Cooking Vegetarian Indian with Addie Raghavan

Kathryn Joel From Our Classes, News, Our Friends

Get Cooking was lucky to have Addie Raghavan (AKA @BigAddie on Twitter) teach an Indian Vegetarian cooking class. Addie pulled recipes from his childhood in India, offering guests samples of authentic Indian cuisine that they would not find in their typical North American Indian Restaurant. He used ingredients many of us had never even heard of (mung beans? Bengal gram?); …

The History of the Cocktail – Our First Class with Brendan Brewster

Kathryn Joel From Our Classes, News, Our Friends

The history of cocktails is entwined with turbulent maritime stories, colonialism, victories and defeats, pain and suffering. Brendan Brewster kicked off his class with a Continental Fancy Lunch Punch. Punch, a loan word from Sanskrit meaning five, migrated from India to England in the 1700s. We sat ourselves down, sipping his delicious creation that incorporated the five holy ingredients: his …

Cocktail Classes with Brendan Brewster

Kathryn Joel How To, Mixology

Next week we’ll be hosting our first in a series of three Cocktail Classes with Brendan Brewster.  His first class will be on The History of the Cocktail, and will include 3 hours of cocktail education along with some delicious canapés to match, prepared by Chef Eric Hanson. Cutting his teeth in pubs of Ireland, honing his craft on Canada’s west …

Farm Tours & Farm to Fork Culinary Events with Slow Food Edmonton

Kathryn Joel Farm to Fork, Our Friends, Uncategorized

 Next Event Coming Soon at Grass Roots Family Farm in Ferintosh, Saturday October 4th Over the past few months I’ve been working closely with a team of dedicated friends and volunteers at Slow Food Edmonton to organize and host a series of Farm to Fork and Farm Tour events.  We’ve been working together in celebration of the amazing contribution that our …

Market Tour Classes at Get Cooking

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This fall we’re offering a series of Market Tour Classes at the City Market Downtown.  Our classes meet at the Information Desk at the Market on 104 Street, then we begin to shop! I’ll be leading the tours at all of our Market classes, and will introduce you to lots of our awesome local producers, vendors and artisans as we …

Date Night at Get Cooking this Friday September 19th

Kathryn Joel Class Information, News, Uncategorized

This Friday we’re holding our first ever Date Night class, and we’re focusing on Cooking for Two.  I’ll be teaching the class alongside Chef Stephen Baidacoff, and I for one can’t wait. Our first course will be a confit of Pacific Trout, served with a Spinach Puree.  We’ll show you how to plate it up and pair it with a complementary …

Sunday Brunches at Get Cooking

Kathryn Joel Class Information, Sunday Brunch

This Autumn we’ve decided to add a series of Brunch Classes to our Sunday offerings.  Our first Sunday Brunch on September 7th will be Mexican style, but it’s already sold out!  So we’re offering a second brunch class a week later, on September 14th, and there are still some spaces to be had. Chef Stephen Baidacoff will be teaching, and I’ll be …

Knife Skills Classes

Kathryn Joel Class Information, Knife Skills, News

On September 14th we’re holding our first ever Knife Skills Class, and we’re pretty excited about it.  We’ve been planning on offering Knife Skills for quite some time – so many of our clients have been asking!  But we wanted to wait until we were installed at MacEwan before we launched this new addition to our roster. So now that …

Mexican Brunch Classes

Kathryn Joel Class Information, News

On September 7th we’re holding our first Sunday brunch class in our new studio at MacEwan University downtown.  In fact it’s going to be our very first class ever at MacEwan, truth be told!  And what better way to launch our new home than with a Mexican class by our own in-house expert and chef extraordinaire Israel Alvarez, himself a …

Reclaim Urban Farm

Kathryn Joel News, Our Friends

I make a habit of trying to attend Green Drinks, hosted by The Local Good, as often as I can.  And at the most recent Green Drinks (subject Local Food!) was delighted to reconnect with Ryan Mason of Reclaim Urban Farm. Ryan has recently launched Reclaim Urban Farm, together with his friend and colleague Cathryn Sprague. Ryan and Cathy are …

Cook Canapes and Hors d’Oeuvres

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Have you ever made an entire meal out of appetizers? I have; once on a first date, the lady in question and I couldn’t decide on just one appetizer to share, so we decided to order a number of them and forgo the entrees. That became a recurring theme for us – whenever we went out for dinner, we would …

Visioning Our Future

Kathryn Joel News, Uncategorized

On November 8, the Get Cooking team got together to examine the new location that we’re going to be moving to in the spring of 2014, and to brainstorm new ideas for expanding our current operations and taking the business forward.  Led by Katharine Weinmann, we were able to explore each other’s backgrounds and discuss what sort of benefits each …

Cook Greek Classes at Get Cooking

Kathryn Joel From Our Classes

A lot of Kathryn’s classes come about as a result client requests. This one was made by a couple, who asked if we did any Mediterranean or Greek cooking at Get Cooking. Do you know anyone who would rather not be lounging around on a  sun soaked, oregano scented isle, sipping small glasses of ouzo, while nibbling on myriad mezze? …

Japanese Classes at Get Cooking

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Last April we held our first ever Cook Japanese class, by special request from one of my very dear clients.  It’s a class I’ve considered offering for a long time, but I like to take time to play with the recipes when I’m working on a new class menu, and somehow I hadn’t found the time to play enough with …

Israel Alvarez

Strong Coffee Guest Presenters

Israel studied the culinary arts at the Centro Universitario de Artes Culinarias in his hometown, Mexico City.  He completed his 2-year Diploma in International Cuisine then headed for Spain, where he continued his culinary education at the Centro de Estudios Hosteleros A Coruña.  His courses covered a diverse range of subjects from butchery to decorative cuisine, and led him to his …

Food & Wine Pairing Classes at Get Cooking

Kathryn Joel News, Recipe, Uncategorized

Last Thursday we held our inaugural Match Food & Wine Class at Get Cooking.  And I hope that it will turn out to be the first of many, because I for one had a wonderful time.  Which was in part because this class provided the rare opportunity for me to sit down with my guests and enjoy some of the …

Thai Classes at Get Cooking

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Yesterday I taught my sixth Cook Thai Class at Get Cooking.  Thai classes have turned out to be a favourite.  And I can understand why so many people want to learn more about Thai cooking, because I’ve been intoxicated by the flavours of Thailand myself, for most of my adult life. I first visited Thailand in the mid-1990’s, and fell …