Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Healthy Herbal Desserts (Special Edition)

January 15, 2011 12:00 pm
January 15, 2011 3:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Just in time to keep your New Year’s pact to stay fit and eat healthy comes our special edition class of seasonal herbal desserts where we focus on healthy ways to indulge, bringing seasonal, herbal dessert options to our cooking repertoire. Herbal desserts provide us with key nutrients and flavors gifted by the earth. We will learn about natural sweeteners and the use of herbs in sweets as an alternative to hazardous ingredients found in many desserts nagging at our sweet teeth in the grocery aisle. We’ll be using the natural flavors of fresh herbs as the healthy, low-fat-but-high-in-flavor route to extract the decadent notes in our produce and spices. You’ll get familiar with tools used to whip, blend, and bake, as well as learn how or improve your style of chopping, snipping, and crushing herbs. You’ll come away having intimate favorite fresh herbs by the end of the night, being secure in your ability to make decadent desserts lighter and healthier!

Recipes:Winter Herb Citrus Granita Yogurt; Lavender & Honey Roasted Figs; Light Mint Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Chocolate-Mint Leaves; Tarragon & Cardamom Poached Pears with Frothed Rose Water Milk and Pistachios; Caramelized Apple Buckwheat Crepes with Light Rosemary Cream

Class Type: Series, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Students leave with a handful of fresh herbs!

Nissa Pierson

You won’t find someone as knowledgeable and enthusiastic about fresh herbs than Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson. She delights in using herbs in innovative ways as a beautiful flavor enhancer to any dish, including desserts! In addition to traveling the world seeking organic & fair-trade conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor specializing in 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. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa

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