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Cooking Essentials: Spices and Oils

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Cooking Essentials: Spices and Oils

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Do you eat a lot of expensive pre-cooked meals or restaurant suppers but want to learn how you can save money cooking for yourself?  Are you a home cook who enjoys cooking but feel your food is too bland?  Have you ever wondered about the differences between vegetable oil, canola oil, sesame oil and extra virgin olive oil?  Then this class is for you!  This class is about learning basic differences between various oils, spices, sugars and salts, including when to use them and when to leave them out.  You will get to evaluate dozens of different spices and oils and see which ones you like.  There will not be any actual cooking during this class so you can leave your aprons at home, but there will be basic introductions as to why certain foods are cooked in certain ways.  Tips, tricks and handouts will be included, as well as suggestions for good local places to find what you're looking for.

Instructor Biography: Jacob Sommer

Jacob SommerJacob Sommer is a student, homebody and parent.  He is currently completing his BA in Political Science at UMass Boston.  Jacob works for the student newspaper as a proofreader and copyeditor - he writes for them for fun - and recently joined the Student Senate.  

In the longer term he has been cooking for over thirty years as a home cook, constantly looking for how to make his dishes better, easier or both.  

His first complex dish was homemade spaghetti sauce with onions, mushrooms and peppers, made in 1979.  His cheddar buttermilk biscuits, peanut sesame sauce, and roast chicken with garlic are some of the best around Boston.  He was dubbed a foodgod in 1993 for his gourmet knowledge and the moniker stuck.

Event Time:

Saturday 1/29/2011, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA

Have questions about Cooking Essentials: Spices and Oils? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

561 Windsor St, Unit A306
Somerville, 02143

Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:

* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.

* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.

* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility. 

* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.

* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship. 

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