Cook­ing classes for youth, adults com­ing soon

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams [email protected]­ The kitchen at the Rock­mart Trail­head where cook­ing classes are held has got­ten some up­dates.

The Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket is putting uten­sils to the grind­stone with three new cook­ing classes be­fore mov­ing into a mas­sive six-week course.

Those in­ter­ested in learn­ing the ins and outs of culi­nary tech­nique while mak­ing de­lec­ta­ble recipes are en­cour­aged to visit www.rock­mart­farm­er­sPDUNHW FRP XSFRPLQJ FODVVHV WR ¿QG the class that’s best for them.

Each course sports a fee of $5.50, but the 6-week course is $25.

Lessons take place in­side the Sil­ver Comet Trail­head on Rock­mart’s Church Street from 4 through 6 p.m., but the age re­quire­ments and course ma­te­rial dif­fer.

Youth 14 and be­low in­ter­ested in mak­ing pie are in luck be­cause the July 26 course is ded­i­cated to the food. A fol­low-up course will be held on July 31, but at­ten­dees will shop for their own food at the mar­ket be­fore cook­ing, so the class could po­ten­tially run un­til 6:30.

“We will delve into the art of baking pies,” Farm­ers Mar­ket Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Shonna Kirk­patrick said. “Kids will learn how easy pas­tries can be. Start­ing with the most im­por­tant, the foun­da­tion, we’ll learn how to make del­i­cate pie crusts. We will start with our en­tree, a mar­ket-fresh tomato pie and then move to dessert.”

Older cooks can hone their piemak­ing tech­niques on July 28. Sim­i­lar to the youth course, the class will start with mak­ing the foun­da­tion be­fore mov­ing on­ward.

Those ages 15 to 100 are in­vited. The six-week course is slated to be­gin on Au­gust 14 from 5 through 7 p.m. and con­tinue each Tues­day un­til com­pleted.

Each class sports a new les­son and recipe, and stu­dents will be taken from the very ba­sics to the more ad­vanced as­pects of cook­ing.

“In this six-week class, we will ex­plore the ba­sics of cook­ing,” Kirk­patrick said. “Learn ba­sic knife skills, food safety stan­dards, gen­eral ac­cepted nu­tri­tion guide­lines, and ex­plore many recipes that will get you on your way to cook­ing healthy meals for you and your fam­ily.”

The Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket is held ev­ery Thurs­day from 2 through 6 p.m. on Rock­mart’s Wa­ter St. The classes are pos­si­ble in part thanks to spon­sor­ship from Red­mond Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

/ Sean Wil­liams

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