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Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Winter in New England Comfort Foods

Thursday, December 19
6-8PM

When
Thursday, December 19
6-8PM

Cost
Member: $90;
Nonmember: $72;


Contact
appletonfarms@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

Directions to Appleton Farms

Category
Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops

The best part of winter in New England is cozying up to a warm fire with a hearty, home-cooked meal! Learn how to create traditional, warming recipes that are easy to recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen. Why bundle up and battle the elements to eat out, when you have the skills to create a three-course meal at home?

In this lively, hands-on cooking class you will learn how to utilize the produce and products of local farmers and artisans. Guided by Chef Cleo, you will create an exciting three-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your expertise in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles.

Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking! See below the dates, times and menus.

Menu:

  • Warm kale, squash, and wheatberry salad with tahini vinaigrette 
  • Cheesy scalloped potatoes featuring Appleton Farms heavy cream and Pinnacle cheese
  • Seared Appleton Farms Skirt Steak with Garlic and Rosemary
  • Honey Apple Almond Cake with powdered sugar 

This menu can be made vegetarian. Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate gluten free or vegan preferences. Please email appletonfarms@thetrustees.org with dietary preferences or allergies.

Our hands-on cooking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:

  • Each class is centered on the local, seasonal farmers, so menus may change slightly based on what’s available the day of the event.
  • During each class, you’ll learn 2 or 3 recipes working as a group. Class sizes are small; usually 8-12 people per class.
  • Classes are usually between 2 hours long, unless otherwise noted.
  • Please be prepared to be on your feet, standing at a table, and cooking for the duration of class.
  • We recommend comfortable, non-slip, and closed-toe shoes.

Tickets: $72 for Trustees member and $90 for Non-Trustees Members. 

About Chef Cleo Bell

Cleo was born and raised in Washington, DC. She attended McGill University in Montreal and has a BA in Cultural Anthropology. After graduating, she moved back to DC and began working at local restaurants, such as Againn, a British Isles-inspired gastro-pub and Komi, a high-end Mediterranean restaurant. She has spent 2 summers as the Head Chef for the Hog Island National Audubon Society summer camp in Maine, working with local farms to bring fresh food to the Island and to happy campers. Cleo is thrilled to have the opportunity to cook and teach at Boston Public Market, with the whole Market to source from and the whole of Boston to serve.
At first glance, it might seem a strange road from cultural anthropology to cooking, but food and cooking are integral to the expression and transference of culture. As they say: culture begins at the table. By concentrating on serving local, sustainable foods, Cleo hopes to elevate the experience of the diner and to make a positive impact on the local food community.

This event is part of the Appleton Cooks! program. For more information about Appleton Cooks! and similar events please click here.

When
Thursday, December 19
6-8PM

Cost
Member: $90;
Nonmember: $72;


Contact
appletonfarms@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich, MA

Directions to Appleton Farms

Category
Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops







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