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October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 - Braising 101
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Braise and Roast
IN THIS ISSUE, we breakdown the essential cooking techniques for cool weather comfort food - braising and roasting. Following some simple hands-on steps, most of the flavor layers develop during some serious hands-off time in the oven. The three recipes below range from classic to unique. Give braising a try -- you’ll love the results.
Braise and Roast
Frieling Demo Day
Meet and Greet
Finex and Wusthof
Private Parties
Wednesday Soup
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: THE SPICE IS RIGHT . . . FLAVORS OF MOROCCO
with Ana Soares
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Join Ana for a culinary journey to Morocco where she will combine classic sweet and savory flavors that are the trademark ingredients of this cuisine. Entertain your senses as you learn about tagine cooking and fragrant spice mixes. Sign up today and get your PASSPORT STAMPED because this class promises to be a colorful evening and a perfect date night!
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
WOK THIS WAY
with Liu, Zhong-Yuan
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Join Beijing native, Zhong Yuan (aka Wendy), for an introduction to the essential technique of stir-frying. Once you have mastered this fun and versatile cooking form, it will influence your creativity as you approach daily meal preparation. Learn, participate and be inspired to customize and create your own crunchy and colorful dishes. Wok this way!
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:30am
DISCOVERING LATIN AMERICA: MARKET FIELD TRIP AND COOKING CLASS
with Ana Soares
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To know Ana is to love her. To go on a field trip with her is an adventure. She will navigate you through a Latin market in Durham and educate you about a huge variety of ingredients from Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. She will demystify spices, produce, dairy, proteins, etc. so that you will feel comfortable incorporating them into your own cooking. After shopping, it's back to the whisk kitchen to make a memorable lunch. Cerveza included. Caravan will leave from Whisk at 9:30am. The class will be from noon to 2:00pm. Expect a very bien dia!
Cooking Classes
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:15pm
MASTERING KNIFE SKILLS
with Kim Korb
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Join Kim as she takes you beyond the fundamental knife skills class to the next level with classic small dice, brunoise, julienne, and an introduction to garnishing. She will have you cutting like a pro in no time. This is a perfect gift for you or for someone special!
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ENTERTAINING EXPERT ELIZABETH HEISKELL OF THE TODAY SHOW AND
SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE -- A MEET & GREET EVENT

with Elizabeth Heiskell
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Southern Living Magazine feature writer and NBC Today Show regular Elizabeth Heiskell is coming to Whisk! Please join us for an eveining of wine, appetizers, and fun conversation with Elizabeth. Whisk will have her new book, "What Can I Bring" for sale and Elizabeth will be happy to sign it for you!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
AWARD WINNING BOND BREWERY BEER AND WINE PAIRING DINNER
with Kim Korb and Whit Baker - Cicerone and Co-Founder of Bond Brewery
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The combination of German heartiness and French delicacy is what characterizes Alsatian food. Kim has created a rich and luxurious menu that will pair perfectly with the seasonal beer from Bond Brewery. Whit, who refers to himself as a "beer geek" will be on-hand to educate about brewing, nuances of different beer types, and pairing with food. This is a crowd-pleasing class you won't want to miss. Sign up early!
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
HALLOWEEN KIDS COOKING SPOOKTACULAR
with Jackie Williamson
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It's time for a day of artistic expression! With Jackie, your children will learn fundamental kitchen skills while cooking up spooky treats that they can replicate at home. Happy Halloween! (Note: Parents may drop off their children after signing in. (Price is per child.)
Cooking Classes
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:15pm
CULINARY SCHOOL BASICS: CONTEMPORARY SAUCES
with Cherisse Byers
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Once you have mastered the basics of contemporary sauce making, your culinary options will be endless! Cherisse will share tips and techniques that will expand your skill set and spark your creativity. And best of all, you'll return home with the confidence to easily create your own customized creations for friends and family. Sauce up your life today!
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:15pm
EMPANADA WORKSHOP
with Ana Soares
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It's empanada time with Ana! Learn the secrets of shaping, filling and baking our favorite pocket pies from Latin America. And, once you have mastered the technique, you will be able to use your imagination to create an endless variety of fillings and pastry packages for holiday entertaining.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
OH MY PIZZA PIE! A HANDS-ON, PARTY STYLE WORKSHOP
with Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
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Travel to the mountains of Acerno, Italy with Carrie and Joan as you make authentic white, red, and margarita pies. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the DiPietro secrets for dough making, stretching, shaping, and baking off your pizzas. And, as a special bonus, you will go home with sauce and dough so that you can make a freshly baked pie in your own oven. Join us at Whisk for a Friday night filled with the Italian pizza pies of your dreams. Beer and vino included!
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
THAI ONE ON!
with Ana Soares
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Spice up your holiday season with a world of exotic flavors combined with simple techniques as you make authentic versions of Thailand's most popular recipes. Join Ana for an entertaining and educational class as she teaches you how to balance hot, sour, salty and sweet flavors to create perfect dishes. Sign up to Thai One On in the Whisk kitchen!
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:30pm
BREAKFAST PASTRIES 101 - HOLIDAY STYLE
with Kristina Drozdowski
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If you have been dreaming about the upcoming holidays with family and friends, now is the time to take the first step towards showing the love. Join Kristina for a technique driven, hands-on workshop filled with tips and tricks for making the world's best sticky buns, scones, and apple turnovers. Without a doubt, these "make-ahead" pastries will turn you into the hostess with the mostest, without breaking a sweat. Sign up today!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATIONS: AN EVENING WITH SASSOOL
with Simone and Mounir Saleh
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Whisk welcomes Sasool owners, Mounir and Simone Saleh for an evening of food and culture. While preparing beloved family recipes (not to be found on the restaurant's menu), they will share their knowledge of Mediterranean ingredients used in creating the fresh and zesty Lebanese dishes that we crave. Sahiyy! Beer and wine included.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:15pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY
with Joan Baumer and Jackie Williamson
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Join us for nibbles, noshes, and sweets as Joan and Jackie share tips for throwing parties with stress-free, make-ahead hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and festive drinks. Enjoy a hands-on workshop filled with irresistable cocktail food that will inspire creations for your visiting holiday guests. Grab your gal pals...it's party time!
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:00am
HEAVENLY HOLIDAY PIES AND TARTS
with Carrie DiPietro
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Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for a flawless, buttery crust that is guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make two delicious pastries, one that is savory and one that is sweet. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:30am
MASTERING KNIFE SKILLS with SPECIAL GUEST ETHAN HAMME
with Ethan Hamme
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Practice makes perfect! Sharpen your knife skills with Messermeister's Ethan Hamme as he teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
MASTERING KNIFE SKILLS with SPECIAL GUEST ETHAN HAMME - ENCORE
with Ethan Hamme
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Practice makes perfect! Sharpen your knife skills with Messermeister's Ethan Hamme as he teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
MASTER SUSHI WORKSHOP
with Supharat "John" Ratana
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Prepare for a feast as you rock and roll with Chef "John" Supharat Ratana! Get one-on-one pointers in this small, HANDS-ON class. Chef "John" will demonstrate knife skills, share knowledge on using the highest quality ingredients, and show you what tools you need to become a sushi master in your own home.
Cooking Classes
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
NAPA STYLE!
with Kim Korb
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Enjoy a spirited evening as Kim takes you on an adventure through the famed Napa Valley culinary trail. Feast on exquisite food and wine pairings as you learn about current culinary trends and how to incorporate northern CA flavors into your "at home" cooking. Grab a friend or come alone for a special night spent with fun, food-minded people, just like YOU!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
UNDER PRESSURE AND PRAISE FOR BRAISE
with David Summer
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Join David for an informative lesson in the art of pressure cooking and braising. Learn how to use the right equipment, and how to layer ingredients and brown properly. Enjoy short ribs and mushroom risotto while learning professional tips including the conversion formula for switching up your traditional recipes. 'Tis the season for praise of the braise and pressure cooking!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: UNA NOCHE EN SEVILLA
with Ana Soares
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Join Ana for a visit to Sevilla, with a four course meal packed with seasonal and traditional flavors including a show-stopping paella as the main dish. Tapas, sangria, and a stunning dessert follow. Mas espana? Ole!
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
WAFFLE WONDERS
with Jay White
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We love the smell and the taste of freshly made waffles! Join Jay in a hands-on workshop as he unleashes the full potential of this versatile delight. Waffles deliver all day long as a canapé for hors d'oeuvres, a sandwich, an irresistable brunch entree, or as a decadent dessert. Come join the fun because the options are endless!
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00am
MAKE AND TAKE HOLIDAY COOKIES
with Joan Baumer
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Join Joan for a hands-on cookie workshop filled with deliciously divine recipes that will become family favorites. Master cut, scooped and filled cookies as well as tips and tricks for perfect rugelach. Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season. Holiday tea service and hot chocolate included! (Ages 12 — all the way up.)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:30pm
MAKE AND TAKE HOLIDAY COOKIES - ENCORE
with Joan Baumer
REGISTER HERE!

Join Joan for a hands-on cookie workshop filled with deliciously divine recipes that will become family favorites. Master cut, scooped and filled cookies as well as tips and tricks for perfect rugelach. Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season. Holiday tea service and hot chocolate included! (Ages 12 — all the way up.)
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
KIDS: HOLIDAY TOP CHEF COMPETITION
with Cat Parker
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Mix up Master Chef, a cookie competition, and your creative kiddos for an afternoon of friendly fun and mess-making in the Whisk kitchen. Cat will teach your aspiring chefs about food safety, techniques for creating a delicious menu, and will finish with a Food Network experience as the students incorporate holiday inspired mystery ingredients into the sweet finale. Give your child a fun, festive, and creative experience she/he will never forget!
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: GREAT BRITISH PUB GRUB
with Bronwen and Isabel Carson
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Join mother-daughter team, Isabel and Bronwen, as they teach you the jolly ways of ye olde British pub fare (aka British comfort food). This interactive class will cover beloved dishes such as bubble and squeak, and toad-in-the-hole. Join in for a scrummy taste of Great Britain and a cracking good time for all. Cheers, mate!
Cooking Classes
Braise and Roast
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
How to Braise
Cover Pot and Cook
Finished Short Ribs
RECIPE: Braised Pork Shoulder with Apples and Onions
Serve with parsnips and brussels sprouts
Essentials for Roasting and Braising
What is Roasting
RECIPE: Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Braised Chard
To Braise Chard
Roasting Veggies
Braise and Roast
Cooking Classes
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