Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Healthy Cooking, Wine Edu, & Etiquette Classes in 2010!

To celebrate the New Year, Cookology’s January schedule features cooking classes focused on health and wellness, like our Healthy Meals at Home series, and sessions devoted to teaching students the basics of healthy cooking techniques. There are even special classes for vegetarians, vegans, and those restricted to gluten free diets!

We’ve also got a great lineup of classes on everything from basic skills like Chicken 101 to advanced classes for home chefs such as Cooking with Wine and Mastering Pastries.

All classes are hands-on and 2 hours long. For more information including menus and pricing, visit our registration site.

Check out some of January’s highlights:

Sticking to your New Year's Resolutions will be simple with these how-to guides on healthy eating. In each 2-hour session students will learn to make a quick, easy and healthy meal from scratch, plus learn tips and tricks on cutting calories and boosting flavor!

Saturday, Jan. 2; 2-4pm
New Year’s Resolution: add more fruits and veggies to your diet! This class will teach you how to make bold, flavorful Latin meals that are as healthy as they are delicious!
Grilled Adobo Rubbed Veggie Skewers with Dried Papaya-Mango Salsa
Snapper and Roasted Tomato Ceviche with Chili Dusted Popcorn
Mojo Chicken Breast with Spicy Black Bean Salsa

Learn to make tasty, healthy meals at home! We’re getting our inspiration from some of the most popular diets, then showing you how you can recreate the dishes at home with fantastic results.
Roasted Tilapia with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Olives
Broccoli and Cheddar Frittatas
Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Provençal Chickpea Soup
Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Apricots
Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Almond Cookies)

Healthy Cooking Techniques
Saturday, Jan. 9; 2-4pm
Perfect your techniques and learn to cook healthy at home! This session will focus on grilling, braising, and sautéing for maximum flavor without the calories.

Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Corn Salsa

Chardonnay Braised Chicken with Braised Fennel

Sautéed Pork Loin with Red Grapes and Onions

Sunday, Jan. 10; 11am-1pm
Yes, desserts CAN be healthy! Our professional pastry chef will show you how to create three tasty dessert dishes that are easy on the waistline.
Tropical Dessert Pizza with a Cinnamon Crust
Poached Winter Fruits
Tropical Fruit Consomme

Food allergies and dietary restrictions don't mean the end of delicious, gourmet meals! In these sessions our professional chefs will teach students how to make the most out of the ingredients they use every day.

Sunday, Jan. 3; 5-7pm
Vegans can enjoy decadent, delicious cakes, too! Our professional pastry chef Brad Spates will teach you two make two versions from scratch.
Non Dairy Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Non Dairy Almond Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Monday, Jan. 11; 7-9pm
No wheat? No problem! Pastry chef Brad Spates will teach you how to make cakes that a safe for gluten free eaters.
Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Macaroons
Gluten Free Chocolate Torte with Berries

Cheers to 2010! For novice palettes and wine connoisseurs alike, these classes are devoted to the education and appreciation of fine wine.

Friday, Jan. 8; 7:30-9pm
Young wine prodigy Caser Varela will lead you through an interactive tasting of French and American chardonnays, merlots and cabernets. See how these varietals are the same across continents, and learn to spots the differences, too. Be ready for Cesar’s signature blind taste test at the end of class!

Friday, Jan. 22; 7:30-9pm
Calling all red wine lovers! Learn to tell your cabernets from your merlots in this engaging wine tasting session. Cesar has specifically chosen easy drinking red wines with low tannins – picks perfect for your next dinner or cocktail party!

Saturday, Jan. 23; 7-9pm
Raise a glass to great food and wine! In this hands-on cooking class our executive chef Ian Douglass will show you how to cook with wine using selections from Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Loudoun County’s original winery. Learn to how enhance the subtle flavors of ingredients using wine, how to pick sweet versus dry wines for dishes, and more!

New at Cookology!
Let our professional etiquette consultant teach you how to best foot forward whether at a dinner party, business networking event, or a first date! We'll cover topics like how to avoid mingle-phobia and the art of the graceful escape.

Saturday, Jan. 23; 11am-1pm
In this fun and engaging class you and your children will learn proper conduct at the table (whether at home, at friend's house or in a restaurant), plus the ABC's of proper dining, including formal table settings, silent service code, and more!

Thursday, Jan. 28; 7-9pm
First impressions really do last a lifetime! Let our professional etiquette consultant teach you how to make a successful entrance, initiate a conversation, give a proper introduction and much more.

Questions? Ideas for future classes? Send us an e-mail: info (at) cookologyonline.com or give us a call: (703) 433.1909.

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