International Flavors: Indian

The Cooking School continues the next chapter of International Flavors with Indian Cooking.

Learn to make Chicken Tikka Masala, Basmati Rice and Samosas.

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm

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Gnocchi… with Sauce

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Title: Gnocchi… with Sauce
Location:Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen

Description: Pastabilities continues with an exploration into gnocchi. Students will work with a classic potato dough to create this delicious variation of Italian pasta, then sit together to relish a plateful. Won’t matter how they look…they’ll taste great!! And wine is always a welcome accompaniment.

Dates:
Thursday May 11th at 7pm
Thursday June 22nd at 7pm


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Seafood Chowdahhhh

seafoodchowderPerfect for chilly weather, this decadent, dairy free seafood chowder has all the bells and whistles for a great class and some great eating. This is a recipe that you will treasure for a lifetime….and when you find out how fun and easy it is to make you’ll definitely want to add it to your Winter repertoire. This is for true seafood lovers so please spread the word to the ones in your life.

Class Dates:
Thursday, May 25th at 7pm

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Play With Your Food

Title: Play With Your Food
Location: Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: This is a parent and child class. It’s the mother and child/father and child reunion in the kitchen! Make your kids an asset in the kitchen. During Play With Your Food classes, parents join their children as they may learn how to make pasta or soup from scratch, bake bread, scramble eggs, mac and cheese and make crazy grilled cheese sandwiches. Each class is different and so far every kid has begged for more.

Kids age 8 and up, must be accompanied by parent.
Start Time: 2PM
Date:
Sunday May 7th at 2pm

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Cooking for Two: Couples Cooking Class

couples cookingCarried over, by popular demand… A Couples Cooking Class!
Learn how to create that perfect dinner for two, without all the usual leftovers!

Sample menu includes:
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken, Vegetable Lasagna, and Apple Pie for dessert!


Sat March 11th at 3pm
Sat March 18th at 3pm
Sat April 1st at 3pm
Sat April 15th at 3pm

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Taste of New Orleans: Gumbo & Jambalaya

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let The Good Times Roll!
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 Gumbo and Jambalaya.

Served up with a sultry soundtrack!

Dates:

Saturday, March 4th at 7pm  (Gumbo and Jambalaya)

 

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Shrimp Etoufee, Seafood/Sausage Gumbo and Cornbread

Title:   “Shrimp Gumbo, Etouffee and Cornbread”
Location: The Cooking School at Irwin Street Kitchen
Description: 

Learn the basics of making a traditional Roux, and from that the class will make Seafood Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp Etouffee and homemade Cornbread.

Christy Beal, a native of New Orleans, has worked her entire adult life in the world of medicine, but what she really loves is sharing her love of cooking with her friends, family and coworkers.

Dates:
Saturday, February 18th at 7pm

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Tarts and Mousse

Tarts and Mousse

Join Chef Kara in a very special Baking Class.

We will be making the classic fruit tart using a basic Pate Suc´ree dough filled with pastry cream. We will also be baking Belgium Chocolate Mousse. Both are very simple and can be decorated various ways to achieve any look whether casual or upscale.

Dates:
Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm

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All Things Gingerbread!

gingerbreadcookiesWe will be making gingerbread poundcakes and gingerbread cookies in which the same dough can be used to make gingerbread houses!

Dates:
Saturday, December 10th at Noon

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Cupcakes – Put Some Fizz In IT!

champagne_cupcakes3Put Some Fizz in IT!
(Lavender, Orange Blossom, and Rose Water Cupcakes Infused with Prosecco)

In this class, we will learn to create your basic vanilla cake with a twist! There are so many flavors that can be achieved with any combination of ingredients! In this particular class, it will be lavender, orange blossom, and rose water. All are bold in flavor, but will leave your taste buds ignited! We will also learn how to make Italian Meringue Buttercream and take the same flavors created with the batter in order to flavor the icing. Although it is pretty good by itself, elevation is key! Heightened flavor but fine-tuned! Not only will you have the opportunity to create a wonderful cake and icing, but learn a few techniques in decorating them too!

Class Dates:
Saturday, January 14th at Noon

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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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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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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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Meet Chef Jamia

IMG_20160116_184816693Jamia describes herself as a country girl. She is a true Georgia Peach. She grew up cooking along side her mother, for whom her famous Macaronic and Cheese(Ms. Ann’s macaroni and cheese) is named. Her inspirations also included her dad and both grandmothers. She is well versed in Sothern Cooking but any type of food that allows friends and family to come together in love, share stories and fellowship and ends with you feeling like your spirit has been hugged, is the kind of foods she delights in preparing the most. She shares her love of cooking with both daughters but Shayne is the one you’ll see most often in the kitchen right beside her mom.

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