Edible gifts are fun to make, inexpensive and great to have on hand as a hostess gift for the upcoming holidays or when an unexpected friend drops by your house. In this class, you will use locally grown seasonal herbs, fruits and vegetables to make gifts for the holidays or anytime. This class will be a mixture of hands on cooking and demonstration. Everyone who attends will get to take home a sample of each item made in class.
We will be learning how to make the following:
- Salts and Spice Blends - at a salt, herb and spice bar you will have the opportunity to create your own salt and herb blends. Either follow a recipe or try you hand at bit of creative spice “mixology”.
- Port Pear and Thyme Conserve - Learn basic water bath canning technique to make this delicious condiment to serve with cheese, an accompaniment to holiday dishes or in a butternut squash soup (recipe provided).
- Seasoned Lebneh in Olive Oil - Lebneh is a mediterranean cheese made from yogurt. Mixed with herbs and preserved in oil, it is an attractive gift and delicious appetizer.
- Seeded Flatbread Crackers - Has anyone ever brought you homemade crackers? If so lucky you, they are a very special treat!
- Caramel Corn for Grown Ups - Crunchy, salty, spicy and something for a sweet tooth.
Must sign for class to reserve your space. Class will have only 15 students maximum so sign up soon to reserve your spot.
About Linda Elbert
Linda Elbert, teachers cooking classes, works as a personal chef and is the chef/owner of The Basement Table, a sustainable supper club.
How to Dress and What to Bring
Dress comfortably in clothes that you won’t mind getting a bit messy, bring an apron and wear comfortable shoes - you will be on your feet quite a bit. Be ready to have fun!
Address will be provided upon ticket purchase.
Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case the event is canceled.
When & Where
Slow Food Orange County
Slow Food is an international member-supported non-profit organization. Its aim is to spread food culture, to develop sensory and taste education, to protect biodiversity and to promote quality in food, the environment and social life. Slow Food wants good, clean and fair food to be accessible to, and appreciated by, all.
Slow Food Orange County is a local chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. which works to carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. The Orange County convivium is a member-supported organization made up of a diverse group of food enthusiasts.
Members include home and professional chefs, growers, wine connoisseurs, and lots of ordinary people who enjoy cooking and eating good quality food and wines. Please join or contact us for more information about our programs and initiatives.