Late Winter Edible Education
- Started Feb 8Started Feb 8
- 365 US dollars$365
- East Lodgepole Drive
In this 6-week class, students will come away with a deeper connection to our food sources and how they are produced. Students will learn basic gardening skills and how to cook with what they grow! You'll learn how to chop veggies, make delicious sauces, salads, pasta, and more with herbs from our kitchen garden. Over the next 6- weeks, we will travel around the world through food and ingredients and will explore specific regions', their history, and their importance. Menu and Lessons : Week 1: Students will make corn tortillas, roasted squash, beans, and Mexican beef for Tostadas . Students will learn about different agricultural techniques utilized by the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations, including companion-planting corn, beans, and squash. Salsa, guacamole, and plenty of taco toppings will be served as well! Week 2: Students will learn how to make a simple and delicious soup from scratch, and practice their growing knife skills. They will make Creamy Tomato soup with garden Veggies and Basil Oil, and Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Week 3: Students will prepare Greek Chicken Bowls with Herbs from the garden. Students will discuss the theme of seasonality and build their independence in the kitchen by working as a team to identify and divide cooking jobs and coordinate timing as they cook. Week 4: Students learn the seed-to-table cycle by preparing sautéed greens with garlic, and serving them over grains. Students will continue to learn and practice basic knife skills and safety. Week 5: Students will make fried rice and Sesame Chicken using vegetables from the garden. They'll also learn about the agricultural innovations during the Song Dynasty in China that led to a surplus of rice and resulted in major cultural, technological, and scientific developments. Week 6: Students will learn to cook what is in season and make an amazing farm-inspired lunch! We will use the garden as inspiration to guide our menu that students will come up with together! Notes: This class meets for 6-weeks on Tuesday mornings for 2 hours. Students will eat lunch together during the last 20 minutes of class with the food they have prepared. This is a drop-off class with 9 students max.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? Due to the fact that food must be purchased ahead of time for classes and camps, we do not issue refunds. A class exchange may be made for any class up to 3 days before the class date. No refunds, returns, or exchanges will be given 3 days or less before the class date. Meraki reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes. In the event a class is canceled, all students will be notified and full refunds given. For Summer Camps, No refunds, returns or exchanges will be given.
Meraki Cooking School, East Lodgepole Drive, Gilbert, AZ, USA