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Class Schedule: Foundation/Basics Classes

Every good cook needs to start somewhere and these classes will help! Whether it's a basic class on chicken, learning essential knife skills or a specific foundation skill like learning how to make fresh pasta; these classes will help build a solid foundation of cooking knowledge.
The Vegetable Butcher 
Join us as we welcome Cara Mangini to the DLM Culinary Center! Cara marries the art of butchery with the joy of gorgeous seasonal produce in her newly released cookbook The Vegetable Butcher. We'll learn how to make vegetables the center of some truly distinctive dishes. Her motto is that vegetables are modern, sexy, and outrageously delicious! We can't wait! Chef Cara will share with us: knife skills and butchery techniques that help make cooking with summer vegetables more intuitive. She'll give insider tips on produce selection, storage and usage, along with Mangini's special butcher notes that will help demystify the world of summer vegetables. She'll share four extraordinary recipes that will inspire you to cook out of your garden and farmers' markets all season long. You'll have an opportunity to "Ask the Vegetable Butcher" any questions you may have. Marinated Basil and Garlic Peppers with Goat Cheese Crostini; Seaside Gazpacho (with toppings); Corn Fritters with Summer Bean Ragu and Balsamic Reduction, and Olive Oil Zucchini Cake with Lemon Drizzle. This menu will be paired with wine. Cara's book, The Vegetable Butcher is included in the price of the class!
Cara ManginiWednesday, August 3 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00
John Chico
Never Too Many Tomatoes! 
Is your home garden bursting with so many tomatoes you cant' keep up? Join DLM Culinary Instructor, John Chico as he shares some of his favorite tomato-laden family favorite recipes sure to help you keep up with Mother Nature! Rita's Green Bean and Tomato Salad; Panzanella; Greek Orzo; Fried Green Tomatoes; French Tomato Tart; Bacon, Lettuce and Spicy Tomato Jam; and Fresh Salsa. This menu will be paired with wine.
John ChicoWednesday, August 17 • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM • $75.00