Cooking Classes

Summer Special for June-September: sign up and pay for a class, and you can bring a friend for free!

Subject to availability, limited number of spaces in each class. To register friends, please email or call ahead of time.

Welcome! Please pre-register and prepay for classes. To pay online, click the green register buttons underneath each class. To register and pay with cash or check, contact Hilary at classes@briarpatch.coop or (530) 272-5333 ext. 134.
We hope to see you at a class soon!

Korean Bibimbap

With Kayla Wexelberg

This class was so much fun the first time, we simply had to do it again! We will discuss the many flavors and health benefits of Korean cuisine as we make the classic Korean side dishes of Kimchee, Pickled Daikon and Carrots, Sesame Broccoli, and fresh sprouts served atop a bowl of mixed grains, egg, and your choice of tempeh or marinated meat.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Wednesday,
September 9, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 6

Paella 101

With Kayla Wexelberg

In this class we will go over the basic methods for making a delicious Paella. While discussing its historical and cultural significance, we will explore three versions of this classic Spanish dish: Seafood, Vegetarian, and Chicken/Chorizo.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Thursday,
September 10, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 6

Thrifty Cooking: Dehydration Temptations

With Suzanne Bardsley

So much produce in our gardens and the farmer’s markets… what can we do to save some of it for winter? Dehydration is a quick and easy method of putting up stores of beautiful fruits and vegetables. We will learn the basics of drying and explore some fun results with recipes geared for dehydrated produce.
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.

Price: $10.00 (Co-op Owner) $12.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Saturday,
September 12, 2015

Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm

Available Spaces: 9

Gluten-free Brunch

With Jes Taber

We will learn how to make a delicious Seasonal Fruit Sangria, Cast-Iron Frittata, Pistachio Basil Pesto, and Perfect Bacon — treats that are great for everyone, but especially for folks on a gluten-free diet.
Gluten-free

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Tuesday,
September 15, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 9

Lamb Tagine

With Noam Halpert

This is a signature dish from North African kitchens that will please your taste buds beyond belief. Lamb Stew made with Chickpeas and Dried Fruits is cooked slowly in a traditional tagine pot and served over Couscous. A traditional tagine is pottery that consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides, and a large cone or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base while foods cook. The cover design promotes the return of all condensation to the bottom, which creates an extra tender dish with a very unique flavor.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Wednesday,
September 16, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 10

Quick and Easy Healthy Cooking

With Migiwa Kawasaki

Learn how easy it is to make delicious and balanced meals that take only 15 to 20 minutes to prepare. You will learn how to make a menu plan for a week, using healthy ingredients. We will cook a meal together that will stretch easily and that you won’t tire of eating. It will be made with locally-grown vegetables including soup, brown rice, beans, and a vegetable side dish.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Friday,
September 18, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 1

Summer Gazpachos

With Doug Schma

It’s harvest time, and the time is right to use those wonderful veggies we worked all summer to grow! Gazpacho is a great way to enjoy your salad as a soup, the Spanish way. In this class we will make the popular Gazpacho Andalusian with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. We will also make Gazpacho Blanco with almonds and green grapes. And also from Andalucía, the warm Gazpacho Gaditano. Andale!

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Saturday,
September 19, 2015

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm

Available Spaces: 10

Canning Party

With Kayla Wexelberg

What better time to put up goodies than at the peak of veggie and fruit abundance? Bring your garden’s bounty so we’ll have plenty to share. You will learn the tricks of the trade for canning and various modes of preservation. We’ll also review standard ways to preserve and ferment various vegetables, canning, salt pickling, vinegar pickling, tomato sauce, salsa, easy ways to make sauerkraut and kimchee, jams, fruit butters, and sweet fruit curds with eggs and sugar. We'll share a small meal, and you'll leave with some full jars. (Please bring pint Ball jars.)
Vegan, gluten-free.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Tuesday,
September 22, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 0

Vegan Mezze Class

With Mielle Chenier-Cowen Rose

Join Mielle, the author of “Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant Based Cooking,” to prepare a classic, light Mediterranean meal with Secret Hummus; Roasted Garlic Baba; Mhammara, Roasted Bell Pepper and Walnut Dip; Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup; and a green salad with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette.
Vegan, gluten-free.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Wednesday,
September 23, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 10

Slow Cooked One-Pot Dinner

With Noam Halpert

In the Jewish tradition, food for Shabbat (the Saturday Sabbath) is made over a hot plate or in the oven overnight. This method of slow cooking was developed over hundreds of years in different regions around the world. Come learn a few secrets using traditional recipes to create an entire meal in one pot. We will make Hamin (chulnt) – a pot filled with meat, vegetables, grains, eggs, and other goodies – as well as a vegan pot. This is a perfect meal for the coming cool weather and will leave your taste buds filled with joy.
Vegan option.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Thursday,
September 24, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 8

Tamales

With Maria Benner

Everybody's favorite Mexican recipe is always tamales, which are delicious and fun to make. Join us and learn the art and craft of preparing tamales. We will prepare three traditional recipes: Pork in Red Sauce, Poblano "Rajas", and the classic and favorite Sweet Pink Tamale with dry fruits and nuts… which are so good you might want to eat them every day.
Gluten-free, dairy-free.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Saturday,
September 26, 2015

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 12:30 pm

Available Spaces: 3

Tastes of the South

With Kayla Wexelberg

Let’s enjoy the flavors and textures of Southern cuisine! While discussing the basics of Southern food culture and practices, we will prepare Cajun Cornmeal-Encrusted Fish, Cheesy Grits, and Collard Greens. If we have time, we might even make Biscuits and Gravy as a side.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Monday,
September 28, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 10

Salad Dressings for All Occasions

With Jes Taber

We will make a variety of dressings that can be enjoyed on vegan, vegetarian, grain, fruit, and roasted vegetable salads. You will learn how to make a basic Herb Vinaigrette, Fresh Squeezed Citrus Vinaigrette, Queso Fresco Dressing, and Spicy and Sweet Sriracha Vinaigrette. We will snack on perfect pairings for each dressing. Everyone can take home a sample of each creation, so please bring your own jars.
Gluten-free.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Tuesday,
September 29, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 8

Homemade Bagels

With Kayla Wexelberg

Have you always wondered how to make your very own freshly-baked bagels? We will discuss the history of the bagel and fun ways to make a healthy version of this classic baked good. Recipes include Cinnamon Sultana Bagels, Asiago Cheese Bagels, and Chive and Onion Bagels – with a few fun spreads to pair with them!
Vegan and gluten-free options.

Price: $30.00 (Co-op Owner) $35.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Wednesday,
September 30, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 5

Fall Fiesta: Annual Owner Meeting and Party

Tasty Mexican Food
Free Admission
Meal Tickets $8 each

Price:

Co-op Owner $8.00

Date:
Thursday,
October 8, 2015

Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Available Spaces: 222

Thrifty Cooking: Nifty Ways to Use Eggs

With Suzanne Bardsley

What do popovers, custard, and noodles have in common? Eggs! We will make these three items in class and enjoy eating them once they are completed. We will also sample pickled eggs.
Vegetarian.

Price: $10.00 (Co-op Owner) $12.00 (General Admission)

Date:
Saturday,
October 24, 2015

Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm

Available Spaces: 4