A SAVORY JOURNEY TO THE SOUTHWEST… OF FRANCE!
FRENCH COOKING CLASS BY PERSONAL CHEF AND FOOD WRITER
19 MAY 2013 FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM AT SURFAS IN CULVER CITY
8777 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
The chef will present the following recipes (printed material and hands-on participation)
The class is half hands-on and half-demo like the last time and for 3 hours including the time to eat the food together after the class.
-Duck breast with crispy skin (fool proof and stress-free method)
with Red wine and cherry sauce (based on the classic Bordelaise sauce)
-“Pommes de terre sarladaises” (potatoes with duck fat, garlic and parsley) with sautéed king oyster mushrooms in lieu of “cèpes”
-“Tourin du Périgord” (traditional garlic soup, an interesting alternative to French onion soup)
-Escarole / frisée salad with red wine vinaigrette (a refreshing and colorful touch)
Early January, Philip Sinsheimer held a cooking class on French vegetarian recipes which have positive health benefits:
This time, he takes us to a geographical journey to the Southwest of France with delicious recipes which also claim to have a positive effect on the body, besides satisfying souls and taste buds!
He will show that the most iconic region of foie gras production in France still deserved to be explored and savored without the use of the now forbidden delicacy!
Besides red wine, duck, duck fat and garlic are three key components of the diet shared by this large chuck of France between Perigord and the Basque Country which gave birth to the “French Paradox” expression: on average, the population of the area suffers from less cardiovascular illnesses than other regions of France and many parts of the world. The cliché of French food being tasty, but always unhealthy is a broad and inaccurate generalization.
So, come and discover some tasty and original recipes guilt free and learn the chef’s secrets to reproduce them in your own home in total confidence.
To reserve your seat, please RSVP with prepayment of $45. Thank you.
Philip Sinsheimer shares his life between Paris and Los Angeles where he settled in 2004. Bicultural by birth (son of an American father and a French mother), he pursues a double career that reflects his passion for food, wine and travel. He contributes to various French magazines, such as Gala Gourmand, Intense, Best Hotels, Marie Claire… At the same time, he works as a private chef, cooking coach and wine consultant in the greater Los Angeles area. His writing ranges from recipe development and wine pairing to destinations pieces and luxury hotel reviews. While living in Paris, he worked as the editor in chief of Oncook.com, wrote a book on Italian pasta (Les Pâtes du Terroir Italien, Minerva) and contributed to the Larousse des Cuisines du Monde. His travels have taken him around the world, but his domain of expertise for the French press remains the United States and California in particular.
When & Where
As food lovers, we cook and dine out together, trade recipes/tips/ideas and discuss all the food magic, maybe in French, too.