First session postponed by later harvest to Sept. 9
PERU, Ind. – The first of eight seminars planned in this fall’s noncredit culinary arts seminar at Ivy Tech Community College’s culinary arts lab in Peru has been rescheduled to assure an ample supply of fresh produce from the presenters’ gardens. Registrations are being accepted for “The Art and Science of Food Preservation,” which will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9, as well as the seven other seminars.
Each of the eight seminars costs $95 with a 10 percent senior discount for participants 60 and older, a 25 percent discount for two classes ($143), a 40 percent discount for four classes ($228) and a 50 percent discount for taking all eight ($380). One discount is allowed on each registration. Classes, limited to 12 students, are held in the culinary arts lab in the Peru Instruction Site at 425 W. Main St. For information and to register, contact Becky Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-459-0561, ext. 233.
Here’s the full schedule:
Tuesday Evening Classes to Learn New Techniques
Sept. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. The Art and Science of Food Preservation
Instructors: Steve Daily and Michelle Martin, Ivy Tech
Learn to turn that bounty in your (or your neighbor’s) garden into food for your family for the winter. Steve and Michelle will demonstrate canning, freezing, drying and pickling for fruits and vegetables, along with jelly-, jam- and salsa-making. These are skills that will enhance your family’s meals for years to come.
Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Knife Skills – Hands-on Training
Instructor: Chef Mike Dunivan, Ivy Tech
Spend an evening with Chef Mike and go home with a professional chef’s knife and the skills to use it like a pro. This hands-on class will teach to chop, dice and slice with confidence. Chef Mike will also instruct you in some basic culinary techniques to take home along with your knife.
- 30, 6-8:30 p.m. Cool Weather Grilling – Don’t put that grill away yet!
Instructor: Noah Peconga, accomplished grill master, Indianapolis
The cool weather of autumn shouldn’t bring the end of your grilling season. The hearty foods of fall work perfectly on the grill and Noah will teach you techniques and recipes to enjoy until the snow flies … and perhaps beyond.
Oct. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Prepare Commercial Favorites at Home and Save!
Instructor: Alayne Cook, Ivy Tech
Spend an evening with Alayne to learn to make several dishes at home that you normally buy already prepared, including pizza, chicken nuggets, Caesar salad and more. You, of course, will save lots of money and be happy to know exactly what ingredients are in your family’s dinner.
Oct. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. An Authentic Chinese Dinner to be Made at Home
Instructor: Allan Wai, Taku Japanese Steakhouse, Kokomo
Allan taught our Ivy Tech class on sushi last spring. This fall, he will share the cuisine of his native Hong Kong. Allan will design and prepare a typical Chinese dinner and he promises that we will be able to recreate the meal in our own kitchens.
Saturday Morning Sessions on Holiday Celebrations and Gift-giving Ideas
Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Make Your Own Sausage – For Home and Gifts
Instructor: Ken Oravsky, Ivy Tech
Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who would appreciate a unique gift this year? Or does the idea of making sausage for your family intrigue you? Ken Oravsky will give you the skills and recipes to make this happen. In this exciting morning, Ken will feature several types of sausages with no special equipment needed to complete the process.
Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Holiday Wines and Spirits
Instructor: Sara Musselman, Broadway Liquors, Peru
Just in time for all of those festive holiday meals, Sara will present a selection of fine wines that will pair well with the foods of the feast. These wines will make excellent “hostess gifts” to bring to the festivities as well. Sara will also be presenting a selection of spirits that could make excellent gifts. This promises to be a morning packed with fun!
Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Holiday Sweet Treats
Instructor: Shelley Rust, Kokomo Area Career Center
Shelley’s students at the Kokomo Area Career Center operate a sweet shop in downtown Kokomo where they sell all manner of sweet treats they make. Spend a morning with Shelly for a hands-on session learning to make wonderful Christmas goodies just like your grandmother used to make. After this seminar, you too can make those wonderful chocolate-covered cherries too!