Upcoming Classes & Events
Join us for another virtual installment of Backcountry Cooking classes, brought to you by OGE and City Market, all about that camping necessity: coffee! Our resident OGE backcountry chef will guide you through how to make coffee using a variety of methods so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you. Get ready for a mouth-watering good time! We’ll also be discussing tips and tricks for packing appropriately and cooking in the cold.
This livestream class will be held on Microsoft Teams, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
Join us for a Filipino feast! In this class, we will learn how to make two traditional Filipino dishes. The first, Filipino Adobo, is the “national dish”, and is meat or vegetables marinated and braised in soy sauce, vinegar and peppercorns. We will also make Putong Puti, a rice flour muffin that is steamed instead of baked. This class will be taught by Maria Garrido. Maria was born and raised in Florida in a Chamorro and Filipino household. After living in Louisiana and San Francisco, she moved to Vermont in 2005 to attend the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and was most recently at the Burlington School Food Project.
This livestream class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
Join us for a virtual evening of Eritrean cooking! We will learn how to make Mulu’s yebeg tibs, a hearty lamb and vegetable stew. This class will be taught by Mulu Tewelde, who came to Vermont from Eritrea in 2006 and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of Eritrean and Ethiopian cooking.
This class is designed as a demo and not as a cook-along. The livestream event will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, and instructions for joining the event will be sent out to participants in advance.
Join us for an evening of Eastern Mediterranean comfort food, demoed by Chef Cara Tobin of Honey Road restaurant. We'll learn some great recipes to warm up your kitchens and your bodies!
This livestream demo class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
Learn how to grow an indoor salad garden with Peter Burke! This workshop will focus on growing a steady supply of a variety of fresh greens/sprouts with only a cupboard and a windowsill. Ready to harvest in just 7 to 10 days, grow greens that are good for both fresh salads and to cook in a stir fry! Whether it is winter or you’re living in an apartment, there is no reason not to have a garden. Peter Burke will show you how to grow the bulk of your salad sprouts indoors, about 12-14 ounces a day! Great for you locavores out there—nothing is more local than your own windowsill.
This class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
Join us for a hands-on, cook-along crêpe class in honor of France's National Crêpe Day! Crêpes are a festive, fun-to-make dessert that can be dressed up with any number of toppings. In this livestream class, we will learn to make traditional sweet crêpes (crêpes sucrées) and the classic lemon syrup (sirop de citron) topping that is revered throughout France. We will also discuss fruit, chocolate and dairy topping options and creative ways to use crêpes to build other desserts. We will discuss the origins and customs around crêpe-making in Northwestern France and learn to make traditional Breton crêpes as they are still enjoyed in crêperies throughout Brittany today. We will also review the equipment needed for making authentic crêpes at home and practice some French baking terms as we work. An ingredient and equipment list will be sent prior to the class. Join us as we celebrate the 700+ year history of crêpe making and carry on the National Crêpe Day tradition!
Instructor Anna Mays is an anthropologist who enjoys teaching about world culinary traditions, agricultural practices and the intersection between food, diet, culture and well-being. Anna trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has lived in France.
Class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
Want a new recipe to impress your “special someone” on Valentine’s Day? Join Gary Stuard, “The Pie Guy”, to learn how he makes his Kahlua mocha tart with hazelnut crust.
Class will be held on Microsoft Teams, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
Gary Stuard, "The Pie Guy!", was born and raised in Texas. He and his husband of 16 years moved to Vermont in late 2019 in order to make their home in the Green Mountain State. His mother and her mother, Grandma Creagh, made the most incredible home baked pies, which made a deep and lasting impression on Gary, as their pies were beautiful and delicious expressions of their love for family and friends. It is their approach to pie baking that inspires Gary in his pie/tart baking, as well as his desire to share their skills and love of great food with others.
*all registrations in this class have been filled!*
Visit a hidden gem in the heart of Burlington to learn about the geology of our area and practice tree identification in the woods of Ethan Allen Park with Naturalist Gene O. Desideraggio. This site has an interesting social and geological history, and a myriad of interesting plants and natural features. This walk will be in person; social distancing will be required and face coverings strongly encouraged for those who have not completed their vaccination cycle.
Food for Talk is a book group for anyone interested in cooking. If reading about food, experimenting with new recipes, and learning from other cooks sounds fun, sign up and join us! Chef Richard Witting has selected some delectable cookbooks for us. Cookbooks are available at the Library with your FFL library card. If you aren't a member of FFL, you can sign up here. February's featured cookbook is Gastro Obscura by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras. Join us for a book discussion and demo! Preregistration through the Fletcher Free Library is required. Click here to learn more!
*this class has been sold out!*
Join City Market and Lilith Spencer of The Cellars at Jasper Hill for a presentation on The Cellars and a cheese and chocolate pairing workshop from the comfort of your own home! It’s We <3 Local month at the Co-op, and we love local dairy! We’ll learn about various portions of the caves and facilities, understand how the cheeses are made, and get instruction on how to properly pair and taste our way through samples of delicious cheeses and chocolate. Sampling kits of a selection of Jasper Hill cheeses and chocolate will be available to participants; pickup information and instructions for joining the livestream will be emailed to participants before the date of the class.
The Mosaic of Flavor cooking series is a collaboration between City Market and USCRI Vermont (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Vermont, formerly the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program). In February, we will welcome instructor Shakirullah Safi who is from Kunar Province, Afghanistan and arrived in Burlington with his wife and three young children in December, 2021. Shakirullah will teach us how to make Charg Carrayee (Afghan chicken curry), including how to quickly break down a whole chicken. He will also teach us how to make Naan Dodai (baked naan flatbread) that is a staple of Afghan cuisine and is traditionally served with Charg Carrayee. Shakirullah was a chef with the US Army in Afghanistan for 4 years before serving as a soldier in the US military special forces for 8 years. He is excited to share with us his knowledge of Afghan cuisine and some of his family's favorite recipes. The class will be taught in Pashto with English interpreting.
Tickets are donation-based, with all ticket fees sent to USCRI to aid in their mission. Class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.
The Black Is Beautiful Film Series is curated and hosted by poet Rajnii Eddins. The seven-month series features films by Black film directors. The films range from the well-known Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning independent films. Please join us for an afternoon of entertaining and engaging movies! This week's film is The Last Black Man in San Francisco. In this 2019 film, Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home. Director Joe Talbot.
Turning local produce into ferments is a great way to add nutrition and flavor to your winter dishes, and kimchi is an amazing ferment that can spice up any meal. Learn some of the history and basics of kimchi making from Julia of Pitchfork Farm & Pickle, then follow along to make your own! We'll discuss basic rules, troubleshooting, tips and tricks of fermentation, then test them out by making your own kimchi from home.
This class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. A list of ingredients and equipment as well as joining instructions will be sent to participants ahead of time, and we’ll all create a jar of delicious kimchi together!
What better way to celebrate local beverages than a crisp, bubbly cider? Join Eleanor Leger, founder and co-owner of Eden Specialty Ciders, to taste a variety of the wonderful ciders they offer from the comfort of your couch! We’ll learn more about the orchards, apple varieties, and processes behind the specialty ciders Eden produces, sample a variety of ciders together while learning the proper way of tasting and describing them, and celebrate a wonderful local product from our great state.
We will send a list of which ciders to purchase for the tasting portion in advance of the class; most will be available at the Downtown City Market location. Instructions to join the livestream will be sent to participants in an email.
It's We <3 Local month at the Co-op! Join Chef Jason Gelrud as he demos his chicken roulades using an abundance of local ingredients. He'll pair them with a maple sweet potato side dish for a complete meal that’s fast, easy, and delicious, perfect for a cozy winter dinner that supports local farmers!
This virtual class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, and joining instructions will be emailed out to participants.
*all registrations for this walk have been filled!*
Visit a hidden gem in the heart of the Burlington area to learn about the geology of our area and practice tree identification in the woods of Red Rocks Park with Naturalist Gene O. Desideraggio. This site has an interesting social and geological history, and a myriad of interesting plants and natural features. This walk will be in person; social distancing will be required, and face coverings strongly encouraged for those who have not completed their vaccination cycle.
The Black Is Beautiful Film Series is curated and hosted by poet Rajnii Eddins. The seven-month series features films by Black film directors. The films range from the well-known Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning independent films. Please join us for an afternoon of entertaining and engaging movies! Today's feature is A Raisin in the Sun. When a newly widowed matriarch receives a $10,000 life insurance check, she soon learns her family has their own ideas on how to spend the money. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett, Jr.
This is a film series hosted by the Fletcher Free Library. To learn more, please follow this link.