Culinary Adventures



Basic French Cuisine
Learn the basics of French cuisine while making Poulet saute’ avec tomate concasse et champignons or Sauteed chicken with tomato concasse and mushrooms. How to saute’ properly, how to create and use tomato concasse, how to make and use a demi-glace and how to create a pan reduction will all be covered. Understanding the basics will set you off to a creative pursuit of culinary delights. Cuisine Bienvenue a’ Francaise!  This class uses the Industrial Kitchen at the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) located at 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA. (3 hours) $69
10/12                3:00pm - 6:00pm                 R              OFF            GIORDANO
PER 798 80               17219

Basic Italian Cuisine
What makes a good Italian sauce? How do meats effect the flavor profile of a sauce? How can you vary the flavor profile with ingredients, herbs and spices? What are the variations on a basic sauce? Learn the basics of creating a solid, flavorful sauce that will have you saying “better than any restaurant or supermarket sauce I have ever tasted”. We will go over the basic ingredients and talk about variations and then you can proceed to create your sauce. We will also put together meatballs in various ways and add sausage as well. If you prefer a vegetarian approach we can talk about meatless sauces. Adding pasta to the discussion in terms of cooking time, using the starch water for flavor, par-cooking and holding will expand your abilities to save time and avoid hassles. Benvenuto a Cottura Italina!  This class uses the Industrial Kitchen at the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) located at 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA. (3 hours) $69
11/16               3:00pm - 6:00pm                   R                 OFF                    GIORDANO
PER 799 80             17220


Trick or Treat Cake Decorating
Are you having or going to a Halloween party, well in this class you will be making a spooky dessert ready for its film debut. You will learn how to make a Halloween themed 3-Dimentional cake. Learn the basic ins and outs of working with fondant for that realistic look everyone’s going crazy for. The class will cover dying, rolling out and laying fondant properly on your 3D cakes, complete with fondant accents. The materials fee of $15 (cash or check payable to the instructor) due on the first day, will cover all the supplies needed for the class. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meeting House, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. All participants must register by or before Friday, October 20, 2017. (3 hours) $39
10/25                   5:30pm - 8:30pm                     W                  OFF                 SAVINO
PER 771 33                    16649

Intro to Cake Decorating
Learn the art of cake decorating in this introduction course. Everything from frosting a cake perfectly smooth to piping intricate borders and making frosting roses will be covered. Each student will take home a fully decorated cake. Maybe one day you could be just like Food Networks and TLC’s top cake decorators. Everything is provided for in the cost of the supply fee of $20 (cash or check payable to the instructor) due at the first class.  This course takes place at the Middlesex Meeting House, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. All participants must register by or before Friday, November 3, 2017. (3 hours) $39
11/08                      5:30pm - 8:30pm                  W                    OFF                    SAVINO
PER 773 33                   16651


Coolest Holiday Cookies
Come learn how to make your own homemade theme cookies. Decorate them with a cool stained glass candy look, goodies and royal icing. Take home recipes and ideas with the knowledge of the newest trend in cookie decorating. These cookies have breath taking colors that are perfect for a gift, party or to just wow your guests. The supply fee of $20 (cash or check payable to instructor) due on the first day of class, will cover all the supplies needed all you have to do is just show up and enjoy. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meeting House, 294 Concord Road, Billerica, MA. All participants must register by or before Friday, November 24, 2017. (6 hours) $69
11/29 - 12/06                  5:30pm - 8:30pm                W                    OFF                  SAVINO
PER 772 33                     16650

Southern BBQ
Real barbecue is wood-smoked—we’re not talking burgers and hotdogs. Blue Ribbon BBQ chef David Schaefer will teach the essentials for making the real thing. We’ll learn about the right cuts of meat, sauces, and seasonings to prepare world class, fall-off-the-bone barbecue. We’ll sample Memphis-style spareribs, Carolina-style pulled pork, and Texas beef brisket. Learn how to prepare these meats and some of the side dishes that complement them. We’ll learn how to make marinades, rubs, brines, and sauces, and find out which ingredients are used for long, slow barbecue vs. high-temp grilling. This class will be mostly lecture and demo with some hands-on practice. (Real barbecue takes many hours to prepare, so we won’t complete the entire process.) Handouts will be provided. Price includes cost of food. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (2 hours) $50
10/11                            6:30pm - 8:30pm                           W                     OFF CAMPUS
PER 837 33                        17208

Tapas
These small plates offer a big culinary experience so unique that they have left their mark on the dining experience, with tapas bars and tapas parties! With a wide array of flavors and ingredients, these recipes are fun to create, easy to execute and leave you with a social experience full of culture and flavor. Marinated olives, prepared several ways start us off. Sautéed mushrooms and en tapenade are to follow. We will dine on flavorful beef skewers along with a shrimp dish that includes white beans. A delicately grilled bread and classic patatas bravas will perfectly round out our tapas experience! $25 food fee due to the instructor the night of the class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $30
10/19                         6:00pm - 9:00pm                       R                           OFF CAMPUS
PER 838 33                         17209


Not Your Average Pasta Sauce
Pasta sauce is so much more than your typical tomato based sauce and the rich and creamy Alfredo sauce. Roasted garlic and a balsamic reduction paired with a rustic bread will get us started. Spinach salad with a citrus vinaigrette is a great light new salad option. Pasta with chic peas, pancetta, sage and rosemary is being served up, alongside an orrenchette with broccoli rabe with a hint of rosemary. What about an egg noodle with a roasted butternut squash butter sauce with a hint of cream? $25 food fee due to the instructor the night of the class  This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $30
11/02                          6:00pm - 9:00pm                       R                         OFF CAMPUS
PER 839 33                        17210

Couples Cooking: French
French cuisine is known for its rich flavors and elegant sauces which are perfectly seasoned with the finest of ingredients. “The City of Lights” class will bring romance and passion to your table with simplified French cuisine that is easily prepared for a dining experience that will transport you to a Parisian bistro under The Eiffel Tower. $40 food fee due to the instructor the night of the class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $50
09/28                        6:00pm - 9:00pm                         R                      OFF CAMPUS
PER 840 33                  17211

Couples Cooking: Italian
Italy has given the culinary world a vast array of food & cooking methods/ techniques that have developed into a true passion for the good life. From the rich and hearty flavors of prosciutto di parma, parmigianino-reggiano, balsamic and olive oils good enough to drink to the most beloved comfort foods of pasta tossed in an fresh tomato sauce, grilled bread with home dipping oils/sauces, these recipes will become part of your Italian tradition. Marinated breast of chicken rubbed with Italian herbs, a saute of green beans, homemade infused oils and cheeses of the regions will make for a feast. To the good life, salute! $40 food fee due to instructor the night of the class. This class will take place at Minuteman Technical School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Registration is through Middlesex Community College. (3 hours) $50
10/12                         6:00pm - 9:00pm                           R                      OFF CAMPUS
PER 841 33                      17212

 

 

 

 

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