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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Culinary Arts

Beer Tasting and Tour

$39

with Banded Horn

Calendar Jan 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

at Banded Horn Brewing Company

Are you interested in learning more about the process and ingredients responsible for the taste of fine, hand-crafted beers? Join us for an in-depth experience in the production, packaging, and tasting of our beers. Explore the various ingredients and their influences on our styles and get an overview of our specialty brewing process, and a guided tasting of our crafted brews. Tour the brewery and sample our unique ales and lagers. Pizza provided by Portland Pie! Cheers! Registration through OOB/Saco Adult Education only. Tuition includes food/drinks.

Banded Horn, where tradition meets trends! This local craft brewery is known for its unique and varied ales and lagers.

Best Ever Veggie Burgers

$35

with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Feb 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create homemade plant-based burger mixes, a great alternative to store-bought veggie burgers. Use the batter for everything from burgers and meatballs to salad and soup toppings. Not only tasty and gluten-free, but made from healthy, real food ingredients.

On the menu: black bean burger, a quinoa squash burger, and a tempeh veggie burger. We will try some different tasty toppings and wraps. Tuition includes food.

Robert Cyr, certified holistic health coach and wellness instructor, organic farmer and chef as well as the author of Zombie Truckers, a self-help health book. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge on nutrition, cooking and fitness to create healthy lifestyle changes to becoming Cyriously Fit.

Cheeses of the World

$19

with Emily Rama

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

There is one thing Shannon & Emily love more than cheese and that is sharing their cheesy passion with people like you! Taste and experience different cheeses from various cheesemaking regions of the world and learn what pairs well with them! Join us for this exciting and worldly cheese experience! All cheese generously supplied by Whole Foods Market.

Emily Rama, specialty team leader for Whole Foods Market in Portland, is an experienced sommelier and an avid cheese connoisseur.

Shannon Tallman, specialty foods buyer for Whole Foods Market in Portland, is one of only three Certified Cheese Professionals living in ME.

Cook to Lose

$35

with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Mar 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Eating the right foods will go a long way towards keeping you healthy and lean. Knowing what to eat is one thing - - knowing how to plan and prepare these foods is the challenge. Join chef Bob Cyr for some easy, tasty meal ideas that will help you look and feel your best and support your weight loss goals. This is a demo/discussion class. Tuition includes food.

Robert Cyr, certified holistic health coach and wellness instructor, organic farmer and chef as well as the author of Zombie Truckers, a self-help health book. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge on nutrition, cooking and fitness to create healthy lifestyle changes to becoming Cyriously Fit.

Cooking 101

$109

with Moira Rascati

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

New menu!

This hands-on introduction will include basic knife and cooking techniques: sautÈing, poaching, broiling, grilling and pureeing; sanitation guidelines, measurements, and ingredients. Start with a basic chicken broth and move to chicken noodle soup, beef barley and Southwest chili. Build on your new skills to create mouthwatering stir-fried pork, beef stroganoff, and chicken marsala. Our final class pulls it all together as we create a dinner party from soup to nuts. This elegant four course meal includes: antipasto platter, New England salad, German-style stuffed pork tenderloin and a mixed berry crisp. Tuition includes food. No class February 21st.

Moira Rascati is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY and has been a sous-chef at Josephís by the Sea for the past 25 years. She has taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for more than 10 years.

Cooking with Tea

$29

with Marianne Russo

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

There is a renewed interest in the age-old practice of cooking with tea. Join us for a fun night out while you sample fabulous foods with tea as an ingredient. Discuss ways to get creative with tea, how to pair tea with foods, and which teas will enhance the enjoyment and flavor of particular dishes. Recipes provided. Tuition includes food.

Marianne Russo is a certified tea specialist and trained at the Specialty Tea Institute. She has studied with Pearl Dexter, Founder of Tea, A Magazine; and John Harney, founder of Harney and Sons fine teas. She travels to tea-producing countries and attends the World Tea Expo to stay abreast of industry knowledge and practices.

Crustless Pork Pie

$29

with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Dec 4, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Traditional French foods are often loaded with unhealthy saturated fats. Learn to prepare an authentic, healthy gourmet meal with a French twist: crust less pork pie, seasonal squash soup, and a baked French toast pudding. Get ideas and recipes for holiday dishes you can feel great about serving. This is a demo / discussion class. Come prepared to taste and enjoy! Tuition includes food.

Robert Cyr, Producer & Host of the TV show Cyriously Fit and author of the self-help health book, Zombie Truckers, is a Registered & Certified Holistic Health Coach, Wellness instructor, Food safety professional, Organic Farmer, and Personal Chef. He is passionate about sharing nutrition, cooking and fitness knowledge, while inspiring and empowering people to create the lifestyle habits for living a happier and healthier life.

Full Course

Fizzy Wines

$35

with Gene Barber

Calendar Feb 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Lets try the third type of wine! Find out what makes fizzy wine so special. Completely natural, with wild yeast fermentation and absolutely no added chemicals. We will enjoy some light snacks, probably foccacia and goat cheese from a Maine goat farm -- so good! Come have a relaxing good time! Tuition includes food/wine.

Gene A Barber, a wholesale rep for Devenish wines, started his first wine tasting club in 1974 and has been an avid student ever since. He deals primarily in low-yield, low-production wines that are sustainable, organic and natural.





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