Monday, November 16, 2009

Great December Classes at Cookology

We've got a great lineup of fun and educational classes this December!

We're kicking off the month with one outrageously tasty week of BACON, followed by a week of SKILLS classes and HOLIDAY COOKING & ENTERTAINING sessions to get you prepped for the season!

Check out the classes below and click the links to sign up!

Bacon Week
Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Nov. 29
Baking Breads with Bacon
Everything is better with bacon - even bread! Learn to make three savory, delicious breads with our professional pastry chef Brad Spates.

Twice Baked Potato and Bacon Biscuits
Sweet Bacon Cornbread
Pork Belly and Onion Bread

Decadent Hors d'Oeuvres
Fool proof your next cocktail, dinner or potluck party with these delicious bites of bacon - real crowd pleasers!

Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese with Bacon Cognac Butter

Bacon and Oven Roasted Corn Gougeres

Bacon and Carmelized Onion Pizzetas

Crazy Bacon!
Fun class to take with friends!
Go crazy with bacon! This is a great class where you'll learn three outrageously tasty and fun ways to make bacon! MENU
Candied Bacon

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Chicken Fried Bacon

Nov. 30
Baking with Bacon!
Bacon isn't just a savory treat - add it to your sweets for a truly delicious dessert!

French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes

Five Layer Bacon Chocolate Bar

Maple Syrup and Bacon Mousse

Dec. 3
Homemade Pizzas
Learn to make perfect pizzas at home! Not only will you learn to create fool proof crusts, in honor of BACON WEEK we're topping the pizzas with delicious bacon and pancetta! These pizzas are great for a quick, tasty meal at home, and fancy enough to serve as hors d'oeuvres or entrees at your next party!

White Pizza with Pancetta, Broccoli and Fontina

Potato, Bacon and Carmelized Shallot and Sour Cream Pizza

Oyster Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Rosemary Pizza

Dec. 5
All About Bacon & Eggs
Kick your breakfasts up a notch with what else...BACON! Plus get schooled in creating perfect eggs.

Bacon, Fontina and Zucchini Quiche

Southwest Black Bean and Bacon Omelet
Bacon, Spinach and Gruyere Bread Pudding

Skills Week
Dec. 6 - Dec. 12

Dec. 6
Mastering Pastries

In this class we'll teach you how to create perfect Pate a Choux - a delicious and versatile light pastry dough.

Chocolate Eclairs
Paris-Brest (Baked Almond-Topped Choux Pastry Ring filled with Praline Flavored Buttercream)
Cheddar Dill Savory Puffs

Handmade Pastas & Homemade Sauces
Learn to make pasta from scratch! You'll be amazed how fresh and delicious homemade pasta is - and how easily you can create it at home! You'll make three kinds of pasta and pair them with versatile sauces for perfect pasta any time.
Classic Spaghetti with Tangy Tomato Sauce
Butternut Squash-Ricotta Ravioli with Sage Butter
Fennel and Sausage Linguine with Dried Tomato Rouille

Classic Pies & Tarts
Great class to prep for the holidays!
In this class pastry chef Brad Spates will teach you the basics of creating delicious pies and tarts at home. He'll cover two types of pie crust: mealy dough and a flaky dough - for endless possibilities of both savory and sweet pies and tarts. Brad will then demonstrate proper techniques for assembling and baking pies and tarts, then you'll try your hand at creating three classics!
American Apple Pie
French Lemon Tart
Decadent Chocolate Pie

Dec. 7
Homemade Breads

Learn to make classic breads at home! Professional pastry chef Brad Spates will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to know to create perfect breads from scratch.

Classic Crusty Baguette
French Turnstine Rolls

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Dec. 8
Intermediate Fondant Decoration

Learn to decorate like a pro! Professional pastry chef Brad Spates will teach you techniques to create beautifully decorated baked goods at home.

Intermediate Cake Frosting Techniques
How to Cover a Cake with Fondant
Three Dimensional Decoration Techniques
Sculpted Fondant Techniques
Gum Paste Techniques

Techniques Workshop: Searing, Roasting, Pan Sauces & More!
Join us for this skills workshop where you'll perfect your culinary techniques and make three dishes from scratch!

Searing Meats
Roasting Meats
Sauteeing Vegetables

Creating Pan Sauces
Rice Cooking Basics
Knife Skills


Stuffed Pork Loin with Spicy Applesauce

Steamed Saffron Rice

Asparagus with Sweet Almonds

Dec. 9
French Cooking: Seafood Fabrication & Preparation

Master seafood! Make one classic recipe from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, plus one with a modern twist!

Mussels a la Mariniere (Wine Steamed Mussels)
Tilapia a la Provencale (Tilapia with Tomatoes and Herbs)

Dec. 10
Sushi 101

This hands-on class will cover sushi roll basics. We will talk discuss and practice all the techniques you need to know to make your own sushi at home!
California Roll

Spicy Tuna Roll with Wasabi Soy Dipping Sauce

Green Scallion Veggie Roll

Dec. 10
Knife Skills

Learn about knife construction, care, and handling - then get hands-on practice with veggies, fruits and herbs!

In this class we'll cover boning, trussing, butchering, stuffing, and of course...eating! In addition to practicing each skills hands-on, we'll also make THREE distinct and delicious dishes!

Chardonnay Braised Chicken with Cippolini Onions

Paprika-Yogurt Roast Chicken Breast with Fresh Scallion Sambal

Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Lemon Caper Butter

Holiday Cooking & Entertaining Week
Dec. 13 - Dec. 19

Dec. 13
Christmas Cookie Making Workshop
Make your holidays festive with beautiful (and tasty!) holiday cookies! These make great gifts and are the perfect sweet treat at any cocktail or dinner party. A fun class to take with family and friends!

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies with Festive Holiday Icing

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies for Santa

Lebkuchen Cookies (Gingerbread Men Cookies)

Perfectly Peppermint Desserts
Peppermint is a holiday favorite, but it doesn't have to be limited to candy canes! Our pro pastry chef will teach how to kick your desserts up a notch with yummy peppermint for truly festive treats!

Decadent Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Frosting

Peppermint Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce

Fluffy Peppermint Marshmallows

Baking Skills: Christmas Morning Treats
Surprise your family with delicious treats this Christmas morning! You'll learn how to make perfectly moist coffee cakes, breakfast breads, and sweet scones from our professional pastry chef Brad Spates!

Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake
Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts
Gingerbread Raisin Scones

Dec. 14
Make Your Own Holiday Gifts
Makes gift giving easy - with a personalized, tasty touch!
Join our professional pastry chef to make delicious treats that are perfect for your holiday gifts!
Butterscotch Pecan Shortbread
Sweet and Spicy Caramel Corn
Chocolate Sable Cookies with Sea Salt

Dec. 15

Jewish Holiday Cuisine
Make your feast fantastic! Our professional chef will teach you the art of creating traditional Jewish dishes. A great class to take with family and friends!

Classic Matzoh Ball Soup
Tzimmes (Honey Glazed Carrots)

Latkes with Apple Sauce and Sour Cream

Dec. 19
Perfect Christmas Breakfast
Surprise your family with a delicious breakfast this season! These delicious morning dishes are the perfect way to wake up on Christmas morning - or any time of year!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Eggnog French Toast with Cranberry-Orange Compote
Cinnamon Spiced Apples
Maple-Pepper Oven Baked Bacon Strips

New Year's Cocktail Party Foods
Your cocktail party or pot luck will be a hit when you serve these impressive dishes! Learn to make three from scratch.

Salmon Rillettes on Pumpernickel with Caper Mayonnaise
Bloody Mary Marinated Black Tiger Shrimp
Mini Beef Wellington Puffs

3 Course Christmas Dinner Primer
Impress your family and friends with a gourmet meal! You'll learn how to make your Christmas dinner from scratch from our professional chef - plus get valuable tips on meal planning, timing tips, and ideas for other delicious holiday dishes. A complete prep course in under two hours!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Creme Fraiche and Caviar
Beef Wellington with Roasted Vegetables
Croissant Bread Pudding with Decadent White Chocolate

Questions? Need help registering for a class?
Feel free to e-mail us at or give us a call at the store (703) 433.1909.

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