NORTHEAST GEORGIA TEACHING KITCHEN
Address: 46 Plaza Way, Clayton, GA, 30525
Monday, April 24 - Monday, May 15: Spring Junior Chef Afterschool Program
In this quarterly afterschool program, junior chefs become more familiar with seasonal eating, food safety, healthy cooking techniques, food preservation, and how to create nutritious meals for their own families. Lessons include nutrition talks, cooking demonstrations, food tastings, and hands-on cooking activities. At the end of each lesson, junior chefs get to enjoy their very own home-cooked meal together.
Spring 2017 Dates: Apr 24, May 1, May 8, May 15
Cost: $100 (4-class series)
This class is suitable for ages 7-14 years
Tuesday, April 25: Herbs in the Kitchen: Turmeric, Cumin, & Ginger
If you haven't experimented with these three aromatic culinary herbs, this is your chance to learn how to use them in cooking and to promote health. Long used in many traditional cuisines, all three are essential kitchen spices that promote digestion, reduce inflammation and joint pain, and may prevent some forms of cancer. We'll show you tricks for incorporating them into your favorite recipes, introduce you to some new dishes, and share some of the amazing research being done on their health benefits
Time: 6:00-8:00pm (light bites included)
This class is suitable for adults
About the Instructor: Patricia Kyritsi Howell
Patricia is the author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians, a concise guide to identifying, harvesting, and using 45 plants native to the region.
She is founder and owner of the Botanologos School of Herbal Studies in Rabun County, Georgia. Since 1994, Botanologos has offered experiential learning about edible and medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians. Students from all over the country travel to the North Georgia Mountains each year to study regional plants and wild foods with Patricia.
Patricia is a practicing herbalist with an office in Clayton, Georgia. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, and currently serves as Co-chair of the Guild's Symposium Committee, after serving three terms on the Board of Directors.
Patricia leads tours on the Greek island of Crete to learn about herbs, wildflowers, and traditional cuisines through her travel company, Wild Crete Travel. She lives with her family in Rabun County, Georgia and on the Greek island of Crete
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Friday, April 28: Recipes for Gardens, Plants, and Pets
Learn to make simple recipes to feed plants and animals, increase nutrients uptake, and boost immunity. Make your own fish hydrolase and calphosphate (using egg shells!) for fruiting in plants and reproductive health for pets.
This class is suitable for 16+
About the instructor: Chuck Mashburn
Chuck and Amy Mashburn operate Mill Gap Farm in Tiger, GA. They have practiced chemical-free farming for 20 years and strive for on-farm sustainability and soil regeneration.
Tuesday, May 9: Fresh from the Patch: Cooking for Diabetes
A diabetes education session presented by Mountain Lakes Medical Center’s Registered Dietitian, Kimberly Terrell and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's Nutritionist, Cara Langston. The presentation will include tips on low carb meal planning for diabetes as well as a cooking demonstration featuring fresh, local strawberries.
Guest Instructor: Kimberly Terrell, RD, LDN
Kimberly Terrell is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian with more than 20 years of experience in the nutrition field. Mrs. Terrell specializes in diabetes education and self-management training and is currently employed as the Director of Nutrition and Wellness at Mountain Lakes Medical Center.
FREE! $5 Suggested Donation (Proceeds support The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia)
Sponsored by Mountain Lakes Medical Center
Saturday, May 13: Knife Skills for Teens
Allow your teen to build confidence in the kitchen by learning the safe and proper way to cut, chop, slice, dice, and more! Participants will work hands-on with instructors to prep and enjoy a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
This class is suitable for teens
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