I often wish that I were a culinary artist. It’s not that I totally love the idea of cooking every night or even every other day. I just like having the feeling of accomplishment when I create a beautiful meal, and of course then get to eat it. A few months ago I attended my first “Cook the Book: Ducasse Made Simple” cooking class at Sainte Terre with Chef Holly Moore Schreiber. The class series is based on the books that Chef Holly has personally worked on while working at the French Culinary Institute, testing and translating the recipes for publication in the United States. I have since also attended the “Cook the Book: David Chang’s Momofuku” class.
Chef Holly is this amazing Kate Middleton look-a-like, super charming, bright-eyed and always smiling creature that also just happens to be a humble culinary genius. From the moment I walked into that first class, she transferred her knowledge about food in such a validating way. Foie Gras and Lobster Newberg became “easy peasy” creations that I could actually tackle. I learned that my knife skills, while not as accurate as hers, were adequate enough to cut onions, carrots, and squash for a french Pascal Veggie tartlet. At my second class, I won’t say I mastered the ability to make ramen from scratch, but I indeed can say that I have experienced having my hands in the dough. Bacon Dashi? Yep, been there, done that. Chef Holly definitely gives me all the validation I need on my culinary skills.
So now, I am excitedly awaiting the “Cook the Book: Dumplings All Day Wong” class on March 24. An event devoted to making any kind of Dim Sum that you can dream up. I got a fortune the other day and I do believe Po is trying to tell me something here.
So I can already hear you. “How can I get tickets?”. Well unfortunately, the dumpling class is SOLD OUT . . . BUT, maybe, fortunately for you, I have one ticket that is up for grabs!
And, how do you WIN THE GIVEAWAY?
One lucky That Just Happened blog reader will receive a ticket to “Cook the Book: Dumplings All Day Wong” compliments of Sainte Terre. Simply go to SAINTE TERRE’S EVENT PAGE, check out their upcoming events and post which event you are most interested in, in the comments section of this blog below. Winner will be announced on Monday, March 21, 2016 at around noon.
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UPDATE 3/21/16 – Amy Rich, you are the winner of the FREE ticket to Cook The Book: Dumplings All Day Wong! I will send you a message with the details. Congrats!