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Currently Scheduled Foods Courses

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A is for Apples

Our region’s orchards provide over three-thousand apple varieties, many of them remarkably different in flavor, texture, color, in the juice they provide and their fermenting potential. Join Beth Dooley and explore the wide world of apples. We’ll cover how different varieties are especially well suited to different dishes. Some make…
Fri, Oct 6th, 2017
Instructor: Beth Dooley
2 Days
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All Ground Up: Sausage Making

Make your own sausage flavored the way you like it using your favorite meats. As a class, we will make and take home 4-5 kinds of sausage of your choosing from a list of about 10 varieties. These will be fresh, non-smoked, non-cured sausages like bratwurst, breakfast sausage, Moroccan, Polish,…
Sat, Oct 14th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
2 1/2 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, Sep 8th, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 10th, 2017
1 Day
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Braunschweiger: Love Your Liver in the Wurst Way

Commercial liverwurst (braunschweiger) can’t hold a candle to the real thing. Learn to make your own healthful liverwurst out of ingredients that you choose, with flavors that you can adjust. Craig and Dianne Peterson have always enjoyed eating various forms of liver, in gourmet recipes, liver pate and of course,…
Sat, Sep 2nd, 2017
1 days
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Catching the Rye: Beyond Bread

Rye is an ancient grain, and is among the more challenging. With an immense depth of flavor, but little gluten, it behaves differently from mainstream grain flours, but it also offers new opportunities. We explore rye beyond bread (although we'll make some buns) taking it into the realm of crackers,…
Sun, Jul 30th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
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 in a couples format 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.…
Fri, Aug 11th, 2017
Instructor: Judi Barsness
1 Day
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Crafting Cider: Hard and Sweet

From traditions reaching deep into American and European history, the art of making fine craft ciders is at once satisfying and simple. In this class we will start by pressing some juice, you'll also learn about blending, yeast choices, racking, bottling and we'll finnish the day with a tasting session.…
Sun, Oct 22nd, 2017
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
1 Day
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Ethnic Pastries: A European Tour

Travel across Europe from the comfort of your own kitchen in this intensive, hands-on one-day exploration of beloved ethnic pastries. We’ll make a classic Danish pastry, a German kasekuchen with quark, and other treats that uphold longtime baking traditions. We’ll use the commercial ovens in the North House teaching kitchen,…
Sat, Nov 4th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
2 days
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From Crust to Crumb: Baking Bread in Cast Iron and Using it Up

Wise cooks of all cultures know that if fresh bread is worth baking for, day old bread is worth waiting for! Long time instructor and acclaimed Chef Scott Graden will remind us how easy it is to make great bread at home, starting with a rustic country-style sourdough baked in…
Sat, Aug 5th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 6th, 2017
Instructor: Scott Graden
1 Day
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Grains Glorious Grains!

While quinoa and red rice are grabbing all the headlines, our farmers are planting grains that are delicious, easy to use and as super-healthy as any of the “super foods” shipped in from far away. These grains are low-fat, high protein, and loaded with minerals and vitamins and antioxidants, known…
Fri, Nov 10th, 2017
Instructor: Beth Dooley
1 Day
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In a Jam and a Pickle: Stocking Up!

Preserve the glorious harvest of apples, pears, berries, root vegetables, onions, pickles, peppers, all from the garden, all good. We’ll review the basic preserving techniques and provide guidelines for different, sure-fire methods. Using less sugar and no added pectin, we’ll create healthy condiments that shine with natural flavors. Depending on…
Sat, Oct 7th, 2017
Instructor: Beth Dooley
1 Day
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Sausages for the Summer Grill

It's the summer season and time for a course to enable the grill master in all of us to make our own sausages for the BBQ. Designed to teach you how to make several kinds of sausage for those easy summer meals--from andouille to Polish. You will learn to grind,…
Fri, Aug 25th, 2017
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
1 Day
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Small Breads: Pretzel Rolls, English Muffins & Bagels

Discover the satisfaction of making your own pretzel buns for burgers or brats, griddling fresh English muffins for breakfast, getting the perfect “chew” in a bagel, plus a pull-apart loaf that doubles as a centerpiece. Baking your own bread is fun, and economical, but it also enables you to vouch…
Sat, Jul 29th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
2 Days
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Smoking Sausage

Smoking can be good for you—if it’s sausage that is! The process of smoking has been around for centuries as a way to preserve meat. Smoked sausage takes on an entirely new character, is fully cooked, ready to eat, and has an extended shelf life. Smoking sausage is far more…
Fri, Aug 25th, 2017  –  Sat, Aug 26th, 2017
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
3 Days
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Traditional Harvest of Wild Rice

Manoomin, Zizani aquatica, wild rice… the symbolic grain of the North. Wild rice has been a significant food source for the people who have inhabited the Great Lakes region for centuries and who have harvested this annual grain generation after generation. In this course, you will paddle to a historic…
Fri, Sep 1st, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 3rd, 2017
Instructor: Ian Andrus