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ORANGE TREE IMPORTS
1721 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
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Sun, Apr. 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
PAELLA PARTY
 

What risotto is to the Italians, paella is to the Spanish... a delicious and endlessly versatile rice dish.  Chef Jeff will demonstrate how to make a traditional paella, as well as offering tips on where to purchase Saffron, Manila Clams, Whole Body Shrimp, and Spanish Chorizo. Sample:

  • Traditional Valencian Seafood Paella
  • Farmers Market Paella with local Chorizo and Greens
  • Paella Master Recipe with Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free options

Demonstration

Jeff Doyle-Horney is an award winning Pie Master, having won the Family Favorite Fruit Pie at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, as well as First Prize Winner and Best Of Division in the 2012 State Fair. He is a retired school teacher who currently is the resident pie baker and biscuit maker at the Gates & Brovi Restaurant on Monroe Street.

 

Ages 18 and older.

3 openings available

$50.00

Jeff Doyle-Horney

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
774

Mon, May. 1, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
INTRODUCTION TO ARTISAN BREADS AT HOME
 

Baker Jessie will introduce you to artisan bread making techniques that go beyond the recipes. Learn the trade secrets for crafting: Baguettes; Demi-Baguettes; Epis (those wheat-shaped loaves) and Hard Rolls; and Ciabatta Loaves and Rolls.  Your bread making skills will rise to a whole new level!

Hands-On

Jessie Light - Baker at Cress Spring Bakery

 

Ages 18 and Older.

 

1 opening available

$45.00

Jessie Light

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
775

Wed, May. 3, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
A TASTE OF THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST
 

If you're ever lucky enough to be in New Orleans for this annual celebration of music and culture, you would probably sample some of Ellen's traditional offerings. Sample and enjoy:

  • Muffaletta Stuffed Bread
  • Crawfish Monica ( a creamy pasta dish)
  • Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage and Tasso Ham
  • Southern Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Demonstration

Ellen Cook - Ellen was born on a bayou in Houma, Louisana with her Cajun mother and sugar cane farmer father. After her retirement as a career scientist at UW,  she followed the encouragement of friends and colleagues and started Cajun Cook, a company devoted to bringing authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine to Madison. She provides catering and personal chef services and produces Cajun Cook Jambalaya Starter kits.

Ages 18 and older.

0 openings available

$45.00

Ellen Cook

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
776

Sun, May. 7, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
MAKE YOUR OWN MACARONS
 

 Take your pastry skills to a whole new level and learn the secrets of this French delicacy from Master Baker Punky Egan. You will learn how to:

  • Prepare and mix the ingredients
  • Pipe and bake the Macarons
  • Assemble Lemon Curd, Strawberry Cream, and Chocolate Mousse Macarons

Each student will bring home an assortment of Macarons.

Demonstration/Participation

Punky Egan - Retired Head of Madison College's Baking and Pastry Arts, and one of only 200 Certified Master Bakers in the US.

Ages 18  and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Punky Egan

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
778

Tue, May. 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
TOSS YOUR OWN PIZZA- IAN'S PIZZA
 

Start your evening by enjoying a glass of wine and sampling four of Ian's most popular pizzas. After learning how to stretch and toss the dough like a pro, you'll create two freshly baked pizzas of your own to take home, featuring toppings and sauces such as: Mac n Cheese; locally produced Sausage and Ham; Grilled and Barbecued Chicken; Fresh Spinach, Portabello Mushrooms, and Roasted Peppers; Blue, Feta, Cheddar, and Pepper Jack Cheeses; and BBQ, Ranch, Pesto, and Creme Fraiche Sauces. The possibilities are endless!

Sample and create some of Ian’s favorites:

  • Mac 'n’ Cheese Pizza
  • Smokey the Bandit
  • Buffalo Chicken
  • Spinach, Feta, and Pesto

Hands-On

Nick Martin & Staci Fritz

Ages 18 and older


0 openings available

$50.00

Nick Martin

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
791

Wed, May. 10, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
INDIAN SPICES EVERYDAY
 

Neeta returns with another serving of Indian spices. Learn how to incorporate them into your everyday meals - easy, simple, healthy. Enjoy:

  • Chicken Kofta (Ground Chicken flavored with roasted Coriander Powder and Garam Masala; wrapped around Whole Almonds or Apricots, and cooked in the oven)
  • Pepper and Corn Rice seasoned with Cumin Seeds, Onions, and Red Chili Powder
  • Mango Lassi flavored with Rose Water and freshly ground Cardamom

Demonstration

Neeta Saluja - author of Six Spices: A Simple Concept of Indian Cooking

 

Ages 18 and older.

6 openings available

$45.00

Neeta Saluja

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
783

Tue, May. 16, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
HANDS-ON SPRING PASTA
 

Everything you wanted to know about fresh pasta making!  In this hands-on class, Jesse will teach you the secrets to working with and shaping fresh pasta dough. The possibilities are endless! Make and enjoy:

  • Ricotta Raviolo with Asparagus and Bacon
  • Ramp Pasta Dough
  • Ramp Fazzoletti with Morels and Peas

Demonstration/Participation

Jesse Kloskey - has worked in several Michelin Star restaurants in San Francisco and Spain. Back in Madison, he's focused on Healthy Cooking using local Meats and produce from the Farmer's Market . His writing and recipes can be found on www.chefjessek.com.

 

Ages 18 and older





0 openings available

$45.00

Jesse Kloskey

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
784

Thu, May. 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
SPRING RISOTTO, SOUFFLES, & MORE
 

Chef Jeanne will demonstrate classic techniques utilizing the bounty of spring. Sample:

  • Asparagus and Prosciutto Souffle with Emantaler Cheese, focusing on the classic method of souffle making
  • Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto, focusing on the classic method of making risotto with Asparagus stock and White Wine.
  • Mache Salad with a light Vinaigrette

Demonstration

Jeanne Benick - Chef and Owner of Simply Served Personal Chef Service. Jeanne focuses on healthy, real food and eating as seasonally as possible.

 

Ages 18 and older.

6 openings available

$45.00

Jeanne Benink

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
785

Sun, May. 21, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
SAVORY PARTY BREADS
 

Baker Jessie will introduce you to artisan bread making techniques and recipes perfect for your next gathering. Learn the trade secrets for crafting: Pretzels; Olive Fourgasse; and Cheese Boule. Your bread making skills will rise to a whole new level!

Hands-On

Jessie Light - Baker at Cress Spring Bakery

 

Ages 18 and Older.

 

0 openings available

$45.00

Jessie Light

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
780

Mon, May. 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
THE HOLY GRAIL OF RAMEN
 

If you hear Ramen and think of the noodle bowls you ate in college, think again!  Chef Paul will explore the broth, home-made noodles, the proteins and the vegetables.

Learn how to create artful, healthy, and delicious Ramen dishes at homes. Chef Paul will demonstrate:

  • Ramen with Pork Schnitzel and Baby Bok Choy
  • Ramen with Drunken Mussels and Spinach
  • Ramen with Poached Eggs

Demonstration

Paul Tseng - Culinary Instructor at Madison College, Cook and Instructor at Willy West

 

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Paul Tseng

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
786

Tue, May. 23, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
TAGINE CUISINE
 

Cooking in a tagine is easy to learn and embraces the concept of one-pot family meals. Huma will demonstrate:

  • Chicken Tagine with fragrant spices
  • Couscous with Sajji Masala and fresh spring vegetables
  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Decadent Bread Pudding

Demonstration


Huma Siddiqui – author of Jasmine in her Hair, a book about the culture and cuisine of Pakistan, and President of White Jasmine, a spice company based in Mount Horeb.

Ages 18 and older.

1 opening available

$45.00

Huma Siddiqui

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
787

Wed, May. 24, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
FLAVORS OF GREECE
 

Come celebrate the bold flavors of Greece and explore the techniques and flavors used to create them. Lily will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare this savory menu to wow your friends and family. Opa!

  • Mixed Olives with Herbs, Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Cheese served with Toasted Pita
  • Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Oregano, and Garlic
  • Greek Style Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes
  • Roasted New Potatoes
  • Sauteed Plums with Toasted Almonds, Vanilla, Yogurt, and Honey

Demonstration

Lily Kilfoy - a cooking instructor and freelance chef from Madison. Owner of The Kids Chef, where she teaches kids ages 5 and up how to cook.

Ages 18 and older.

2 openings available

$45.00

Lily Kilfoy

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
788

Wed, May. 31, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
AEGEAN DELIGHTS
 

Aegean cuisine is a myriad of tastes and textures. Instructor Leyla will introduce you to the basics of Aegean cooking with an emphasis on ingredients and techniques. Sample and help prepare:

  • Nohutlu Pirasa (Leeks with Garbanzo Beans)
  • Biber Dolma (Peppers stuffed with Ground Beef, Bulgur, Parsley and Spices)   
  • Mucver (Zucchini Patties)

Demonstration/Participation

Layla Topal - Organizes and leads food oriented trips to Turkey for couples and small groups. She spends the winters in Madison and the rest of the year in Turkey. Leyla is known for her extensive dinner parties.

Ages 18 and older.

2 openings available

$45.00

Leyla Topal

1721 Monroe Street

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
782

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
SCALLOPS MADE SIMPLE
 

With a little know-how, you can prepare restaurant quality Scallops at home.  Tom will show you three fresh from the market preparations. Enjoy:

  • Grilled Scallops with Spring Lettuce and Homemade Green Goddess dressing
  • Seared Scallops with Garlic Scape Pesto
  • Scallop Chowder

Demonstration

Tom Wolowik - a Fishmonger at Madison's Seafood Center for 15 years, currently works at Bistro 101 in Mt. Horeb. Tom is now concentrating on teaching cooking classes and catering for small groups.

 

Ages 18 and older.

 

 

0 openings available

$45.00

Tom Wolowik

1721 Monroe Street

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
781

Sun, Jun. 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
WOK SURF & TURF
 

Paul will demonstrate how a Wok can help you create delicious and healthy meals in minutes. It's many uses include steaming, stir-frying, deep frying, and soups. You will sample:

  • Silver Thread of Vegetables
  • Crispy Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Pork and Shrimp Fried Rice

Demonstration

Paul Tseng - Instructor at Madison College's Culinary Program, Cook at Willy West

Ages 18 and older.

7 openings available

$45.00

Paul Tseng

1721 Monroe Street