Food Education

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From garden to table, this gastronomically focused series of classes will feed your senses as you learn how to creatively and nutritionally prepare, preserve and share food. Read more about the Conservatory's guest instructors. 

Cooking For One

Wednesday, November 5, 6–8 pm
Enjoy a quick and flavorful meal of kale salad, spaghetti squash or zucchini pasta with red meat sauce, and pumpkin mousse for dessert. Demonstration and tasting. GLUTEN–FREE
$25 members; $30 non-members

A Taste of Tuscany

Tuesday, November 11, 6–9pm
Steve Stover and Rich Terapak return from Tuscany with new recipes. Start with a hearty Tuscan minestrone “ribollita”,  enjoy a main course of arista (pork loin with garlic and rosemary), herbed risotto and broccoli rabe, and finish with pear cake and dark chocolate gelato. Demonstration includes tasting and wine pairing.
$40 members; $45 non-members

Festive Vegan Brownies

Sunday, November 16, 3:30–5:30pm
Create decadent brownies that look as scrumptious as they taste, with decorations like organic walnuts and mint drizzle. Perfect for your next holiday gathering! Take home samples. Hands-on and tasting led by Lisa DeGirolamo of Pattycake Bakery. VEGAN
$35 members; $40 non-members 

Healthy Meals for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 18, 6–8pm
A sumptuous meat- and dairy-free Thanksgiving meal can be made using simple, low-cost ingredients. Enjoy creamy butternut squash soup, meatless loaf with lentil gravy, and vegan pumpkin pie. Demonstration and tasting led by certified natural foods chef Mark Zedella. VEGAN
$40 members; $45 non-members

Getting Over Your Pie Phobia

Tuesday, November 25, 6–8:30pm
Learn the secrets to perfect pie and conquer the dreaded piecrust. Make an apple pie to bake at home. A variation of pecan pie and a galette are shared. Bring a glass or ceramic pie dish, apron and rolling pin. Taught by Gail Page. VEGETARIAN
$40 members; $45 non-members

Edible Holiday Gifts

Sunday, November 30, 3:30–5:30pm
New, healthy ideas for savory holiday gifts! Create spice rubs, tangy infused vinegars and dried dip mixes. Take home samples. Learn packaging ideas to put the finishing touch on your homemade gifts. Hands-on. VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE

$30 members; $35 non-members

Local Wine & Cheese Pairing

Monday, December 1, 6–8pm
Wine & Cheese: One of the greatest combinations! Impress your party guests with pairings of local, affordable wines and delectable cheeses. Simple tips are shared in this demonstration and tasting, led by Jackie Trexel, Certified Wine Maker and owner of Quail Crossing Cellars. VEGETARIAN, ALCOHOL 
$30 members; $35 non-members

Homemade Holiday Treats

Wednesday, December 3, 6–8pm
Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade caramels, buckeyes and peppermint bark. Hands-on and tastings, take home samples of each treat. VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE

$40 members; $45 non-members

Bread Baking: Quick Breads

Monday, December 15, 6–8pm
Explore basic recipes for popular breakfast items made without yeast, including scones, quick breads and their variations. Great for holiday entertaining and can be made ahead of time! Demonstration and tasting. VEGETARIAN 
$25 members; $30 non-members