Portuguese Seafood Stew; Cooking Up Culture, Bolinas After School Program

June 4, 2019 3:30 pm
June 4, 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.

Portuguese seafood stew is a big wonderful pot of everything Portuguese, starting with seafood. The hearty “peasant” food as its known is dependent on the fisherman and influenced by climate, geography and history- the many surrounding regions and various migrations that have passed through for generations have brought subtleties to the cuisine that make it rather unique. . Not only is the food similar to Spanish but there is a significant influence from Africa in the cuisine as well- think chilies and Piri Piri sauce. spices like saffron, fennel seed,  bay leaves, are just a few of the spices we will play with and learn about. Will toast some local bread and serve it with the regions traditional Milk Mayonaise and we will make our own Piri Piri sauce.

Recipes: Portuguese Seafood Stew, Milk Mayonnaise, Piri Piri Sauce, Orange Soda

Class Type: Hands on Middle School Kids/Bolinas After School Cooking Program

Class Notes: Bolinas School District Kids Only

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of a food enthusiast in the kitchen.  Nissa began her food journey as a child in Central America. In addition to traveling the world seeking organic and fair-trade conversation for her global grower consulting business, she is a noted cooking instructor & recipe developer  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, the ocean and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. She loves solving problems and turning lemons into lemonade.  Contact Nissa