As part of our Thanksgiving Series, Nissa helms a very special dinner party, “A Global Thanksgiving: From Nissa’s Heart to Your Plate!” The goal is to raise awareness of the plight of many of the world’s women and to remind people that not everyone has family and friends to gather with during the holiday season. It’s important to give back to our community – and since Nissa considers the whole world her home, we’ll be reflecting and celebrating with a global twist. We’ll showcase women and the foods they make from around the world, including dishes from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and more. Just to add to the festivities, we’ll have a few special cocktails and wines from some unusual places. Nissa feels it’s crucial to support the community in which we live and so 100% of the proceeds from the party will go to the Park Slope Women’s Shelter (CAMBA) located in the Park Slope Armory building. The shelter provides mentally ill and substance abusing women with temporary shelter, services, and assistance to help them move toward permanent housing. You may have walked by the beautiful armory building before without ever realizing the great work that goes on inside. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the work they do and make a small contribution.
Recipes: Dishes From the World Inspired By Nissa’s encounters with women all over the world!
Class Type: Part of our Thanksgiving Series
Class Notes: This is a special dinner party with Nissa at the helm of the kitchen. Come help cook and enjoy a decadent and global thanksgiving meal with beer and wine and Nissa’s famous herbal cocktails. 100% of all proceeds go to the Park Slope Woman’s Shelter (Camba)
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