Let’s have some Effing Seafood – with Effing Rob

Kathryn Joel Class Information, Guest Presenters, Mixology, News

Rob Tryon knows how to command attention. I haven’t even met him in person yet, but I know who he is. He recently blazed onto Edmonton’s culinary scene, cheeky nickname blazed across social media platforms for all to see. He’s a B.C. boy originally, and has made it his mission to bring quality seafood to our palpably land-locked city. He …

Christine Sandford is pretty hot right now

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It’s a Monday afternoon and we are toiling away in the July heat, mortaring heavy rocks in our odd-looking cob oven creation. Christine zooms into the Vesta Gardens parking lot and comes up to the construction site in her city clothes and fancy shades, looking keen and raring to go. It’s her holiday and she chooses to spend it with us – John Schneider, Kathryn …

Chef David Leeder

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We are very lucky to have had Chef David Leeder working with us over the past few months.  Having recently returned from an extended stage at Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen, David is currently to be found cooking in the kitchen at RGE RD.  But on his rare days off, he’s sometimes to be found here at Get Cooking. Lucky for us – and …

Winemaker’s Dinner with Andreas Bender February 6th

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New in 2015, I am delighted to introduce a series of Winemakers’ Dinners in partnership with Eberhard Tamm of Enotri Wines. A successful import agent, export director, and marketing manager, Eberhard has developed an intimate knowledge of his winemakers and their wines. And we are honoured to be sharing our studio with Eberhard and his winemaker colleagues for this special series over the coming …

Cooking Vegetarian Indian with Addie Raghavan

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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

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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 …

Date Night at Get Cooking this Friday September 19th

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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 …

Knife Skills Classes

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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

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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

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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 …

Visioning Our Future

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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 …

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 …

Food & Wine Pairing Classes at Get Cooking

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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 …

Scheduled Classes Going Online Later This Week!

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This past Sunday I taught my fourth, and final, Get Cooking Pilot Class.  And I’m aching to get under way with Get Cooking’s first scheduled classes:  they’re launching in May! This is partly because the test classes were just so much fun.  But also because I absolutely love to cook.  And to share food with family and friends, around my …

Get Cooking’s First Class, and What I Learned!

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Get Cooking got started on Sunday afternoon with an Introductory Class on Italian cuisine.  It was a learning experience for my students …. and for me!   What was planned as a 3-hour class stretched into 4 as my class of 9 students lingered over a 4-course Italian feast.  Some of the students got cooking, while others sat back with a …

Get Cooking Gets Going, Classes Starting this Week!

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What is Get Cooking?  And where did it all begin?  Well, to answer that I need to give you a bit of my own personal history, and take you back to 1993. I was living in London, doing the daily grind.  Holding down an office career:  long hours but great perks, and pretty good pay.  Perfect for some, but not …