Dear Friends

The February through early June classes are posted. Of particular interest: 
  • Six Junior Chefs classes scheduled between February and April 
  • Chez Francois Wine Dinner March 13 
  • Now in its 16th year, the popular COOKS HERB GARDEN with Marcia and Jody Frimel from Mill Hollow Nursery on May 21. 
  • Bread Workshops, Knife Skills, Pasta, Stocks, and more!  

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KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL II Cooking Techniques Every Cook Should Know 
Tuesday , February  3, 2015   6:30-9:00PM

Whether you've been cooking your whole life and need to brush up on the basics, or you're just getting to know your way around the kitchen, these helpful tips and techniques will help your everyday cooking. We will learn about the concepts of ‘carry-over cooking’ (never overcook meat again), why resting meat maximizes juiciness, the truth about marinades (they do not tenderize a tough cut of meat) the importance of salt in many ways (brining, marinades). Learn how to temper eggs (crème brûlée), a ‘panade’ keeps ground meat tender (meatballs) Perfect Breading (3-step process) sautéing meats, and how to Flambé with alcohol (Bananas Foster). You will sample many dishes in class.
A MAN, A PAN and A PLAN: Cooking for your Sweetheart, A Valentine Dinner  2 seats open 
Tuesday , February  10, 2015   6:00-9:00PM

Cooking instructor George Soos brings back his popular Hands-On cooking class for MEN ONLY. Looking for a new twist to entertain your sweetheart on Valentine's Day? Join me in the kitchen to prepare an elegant dinner for two. Every romantic evening begins with a cocktail: she’ll enjoy the sweet & tart Grapefruit Supreme (with or without alcohol), an appetizer of Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Learn how to roast and serve the Perfect Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce and luscious Cauliflower, Broccoli Boursin Gratin. Dessert is a simple Champagne Berry Trifle that she won’t believe you put it together. You provide the candlelight; George will coach you through the planning and prep.  

Best Wishes for a wonderful 2015!
Marcia DePalma and Staff

Come Experience Laurel Run!
Regardless of a persons skills or experience, anyone can learn something new and enjoy the rewards of fine cooking. Every class conducted at Laurel Run offers valuable cooking techniques and tips and appeal to all levels of cooking experience. The staff of experienced, knowledgeable cooking instructors and chefs will increase your cooking knowledge each time you are here. You not only go home with recipes, but you have the opportunity to taste, discover and understand new flavors and enjoy the delicious food prepared in class.

Laurel Run's Mission Statement
Our mission statement at Laurel Run Cooking School is to educate, excite and entertain. We want our students to learn new skills and gain confidence in the kitchen, we want them to go home excited about cooking, and we want to them to have fun! We are proud of our informative classes that are conducted in a down-to-earth, friendly atmosphere.

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