Basic Knife Skills I

Title: Basic Knife Skills I
Location: Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: Learn the most basic and important culinary skill: how to peel, chop, pare and cut like a pro.

Dates:

Tuesday April 14th at 7pm
Tuesday May 12th at 7pm

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Basic Knife Skills I Jan27

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Gift Certificates Available

Give the Gift of Cooking!
The Cooking School at Irwin Street is offering  Gift Certificates, so drop us a line.  You can purchase them in any denomination, or number of classes, and give them to whomever you’d like!

Email us at IrwinStreetCooks@gmail.com for more information, or to purchase your Gift Certificates.

If you’re interested in a Gift Certificate that gives “Entry for Two”, it covers two people in any class for just $150, click “Buy Now” below. You will be taken to a Secure PayPal Checkout page. Once payment is made, we will create the Gift Certificate and email it to you, along with detailed instructions on how they will use it to choose and book whichever class they want.

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Chef Tony

DSC_0242With roots planted deep in the soil of Sicily, Chef Tony grew up in the school of Grandma Rose. Given the job of stirring the sauce at the age of three, he mastered the family traditions and within him grew the passion he shares with his students today. The annual visits to extended family in Italy fuels his “foodie” nature and desire to prepare all things healthful, nutritious and delizioso!

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Holiday Side Dishes

Title: Holiday Side Dishes
Location: the Cooking School at Irwin Street
Description: 

In this class, you learn how to prepare various Traditional Holiday Side Dishes, including:
Squash Casserole, Green Bean Almondine, and Cranberry Apple Crisp.

Date: Friday, November 14th at 7pm
Friday, December 12th at 7pm

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Holiday Side Dishes Oct19

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Holiday Appetizers

Title: Holiday Appetizers
Location: the Cooking School at Irwin Street
Description:

In this class, you learn how to prepare and bake Holiday Appetizers:
Baked Brie with Almonds, Rosemary and Brandied Cherries,
Four Seed Cheddar Triangles,
Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear
and Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix.

Date: Thursday, Nov 20th at 7pm
Thursday, Dec 18th at 7pm

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Holiday Appetizers Oct19

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Mother, May I Make Sauce?

sauceTitle: Mother, May I Make Sauce?
Location: Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen

Description:  Yes, you may! We will make the five sauces of classical cuisine and consider 21st century applications…you won’t wanna go back to the stuff in a jar. We’ll take stock of stock employing a shortcut or two (who’s got time to brown bones??), use fresh ingredients wherever possible, make a few proteins and vegetables on which to sauce, and enjoy sampling what we made. BYO wine if you wish!

Dates:
Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm

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Mother, May I Make Sauce? Sep20

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Better Than Bottled Herbs

herbsBetter Than Bottled Herbs

Shake up your thinking about herbs. Enjoy fresh flavors with fresh ideas on how to use them. Never tasted tarragon? You won’t be able to say that after this class. We’ll make some nosh and get you started on growing herb garden.

Date:
Thursday, September 18th at 7pm

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Better Than Bottled Herbs Sep10

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Huddle up… it’s TAILGATE TIME!!!

tailgateTitle: Huddle up… it’s TAILGATE TIME!!!
Location:Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen

Description: Kickoff the football season with some razzle-dazzle recipes. Bring your beer, your wine, and your friends for some pre-season practice…no matter whose your team…we’ll celebrate our love for the parking lot party. Ditch the dogs…great tailgate starts with a great plan. We’ll talk tips, but mostly we’re about the cooking and eating. (Did I say BYO??) Chillin’ while we’re grillin’…how ’bout some wings?? Bacon wrapped shrimp, my own stuffed tenderloin sandwich, chips, dips and more! There will be plenty of participation as we bring together an awesome spread. Are you ready for some football???

 

Dates:
Saturday, September 13th at 3pm
Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm

 

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Huddle up… it’s TAILGATE TIME!!! Sep03

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Smokin’ Hot

Title: Smokin’ Hot
Location: Cooking School at Irwin Street Patio
Description:

Sample Menu:
Shrimp Kabobs on Asian Salad
Stuffed Jalapenos
Ribs
Chicken
Potato Salad

Outline

Principles of Smoking
Types of Smokers
Types of Smoking Woods
“How to” Basics
Timing to smoke multiple items for a full menu!

Dates:
Saturday, August 23rd at Noon
Saturday, September 20th at Noon

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Smokin’ Hot Sep02

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JD Rothschild Gourmet Chocolates

chocolateSip a glass of champagne, learn the difference between Hershey’s and Valrhona and make your own chocolate delights which might include mousse, chocolate covered bacon, truffles and cordials. Each instructor adds a special spin and then of course there is Jake’s Ice Creams at the end (chocolate or your choice)

Scheduled Dates:

Tue August 12th at 7pm
Fri August 22nd at 7pm

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JD Rothschild Gourmet Chocolates Jul01

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Guilty Pleasures

chocolate-mousseTitle: Guilty Pleasures
Location: The Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description:
We all have them…
Instead of whining and moaning and longing and complaining…let’s make ‘em, talk about ‘em and eat ‘em!

We ask that each student submit his or her guilty pleasure following registration so we can try to include them in class. YOU decide what you want to learn in class, so let us know about YOUR guilty pleasure!

Dates:

Wednesday, July 23rd at 7pm

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Guilty Pleasures Jun17

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Singular Sensations – Cooking for One

Title: Singular Sensations – Cooking for One
Location: The Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: (to the tune of A Chorus Line) One…singular sensation…every little meal you make.

One doesn’t have to be loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Au contraire, nos ami! We thinking dining alone is honoring, nurturing and even healing…and with that we’ve created a class that will teach you how to prepare and serve meals and snacks to the person you know best in all the world…YOU.

Learn how to shop, cook and prepare food for now and in the future with a minimum of stress and hassle.

Sample Menu:
Eggplant Parmesan
Meatless Lasagna
Ginger-Lime Chicken Stir-Fry
3-Cheese Mac & Cheese
Your choice of Ice Cream or Joyscream after class.

Date:
Friday, April 4th at 7pm

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Singular Sensations – Cooking for One Mar15

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Breakfast for Dinner! Uhhh… Yeah!

Title: Breakfast for Dinner! Uhhh… Yeah!
Location: The Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description:

Breakfast for Dinner! Uhhh…Yeah!

Stripped from the headlines….”Hilda’s…A Breakfast to Write Home About!” has been receiving stellar reviews from all over the city. So we decided to share some of our secrets with you, as well as some of Hilda’s inspired creations that will make YOUR breakfast the talk of the town.

We have constantly been asked how do we get our Grits, (from our Grits Emporium), to come out so creamy and rich, so we’ve decided to share that little secret, as well as the base of our “Madea’s Buttermilk Waffles”. But we’re taking our Belgian Waffles to a whole new level by making Bacon Pecan Waffles. Uhhmm Uhhmm Delish. How about a side of our famous Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Hilda inspired Candied Bacon and Hash Brown Quiche?

Breakfast for dinner? Uhhh..Yeah!

Date:  
Thursday, April 3rd at 7pm 

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Breakfast for Dinner!  Uhhh… Yeah! Mar14

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Coffee and…

coffeeSit down with Chef Sandy, to learn:

Sat 2/15 @ 10am
Coffee and… Sticky Buns

Sat 2/22 @ 10am
Coffee and… Frittata

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Coffee and… Feb02

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Cooking in Parchment Paper

parchmentPaperCooking In Parchment Paper

En papillote is a classic technique for preparing foods. Learn the ‘how to’ and ‘what with’ to create healthy, flavor packed packets to impress your guests…and clean-up is a breeze!

Date:
Saturday, Dec 28th at 3pm
Tuesday, Jan 21st at 7pm

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Cooking in Parchment Paper Dec15

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