In this class, you’ll learn the basics of hearty vegetarian stews using organic as well as seasonal, locally sourced ingredients that are just as satisfying and flavorful as their meat-like bretheren. We will focus on techniques for stewing in which vegetarian components enhance stew flavor without using meat.The recipes will highlight the versatility of a classic stew using herbs and flavor enhancing methods that make a satisfying dish even meat lovers will engoy. More than just winter vegetables, we will utilize beans and spices to enliven the deep earthy flavors of a well made-stew. We’ll share tips and techniques for experimenting in your own kitchen and, in no time at all, you will be able to concoct a stew that exactly fits your tastes.
Recipes: Black Lentil Indian Chili, Curried Apple & Parsnip Stew, African Coconut & Yam Stew with Chopped Peanuts & Cilantro, Portobello Mushroom, White Bean And Tomato Stew
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn the art of making a warm satisfying vegetarian stew that even a cowboy could love!
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. A noted and long time culinary instructor with a focus on home kitchen sustainable cooking for both children and adults, she is passionate about food education. 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 also 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