Seattle's a great place to go out to eat Asian but what if you want to cook it at home? Check out the just-updated calendar of classes. Learn to make Korean pancakes, sushi, Thai classes, noodle dishes and more!
Well, I don't mean to contribute to Holiday Creep, but I am posting about it early because this month has not one but TWO opportunities to learn how to make artisan bread. Sure, one falls after the holiday, but one doesn't need to get all dogmatic about how and when one celebrates this totally made-up holiday.
And both classes are free! Thanks, Local Libraries!
Check out the details below. Both require RSVP.
Sat, Nov 9, 2-3:30pm: FREE! Artisan Bread Class at Marysville Library."Warm your home this winter by baking artisan bread! This class features a live demonstration, handouts, recipes and free samples."
Sat, Nov 23, 10:30am-12:30pm: FREE! Artisan Bread at Home at Auburn Library. "Join Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft in a lively discussion of bread making. Chef Laurie will lead the group in discussing mixing techniques, ingredients, baking techniques, equipment and books and other sources for the home bread baker. Join with other bakers to share and troubleshoot bread baking experiences. A great class for the new or experienced home baker."
Well, I am late with this post. I did NOT get this post up before Elliott Oyster House's Oyster New Year sold out. This is the heartbreak of Fresh-Picked Seattle: there are always TOO MANY GREAT EVENTS and not nearly enough time to get them all out to you readers! When you run a site that is all driven by the calendar, sometimes you lose the race with the clock. RATS.
BUT, although the ship has sailed for the big oyster event of the season, if you are an oyster lover and didn't get a ticket, don't despair. Here are some other ways to get your fix this fall - and a bit of theory on why oysters might just be the most ideal food for Seattleites as we head further into the gray days of fall.
Have you conquered basic canning, but would like to start looking at the next stages in preserving? Tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, at 3:30pm at the Burien Library, author and "Check, Please" host Amy Pennington will be teaching Canning 201 through the King County Library System's "A Place at the Table" program. While the class is no longer open for online registration, I called the library and they said they will probably be able to fit you in if you stop by.
I checked out the class earlier this month and learned some great tips. Slideshow from the class (and the mini-tour of some "Twin Peaks" shooting locations we took while around North Bend) below!
This Sunday, it's the Second Annual Urban Food Fair and Backyard Barter. It's a chance to meet your fellow crafty neighbors, exchange the fruits of your home labor, or maybe take it to the next level and compete in a pie or jam contest.
There are also learning demonstrations, a pie walk, stuff for kids and more. I went last year as a jam judge and had a great time. I'm going again to judge, and to talk to folks about Seattle Free School, Slow Food Seattle and this site.
So come check it out! And below see a slideshow from last year.
Please note! The picture there is from last year. This Sunday, October 27, the barter is an evening event from 5-9pm. It is being held at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Details here.