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October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 - Mastering Rice and Risotto
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Mastering Rice and Risotto
Three words. Creamy, silky, risotto. This velvety rice dish has been a crowd favorite for centuries . . . and for good reason! Yes, it requires patience, but, in return, it delivers delicious, mouth-watering results. Fall is our preferred time to prepare a hearty batch of risotto -- it’s a great comfort-style food perfect for transitioning into the new season.

IN THIS ISSUE, we explore some rice basics, then present three different risotto recipes that are sure to comfort and warm everyone at your table. After mastering risotto basics, you’ll find that it’s a great dish for improvisational cooking throughout the season ahead.
Mastering Rice and Risotto
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Cooking Classes
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
CHARMING CHARLESTON
with Joan Baumer and Cat Parker
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Join us for an evening that is "Charming Charleston" at its best! Inspired by the extraordinarily talented chefs working at FIG, Husk, and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, Joan and Cat will teach you how to make some of your favorite foods with that special King Street twist. Make a date today to travel to South Carolina because Charleston is always a good idea!
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
GOURMET PIZZA AND PINTS
with Renee Ramage Burger
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It's time to take pizza making to the next level as you make the perfect crust and top it with unique and delicious toppings. Renee will teach you everything you need to know about making pizza in your own oven, including dough techniques, rising, stretching, and shaping. This is a hands-on class complete with beer and wine.
Cooking Classes
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION CLASS: ITALY CON GUSTO!
with Carrie DiPietro
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With pleasure, we're bringing you a regional Italian feast. Join Carrie in the Whisk kitchen where she will incorporate the finest trattoria dishes, utilizing local, seasonal ingredients. Prepare for technique, high flavor, and fun as you get your PASSPORT STAMPED. Saluti!
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
NEW ENGLAND AUTUMN FEAST
with Carrie DiPIetro and Jenn Madseyn
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Happy as clambake! Time to put on your bibs because it might get messy in the Whisk kitchen. Join Carrie and Jenn as they share their favorite nostalgic recipes from autumn clambakes in New England. Make a date for a flavor-packed feast complete with Samuel Adams!
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:00am
HOMEMADE PASTA MAKING WORKSHOP
with Cat Parker
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Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Catherine will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and agnolotti pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
HOMEMADE PASTA MAKING WORKSHOP- ENCORE
with Cat Parker
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Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Catherine will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and agnolotti pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
RISE TO THE OCCASION - HOMEMADE BISCUIT WORKSHOP
with Cat Parker
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In this hands-on class, biscuit expert Cat Parker will share the history, heritage, and chemistry of the beloved biscuit. As the primary building block for staples such as cobblers and pot pies, mastering the biscuit is a critical first step. Plan to enjoy your handiwork with freshly made butter, pimento cheese, coffee and tea.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: ROCK THE CASBAH with the 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!
Cooking Classes
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!
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
A FALL HARVEST PATISSERIE WORKSHOP
with Melissa Majchrzak
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We love satisfying and delicious North Carolina apples! And in this class, you will be adding a little caramel, building a warm galette,and flavoring up some warm cider to make them even more special, Join Melissa for this technique-driven, hands-on workshop that includes caramelization, tart pastry, spiralizing methods, and candy-making! Cheers to the all-American apple!
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
MEET & GREET BOOK SIGNING HAPPY HOUR WITH ELIZABETH HEISKELL
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
ALSATIAN SENSATION OKTOBERFEST AND BOND BREWERY BEER 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.)
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Arborio Rice
Make Risotto on the Stovetop
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For Perfect Rice and Risotto
RECIPE: Savory Mushroom Risotto with Crispy Shallots and Chives
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