Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Springtime Fantasies Come to Life
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Brooklyn, United States
Our Seasonal Herbal Desserts series focus on using seasonal ingredients available at your local farmer’s market to make fresh, light, and herbal sweets that satisfy your body’s need for nutrients and cravings for the finer things in life! It’s time to lighten up as we move into warmer weather when our food desires transform from heavy fare to light, and by using fresh herbs we’re more than apt to make our desires into reality, participating in some healthy indulgence! Fresh herbs do a splendid job adding flavor and nutrients to desserts without relying on excess sugars or other typical dessert components. You learn how to confidently select and store herbs, what flavors each herb lends to a dish, and be able to use them successfully and inventively when preparing dessert! You can use this skill for the flurry of events for spring, and show your friends and family the delicious, light way to enjoy dessert this season!
Recipes:Blackberry-Basil Buckwheat Flax Crepes with Basil Sweet Cream, Herbed Ricotta Strawberry Tarts, Raspberry-Thyme Yogurt Granita, Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange Beet Swirls
Class Type: Nissa’s Herbal Series, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Make and enjoy desserts without the guilt factor!
Managing Director the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of a food enthusiast in the kitchen. Nissa began her food journey as a child in Central America later to open Ger-Nis International LLC, a fair-trade, organic fruit & vegetable distribution company with an emphasis on fresh herbs and helping small subsistence growers throughout the world bring their goods to market for fair pricing. To further her desire to teach others about healthy living and eating, as well as agriculture and food sustainability, Nissa opened the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb, specializing in a wide range of recreational cooking and educational classes for adults and children; promoting healthy eating and living habits through hands on and lecture style classroom environments. She is fully committed to the community, as well as the planet, focusing on the entire cooking and eating process, from grower to “cooker.” In addition to traveling the world seeking organic and fair-trade conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor & recipe writer focusing on fresh herbs as well as an extremist in proving that the art of eating and cooking well is a relatively simple process and just takes enthusiasm and some tidbits of knowledge. She has specialized in children’s cooking classes for many years and believes children are seeking better food knowledge and is always up for the challenge. Besides being a passionate about food she enjoys spice in general life, good food & cultural & political conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. She loves solving problems and turning lemons into lemonade. Contact Nissa