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NEW SWEET BASIL COOK CLUB – Oct. thru Dec.

THE SWEET BASIL COOK CLUB IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

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The SWEET BASIL COOK CLUB begins October  3rd – December 19th, 2022

Every Monday 6:30 – 9:30 PM

We’re introducing the NEXT series of the Sweet Basil Cook Club with a new approach to learning about cooking! From the Cook Club lessons this summer, we’ve cooked and learned so much and had amazing fun! Our in depth study of 12 subjects includes: Fresh Pasta and Sauces;  Cheese making; Chicken Cookery and safety; Bar-B-Q & Grilling Meats;  Fresh Vegetables; Egg Cookery, Bread baking how to cook Fish and so much more!

Here’s what one of our participants said of her experience in the Cook Club. “The Cook Club is Amazing! Jan takes one subject each week and provides written materials and shares her own experiences. She teaches the science of each topic and encourages students to try things (in a new way). At the end of class, we discuss what worked and didn’t and why. I have learned so much!”

 Each lesson begins with a recipe review, then demonstration of ingredients & their uses; discussion of the tools and equipment used; the science (how and why the cooking process happens); hands-on cooking lesson, ending with a buffet of the foods prepared. Last, a discussion & evaluation of what was created – like a Book Club but way more delicious!!

Sound fun and lively? You bet it is! You’ll be amazed how much you will learn in 12 weeks. These are our subjects: Beef; Potatoes; Soup Making; Grains, Seeds & Nuts; Corn; Squash; Yeast Breads; Pies; Shellfish; Winter Vegetables; Sausage Making & Desserts. At this time, you can get in on the ground level. and be part of a group of Foodies! Don’t wait! Secure your spot on Monday nights 6:30 – 9:30 PM and get ready for a culinary adventure that will change your life forever!           

Don’t wait! Secure your spot on Monday nights and get ready for a culinary adventure that will change your life forever!

Essence of cooking - Sweet basil Gourmet 3
Essence of cooking - Sweet basil Gourmet 3
Essence of cooking - Sweet basil Gourmet 3

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October 2022

COOK CLUB – POTATOES

The reasons we love Potatoes are as varied as the methods of cooking them. Come for a great class and learn the differences between starchy and waxy Potatoes. We’ll learn to choose the best quality; then how to store and cook them. As one of the most popular foods in the American diet, it doubles as a vegetable; can be cooked for eating any time of day, and adds great variety to any meal. Come learn to prepare Air fryer Potato Chips; Meatballs in Mashed Potato Cups; Garlic and Onion Potato Galette; Potatoes au Gratin; Potato Latkes; Sweet Potato Pudding, and Chocolate Potato Cake. ...
Monday Oct 10th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – SOUP MAKING

When you know how to make Soup from scratch, you have the key to the ultimate comfort food! Learn Soup making methods for Broth based, Cream Soups and Chowders. After this lesson, you’ll be able to go into your pantry and use what you have to make homemade Soup! Come for an amazing lesson to make Taco Soup; Enchilada Soup; Old fashioned Chicken Noodle; Matzo Ball Soup; my Momma’s Minestrone; Clam Chowder, and Coconut Mango Tapioca Dessert Soup. We’ll discuss each one we make and decide what we liked about what we created! ...
Monday Oct 17th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – GRAINS, SEEDS, NUTS

This class will explore, identify and learn about Grains (including Ancient Grains) - the flavors, uses and differences between them. We will discuss, learn and gain an understanding of how to cook and bake with each grain we use. We’ll explore the flavors and uses of Nuts and Seeds & learn how to obtain maximum flavor from them along with an understanding of how to use them in cooking and baking. Come for an interesting and inciteful lesson to prepare this menu of Spicy & sweet Nut and Seed Party Mix; Lemony Herbed Grain Salad with Multi Grain, Seed Crackers; baked Farro with Butternut Squash; Chicken toasted Walnut Salad Sandwich with Herbed Whole Grain Yeast Roll; sprouted Quinoa Pizza Crust Margarita; Grilled Shrimp Bowl & charred Corn, Avocado and Cilantro Rice, and whole grain Pumpkin Bread. ...
Monday Oct 24th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – CORN

Corn, also known as Maize, is a starchy Vegetable and one of the most popular Vegetable in the US. It is enjoyed in many ways including as popcorn; ground to become cornmeal for Tortillas, Chips and Crackers. Its fibrous quality helps you stay full longer and feeds bacteria in your digestive tract. Come discover how you can use and enjoy it in a variety of recipes and preparation methods. Our lesson will have you preparing delicious and healthy recipes. Come to prepare Corn Fritters; grilled Corn and Bean Salad; Corn Riblets spicy and sweet) Bacon, Cheddar and Jalapeno Sweet Corn Casserole; Arizona Corn Bread; Chili Pie; Mexican Street Corn Risotto; grilled Corn and Bean Salad, and Poppycock. ...
Monday Oct 31st
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00
November 2022

COOK CLUB – SQUASH

Come learn about the many varieties of Squash, methods of preparing them, and how nutritious they are! This class will make you an expert of the beauty and flavor they add to a meal! Come learn about Baked Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Pasta Sauce; Pasta with Italian Sausage in a Savory Pumpkin Sauce; Roasted Poblano Peppers with Stewed Butternut Squash Chili; Creamy Roasted Winter Squash Soup; Butternut Squash Gnocchi; Zucchini Crust Pizza with Buffalo Mozzarella and Roasted Winter Veggies, and Moist Zucchini Carrot Cake. ...
Monday Nov 7th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – YEAST BREADS

Understanding Yeast is the first step to being a great Bread maker. It acts as a leviner, dough developer and flavor builder. In this fun class we’ll learn the differences between “blooming” yeast and using instant yeast. We will gain understand of how Yeast works, how Gluten is developed and how kneading helps proteins and water link together. As dough becomes more elastic, with gluten development, it raises more and allows the fermentation process to develop flavor. We will learn about each of these processes and how to control them, to achieve the results we want. Our lesson includes making Cheesy, Chile “Smoker” Pull Apart Bread; Apple Cinnamon Bread; “Dillicious” Dill Bread; World Famous Sticky Buns; Jan’s 14- year- old -Amish Friendship Bread; fluffy Condensed Milk “Brioche-like” Yeast Bread; Nosh Board of Cheeses, Cold Cuts and Condiments. Jan will demonstrate how to create gorgeous decorative yeast breads! ...
Monday Nov 14th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – PIE MAKING

Pie baking starts with the Crust and there are many variations we’ll learn about. With a perfect Pie Crust you can include Quiche and Tarts in your repertoire of accomplishments. This lesson includes sweet and savory Pies. We’ll learn the most important Pie baking tips, best temperatures for baking, how to make a double Crust, and tips for making perfect pies and the science of baking them. Our menu includes: Chicken Pot Pie; Turkey, Brie and Apple Pasty; Old Fashioned Southern Sweet & Creamy Custard Pie; Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie in a Blender; Dutch Apple Pie; Southern Fried Peach Pie Tartlets; Chocolate Pie with Chocolate Crumb Crust and Whipped Cream, and Mini Pumpkin Pies with Pastry Dough Maple Leaves. ...
Monday Nov 21st
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – SHELLFISH

The delicate nature of Shellfish requires extra care in holding and preparing it. This lesson will guide and teach about the freshness factor in selecting and preparing Shellfish and cooking to correct temperatures. Shellfish as culinary delicacies are often prepared as special occasion foods. Understanding their intricacies is what we’ll discover to prepare each variety in this class. Come for a fascinating and delicious lesson to prepare Seafood Fishcakes with Dill Pickle Relish; Sensational Seafood Paella with Saffron Rice; Spaghetti Alle Vongole (Clams and Spaghetti in a rich wine broth); Kahuka Shrimp (Famous Hawaiian Shrimp Served with Island Macaroni Salad); Muscles Rockefeller enrobed in a Creamy Garlic Wine Sauce; Rich and Creamy New England Clam Chowder, and Moist Lemon Bars topped with a White Chocolate Starfish. ...
Monday Nov 28th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00
December 2022

COOK CLUB – WINTER VEGETABLES

Our class will discover the magic of cool season Vegetables (Winter Vegetables) heartier than those grown in the warmer months. We’ll learn how it’s possible to get the maximum flavor of each; we’ll talk and experience the best way to cook each one and discover how raw vs cooked differ in nutrient values. Come for a fascinating lesson and learn to prepare Broccoli Tots; Mushroom Sauté in a Puff Pastry Sunflower; Chef Lisa’s Carrot Souffle; Winter Veggie Burger; Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Naan Bread Bites; Brussel’s Sprouts Sauté; Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon, and Vegetarian Chili with Eggplant. ...
Monday Dec 5th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – SAUSAGE MAKING

There is an art to Sausage making and this lesson will first address the safety concerns of working with raw meats, then how to handle and store it properly. From there we discuss varieties of meats for Sausage making, the best cuts and how to prepare for Sausage making. We’ll learn to flavor the Meat, mix it and combine with fat. From mixing to grinding and stuffing, we’ll discuss and prepare. Our menu is Homemade Hot and Mild Italian Sausage grilled with Peppers and Onions on a Bun; Breakfast-For-Dinner Homemade Sweet & Savory Breakfast Sausage with Waffle Bites; Homemade Chorizo with a One Pot Spanish Rice Chicken Apple Sausage Appetizers with Maple Glaze; Homemade Turkey Sausage in a Stovetop Smoker over Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Sauce, and Baklava “Sausage Rolls” Dessert. When we’ve finished our meal, we’ll share the experience each had to decide what each of us likes best about the recipes we prepared. ...
Monday Dec 12th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00

COOK CLUB – DESSERTS

This class provides fundamental baking lessons on Cake baking, classic French Cream Puffs and Italian Custard – Panna Cotta, together with specialty Cookie making and baking. It will prepare you to master each of the baking principals with a clear understanding of the chemistry involved. When you understand the processes, you’ll always be successful as a baker. Our fun lesson will be Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake with Brandy Whipped Cream; Ultra-Moist Carrot Cake; Elegant Apple, Cinnamon and Cream Cheese Pastry; Holiday Harvey Wall banger Cake; Panna Cotta with Winter Stone Fruit; Cream Puffs filled with Crème Pâtissier, and Holiday Cookie Medley of Soft & Chewy Molasses, Ricotta Sugar Cookies, and Pumpkin Pillows. ...
Monday Dec 19th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweet Basil Cooking School
8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., #C-4, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
$89.00
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To register or for more information, simply give us a call at (480) 596-5628.