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September 2022

HERB GARDEN COOKING

In this fun lesson we’ll discover the joy of cooking with fresh herbs by taking a field trip to our Sweet Basil herb garden. After this you can pick from your own garden or the market to enhance the flavors of your foods using herbs! Come expand your knowledge and understanding of each culinary herb. Our lesson will be Radish Orange Herb (Parsley & Mint) Salad with Lime & Curry infused Vinaigrette; Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon-Basil Salsa Verde; Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese-Cilantro Pesto; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry-Sage Sauce; Steamed Carrots & Snap Peas with Thyme-Mustard Sauce; Fettuccini with Oregano-Lemon Pesto, and Nectarines poached in Lavender-Honey Syrup with Vanilla Ice Cream. ...
Thursday Sep 29th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$79.00
October 2022

FALL FRENCH FLAVORS

Learning to create fall specialties from this beautiful country will bring you an experience you can recreate with amazing results at home. Come for a fun morning of cooking to learn this French menu which includes: French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese Croutons; Mushroom, Grape, & Blue Cheese Tartines (toasted French Bread “boats” filled with Mushrooms, Red Grapes, Blue Cheese, & thinly sliced Endive); Steak au Poivre with Brandied Cream Sauce (pan-seared Peppercorn crusted NY Strip Steak with a Brandy Cream Sauce); Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic (pan-roasted Chicken pieces with a roasted Garlic Sauce); Alsatian Potatoes with Bacon & Gruyere Cheese (sliced Potatoes, crispy Bacon, browned Onions baked in Chicken Broth and topped with Gruyere Cheese), and Brussels Sprouts Gratin (roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Gruyere & Parmesan Cheese Cream Sauce, topped with crispy Buttered Breadcrumbs). Dessert will be Pear Clafouti (a Cake-like baked Custard filled with in-season sliced Pears). ...
Saturday Oct 1st
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

CAST IRON SPECIALTIES

Learn why Cast Iron pans are famous for great cooking! The many benefits include having a non-stick surface with a seasoned pan, even cooking temperature throughout the pan, easy clean up, inexpensive cost and no chemicals used in the production of the pans. Learn to cook using cast iron pans with an array of fun, delicious recipes for dinners! Our lesson is Skillet Spanakopita (wilted Spinach & Kale mixed with Ricotta, Feta & Dill & topped with crispy Phyllo); Spice-Crusted Flat Iron Steak with Mashed Chickpea Salad (a one-skillet dish with warm mashed Chickpeas, Scallions, Lemon & Fennel Cumin spiced seared Steak); Pork Lo Mein (seared Pork, Ginger, Garlic, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Scallions, & Noodles in a Hoisin-Sesame Sauce); Green Chile Cheeseburger Sliders (ground Beef mini Burgers mixed with Green Chilies & Garlic & served on Slider Buns with a Green Chile Mayo), Paella (Spanish Rice dish with Chicken, Chorizo, Tomatoes, & Saffron); Beer-Batter Cheese Bread (quick Bread with Beer & shredded Gruyere throughout and on top). Dessert will be German Apple Pancake (a skillet sized crisp Pancake & a Custard-like center filled with sliced Apples). ...
Thursday Oct 6th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

CHINESE TAKE OUT

When you can prepare your favorite Chinese dinners at home, you’ll have options for great Oriental meals any time! This lesson is packed with fun, delicious, easy to prepare recipes. Come for a fun morning of cooking and learn Air-Fryer Egg Rolls with Homemade Duck Sauce; Sweet & Sour Stir-Fried Pork with Pineapple; Baked Orange Chicken; Stir-fried Mongolian Beef; Singapore Chili Stir-Fried Shrimp; Stir-Fried Broccoli with Orange & Ginger, and Scallion Pancakes with Soy-Scallion Dipping Sauce. Here’s how to impress your friends - make any of these – they’ll beg you for more! ...
Saturday Oct 8th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

ITALIAN COCKTAIL PARTY

Italian Finger Foods - What could be better? Especially when you’re planning a party with a menu to WOW everyone! Italian flavors are always satisfying and favorites of everyone who loves good food! Come have fun and learn so you’ll have these treasures at your fingertips! Our lesson is Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Fig, and Prosciutto; Pine Nut Salad Spears; Crispy Mushroom Focaccia; Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks; Shrimp Skewers with Spicy Lemon-Garlic Sauce; Grilled Beef with Rosemary, Capers & Lemons on Crostini, and Italian Flourless Chocolate Torta. We’ll enjoy our Italian delights with a Prosecco Limoncello Cocktail. ...
Thursday Oct 13th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

LUNCH AND LEARN – OCTOBER 14

Treat yourself to a special lunch and classic Italian dish of Peperonata - Stewed Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes that are slowly cooked together then served as a side dish, on Crostini, or as we will do, cooked with Salmon. Our DEMONSTRATION will show how to create this popular Italian specialty which can be served cold or at room temperature. Come learn to prepare and enjoy Salmon cooked in a Sauce of Olive Oil, Onions, Red & Yellow Bell Peppers, Garlic, Capers, and fresh Basil, and served with Herbed Orzo with toasted Almonds. Dessert will be Apple-Blackberry Betty with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. ...
Friday Oct 14th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$45.00

CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

If you love Chocolate, learn to use it so your desserts are perfect every time. We’ll teach how to work with it, melt it, temper it, harden it and avoid discoloration when refrigerating it. Come for a sweet fun class to bake with it and create specialties including: Chocolate-Pecan Torte with Chocolate Glaze; Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread (tempered Chocolate for the Chocolate Dip); Chocolate Truffles; Skillet Chocolate-Orange Soufflé; Sous Vide Chocolate Pots de Crème (little pots of rich Chocolate Custard); Chocolate-Nutella Cheesecake; Verrines  (layered Oreo Crumbs, Nutella Cheesecake, Chocolate Cheesecake, whipped Cream with toasted Hazelnuts & crushed Oreos), and Individual Flourless Chocolate Cakes with Crème Anglaise. ...
Thursday Oct 20th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

THAI IT UP!

If you love the flavors of Thai foods, you don’t have to wait for a restaurant experience to enjoy them. From this lesson you’ll easily be able to create these specialties at home! Join us for an amazing class introducing ingredients, Spices and flavor combinations that make Thai food so enticing. Our menu is Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha); Thai Steak & Herb Salad with Spicy Lime Sauce (Nam Tok Neua) (sliced seared Steak seasoned with White Pepper over a fresh Mint & Cilantro Salad with Shallots & a sweet-spicy Fish Sauce, Lime Juice Dressing); Thai-Style Chicken with Basil (ground Chicken with Chilies,Garlic, & lots of Basil); Shrimp Pad Thai (wide Rice Noodles tossed with a Tamarind Fish Sauce, Pickled Radishes, tender Shrimp, Bean Sprouts, Peanuts, Scrambled Egg, & Chile Vinegar); Stir-Fried Cauliflower with Red Curry Coconut Sauce (with homemade Red Curry Paste); Thai Fried Rice with Pickled Chiles, and dessert of Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango. ...
Thursday Oct 27th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

KIDS COOK FOODS FROM THE FAIR

This class is for people ages 8 and above who like to cook and are ready to learn to make fun foods we love from the Fair! After you learn to make these in class, you’ll be able to make them for your family and friends! Come have fun and be part of making Mini Corn Dog Muffins; Chili-Corn Chip Pie (Frito Pie); Navajo Fry Bread Tacos; Mac and Cheese Bites; Waffle Fry Nachos; Rocky Road Fudge, and Funnel Cakes ...
Saturday Oct 29th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00
November 2022

PLANT BASED COOKING

Fresh, healthy, delicious and Vegan are rolled together in one amazing class! If you eat less or no meat at all, this lesson Is for you! Vegetables when properly prepared are amazingly flavorful. Come for a fun morning and learn for yourself. Our lesson is Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Homemade Vegan Ranch Dressing; Creamy Cashew Mac & Cheese; Sheet Pan Hoisin Broccoli & Tofu; Pav Bhaji (Indian Sloppy Joes – Mashed Vegetable Curry on Toasted Buns); Spiced Couscous with Butternut Squash & Pistachios; Crunchy Pasta Noodles & Lentils with Pomegranate Molasses, and Zucchini & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Sauce. ...
Thursday Nov 3rd
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

FRENCH PASTRIES

Beautiful, flavorful French Pastries are easily made when you break down the steps and execute them correctly. Come learn what the French Pastry experts know about how to make them for yourself! Our lesson is Tarte Tatin with Pears (Puff Pastry, Caramelized Pears, and Caramel Sauce); Citrus Madeleines (Sponge Cake shell shaped Cookies with Lemon & Orange); Lemon Thyme Pastry Puffs with White Chocolate Drizzle (Puff Pastry Cups filled with Thyme infused Whipped Lemon Cream drizzled with melted White Chocolate); Hazelnut-Chocolate Crepe Cake (stacked Crepes layered with a Chocolate Marshmallow Crème Hazelnut Filling, topped with Whipped Cream and toasted Hazelnuts); Bostock (toasted Brioche with Almond Syrup Crust); Torsades au Chocolat (Chocolate Pastry Twists filled with Vanilla Custard), and Snickerdoodle Macarons with Cinnamon-Sugar Buttercream. ...
Saturday Nov 5th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

PASTA PARTY

One of the joys of an Italian meal is that it is often accompanied by Pasta. Fresh Pasta is the Italian way, and it can be yours as well with the recipes and lessons of this class. Come learn how much fun it is to make it fresh Pasta and serve with made from scratch Sauces. You can be part of learning Fresh Pasta with pasta rollers or by hand including: Pappardelle with Green Chile-Cilantro Pesto; Angel Hair with Basil, Caper, & Lemon Sauce; Tagliatelle & Garlic Oil Sauce with Parsley & Pecorino; Fettuccine with Vodka-Cream Sauce, and Spaghetti al Limone. We’ll make Homemade Ravioli filled with Spinach-Ricotta Filling with Tomato Browned Butter Sauce, and Sweet Potato Filling with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce. ...
Thursday Nov 10th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00
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