Designed to Help People Make Most Out of Home Dining
Instead of the same old turkey leftovers, how about a homemade turkey pot pie, or turkey on wheat with melted baby Swiss, arugula, avocado, smoked paprika and garlic mayonnaise? For dessert, perhaps a deep-dish, dark chocolate pie with heavy cream, butter and amaretto.
New recipes, creative twists on traditional dishes and time-saving tips are the focus of an expanded culinary instruction program to help the public make the most of home holiday cooking and entertaining.
"We've designed the classes to help our guests enhance their knowledge, techniques and kitchen skills specifically for the busy holiday season," says Troy Camacho, chef and director of Casual Gourmet, a recreational cooking program offered at ECPI University's School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV).
"These are very hands-on classes where students will be able to go home and make what they've just learned," Chef Camacho says. "In addition to fresh new ideas, we'll examine preparation techniques, safe storage of leftovers and simple time-saving tips, such as keeping the oven closed and how to prepare food well ahead of time."