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Currently Scheduled Foods Courses

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
1½ Days
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Artisan Breads II

Hand-crafted, long-fermented, hot-hearth baked: There are so many kinds of breads to explore! This course covers the same underlying concepts of artisan baking found in Artisan Breads I, with a focus on using whole grains. You’ll learn how to use soakers and pre-ferments to extract flavor and nutrition from the…
Fri, May 5th, 2017  –  Sat, May 6th, 2017
Instructor: Amy James
3 Days
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Artisan Cheesemaking

Can’t whey-t to take your home cheesemaking to the next level? Make your favorite cheese anytime you want. You will learn the basics of cheese making during class and then be able to replicate and experiment at home. We’ll cover milks, starters, bacteria, molds, and common household equipment for cheese…
Wed, Jun 14th, 2017  –  Fri, Jun 16th, 2017
Instructor: Gary Colles
2 days
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Artisan Cheesemaking: Scandinavian Cheeses

For centuries, the hardworking goats and cows of the fjords & mountains of Scandinavia have been kept fat and happy on the lush green grasses that thrive in the long daylight hours of summer. And as any foodie will tell you: where there is an abundance of milk, there is…
Mon, Jun 19th, 2017  –  Tue, Jun 20th, 2017
Instructor: Gary Colles
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, Jun 25th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
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, Jul 14th, 2017
Instructor: Judi Barsness
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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Creative Condiments

Sometimes a little salsa, ketchup, aioli or chutney can take something great to the next level. We use condiments all the time, they are often the most interesting, or creative part of a meal, but rarely do we prepare them from scratch. August brings abundant fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs…
Fri, Jun 30th, 2017
Instructor: Jenny Breen
1 Day
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Entry Level Angling for Adults

Learn how to catch fish from North Shore lakes and streams in this hands-on class with local angling writer Shawn Perich. Students will receive a rod and reel outfit and a small tackle box of proven north country lures. Classroom instruction includes learning to use fishing tackle and basic fishing…
Sat, Jun 10th, 2017
Instructor: Shawn Perich
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,…
Sun, May 21st, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
Sat, Nov 4th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
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…
Fri, May 19th, 2017  –  Sat, May 20th, 2017
Instructor: Eric Edgin
1¼ Days
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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…
Fri, May 26th, 2017  –  Sat, May 27th, 2017
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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