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Day 2: Veggies, Herbs & Spices

- Lecture about the Health Benefits of Veggies, Herbs & Spices

- Short lesson about growing herbs indoors

- Take a Field Trip to Granet Spice Market

- Ratatouille(yes made famous by the film, but few of us seem to know what this dish really is. We'll show you this classic French dish, kicked up Texas style!)

- Thai Green Curry with Crispy Tofu (lemongrass, Thai basil, cilantro, garlic, lime, so fresh and fragrant!)

- Grilled Mushroom Fettucine (once you try oyster, shitake, and cremini's this way, you will never want to cook them any differently)

- Sauteed Fennel and Cherry Tomatoes (with kalamata olives, white wine, and thyme)

- Herb identification and choosing

- Spice identification and choosing

In partnership with Finca Tres Robles, Well Done Cooking Classes is happy to offer a Farm Encounters experience at Houston's local urban farm.

This class is a part of our Homeschool Field Trip series which includes:

Day 1: Technique Basics 

- Lecture about Moist VS Dry Cooking Methods

- Kitchen Equipment 101 (Pressure Cooker VS Instant Pot, Blow Torch, Cast Iron Pans, Tinfoil VS Parchment)

- Short interactive lesson about Browning VS Sautéeing

- Take a trip to Connie Seafood Market to learn 'How-To Purchase Salmon & Scallops'

- Execute Braised Short Ribs, Marinated Pork In Apricot Sauce, Southern Fried Chicken, Traeger Grill-Smoked Salmon, Pan Seared Scallops

 

Day 2: Veggies, Herbs & Spices

- Lecture about the Health Benefits of Veggies, Herbs & Spices

- Short lesson about growing herbs indoors

- Take a Field Trip to Granet Spice Market

- Execute Ratatouille, Fennel & Tomatoes, Fettuccine al Funghi & Thai Curry

 

Day 3: Nutrition/Food Distribution/Other topics

Lecture about a Nutrition, Eating Local, and Food Distribution

- Take a Field Trip to Finca Tres Robles

 

Day 4: Eggs

- Lecture about Eggs

- What are eggs?

- How to cook eggs

- Eggs in different cultures/applications

- History of eggs

- Short interactive food science experiment (isolating egg whites with rubbing alcohol - cant be eaten but a really fun experiment!)

- Execute Poached Eggs, Tortilla Espagnole, Ham & Cheese Crepes, Chocolate Souffle

 

Day 5: Baking 101 

- Lecture about baking; fats, sweeteners, salt, eggs, moisture, leavening agents, and flours.

- The science behind the chemical reactions happening

- Short interactive microwave cake experiment (leave out ingredients and see the difference)

- Execute Pizza, Cookies, Banana Bread and Cinnamon Rolls

HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?

Approximately 3 hours

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

This class can accommodate diets that are: 

Vegetarian

Pork-Free

What Is Your Age Restriction Policy?

AGE RESTRICTIONS

At this time children under the age of 12 are NOT allowed to participate in ANY of our classes. No exceptions.

If you would like to enroll a teenager in one of our classes, a parent or guardian must be in attendance with him/her. He/she may ONLY attend baking classes, cooking fundamentals classes, and Saturday morning or afternoon classes.

PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF OUR EVENING CLASSES. All classes are BYOB and persons under the age of 18 MAY NOT attend evening classes - PERIOD. If anyone under the age of 18 arrives for an evening class, he/she will not be allowed to participate and monies will not be refunded.