Cooking Classes this January @ The Silo

If your New Years resolution involves improving your culinary skills the Silo at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford has planned a series of cooking classes perfect for every palate.

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On January 14 for example, The Silo has invited Master Chef Suchanda Palmer to the school to teach a course in the flavors from Southeast Asia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes: Japanese Scallop & Ginger Salad, Vietnamese Spring Roll, Chinese Wonton Soup with Bean Sprouts & Bok Choy, Thai Prawn Satay with Peanut Sauce, Malaysian Beef Sansaman with Jasmine Rice, Korean Bulgogi Sambap with Sweet Soy AND Suchada’s Sweet Crepes and the class is $80.

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A second class, Intro to Vegan food is also offered on 1/14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class is conducted by KJ Wein and the menu includes5 Pumpkin Hummus, Butternut Squash & Peas Pasta with Amaretto, Wilted Spinach with Grated Nutmeg, Lemon & Fresh Croutons, Pear Baklava.

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To learn the art of using a slow cooker don’t miss the class on Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on slow cookers with Trish Lobenfeld. The menu will include: Split Pea & Barley Soup with Smoked Ham Hock, Apple Cider Braised Chicken with Potato-Kale Pancakes, Braised Lamb Provencal over Creamy White Bean Puree, Simple Salad with French Vinaigrette, Candied Ginger Apple Pear Crumble, French Vanilla Ice Cream.

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To finish off the month of January with flourish take the Asian Delights course that celebrates Chinese New Year on January 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This full participation class includes with Chef Suchada Palmer the following menu: Crab Rangoon, Chicken Satay dip with peanut sauce, Coconut soup, Green curry Seafood with Thai basil, Drunken beef noodle, Spicy corn cakes, Banana Spring Roll dip with Honey.

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A second class, Nuevo Italiano, is also offered on January 28 from 6 pm to 9 pm with Chef Bill Cosgrove. The menu for this full participation class includes: Basil, pumpkin crespelle (crepe), with spicy shrimp and acacia honey, Grilled vegetable goat cheese lasagne, Duck breast scalopinne saltimbocca, Sweet polenta cake with lavender Crema pasticciera (custard)

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm is located on 44 Upland Road in New Milford. For more information about The Silo cooking classes and to sign up for one online visit http://thesiloct.org.

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