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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Culinary Arts

Making Flatbreads

$39

with Mary Elizabeth Bailey

Calendar Jan 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

From Three Different Cultures!Once you taste these homemade, fresh hot flatbreads, you wont want to buy store-bought ever again! We will make pita bread, corn and flour tortillas, and a soft potato flatbread. Make and taste them with hummus, butter, cheese, jam and sandwich fillings. These recipes pair well with sweet and savory items, and best of all, they are easy to make. Recipes provided. Please bring an apron, mixing bowl, spoon and baggies for leftovers.

Mary Bailey, pastry chef and past owner/chef of Thyme and Honey Bakery in Biddeford, is passionate about baking bread and teaching people how to incorporate homemade bread into their daily lives.

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Culinary Knife Skills Section I

$35

with Moira Rascati

Calendar Jan 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Become more accurate with your knife work to create dishes that cook evenly and look professional. Explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts: dice, mince, julienne & brunoise. Chop herbs without bruising or losing flavor and never again cry when cutting an onion. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen and finish with a lesson on honing and sharpening. Bring a sharpened paring knife, French knife, and sharpening steel if you have one.

Moira Rascati, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY, has been a sous-chef at Joseph's by the Sea for 25+ years. She has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.

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Culinary Knife Skills Section II

$35

with Moira Rascati

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Become more accurate with your knife work to create dishes that cook evenly and look professional. Explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts: dice, mince, julienne & brunoise. Chop herbs without bruising or losing flavor and never again cry when cutting an onion. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen and finish with a lesson on honing and sharpening. Bring a sharpened paring knife, French knife, and sharpening steel if you have one.

Moira Rascati, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY, has been a sous-chef at Joseph's by the Sea for 25+ years. She has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.

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Cooking with Tea

$35

with Marianne E Russo

Calendar Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that tea was first enjoyed as a food? There is still good reason to enjoy cooking and baking with tea. Join us for a fun night of tasting fabulous foods with tea as an ingredient, including examples of an appetizer, an entree, a side dish and a dessert. We’ll explore creative ways to use tea as an ingredient, pair tea with foods and using tea to enhance the flavors of your favorite dishes. Come at least a little bit hungry! Recipes will be provided. Registration closes at noon on 2/27.

Marianne Russo is a Certified Tea Specialist and owner of Nellie’s Tea Company. She studied under experts, including Pearl Dexter of Tea, A Magazine, and John Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. She has traveled to China and Japan's tea fields and factories, the World Tea Expo and tea rooms in the US and abroad.

Tour the Natural Wines of South America

$39

with Gene A Barber

Calendar Mar 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for an exploration of the naturally made wines of South America. Discuss natural versus industrial winemaking techniques and taste some wines you may never have heard of. Explore wines from the Itata and Bio Bio valleys.

Sample four wines paired with light, healthy appetizers courtesy of Vic & Whit's. Register through OOB/Saco Adult Ed only. Course fee is per person. Free on-street parking available. Proof of registration required.

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

Quick Meals

$55

with Moira Rascati

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

30 Minutes or Less!Create fast, healthy meals for your self and your family. Learn methods that inspire quick meals, including sauted pork medallions, seasonal risotto, sheet pan chicken, a one-pan fish dish, roasted vegetables, shrimp with vegetables and pasta and two salad dressings to go with leftovers.

This is a hands-on class, so come prepared to cook, taste and enjoy! Please bring an apron and a sharp cutting knife.

Moira Rascati, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY, has been a sous-chef at Joseph's by the Sea for 25+ years. She has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.

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Tea Traditions Around the World

$35

with Marianne E Russo

Calendar Mar 28, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get out your passports and lets travel to some exotic countries! Experience the lovely tea traditions which have developed over thousands of years to the enjoyment and elevation of the beloved, humble tea leaf. Visit China, Japan, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to sample and learn about the tea traditions of those cultures.

So fasten your seat belts for a fabulous TEAventure! Registration closes at noon on 3/27.

Marianne Russo is a Certified Tea Specialist and owner of Nellies Tea Company. She studied under experts, including Pearl Dexter of Tea, A Magazine, and John Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. She has traveled to China and Japans tea fields and factories, the World Tea Expo and tea rooms in the US and abroad.





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