You know that Nissa loves to experiment and this class is no exception, so get ready for one of her biggest menus yet! Nissa will begin with the basics of classic fried chicken and then move into some of the avant garde experimentation that she’s famous for. You’ll learn how to brine and season to bring out the most flavor. You’ll deep fry as well as pan fry and discover which method is best for which recipes. She’ll also introduce you to some exciting new flavor combinations concocted from the local, spring-time bounty. As always, her alchemy will result in a spread of deliciously unique recipes using techniques new and old – even “Shake & Bake” makes a comeback! (Oh yeah, baby!) This class will teach you everything you need to make the crispiest, crunchiest, tastiest fried chicken possible. Some of it may seem weird at first but, if you know Nissa, you know you’re in for a big treat.
Recipes: Diablo Fried Chicken Drummies with Blue Cheese Dip, Chipotle-Lime Fried Chicken Tendrils with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce, Five Spiced Fried Wings with Southern Fried Chicken, Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Nissa’s Crispy Herb “Faux” Fried Chicken
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: If you know Nissa, you know you are in for a real treat- the classic and the creative sides of good old fashioned fried chicken!
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