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Join us in The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market for a culinary experience that celebrates New England fishermen and seafood and Massachusetts wineries. This event is hosted in partnership with Red's Best and will be paired with wine tastings from the Massachusetts Wine Shop.
Take a journey through traditional raw preparations of locally-caught seafood. Enjoy two distinct recipes. The first, from Peru, features delicately sliced white fish, marinated in citrus juice, chilies and herbs. And the other, from Spain, mixes fresh fish with lemon, olive oil, and fresh herbs. Top the class off with a Hawaiian treat made from sweet and savory marinated tuna, green onion, and sesame seeds on a bed of rice. Phew—we’re hungry just writing this!
In this special workshop, Chef Jen Heilig will lead the class through preparing three seasonal, chilled seafood appetizers, while also educating attendees about different local species, sustainable fisheries, and buying seasonally.
While you’re learning about and eating these raw delicacies, the Boston Public Market’s local wine expert will pour tastes of three different wines from Massachusetts wineries.
Jennifer Heilig is a trained chef, culinary educator, and owner of For The Table cooking school. She has cooked professionally for over 15 years. Jen teaches group, private, and corporate cooking classes in and around Boston, Massachusetts. Cooking has been Jen’s lifelong passion. After graduating from Smith College, she dove into the kitchen life as the personal chef for a college president for several years. Work in the business world followed, but cooking remained a central part of her life, and she eventually left her desk job to focus on food. She graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts with high honors and received the school’s Julia Child Award. She has worked at a number of restaurants in and around Boston and on Cape Cod, including Legal Harborside and State Street’s executive dining room. Jen founded For The Table cooking school to bring hands-on classes to home cooks of all levels. Her mission is to help people enjoy cooking and to cook at home more often. Her classes range from cooking techniques and fundamentals to ingredient- and cuisine-focused favorites. She is proud to be part of the Boston Public Market community and to teach and cook in The KITCHEN with the fresh, local bounty of New England.