The Field Kitchen Cookbook Club: Peru, the Cookbook by Gaston Acurio

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Field Kitchen is a mobile series of cooking classes led by Bay Area culinary instructors Frances Wilson and Jen Knapp. This hand-on class is part of a series called The Cookbook Club, where we will explore the recipes from some of the most exciting recently-published cookbooks. Take just one class, or sign up for all four! Each class is $130, or $470 if you sign up for the entire series of four.

Under the guidance of Frances and Jen, you will learn tips and techniques that will make all of these recipes ones that you will be inspired to recreate at home.

The class will run from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and include lunch. Feel free to bring wine or beer to share with the meal.

Rocket Restaurant Supply
2940 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Peru: The Cookbook by Gaston Acurio.
With restaurants throughout Peru and across the world, Gaston Acurio is the leading ambassador for Peruvian gastronomy. Peruvian food has evolved from such an interesting mix of cultures. Immigrants from Japan, China, Africa, Spain, Italy and the Arab world have all migrated to Peru over the last 500 years, bringing their own culinary traditions. This mix of countries has resulted in a vibrant and unique cuisine that transforms each of these peoples foods into something entirely new.

Some of the recipes you will prepare in this class are:
-Ceviche with Aji Amarillo Licuado and Cancha (Ceviche with Chilies and Toasted Corn);
-Yuquitas Fritas con Huancaina (Fried Yuca with Spicy Creamy Sauce);
-Aji de Gallina (Peruvian Creamy Pepper Chicken with Pecans);
-Solterito de Quinua (Quinoa Salad with Queso Fresco, Yellow Chilies, and Fava Beans);
-Alfajor Clasico (Traditional Alfajor Cookies with Dulce de Leche)

About Frances and Jen:
Frances is a seasoned food professional who taught the professional culinary program at the renowned Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco for more than ten years and now teaches at the Silverado Cooking School in Napa. Prior to that, she was the chef at Lalimes restaurant in Berkeley.

Jen taught recreational classes and led private culinary events at Tante Marie’s Cooking School for 15 years, in addition to working as a private chef and caterer throughout the Bay Area. She is also a certified master taster at Chefs Best, where she does sensory evaluation of consumer food and beverage products.

Frances and Jen are both endlessly curious about food and cooking and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with others.

Cancellation policy:
A full refund will be issued if we are notified 5 or more days prior to a class. If you cancel a class between 48 hours and less than 5 days, a 50 percent refund will be offered. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of a class, we regret that no refunds or credits can be issued, however you are welcome to send someone in your place.

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