Cooking and Eating Local with Chef Jordan Colon of Eat

January 27, 2011 6:30 pm
January 27, 2011 9:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Food is an essential everyday need and in our culture, food is beginning to define who we are as individuals. The food industry has been changing for the better as of late and consumers are being more conscious, focusing on where their food is coming from. People are starting to seek out locally sourced and grown food to provide the ingredients in their home cooked recipes. Local chef Jordan Colon from EAT restaurant in Brooklyn couldn’t stand behind this platform more.

Colon sources everything year-round (yes, everything) at his Brooklyn restaurant from the tri-state area and New England, even in the winter root-bore. Colon is here to teach his philosophies on food, and to prove that eating is not a complicated and laborious endeavor—It is in fact quite the opposite. By emphasizing the simplicity of cooking with quality ingredients, Colon will demonstrate intrinsic wellness obtained by cooking for oneself. We will learn substitutes for out-of-season oils and herbs, the basis of a healthy diet year-round, and give simple accessible tips for home cooking. Colon believes “you are what you eat,” so let’s get started!

Recipes:Winter Vegetable Soup; Raw Root Vegetable Salad; Pasta or Potato/Squash Gnocchi; Roasted Vegetables; Maple Honey Cake; Focaccia Bread Sour Dough Starter

Class Type: Local Chef, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Leave with you own Focaccia starter!

Jordan Colon

Jordon Colon of EAT in Brooklyn ( belives that simple cooking should come naturally to us. EAT serves simple, healthy, and locally sourced food, demonstrating the bountiful diversity grown right here in the Northeast. EVERYTHING is sourced either from the tri-state area (New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey) or New England (Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine) by working exclusively with select local farms and producers in belief that every food the body needs can be sourced from the region in which it lives. Colon aims to prove that cooking for yourself is better for mind, body and soul. Contact Jordan

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