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Brewing: Basics for the Aspiring Home-Brewer

$56

with Jon Stein

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Discover the centuries-old art of brewing beer with a hands-on, interactive sensory approach. We’ll cover the basics: sourcing ingredients and equipment, recipe building, brewing technique and methodology, beer styles and approaches, troubleshooting and off-flavors, and the craft, science, and magic behind it all! We’ll brew an example beer as a class, taking it through all the necessary steps from brew-day to bottling-day during the course of our syllabus, and will encourage students to brew their own batches at home using the techniques learned. *Note: This class meets two weeks apart for time to complete the fermentation cycle. You will bring home two bottles of beer. You must be at least 21 years old to register for this class. Makeup class (if needed) 02/26/19.

Jon Stein is the owner and head-brewer at Fogtown Brewing Company in Ellsworth. He began home-brewing at an early age, and later applied his educational background in biochemistry to the craft. He has worked in craft brewing for a number of years, and has studied under brewmasters from Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and Colorado.

Full Course

Comforting Classics

$34

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Feb 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Dishes that will make your stomach and your heart feel content!

  • Gnocchi Mac & Cheese
  • Salisbury Steak Meatballs
  • Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
  • Apple Crisp with salted caramel sauce and vanilla bean creme anglaise

Makeup class (if needed) 02/11/19.

JoAnne Wood is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned a dessert catering company in Gorham, as well as taught cooking classes. JoAnne’s classes are designed to be hands-on but are also perfect for those who may wish to just observe. The class always makes every item listed and everyone gets to sample. JoAnne advises students not to eat dinner before coming to class because there is so much food! Each student will receive a full print-out recipe packet to take home!

English Tea

$34

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Mar 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy and learn the secrets to hosting your own authentic English tea party.

  • Brewing the perfect cup of tea
  • Fruit and Cream Scones
  • Lemon Curd
  • Cornish pasties
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Nan's shortbread

Makeup class (if needed) 03/18/19.

JoAnne Wood is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned a dessert catering company in Gorham, as well as taught cooking classes. JoAnne’s classes are designed to be hands-on but are also perfect for those who may wish to just observe. The class always makes every item listed and everyone gets to sample. JoAnne advises students not to eat dinner before coming to class because there is so much food! Each student will receive a full print-out recipe packet to take home!

Marvelous Mexican

$34

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Some of Joanne's favorite dishes from South of the Border!

  • Albondigas (Mexican meatball) soup
  • Fish Tacos with Mexican Slaw
  • Baked Tortilla Chips and Homemade Salsa
  • Fried Ice Cream with Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce

Makeup class (if needed) 03/04/19.

JoAnne Wood is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned a dessert catering company in Gorham, as well as taught cooking classes. JoAnne’s classes are designed to be hands-on but are also perfect for those who may wish to just observe. The class always makes every item listed and everyone gets to sample. JoAnne advises students not to eat dinner before coming to class because there is so much food! Each student will receive a full print-out recipe packet to take home!

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Plant-based Cooking for Health

$40

with Marc Blanchette

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Five years ago, Marc Blanchette began his transition to a plant-based lifestyle during his 184 lb. weight loss. He has continued to maintain his health and weight with exercise and a diet of grains, fruits, beans, legumes and vegetables. In this class, he will share his story and experience through this journey. Marc will teach the steps that he took to find better health through the power of a plant-based lifestyle. The class is designed to show how simple and affordable this way of cooking and eating can be, dispel the myths, break stereotypes and equip participants with the tools and resources needed to be successful. There will be cooking demos, food to sample, easily prepared recipes to share, local shopping tips and group support. No class 02/20/19; makeup class (if needed) 03/06/19.

Through the study of plant-based nutrition, education, seminars and years of cooking in his own kitchen, Marc has become an accomplished cook and is willing to share his knowledge of whole food, plant-based cooking. Now retired, he is also Ellsworth City Council Chairman.

Full Course




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