A life without nuts is pretty bleak for fanatics both established or soon to be. The earthy wonder of a hazelnut tree or seeing acorns fall to the ground during autumn in Brooklyn or the rare wonder of pine nuts loosely scattered provides a romantic sort of perspective on the role nuts play in nature and our lives. In this class, we’ll be exploring all of the varieties of nuts, discussing how they grow and what their origins are, weaving from the sweet to the savory, from the light snack to the exotic addition to any meal. Nuts provide us with healthy fats and proteins, which are essential to a well-rounded diet. For this reason, they make an excellent addition to vegetarian diets, filling in the gaps with the absence of meat creates. We will be preparing some simple dishes, evaluating the elements nuts provide to this meal, and enjoy our bounty! Come on- let’s get nuts for nuts together.
Recipes:Sweet & Spicy Ginger Cashews; Cranberry Sage Pecan Pesto Butternut Squash & Lentil Salad ; Spicy Chicken Couscous; Rosemary Pine Nut Tart; Caramel & Chestnut Ice Cream with Grapes
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Get to taste the many varieties of nuts
Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of food enthusiast in the kitchen, and she loves a good cabbage dish using the fresh seasonal varieties winter has to offer. 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, incorporating produce found anytime of the year. 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