Cooking for the College Bound

July 22, 2011 4:00 pm
July 22, 2011 6:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Cramped dorm rooms, cafeterias and pizza Learn to cook real and healthy meals that haven’t been sloshing around a residence hall kitchen for who knows how long. Don’t be intimidated! With the right tools, techniques and easy-to-come by ingredients, it’s easy to eat well for cheap. Be your own best friend and prepare yourself for your new world of freedom and new possibilities! These are skills that will last you and help you for a lifetime. Relying on our hot plate, easy mac and cheese is worlds better for your brain, body and the planet than that old, processed easy mac found in so many college dorm rooms. Learn to give your body and mind what it craves all on your own, and you’ll look better, feel better and be better equipped to take on the campus and then onto the whole world! Come learn what tools to pack with you for the next chapter of your lives and learn how to make sodas using whole ingredients, some easy to prepare dishes, healthy dessert and snacks with us! Be the talk of the residence halls, making stomachs around you grumble in desire!

Recipes: Natural sodas; Hot Plate Garden Mac & Cheese; Iron-Chef Tomato Grilled Cheese, Caesar Salad; Chocolate, Coconut & Dried Fruit Frozen Banana Bites; All Nighter Snacks: Chili-Lime Popcorn & Curry Popcorn

Class Type: Teens, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Be prepared to fly right in the kitchen on your own, making delicious and healthy foods and what tools are required to be prepared!

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of a food enthusiast in the kitchen and a major proponent of independence. Pierson began her food journey as a child in Central America later to open Ger-Nis International LLC, a fair-trade, organic fruit & vegetable distribution company with an emphasis on fresh herbs. To further her desire to teach others about healthy living and eating, Pierson opened the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb center in March of 2010, specializing in a wide range of recreational cooking and educational classes for adults and children; promoting healthy eating and living habits through hands on and lecture style classroom environments. She is fully committed to the community, as well as the planet, focusing on the entire cooking and eating process, from grower to “cooker.” In addition to traveling the world seeking organic and fair-trade conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor focusing on 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. She has specialized in children’s cooking classes for many years and believes children are seeking better food knowledge and is always up for the challenge. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in food and 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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