Vietnamese Pho & Bubble Tea; Cooking Up Culture, Bolinas After School Program

January 29, 2019 3:30 pm
January 29, 2019 5:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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271 Poplar Rd., Bolinas, CA, United States, 94924

This year with the Bolinas after school program we embark on the discovery and celebration of global cuisines. Learning flavors, ingredients and techniques of the world while we try to understand how culture, access to ingredients and even politics can shape the foods we eat.

Vietnamese Pho, an intensely flavorful and aromatic noodle soup, is one of life’s most pleasurable soups. It’s not only easy to make but extremely rewarding as well. The delectable fragrance  will loft through the kitchen, showing us the spices and scents of Vietnam and south east Asia. We will  learn how to create and perfect this rich zesty pho broth in  classic beef flavor. We will learn how to season our broth with lively herbs and spice learn all the differnt types of  pho spices, how and when to use them without overusing them.. We will learn the exact cuts of rich and tender meats to use and how to use them.  Will learan all about the slippery soft Pho noodles, learning which noodles to choose and how we stir things up with different textures and types of noodles. And just when you think it can’t get any better, we bring out the infamous Pho vegetable & herb plate, showcasing all of the fresh fragrant herbs like cilantro, mint and Thai basil, accompanied by fresh chilies, crunchy bean sprouts and tangy fresh lime wedges. We might just throw in a few more items as well! And in a unique twist we will learn how to make our own condiments for the soup, recreating hoisin and our own spicy version of sirracha! Then we will turn into true pioneers and prove that we can even make our own bubble tea.

Recipes:Vietnamese Pho Broth & Noodles: Beef ; Pho Condiments: Pho Herbs & Vegetable Plate, Homemade Hoisin & Chili Sauce; Bubble Tea: Mango Bubble Tea

Class Type: Bolinas After School Program, middle school, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: We will even learn how to pronounce it, which most adults cant do!

Nissa Pierson

Founder of Ger-Nis, Nissa Pierson, is always looking how to cook and eat well remain lazy sometimes! Her latest quest is the almighty Pho and it turns out to be much easier than most would expect. She is pleased to share her years of hard work perfecting this dish and show you how easy and quick it is to make. Bubble Tea was a new quest for her, but she rose to the challenge as she will demonstrate in class! In addition to running Ger-Nis Nissa is a long time culinary instructor specializing fresh herbs. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean  and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa