It’s totally natural when it gets chilly to eat its namesake, chili (groaner, sorry). On a cold winter’s night, it’s easy to get into a rut and reach for the same old dishes so you can fill up and rush back under the covers. Let’s get creative with the classics and improve the go-to chili dish by switching up the old standard of meat and beans with new variations and multiple ingredients. Chili is a one pot simple and tasty meal, so let’s just say, the kids aren’t going to mess up the kitchen with a towering stack of dirty dishes overflowing in your sink after they cook this meal. In this class, we will show your teens how to take charge and indulge their creative juices in the kitchen and prepare a mean chili- that is actually very nice to your tastebuds, digestive tract, and your health! When it comes to chili, there is no wrong way, but there is a better way.
Recipes: Three Bean Chili; Spicy Pork Chili; Turkey and Vegetable Chili
Class Type: Teen Chef, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Teens learn a new approach to making classics like chili
Noted Herb Expert and Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, is a food enthusiast in the kitchen and wants to share her love of food with kids of all ages through the “Kids in the Kitchen” program at the Culinary & Herb Center. In addition to traveling the world seeking fresh herb conversation for her business, she is a noted cooking instructor specializing in fresh herbs as well as passionate in proving that the art of eating and cooking well is a relatively simple process that takes only enthusiasm and some tid-bits of knowledge. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and Fair-trade, she enjoys good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submerging herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa