Thursday, November 6, 2008

Speaking of the Dallas Farmer's Market - Cooking Classes

It continually surprises me how many people are unaware of the Farmer's Market Resource Center (pictured left). It is a great facility, and over the years the teaching resource room upstairs has gone from a cavernous echoing room (with a great view), to a state-of-the-art culinary facility. Improvements have included a sound system and a video system that includes drop-down screens so even those sitting in the back of the room can see and hear.

Each spring and fall the AIWF, in conjunction with the Dallas Farmer's Market Friends holds a Saturday series of Chef's Cooking classes. This Saturday (11/8) features Chef Dunia Borga of La Duni, her theme is "Holiday Baking for the Family". Next Saturday (11/15), it's Chef Sevy Severson, Sevy's Grill, he's creating some dishes he'll be bringing back from a trip to Napa (this weekend). The final class on 11/22 features Chef Joel Harloff of Dali, who will be featuring the "Fall Bounty at Dali" This is a great low cost way to get to taste some amazing food, usually there are taster plates of 3 to 4 items handed out, for a ticket price of $25 (if pre-purchased, $30 at the door). Click here to download the pdf form to sign up.

Which leaves me with Holiday Gift Tip #2 (#1 was the infused vodka). Maybe you know someone else who would enjoy this, they sell gift certificates for classes, and a "Chefs at the Market" cookbook as well.

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