Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held annually in Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The festival is all about beer with beer being the only alcoholic beverage allowed to be brewed and served during the festival. So even all the way across the pond we can celebrate this gloriously beer infamous festival right here at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center and as usual highlighting the best the season has to offer us up. This Oktoberfest, rather than hiking to destinations few, far beyond or overcrowded German bars in the city, join us here, after all, it’s in season to design your celebration at a local establishment that knows what’s good for you. In this class, you’ll hone in on your best Oktoberfest preparation skills, discovering the glory that is preparing hearty German, yet not overbearing meals that will allow everyone to have fun at the event. You’ll be rewarded by Oktoberfest beer, of course, but divined by the magic of assembling the tastiest, most seasonal components available into festival-worthy fare. Come learn more about local German culture through its flavors, preparing condiments, meats, sweets and kraut with the best of them!
Recipes: Oktoberfest Beers; German Soft Pretzels with Bavarian Sweet Mustard; Currywurst with Red Onion “Fast” Kraut Weiner; German Apple Cake & Riesling
Class Type: Seasonal Entertaining Series
Class Notes: Let’s indulge in a little German fare for one night and enjoy an Oktoberfest feast together!
Managing Director the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of a food enthusiast in the kitchen. Nissa 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 and helping small subsistence growers throughout the world bring their goods to market for fair pricing. To further her desire to teach others about healthy living and eating, as well as agriculture and food sustainability, Nissa opened the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb, 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 & recipe writer 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 about food she enjoys spice in general life, good food & cultural & political conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. She loves solving problems and turning lemons into lemonade. Contact Nissa