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A Dozen Ways to Cook an Egg

It’s said that the number of pleats on a chef’s hat represents the number of ways to cook an egg. While he might not wear a hat, Chef Scott Graden can still teach you the common (and less common) ways to prepare this ubiquitous spheroid. This course will cover hard-boiling,…
Fri, Mar 1st, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Scott Graden
2½ Days
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Artisan Breads Immersion

Lace up your baking shoes and get ready for an artisan breads baking marathon. Combining the skills of our popular Artisan Breads I and II courses, this 2.5 day intensive course allows students to dig deep into hand-crafted, long fermented and hot-hearth baked breads. We’ll explore pre-ferments and a long…
Fri, May 10th, 2019  –  Sun, May 12th, 2019
Instructor: Amy James
2 days
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Bisques and Baguettes: Simple French Cuisine

Soup and bread are some of the most elemental comfort foods; rediscover how good these staples can be – in distinctly French fashion – with Chef Scott Graden of New Scenic Cafe. Class will start by preparing a country sourdough and the quintessential baguette. While it rises, Scott will lead…
Fri, Feb 1st, 2019  –  Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Scott Graden
1 Day
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Cooking with the Seasons: Dinner on the Harbor

Spend a fun evening in the kitchen as you learn new cooking skills and share great culinary fun with other students who love to cook. In this hands-on, participatory cooking class, you’ll prepare and enjoy a delicious summer evening meal, including wine pairings and craft brews. Take home a recipe packet…
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019
Instructor: Judi Barsness
2 Days
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Exploring Fermented Foods

Fermentation--not just for brewers anymore! These days, fermented foods that can be easily prepared in the home are increasingly popular, as people begin to appreciate the healthful and delicious qualities of this ancient method of food preparation. In this overview course, you’ll explore the science behind fermentation and various cultural…
Sat, Apr 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
Instructor: Eric Edgin
2½ Days
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Flavorful Rye Breads

Explore the many flavors of rye breads using seeds, spices and fruit to make traditional breads such as Limpa, Pumpernickel, and Raisin Rye. Practice techniques that will allow you to work with a potentially difficult dough. We’ll explore the history and characteristics of this nutritious grain, using pre-ferments and soakers…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 17th, 2019
1 day
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Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Have you always been interested in gathering wild foods but just weren't sure where to start? This class is a great first introduction to spring edibles as we focus on just five common, nutritious and often abundant plants. These early risers sprout up almost as soon as the snow is…
Sat, May 25th, 2019
Instructor: Ian Andrus
1 day
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From Noodles to Strudels

Eastern European cultures are a treasure chest of delicious foods that have found their way, pre-made and packaged, onto grocery store shelves. This class returns these foods to their handmade origins. We’ll make noodles from various grains; bring your biceps because we’re using rolling pins! We’ll explore some regional dumplings…
Sat, Jul 27th, 2019
Instructor: Kim Ode
1 Day
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Handmade Pasta

While a craving for fresh handmade pasta might make you more likely to think "I'll make reservations!" than "I'll make dough!," this does not need to be the case. Learn to demystify making fresh pasta. Once you learn, you’ll never want to go back to boil-from-a-box pastas again!  In this…
Sat, Feb 9th, 2019
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield
3 days
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Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

You eat meat, you love meat, but it is hard to find (and expensive to buy) meats prepared without unnecessary preservatives or from responsibly sourced animals.In this class you will revisit time honored skills that have fallen out of daily use and learn important lessons about how meats have been…
Fri, Mar 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
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Naturally Sweet: Using Honey and Maple Syrup

Sweet things have natural appeal to our taste buds! Embrace nature’s sweet side as you learn to work with local honey and maple syrup -- pure, delicious, versatile and relatively healthful alternatives to refined sugar. Their flavors are concentrated and complex and offer cooks a range of options. This class…
Fri, May 17th, 2019
Instructors: Beth Dooley, Mette Nielsen
1½ Days
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Northwoods Cuisine: A Wild Culinary & Ecological Experience

Experience Northwoods cuisine like never before while we expand the realm of possibilities for “local” food. This course is both a culinary experience and field-based exploration of the boreal forest. To begin, we’ll head into the field for a plant-walk in several habitats, learning how to identify and sustainably harvest…
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019
Instructor: Eric Edgin
1¼ Days
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Old World Breads

Trace the history of your morning toast back to Ancient Egypt and learn to bake bread as it was before commercial yeast and steam-injection convection ovens. Learn the basics of baking artisan breads with a strong emphasis on traditional methods, including ingredient selection, techniques for leavening and methods of baking.…
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
4½ Days
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Ovencrafting: Building and Baking in the Wood-Fired Brick Oven

Hearth loaves, live-fire cooking, flatbreads, and overnight baked bean pots – just a few of the many potential uses of the wood-fired masonry oven made popular by Alan Scott.  This workshop will explore the history and construction of masonry ovens and the mixing and baking of wood-fired bread. Over the…
Wed, Jun 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 30th, 2019
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
2 days
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Ovencrafting: Building in the Round, Italian-Style

Wood fired brick ovens have been used since the dawn of civilization. They have been found in excavations of virtually every ancient civilization with the brick oven reaching its modern form in ancient Rome. Designs vary widely based on materials and intended use. The round wood-fired oven is found widely…
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
Instructor: Eric Moshier