Dice for your Dinner

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My students dicing their veggies….

My Culinary Boot Camp students rock. We came, we chopped, we kicked butt – last night’s focus was knife skills, so the menu included Maple Roasted Root Vegetables, Red Snapper in Papillote, and a super simple Salmon Poached in the fume from the snapper. Oh, yes, and wine. Delicious wine (yes, we waited until AFTER they were done yielding their Wusthof’s).

Next week, we’re taking our chopping skills to the next level for a delicious Chicken and Veggie Pot Pie from scratch.
My challenge is to find a fabulous apron and clogs to don while we choppy chicken…any suggestions?

Many thanks to Asphalt Green Battery Park City!

 

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Asphalt Green NYC and Me

I love chit-chatting.  I just found out that I can chatter my brains out starting September 9th. I am proud and excited to be one of a few lucky cooking instructors participating in the launch of a new culinary program at NYC’s famous Asphalt Green. I’ll be teaching their Culinary Boot Camp Series in September. Too bad I won’t be demo-ing my favorite knives….

Asphalt Green opened their new gorgeous campus in Battery Park City with a new culinary center. They have an amazing 25 yard lap pool, warm water exercise pool, full workout equipment and weights, wood floor gym, 156 seat theater, culinary center (woo hoo!) and 6 multipurpose classrooms. Members enjoy babysitting (this is amazing), youth, teen and adult oriented programs and access to all fitness centers, programs and classes (some have an additional fee). There’s no excuse not to exercise, except I don’t believe they have a barn and jumping ring….

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Their gorgeous new lap pool.

My class, Culinary Boot Camp, starts September 9th at 7pm. We’ll be working on basic cooking techniques and making delicious dishes that participants will cook themselves (everything is hands on). There is still some space left, so sign up. Only 14 per class.

The Battery Park City Asphalt Green's brand-new culinary kitchen
The Battery Park City Asphalt Green’s brand-new culinary kitchen

I took these pictures, please forgive my amateurish photography 🙂

Asphalt Green’s Mission:  “Asphalt Green is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. One of New York City’s most valuable resources, Asphalt Green is acknowledged for its unparalleled programs and expertise.”

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