TCL to offer cooking classes

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Health Culinary Arts Center present three new classes for 2012! These fun courses are totally hands-on in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen on Hilton Head Island.

 

The first class of the series is Dessert 101, offered Saturday, February 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $150. This class will allow you to learn and practice various mixing methods and techniques used to prepare a variety of decadent desserts with a healthy twist just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Baking skills will also be covered, all while learning tricks for cutting calories and fat out of your favorite sweet treats without noticing a thing. Sample recipe selections include Super Soft Oreo Cream Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Soufflé, Cherry Clafoutis, Peanut Butter Mousse, Kahlua Flan, and Apple Turnovers.

 

The second class of the series is Knife Skills & Culinary Basics 102, offered Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $150. Learn how to use the most important tool in your kitchen – the knife.  In this 2 ½ hour hands-on class, Hilton Head Health-trained chef will show you how to properly hold and care for your knives.  Cutting techniques such as chopping, slicing and dicing will be covered.  In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of culinary basics by learning how to prepare homemade stocks and sauces and learn about proper cooking temperatures.

 

The final class in this series is Local Cuisine 103, offered Saturday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Living in the Lowcountry provides a bounty of fresh, seasonal goods at your fingertips.  Take this spring class and learn how to properly shell and devein local shrimp as well as use the soft shell crab in a healthy new way.  You will also work with the fresh produce such as asparagus, peas, spring onions and more – and learn how to get the most from your local farmers markets.  Enjoy the warm weather and spring treasures found in your own backyard! Sample recipe selections include Grilled Soft Shell Crab over Asparagus, Spring Vegetable Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, and Marinated-Grilled Shrimp Tacos.

 

For more information or to register, please call 843.525.8205.

 

 


 

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