Dim sum is, in many ways, an ideal take out food – you can choose from many different options and put together a meal that exactly satisfies your current craving. Imagine if you knew how to create all those tasty dumplings yourself, using the high quality, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that you know are best. Once you mastered the various techniques, including pan fried dumplings and the steamed dumplings, you could fill them with anything that you dream up, from Chinese BBQ pork to miso ginger glazed vegetables. That would make it truly ideal! If you were sitting down for some dim sum in China, one of the first things your server might ask is what kind of tea you would prefer at the table. Well, if you were sitting down for some dim sum in your own home the tea you prefer might just be a beer. In our “Dim Sum & Beer” class, one of the most popular classes in our “Make Your Own Take Out” series, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of these tasty dumplings (that would be the fillings and the wrappers) and pair them with local beer. You’ll learn the basics that will allow you to play with local ingredients and Asian flavors to create your own, perfect dim sum and match it with your favorite brew. Living in an urban environment, there are endless opportunities to just bring home some take out and be done with it; but, as we like to say, it’s more convenient in the long run to know how to do it yourself.
Recipes: Pan Fried Chinese mustard Dumplings with Miso Ginger Glaze, Steamed Pork & Shrimp (Open) Dumplings, Baked BBQ Pork Buns with Sesame & Ginger Topping, Ginger, Chicken & Shitake Sticky Buns, Plum Pot Stickers with Ginger Butter
Class Type: Make Your Own Take Out Series, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: One of our most popular classes gets a buzz as we learn the art of dim sum and pair it with beer!
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