Eating locally is not only good for your pocketbook and the economy, but it's also good for your tastebuds. In this class, you'll learn how to craft a unique recipe entirely from local ingredients.
Over the 2 weeks of this class, we'll cover how to learn more about foods raised in your area, source ingredients, create and modify a recipe and cook it. By the end of class, you will master a self-made, locally-sourced dish.
If you can follow a recipe, you can make your own - it's that easy! I'm the Home Cooking Ambassador for Evernote and I love to come up with recipes for my own dinner parties, so I've got lots of experience and tips to share.
To get the most out of this class, I encourage you to watch the pre-recorded instructions that I'll share in video form each week. You'll have all the handouts, worksheets, and examples that you need for each week to be set up for success - but the key is taking all of these resources and turning them into action. During Week 1, you'll have to get out of the house and explore all of your local vendors to know what ingredients you have at the ready! During Week 2, you'll be cooking up a storm - expect to make a few mistakes at first :) I'll be available for informal Q&A each week, so don't worry if you get stuck.
You should have some basic cooking experience - for instance, having followed a recipe before - but you don't have to have fancy skills! This class isn't for total kitchen n00bs, but as long as you've boiled water, used a tablespoon or teaspoon before, or started your oven...you should do just fine in this class!
Lauren Atkins is an Instructional Technologist at the University of Michigan and an avid food geek. She combines her skills and experience in learning technologies with her love of food to make her cooking even more delicious and efficient. Lauren runs a food blog called Have Fork, Will Eat, the ed-tech blog Edusaurus, and is the Evernote Ambassador for Home Cooking. You can find her on Twitter: @chickenmeatball.
Sat, Jun 1st, 2013