Summer is the perfect time to be cooking Provençal dishes which make the most of summer’s bounty – tomatoes, beans, garlic, zucchini and eggplant. The style of food is light and flavorful. You will learn skills that will include working with simple yeast and tart doughs, preparing different types of seafood and cooking the perfect hard-boiled egg. The recipes will include such classic dishes as:
Gratin of Zucchini, Tomatoes and Eggplant
Bouillabaisse – a Provencal fish stew with saffron and tomatoes
Walnut and Honey Tart
The Dinner Tonight series is for beginning-to-intermediate level cooks who want to learn recipes that they can recreate at home. Students will prepare both simple weeknight recipes, and also dishes that can be made ahead of time for busy weeks. Each class will focus on basic knife skills and other techniques that make cooking easier and more pleasurable.
All classes will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rocket Restaurant Supply on Ashby Ave. in Berkeley and include lunch. Feel free to bring wine or beer to share with the meal. Each class is $130, or $470 if you sign up for the entire series of four.