and cloves with peas), Yellow Lentils tempered with curry leaves and mustard seeds, Chicken Curry on the bone, Potato and Cauliflower, Chapati bread, and Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

Location: The Cook's Warehouse - Decatur: 108 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur GA 30030

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