Summer Garden Paninis

August 15, 2011 6:00 pm
August 15, 2011 8:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

The great panini chase is over! We’re leading you to our most favorite seasonal paninis and putting the struggle to create the perfect panini to an end! A great panini is comprised of four particularly important characteristics: fresh and artfully crafted breads, a blanket of flavor be it a layer of herbs or spread, ingredients that comprise the overall body of the flavor and the unique grilling technique that allows an ordinary sandwich to take on the righteous role of a panini. Because summer is one fabulous time of year to indulge in quick to prepare meals that rely on fresh, seasonal and nutritious ingredients, we want to show you how to take advantage of all the good stuff out there to prepare some tasty paninis you will totally make all summer long. We’ll be baking our own bread, showing you how simple it truly is and what a difference fresh bread makes! Learn some innovative panini recipes, how to pair ingredients for maximum flavor impact, classic culinary tricks like caramelizing onions and make spreads and compote that brings making paninis into the realm of greatness. You’ll also learn to prepare a quick side salad to enjoy alongside your sandwiched friend making a great vinaigrette from scratch so you won’t ever need to rely on those processed prepackaged dressings again! And we’ll top it all off with our own signature herbal ice tea, a perfect pairing partner for your summer paninis!

Recipes: Fontina Prosciutto Panini with Caramelized Onions & Fig Compote on Dark Wheat; Zucchini, Chili & Mint Panini with Parmesan; Herbed Chicken, Arugula & Lemon Preserves on Ciabbata; Garden Salad with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette; Herbal Iced Tea (Breads we will bake are Dark Whole Wheat & Ciabbata)

Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Learn to bake your own bread and prepare condiments to execute perfect paninis!

Suzy Scherr

Suzy Scherr is a professional chef and culinary instructor who specializes in making delicious and nutritious food fun and accessible. Since 1997, Suzy has cooked for and taught both adults and kids to make creative, healthy meals, introducing students to new products, unfamiliar ingredients and unique ways to use everyday items. Suzy’s method of cooking instruction and food education is designed to inspire confidence, creativity and curiosity in students of all ages. Suzy is a graduate of Occidental College and The Institute of Culinary Education. She has developed recipes and curricula for a variety of organizations, including Brainfood, an after-school culinary arts program for teens, which she founded in 1997. Contact Suzy

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