Rockmart Farmers Market class to feature shish kebabs
Like meats and veggies? Like dessert? The Rockmart Farmers Market has you covered with the upcoming Kids Cooking class on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. inside the Silver Comet Trailhead Building on Rockmart’s Church St.
The community kitchen is scheduled to be a place of learning and eating for the young chefs who will be taught the ins and outs of making Shish kebab and dessert kebab in a safe, healthy way.
Registration for the course is $5.50 and children will be taught everything from safe cutting skills, instruction on basic appliances, basic cooking techniques, and various recipes the young cooks can make with what they learn.
Customers are encouraged to register early as there is limited space within the community kitchen and admission will be decided on a first come first serve basis.
While the lower age limit for the course is 7 years old, parents are urged to take discretion and decide whether their child can handle being around knives and appliances.
Parents wishing to attend with their child will have to be spectators from outside of the kitchen, but there will be various adults supervising children.
Shish kebab and their dessert coun- terpart are the stars of the end of the month course, and students can expect to use healthier, fresher ingredients for the dish. Shish kebab, known for chunks of meat sandwiched between slices of vegetables on a skewer, will likely feature hormone-free meat from the Farmers Market with freshly grown tomatoes and onions from the same source.
Dessert kebabs, various sweets packed together on a skewer, are likely to be made with fresh fruit and other locally baked sweets.
Cutting, chopping, and cooking the Kabobs will take careful handling of knives and appliances, of course, but there is limited risk thanks to cooking classes beginning with hygiene and safety. Hands, fruits, and vegetables are properly washed before the instructor teaches the proper way to handle a knife, how to prevent knife-based injuries, and how to use basic cooking appliances such as stoves and processors.
At the end of the course the students walk away with universal cooking knowledge and unique recipes they can make their own way.
Those interested in learning more can visit www.rockmartfarmersmarket. com/, and those interested in surveying the potential ingredients used during classes can visit the market every Thursday from 2 to 6 p. m. on Rockmart’s Water St.