Join us for a night of fun and celebration this St. Patrick’s Day by getting to know the food and culture of the Irish as well as discussing what the holiday means in the country and abroad! Not generally known for their cuisine, the Irish of modern day are once again embracing their culinary heritage, having denied their traditions for a few generations in the face of haute culinary innovations of other European countries as a result of globalization originally spawning a shying away of the Irish from their nation’s humble past. Thanks to a few great leaders in culinary revival in the country, keeping with traditions is popular again. To start, potatoes fortify the Irish diet as the backbone for most dishes as well as other hearty fare such as turnips, parsnips, cabbage, and beef reigning as the main meat. You’re sure to experience the luck of the Irish in these dishes listed below and enjoy sumptuous beers and whiskey when you make your way to Ger-Nis this holiday. Embrace your inner Irish and get lucky! Come for the fun and the food and meet some folks!
Recipes:Caraway Soda Breads; Parsnip Soup; Corned Beef & Cabbage; Beef and Guinness Pie; Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Beer pairings & Whiskey tasting
Our own Nissa Pierson, Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, is a master when it comes to traveling the world seeking organic & fair-trade conversation, 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 tid bits 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