The cold, dark nights of winter can be long and unforgiving here in the Northeast. What better way to brighten your menus (and spirits) than by using an abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs in your everyday cooking? Learn the basics of using herbs, from indoor growing to handling, selecting, and proper storage, along with tips for seasoning effectively in various dishes. Prepare a few comfort-food favorites that showcase the winter’s best flavors: rosemary, sage, thyme, and winter savory, just to name a few. You’ll become an herbal expert in no time as you learn how to create zestier and tastier recipes while awaiting the first blooms of spring.
Recipes:Cranberry and Thyme Sparkler; Baked Herbal Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive Bread; Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut-Herb Dressing; Sicilian-Style Herbed Meatballs with Herbed Polenta; Shortbread Cookies with Winter Herbs and Dried Fruit.
Class Type: Hands-On and Demonstration
Class Notes: Located at the Whole Foods Market Bowery Culinary Center
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