Random thoughts about quilting and cooking: My theory is that next to quilting, for most of us our favorite pasttime is eating. By association, that must mean that a lot of us really like to cook and I have to say, after attending numerous potlucks with contributions from quilters loading down the tables, we cook often. And well.
One of the things I love to do is take cooking classes. The Williams-Sonoma in Valencia CA is about an hour's drive for me and they offer classes almost every Wednesday and demonstrations and such on Sundays. It's a long enough drive that I don't go down often, but on the second Wednesday of each month, they have a Cookbook Club that I always try to go to if I'm in town. The cost includes the cookbook, the demonstration and dinner! This is a national event in the Williams-Sonoma stores that are equipped with kitchens, so if this appeals to you, you might check into it and see if your local store does this.
In the picture above, she is using an immersion blender (you know, the one Emeril calls a "boat motor") to puree Roasted Corn Soup.
Lindsay added chipotle seasoning to the soup and then garnished it with avocado slices and additional roasted corn. She also said that a ring of cotija cheese would be pretty and good. She just throws out these great ideas and I just nod my head and write them down.....
hot, hot, hot!!!! The other four are various types of paprika. Along with her suggestions, tasting the various seasonings gives us an idea of how we can use them in our cooking.
I also skipped dessert -- it just seemed way too sugary and buttery for me. If I'm going to do that, I want something like creme brulee!
Next week is an Evening in Barcelona dinner -- signed up and can't wait!