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Holiday Boot Camp: Gifts from the Kitchen

Holiday Boot Camp Believe it or not, it’s rapidly approaching: Holiday Season 2016! Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner or the annual neighborhood cocktail party? Don’t panic, our special four-course series will help you win the holidays this year with creative recipes, do-ahead techniques, and tips to take the stress out of holiday cooking and baking. Each class is $130, or $470 if you sign up for the entire series. Classes are held at Rocket Restaurant Resource, 2940 7th Street, Berkeley.

Make your friends and family thoughtful, unique gifts from your own kitchen.  Whether it is candied orange peel or spicy mustard, your handmade gifts will be appreciated. The class will include simple preserving techniques and will also cover packaging your gifts attractively. Each student will take home a selection of the gifts made. The recipes we will make will include such items as:

 

·  Meyer Lemon Curd

·  Whiskey Caramel Sauce

·  Pistachio Cherry Nougat

·  Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel

·  Chocolate Sablés

·  Irish Butter Cookies

·  Almond Rochers

·  Mejool Date & Coconut Chutney

·  Quick Pickles,

We will make Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Pimenton Crème Fraiche and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds for lunch while making our gifts.

 

Earlier Event: November 19
Holiday Boot Camp: Pies and Tarts