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Knife Skills

This is a hands-on cooking and tasting class led by Mary Beth Einerson. Boost your knife handling competence and confidence by learning how to use them safely and effectively.  In class, we will focus on how to hold a chef’s knife and practice basic cuts on the best of spring and summer’s harvest along with the staples used in everyday cooking. In addition, we will discuss different types/styles of knives and their uses, how to keep them sharp, the best cutting surfaces and how to choose the best knife(s) for your needs.

Using the results of our work you can choose to prepare fresh pico de gallo or bruschetta. Plus, go home with the makings for great veggie stock. Feel free to bring your own knife (8 inch chef’s knife recommended) or use one of ours.

Please register by Sunday, April 26. Be sure to indicate any allergies or aversions when registering.

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