One of the best moments from last year's Meritage Oysterfest was when newcomer Holly Carson joined chefs Jack Riebel and Vincent Francoual to show the boys how a lady can get down on the oysters. Carson, the diminutive chef who rules the raw bar at Sea Change, flexed some impressive arm muscles and kicked some ass. While she didn't win the contest, she overwhelmingly won the respect of everyone in attendance.
Carson shows off her oyster-shucking prowess
If you're anything like me, you're always on the lookout for venison but have never done the dirty work yourself. Even if you have no experience with hunting, you can channel your inner Steven Rinella in this Thursday's class at Seward Co-op, where Department of Natural Resources outdoor mentor Erik Jensen will be explaining the ins and outs of hunting deer and other species for food. In this two-hour lecture, Jensen will cover the basics of hunting regulations, firearms ownership, scouting land and waterways, game preparation, and more.
The lecture will take place at Seward Co-op from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, and the cost is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Register by calling 612.338.2465.
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With your social calendar filling up fast and more potlucks than you can shake a stick at, December is the month when you ask the question "What can I bring?" more often than "What time is it?" If you're running low on ideas, consider taking a class with one of the instructors at Local D'Lish. The store has curated a wonderful series of cooking classes for winter, with a focus on simple preparations of local and seasonal foods. The Hot Dish talked with the store's manager, Kate Shuknecht, to get the lowdown.
Local D'Lish Winter cooking classes start this week
Kitchen in the Market, the commercial kitchen and class space, is giving you a chance to cook alongside some of the Twin Cities' best-known chefs. The market has announced it is pairing with some of the area's top chefs and local food celebrities for a series of limited-attendance classes that will benefit an area charity.
Learn from the masters at Kitchen in the Market
Only a few of the chefs and "celebrity" names have been revealed, and we've got them.
Interested in creating a delicious autumn dinner? Join Laurie McCann Crowell and Elizabeth Ries (from Channel 5 Twin Cities Live) at Chef's Abode cooking school on Monday evening for some fun fall entertaining.
The typical Thanksgiving dinner is a tradition for a reason, but there's always room to add a little spice and variety. The Kitchen Window can help you do just that with its Italian Thanksgiving class tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Kitchen Window Sarah Burt, of Saucy Burt's food cart, teaches the four-course feast tomorrow night
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