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Sep 17 Robin Wipers Portable Meals
 
Special Events and Classes

REGISTRATION POLICIES & INFORMATION:

You may register at the store, fax or call in your registration. Mail-in registrations will be taken by postmark date. Be sure to list your name, phone number, class choice(s) including time, date of class, and send us a check or your Visa or Master Card number and expiration date. 3-digit code on the back of the card, as well as the address your statement is sent to. You may call 338-4339, fax to 685-0596 or register in person at 2807 Oak Street. Gift Certificates must be presented at time of registering or mailed in with registration. Cancellations must be made in person at the store or via phone ONLY. Please do not email, fax or leave voicemail for cancellations as they will not be accepted. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to class date. You are always welcome to send someone in your place.

Not our favorite part, but we feel you should know the policies regarding cancellations. We understand that life happens, and you may find yourself in a pickle and need to cancel, so here’s the deal: We do not issue refunds for cancellations, but if you are nice and follow the rules, we will offer store credit.

The rules: No cancellations on “guest chefs”…..if you cannot attend, send a substitute. General Class cancellation: 7 working days prior to the class. Please, no exceptions. You are always welcome to send someone in your place and if you are unable to do so, class recipes and menus will be made available for you.

Classes begin at the designated hour. Your promptness will be appreciated by the
instructors and your fellow students. We strive to be on time at the beginning of
each class, so we can end our classes on time for baby-sitters and other commitments.

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September 17 Robin Wipers Portable Meals
Save the Date, menu coming soon !
Time: 6 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $55.00
October 1 Wood Fired Pizza for a Cause

Cooks Pots & Tabletops teams up with Dive for a Cure in hosting a Pizza Making Workshop, with all proceeds going to the effort to cure cancer ! So many of us have been touched by cancer, help fund the f research to slow and eventually cure this disease .

Time: 6-8:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
  8 Super Easy Whole Grains All Day with Robin Asbell
If you want to eat more healthfully, one of the most simple changes to make is choosing whole grains. If you need any motivation, tips, strategies or delicious recipes, come and meet whole grain foods advocate Robin Asbell. With dishes that will fit in at every meal of your day, her new book The Whole Grain Promise is a guide to making delicious, family-friendly whole grain foods. Learn to make and sample some of these enticing, easy and energizing recipes.
Menu:
Pumpkin Pie Baked Steel Cut Oats
Wild Rice, Pear and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Walnuts
Millet-Corn Chowder with Chipotle
Savory Streusel Squash Pie with Oat Crust
Granola Brittle Chunks
Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Robin Asbell is a chef, educator and author who is passionate about whole foods, and a talent for crafting dishes for special diets. Her latest book, Whole Grain Promise (Fall 2015), is a guide to the easiest and tastiest ways to make whole grains a part of your life. Her last book, Gluten Free Pasta, More Than 100 Fast and Flavorful Recipes with No-and Low-Carb Options, is the culmination of many years of working with gluten-free diets. Robin is the author of five other cookbooks, She teaches popular classes and speaks to groups around the US and in Mexico. Robin brings many years of professional cooking experience and her abiding love of satisfying flavors to all her cooking classes, garnished with a sense of humor and fun.
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $75.00
  16 Wine Pairings Class , Sicily !
Save the date to join us in welcoming Patricia Ferreira, of Planeta Estate Wines, and Olive Oils ! Keith and Kathy will be just returning from a visit to this Sicilian Estate, and having just taken a series of cooking classes with the Planeta Estates Executive Chef, and will be pairing the amazing foods of Sicily with Patricias wines ! Menu to be posted soon.
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $45.00
  17 FREE KNIFE SHARPENING DAY ! !

Wüsthof Knife Sharpening Day ….bring in any two knives per family (any brand) and get them sharpened for free. Learn how to sharpen them at home from Jeff, our official Wüsthof expert !


Time: 11 am til 5 pm
Cost: n/c
  23 Trunk Show ! with Garnier Thiebaut
Save the Date for this Trunk Showing with the beautiful Linens, Tablecloths, Napkins Tea Towels and Runners with Cedric Montagnana, North American Sales Manager !
Time: tba
Cost: no cost
November 4 Trunk Show with Coleur Nature of France
Save this date to meet Keilan of Coleur Nature, one of our favorite casual tablecloth and napkin lines. Just in time for entertaining !
Time: tba
Cost: no cost
  11 Chef Mikes Advanced Knife Skills !

Join Wüsthof Corporate Chef Mike Garaghty of as he demonstrates the butchery techniques for breaking down several proteins.
Mike will cover how to disjoint chicken, spatchcock poultry, clean, trim pork tenderloin and filet salmon with skin on, or skin off.
He will also cover basic knife skills, honing and sharpening. Learning these techniques will sharpen your skills, save you money and make you a better cook.
Chef Mike will prepare a full Tasting menu provided from the proteins prepared in the class !
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $75.00
  17 Robin Wipers Holiday Homemade Gift Giving Class
Save the date for Robins Annual Gifts Class, always packed with wonderful ideas, menu to be posted soon
Time: 6 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $55.00
December 2 Modern Indian Cuisine with Raghavan Iyer
Brilliant Indian food is not about difficult techniques, hard-to-find ingredients, complex spice blends, or excessive prep time. Its all the spice, the dazzle, and the deep, satisfying flavors of Indian cuisine in this class that features recipes with ten ingredients or less, all grocery store staples! Join Raghavan Iyer, CCP, an Emmy winner, a multiple james Beard Award finalist, and an IACP Award of Excellence for Cooking School Teacher of the Year in this class that features the following menu.. His voice is clear and encouraging, his directions faultless, and his recipes authentic yet completely accessible. Learn from the best in this class :
Minty potato cakes with a tamarind-date sauce
Almond pepper soup
Cardamom fennel scallops
Truck stop beans
Corn bread with mustard greens
Not-so-cool cucumbers
Cranberry mango compote with premium vanilla ice cream
Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $95.00
  4 Baking with Ashley McCord !

Save this date for another great baking class with Ashley, featuring the amazing Swedish Mixer made by Ankarscrum ! Funny name, but the best mixer made ! menu details to be posted soon
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
  7 “Olio Nuovo 2015“ with Chef Cathy Whims of Nostrana Restaurant !

Our fresh pressed Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oils will have just arrived air express from Italy in time for an amazing class with Chef Whims of Nostrana Restaurant ("Oven & Shaker" and “Hamlet” also) in Portland. Cathy is a master of regional Italian cuisine, and will feature this extraordinary new oils in every course, menu:
Scallop Crudo with Satsumas, Cara Cara Oranges, Fresh Fennel and Olio Nuovo
La Paniscia Novarras Bean and Vegetable Soup
Risotto alla Paniscia “a merger of Lusty dishes” Risotto cooked with Red Wine, and a generously endowed Minestrone, the mighty Vegetable Soup of Novarra –(Marcella Hazan)
Cornmeal and EV Olive Oil Upside-Down Cake with Caramelized Pears and Thyme

Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $85.00
  9 Say Cheese, Please ! with Chef/Author Laura Werlin
When it comes to cheese, there are two classics: Grilled Cheese and Mac & Cheese. Author and cheese expert Laura Werlin has written two books on grilled cheese, and one on mac & cheese. Both classics will get top billing as Laura featurse four creamy, gooey, utterly irresistible mac & cheese and grilled cheese recipes from her books along with the perfect wines to go with them. But that’s not all. Laura will select special cheeses to feature in the cooked dishes for everyone to taste in their pre-cooked form. And last but not least, those cheeses will be paired with the wines, posing the question, which is the better complement to the wine? The cheeses on their own or as they taste in the finished recipes? Or are they good no matter what? Come decide at this fun and decidedly cheesy class. A word to the wise: this is the one time to defy your parents’ advice and skip breakfast and lunch!

Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $85.00
  10 Cheese & Chocolate – The Worlds two best foods on One Plate, One Palate
Cheese and chocolate may or may not sound like an intuitive pairing, but together, the right pairings can be transcendent. Not only that, both American artisan cheese and so called bean-to-bar (from the source) chocolate-making in America are unprecedented in their popularity. Get the basics on American chocolates and cheeses with James Beard award-winning author Laura Werlin and taste these two swoonworthy foods side-by-side in a variety of combinations. How well do they pair? Hint: extremely well. But that’s for you to judge. Besides, even if you don’t like the pairings, you can be sure you’ll love both the chocolates and cheeses on their own. Can you say “slam dunk?” Oh, and yes – there’ll be a little vino to sip alongside. Maybe even a craft beer too. Surprises await !

Time: 6-9 PM
Cost: $85.00
  19 Shun Japanese Knife Demo Day with Marty !
Join Marty Nakyama for a great day of learning about the amazing line of Shun knives, crafted of the finest metals, and preferred by Chefs everywhere ! Marty will demonstrate handling techniques, discuss knife maintaince, and demonstrate cutting styles, dont miss a chance to meet Marty !
Time: Noon til 4 PM
Cost: n/c
  19 Shun Japanese Knife Demo Day with Marty !
Join Marty Nakyama for a great day of learning about the amazing line of Shun knives, crafted of the finest metals, and preferred by Chefs everywhere ! Marty will demonstrate handling techniques, discuss knife maintaince, and demonstrate cutting styles, dont miss a chance to meet Marty !
Time: Noon til 4 PM
Cost: n/c

 
         
         
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