cooking class

yesterday was my first cooking class (first in a series of three).

i had a lot of fun. i didn't actually cook, but i learned a lot... cooking takes so much creativity... creativity that i'm lacking. uuuffff.


at any rate, learned how to make:
parsnip and leek soup with (homemade) croutons
barley and wild rice
chicken stuffed with... stuffing... shit. what was it??? damn. i forgot already.
and apple pie with this crumb topping. and pecans... i nearly had an orgasm.

i'm going to have to try these recipes out... i hope i don't fuck them up. poor steve. always the guinea pig.

oh! the stuffing was portobello (portabella?) mushroom, pancetta, and parmesan cheese.


Blogger Nina said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your class. Don't worry I have faith in you. If you do have a kitchen mishap you could always put me on your speed dial.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

P.S. You wouldn't by chance be teaching a typing class in the near future, would you?

11:15 AM  
Blogger grace said...

i'll teach you how to type if you teach me how to cook... deal? :)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Definitely! :)

12:14 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I saw the title of this post, then the picture of the guinea pig, and I thought it was going to be about cooking guinea pigs.

Gross, you think, but don't knock it. Guinea pigs are just another rodent-pet, like rabbits, that just happen to be edible. They are eaten quite frequently in Bolivia and other parts of South America. I worked for an organization that teaches food/agriculture self-reliance in these countries. I was their illustrator, so I got to draw all kinds of strange things. Perhaps my favorite was the long series of illustrations on how to raise, kill, peel, and cook a guinea pig. You start by bashing it on the the head. Then you drain the blood, take off the fur and separate the meat. Some of my drawings looked a bit gruesome, with bowls of blood and skinless pets.

That was a fun job.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Kis Lee said...

mmmmm...apple pie.

so what's with the cooking class? I should take one. I'm a decent cook but not great. I want to learn how to make desserts.

1:24 PM  
Blogger J. said...

Jeremy -- icky. Bleck. Ick.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Mel Mega said...

I'm glad that you are enjoying your cooking class! Do you mind if I ask where you are taking them? That makes a great gift for your girlfriends, too. Then you get to spend time and learn to cook. There is a place in the LBC that matches wine with the cooking, it is so much fun! And I know Williams-Sonoma has classes that are fun, too. Now I want to take classes!!

3:32 PM  
Blogger grace said...

MM: it is fun... i'm taking it at a fine arts center nearby. if you're interested, i'll email you the location. i'd rather not post it here. heh.


4:03 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Hey, free lessons here! Hmmm...maybe I should start teaching. I wonder if I would be any good at that.

Umm...I don't cook any rodents though,sorry.

4:50 PM  

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