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Kids’ Cooking Class: Vegetarian Sushi Rolls! (ages 6-12)

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm


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Come and learn to make homemade sushi with your favorite vegetarian fillings, like cucumbers, carrots, avocadoes, or your choice of a variety of veggies. We’ll also make some miso soup on the side and taste some Japanese snack food. For kids ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult.

Vegetarian and Beef Empanadas

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 7:30am to 9:00am


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Empanadas are a delicious pastry common in South America, similar to a savory turnover in the United States. They can be filled with endless variations, such as beef, chicken, cheese, corn, sweet potato – and even jam! Another variation is that they can be fried or cooked in the oven. In this class, we will make two kinds of empanadas, vegetarian and beef, with homemade empanada dough made by Constancia Gomez. Constancia hails from Bueons Aires, Argentina, and teaches Spanish language, music, and Latin dance. (She has taught students ages 5-90 years old to make empanadas!) In her spare time, she cares for her flock of 45 goats. 

The Frugal Fridge

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:00am to 7:00am

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The Frugal Fridge tour complements the Pennywise Pantry shopping tour. This tour focuses on how to shop for healthy, affordable foods once you leave Produce and Bulk and enter the grocery aisles and perishables coolers.

We’ll learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. Have fun turning packages over to look at labels and compare prices across similar products. We’ll keep the pantry in mind for a few of these products, but spend the bulk of our time examining 5-ingredient choices for the fridge and freezer as we focus on dairy, eggs, meat and seafood, frozen veggies, breads, tortillas, and more.

Tour offered in conjunction with Chittenden County Saves Week, September 23-28! The CASH Coalition of Chittenden County is sponsoring a week of events in celebration of savings! There will be free workshops, classes, demonstrations and activities to illustrate the benefit of saving money. Click here for more information.

The Pennywise Pantry

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Learn how to shop for fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods in Produce and Bulk. With this interactive and hands-on tour, we’ll explore the Produce and Bulk departments, learning a simple method for finding the best value on fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans by paying attention to the price per pound. You’ll learn tips for selecting and storing these foods at home to get the longest use out of them, develop a better understanding of Co-op sales, and get inspiring recipes to start cooking quick and affordable meals at home. No matter what kind of diet you follow, these pennywise tools help you stock your kitchen with variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods.

Tour offered in conjunction with Chittenden County Saves Week, September 23-28! The CASH Coalition of Chittenden County is sponsoring a week of events in celebration of savings! There will be free workshops, classes, demonstrations and activities to illustrate the benefit of saving money. Click here for more information.

Italian Cooking Class: Potato Gnocchi, Pesto, and Homemade Marinara Sauce

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


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Make and eat a delicious Italian meal with chef Antonino DiRuocco from Capri, Italy. Gnocchi are small Italian dumplings that grace the menus of many Italian restaurants but take a little skill to learn to make. Antonino will share his technique for perfect and pillowy potato gnocchi, along with homemade pesto and real Italian marinara sauce. A chef at Villa Tragara Ristorante (now Michael’s on the Hill), he has won numerous awards, and has been featured in local newspapers for his rustic and traditional Italian fare.

My Child & Me Cooking Class: Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins (ages 0-5 + Parent)

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 5:30am to 6:30am

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This class is especially for parents and caregivers with children under age 5. In this class, we’ll explore traditional foods and having fun in the kitchen as we engage our little ones in the process of learning how to mix, measure, and cook delicious and nourishing food. All the food served in this class will be organic, follow the rhythms of local farms, and will introduce traditional foods principles such as soaking grains, culturing dairy products, fermenting vegetables, making nourishing broths, and using fruit in probiotic beverages the whole family to enjoy.  The class is held in the family-friendly McClure Multi-Generational Center. For mothers/caregivers and children up to age 5.

When registering, please select one ticket per adult; accompanying children are free.

A Mosaic of Flavor: Middle Eastern Makloba with Goat Meat

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


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When Nagham Nasser was an English teacher in Syria she would cook classic Middle Eastern dishes for international guests. She often prepared Makloba (literally translated means “flip upside down”), which is a goat meat dish prepared with eggplant, tomato, potato, onion and rice and seasoned with garlic, cinnamon and green ginger with a touch of yogurt. This is a meal served at special family gatherings throughout the Middle East. A Mosaic of Flavor is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. This series highlights flavorful food from other cultures and how it unites families and friends.

Bavarian Soft Pretzels and Pretzel Rolls

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


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Learn how to make authentic Bavarian soft pretzels and pretzel rolls with Heike Meyer of Bee Sting Bakery. In this class, you will learn about the history of pretzels (or "Brezel" as they are called in in German), try your hand at the shaping technique and make some to take home. We will have fun exploring different types, shapes and tastes of this authentic German bread specialty and you will go home with an authentic recipe and the skills to make your own pretzels in your home kitchen. Heike Meyer is the owner of Bee Sting Bakery in Fairfax, a small artisan bakery specializing in whole grain naturally leavened breads and pastries.

Summervale: Dried Apple Rings on a String

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Summervale celebrates community, Vermont farms, and local food every Thursday through September 5. Each week, City Market will be there with Make It From Scratch Food Activities.

Yerba Mate Tea CANCELLED

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am

This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Yerba mate tea is a beverage that people enjoy around the world, and it is shocking how few people in the US tried it! Come learn about yerba mate tea and the benefits and tradition associated with it. Participants will learn how to prepare and drink yerba mate. Cold? Hot? With milk? With herbs? With a straw?  Alone? With friends? Constancia Gomez, originally from Buenos Aires Argentina, is a Spanish teacher, Spanish music teacher and Latin dance teacher, and a farmer who now lives in Warren, VT. She enjoys teaching her students, aged 5 – 90, about drinking yerba mate.

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