Williams-Sonoma is offering FREE cooking/technique demonstrations at their stores. Each demonstration will begin at 11am, and last for approximately one hour. Participants also receive a 10% discount on store purchase the day of the class. Space is limited so contact the store to register. The closest store to The Village is the NorthPark location. They can be reached at 214-378-6216.
Here are a few upcoming classes:
Healthy in a Hurry, Part 2: Sauté & Steam
Once you have stocked your pantry, learn cooking techniques for healthy living. The second class in our series will teach you how to correctly sauté and steam – two techniques commonly used at home. Sautéing is a quick cooking method that yields delicious golden-tinged vegetables with just the right amount of crunch; steaming, when done properly, results in bright flavors and perfect textures. Ideal for quick weeknight meals, these cooking methods ensure that vegetables are tender-crisp and that meats are juicy and flavorful.
Healthy in a Hurry, Part 3: Grill & Bake
The final class in our cooking series will feature how to grill and bake with a healthy flair. With quick grilling recipes and comforting baked dishes in your repertoire, your family will savor satisfying and healthy meals all season long.
Big Bowls of Chili
Chili con carne (which means “chili with meat”) is an American favorite with many regional variations. Easy to make, hearty and versatile, chili can be as fun to garnish as it is to eat. We will teach you about the profiles of different chili powders and how to enjoy them, how to make a basic chili plus delicious variations including vegetarian, and ideas for tasty toppings.
What’s in Season: Winter Vegetables
If winter vegetables are a mystery to you, join us for a class that uncovers the wonders of these tasty and hearty foods. Learn how to select, prepare and enjoy what’s in season now – from squashes to greens. This class will make your winter produce shopping more interesting and your winter meals more delicious!
A sharp edge, the correct grip, proper placement and safety – these are all part of good knife skills. This class will begin with correct positioning – of you, your knife and the food – then move on to serious slicing, dicing and chopping, as well as more advanced cuts such as chiffonade, julienne and more! We offer complimentary sharpening at this class. Please bring your favorite knife, and we will be happy to sharpen it for you. Please note: Limit 1 knife per customer.
Fresh, Fast & Easy Pasta
Pasta for most home cooks is a way to get dinner on the table quickly – so why not learn some delicious new pasta recipes to liven up your weeknight meals? We’ll teach you how to make pasta alla Norma (pasta with eggplant), as well as a few other Williams-Sonoma favorites.