A Celebration of Vegetables

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $95 per person

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $95 per person

A gift from nature and overflowing in Farmers’ markets, this is peak season to showcase vegetables as the centerpiece of your meals. Learn to cook any veg with confidence into dishes that are both indulgently delicious and utterly satisfying, you wont even notice the meat is missing. Discover inventive recipes where vegetables are the main attraction and not merely a sideshow on the plate. Our class will place an emphasis on using locally grown, freshly harvested V’s and turn even the most veggie skeptics into believers. The recipes can be adapted to suit vegetarian, vegan and meat eaters.

Herbs, Spices… and how to use them

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $95 per person

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $95 per person

Learn how to enhance the flavor of food with herbs and spices and take your cooking from bland to bold. Become familiar with the culinary and health promoting effects of herbs and spices from around the world and learn to use them generously with confidence. Explore how even the simplest dish can be transformed through the use of seasonings, understand their unique flavor profile, natural combinations, and ingredient pairings. Start to think of herbs and spices as essential “accessories” to your cooking, they dress up the taste, enhance the aroma, improve the appearance and will make your food pop with flavor.

SWEET by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $130 per person

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $130 per person

Hot off the press, this stunning new baking and desserts cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi brand of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavorings – including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom – to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream. Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes, from Tahini and Halva Brownies, Persian Love Cakes, and Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines to Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater and Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs. There is something here to delight everyone – from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to show stopping layer cakes and roulades that will reignite the imaginations of accomplished bakers. A copy of the book is included with the class.

Turkish Home Cooking with Special Guest Chef

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $95 per person

We are thrilled to welcome Chef Mehmet Ozargun of Café Mangal in Wellesley to Joyful Kitchen. Many of you have experienced the delicious Turkish and Mediterranean food at Café Mangal, and we couldn’t be more excited that Chef Mehmet will lead us in an evening of preparing and cooking a mouthwatering Turkish feast together. Chef Mehmet will share his expertise and experience with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients, techniques and cooking traditions. We will learn to produce the classic tastes and aromas of this Ancient cuisine with a variety of appetizers, main dishes and desserts that will delight the senses. Join us for this very special night.

Thanksgiving Tables across America

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $95 per person

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $95 per person

From coast to coast, and North to South, the USA is rich in regional food traditions to celebrate the great American Thanksgiving feast. While we all may have a turkey as the centerpiece of the meal, distinctive versions of classic side dishes and desserts are tweaked with regional flavors and local ingredients: chilies and spices dusted on dishes from the Southwest, wild rice stuffing from the Mid-West/Great Lakes region, molasses, sweet potato and bourbon laced desserts from the South, or piney juniper berries, wild mushrooms and great wines from the Pacific-Northwest. In class, we will explore local favorites, made with the region’s very best ingredients. Who knows, you may discover a new dish to adopt for your own New England table this year.

Hosting for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $95 per person

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $95 per person

Tis the season for delicious celebrations. Let us help you plan for your holiday gathering of friends and family. Whether you are hosting or traveling, planning an open house or a formal sit-down dinner, these festive dishes are sure to be impressive crowd pleasers and belly fillers. Wow your crowd with a festive cocktail and delectable side dishes to accompany the showstopper main course. These dishes will be the talk of the party rather than your eccentric Uncle Floyd’s sweater.