A Taste of New Orleans

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A Taste of New Orleans

It’s a bayou dinner party y’all! Come join us for a culinary journey along the bayou as we explore popular New Orleans and Louisiana cuisine.

Learn to prepare delicious Cajun/Creole favorites such as gumbo and etouffee (seasonal), jambalaya, Cajun pastalaya, shrimp/grits and poboys.

Served up with a sultry soundtrack and a side of lagniappe!

Dates:

Saturday, January 14th at 7pm  (Gumbo and Po Boys)

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Paella & Sangria

Title: Paella & Sangria
Location:Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen

Description: “Paella & Sangria” Chef Jake and Chef Sandy will teach you to make some of the best paella w/ chicken salmon and shrimp that you will ever taste. Sandy’s secret Sangria recipe won’t be a secret anymore.


Friday December 9th at 7pm
Friday January 6th at 7pm
Friday January 20th at 7pm

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Soups On!

soup2Soup’s On!
Come join Special Guest Chef Diana Presson Eller for a very special class at Sweet Selma Farms in Historic College Park.   

Get ready to settle in for the chilly winter months to come with an all-access pass to how professional chefs create their best Soups du Jour! You’re invited to learn how to build deep, rich flavor (while saving money!) by creating your own lovely stocks and broths. This class is designed to teach you the fundamentals along with many tricks of the trade employed by farm-to-table chefs. It will have your soup game set and ready to impress; beit for at an elegant dinner party or simply snuggled up for a cozy night in.

Soup’s On! Menu
What’s at the Market today? Tuscan-inspired seasonal vegetable soup
Shrimp bisque
Curried, local, winter squash soup

***I’m Local: This class has been created by a chef-friend of local urban farmers and Georgia Organics certified farmers; it takes a Farm-to-Table and Low-Waste/Low-Carbon Footprint approach to feeding you and yours.

Class Dates:
Saturday October 22nd at 3pm
at Sweet Selma Farms, Historic College Park

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Let’s Party!

champersLet’s Party!
Come join Special Guest Chef Diana for “Let’s Party!” at The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms in Historic College Park.

With the holidays right around the corner now is the perfect time to diversify your hors d’oeuvres portfolio! If you’re hosting a bash, a gala, a shindig or perhaps you just need a last minute alternative to Aunt Fanny’s Velveeta and Rotel in your back pocket — this class is for you. You will learn how to how to cut and arrange crudite and accoutrements, plate like a catering chef and impress your friends, family and co-workers. You will be given a festive champagne cocktail upon arrival (Non-alcoholic version available upon request) but please feel free to BYOB and let’s toast to a low-stress holiday season!

Let’s Party! Menu
Chilled vegetable platter with selection of dips and spreads: hummus, eggplant, boursin, hollandaise
Cured meats and Artisan cheese pairings: to plate or skewer
Crostini & Build Your Own Bruschetta
Champagne cocktail

***I’m Local: This class has been created by a chef-friend of local urban farmers and Georgia Organics certified farmers; it takes a Farm-to-Table and Low-Waste/Low-Carbon Footprint approach to feeding you and yours.

Class Dates:
November 12th at 7pm at Sweet Selma Farms!

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Fall Comfort Foods


Fall Comfort Foods
Fall Comfort Foods, with Chef Cody

Come Join Chef Cody for “Fall Comfort Foods”
Get ready to cozy up for fall with some classic comfort foods. Start with warm, glazed, bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with melty goat cheese. Keep things light and fresh with a hearty kale salad packed with classic Autumn flavors, then dive into creamy butternut squash soup with a hint of smoky spice. Finish things off with sweet + salty caramel apple hand pies and a scoop of Jake’s Ice Cream!

Don’t forget – our classes are usually BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy in class!

Fall Comfort Foods Menu
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Autumn Kale Salad
Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup
Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Date:
Saturday, October 1st at 7pm
Friday, October 21st at 7pm

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About Cody T:
Founder of Cody Uncorked, Cody is a food blogger and full-time digital public relations specialist. She grew up eating home-cooked meals with her family, but didn’t start cooking until she was in college at The University of Georgia. Since graduating, she has continued to share new recipes and techniques through her blog and has been featured by Bon Appétit and Jezebel Magazine. Cody loves to show people how cooking can not only be delicious, but also easy, fun and the perfect way to show people just how much you love them!

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Sweet Selma Farms Kitchen

sweetselmafarmskitchenWe are excited and very proud to announce the addition of a new location for classes!  The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms is now accepting reservations for ALL NEW CLASSES.  Located in Historic College Park,  The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms will provide a whole new learning experience, focusing on Farm-to-Table Classes and hosting a wide variety of social gatherings.

Come to Historic College Park to experience The Cooking School at Sweet Selma Farms – take a class, book a Private Party, host your Social Gathering…

Check out the Schedule of Classes, for the classes hosted at Sweet Selma Farms.

Contact us at IrwinStreetCooks@gmail.com for any questions or for more information.

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Yeast Rolls – Cinnamon and Sticky

yeastrollsYeast Rolls (Cinnamon and Sticky)
Come and learn the secrets to making incredible (and easy) yeast rolls that will impress your family and friends, we’ll make both a cream cheese frosted version and a sticky bun version and everyone will leave with a pan of rolls to share (or not)!

Class Dates:
Sunday, October 30th at Noon

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Pan Saute – Meal in 30 Minutes or Less

pansautePan Saute – Meal in 30 Minutes or Less
Pan Saute, Dinner for the family or friends in under 30 minutes. In this class we will learn the secrets to the pan saute, we’ll explore different proteins (chicken, pork and from the sea) and pair them with different sauces and toppings that you can interchange to impress your family and friends. These simple dishes are simple and quick to prepare, but are fancy enough to impress (think Milanese, Piccata and Parmesan). At the end of class we’ll sample all of our variations (bring a bottle of wine if you would like).

Class Dates:
Thursday October 27th at 7pm

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Meet Special Guest Chef Diana Presson Eller

Cook Like You Mean It!

Big time classics are prepared with love, care and a serious respect for locally sourced ingredients and how they nourish our loved ones created by a professional chef and mommy.

As an accomplished, professional chef, Diana has devoted the past 20 years to gaining hands on experience, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of every facet of the food and beverage industry. Locally, her culinary resume includes Sauced (chef Ria Pell), Shaun’s (chef Shaun Doty), Cakes and Ale, The Bakery at Murphy’s and most recently Kafenio, just down the street in College Park.

She is a highly personable instructor/trainer who describes herself as “upbeat, joyful, quirky and moderately eccentric with a healthy dose of humor and cordial sarcasm.” Perhaps most importantly, she is a loving wife and mother of a charming 2 year old boy, Elliott Yeats. While she has spent years working in upscale and fine dining restaurant kitchens, as a busy mom, she knows what it takes to translate professional experience to practical home cooking solutions. She is wildly enthusiastic about sharing her passion and expertise and strives to make that enthusiasm contagious.

Chef Diana will be teaching classes at our new Sweet Selma Farms Kitchen in Historic College Park.  Come join her for Soups On! and Let’s Party!“, debuting in October .

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Saturday & Sunday Brunch

brunchSaturday & Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch Classes:
You will learn to make some of the basics that make a really wonderful brunch. We’ll start with our house made Bloody Mary mix, learn to make fabulous grits that we will top with luscious sautéed shrimp. We’ll also tackle making homemade rustic hash brown potatoes that we will then turn into a very wonderful and flavorful frittata. All served along with a wonderful easy coffee cake that we’ll make from scratch.

Saturday Brunch Classes:
You will learn the secrets to wonderful and classic brunch dishes (including make-ahead tips). Baked Eggs (our version with mushroom duxelle in a ham cup) and Eggs Benedict (you’ll learn the secrets to perfect poached eggs and delicious hollandaise sauce). We’ll complete our meal with a grown-up twist on Fruit Salad (fresh fruit macerated in limoncello and topped with a lemony yogurt sauce) and finally, you’ll enjoy a Bellini (the original mimosa)!).

Dates:
Saturday, October 29th at 11am

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Caribbean Flavors

caribbeanJoin Special Guest Chef Ron James, for Caribbean Flavors.

Jerk/Mango BBQ chicken skewers (or tenderloins)
Curry shrimp or
Escovitch fish
Sautéed cabbage
Rice and peas

Dates:
Thursday Sept 15th at 7pm

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Introducing Special Guest Chef – Ramsey Eden

RampastaIntroducing Special Guest Chef – Ramsey Eden

 
Ramsey Eden grew up in the Savannah area, absorbing the rich regional culinary traditions. He went to college and came home to marry the love of his life. He moved to Atlanta and learned pasta making at St. Cecilia in Buckhead. When not hustling pasta at work, you can find him at home cutting up some tagliatelle made with fresh eggs from the chickens in his backyard. He lives in East Point with his wife, his two dogs, and his cat.

Join Chef Ramsey Eden in a very special Pastabilities class on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm

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Low Country Boil!

Low-Country Boil. Around the Southern Table Cookbook by Rebecca Lang Low Country Boil

The recipe includes Old Bay seasoning, new red potatoes, sausage, onions, corn on the cob, garlic, boiled eggs, and either crawfish or crab. It will be a wonderful experience of tastes from Georgia & South Carolina. When the food is ready, it will be casually spread onto newspaper. Additionally, it will include beer tastings that will be paired with dinner.

Date:
Friday, Sept 23rd at 7pm

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Friday Fish Fry!

fishFryFriday Fish Fry!

The recipes will include breaded and fried white fish, hushpuppies, onion rings and corn on the cob. If you’re from the South, then you know it’s not Friday night until you’ve had some fish. Students will learn how to season and fry fish to perfection.

Friday, July 15th at 7pm
Friday, August 26th at 7pm

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Simple Summer Meals


Simple Summer Meals
Simple Summer Meals, with Chef Cody

Watermelon salad with feta and mint
Crostini Three Ways:
* Classic bruschetta
* Avocado + shrimp
* Steak + whipped bleu cheese
Grilled peaches and Jake’s ice cream

Don’t forget – our classes are usually BYOB, so feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy in class!

Date:
Saturday, June 25th at 7pm
Saturday, July 9th at 7pm

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About Cody T:
Founder of Cody Uncorked, Cody is a food blogger and full-time digital public relations specialist. She grew up eating home-cooked meals with her family, but didn’t start cooking until she was in college at The University of Georgia. Since graduating, she has continued to share new recipes and techniques through her blog and has been featured by Bon Appétit and Jezebel Magazine. Cody loves to show people how cooking can not only be delicious, but also easy, fun and the perfect way to show people just how much you love them!

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