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Secrets of Great Second Meals Cooking Class

  • Hot Stove Society, inside the Hotel Andra 2000 4th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98121 United States (map)

Learn to love your leftovers

What’s our latest Cookbook Crush?  We’re head over heels over the new cookbook, Secrets of Great Second Meals, written by one of Seattle’s best food writers and cookbook authors, James Beard Award winner, Sara Dickerman. You may be familiar with Sara from her other cookbooks such as Bon Appetit:The Food Lover's Cleanse, or from her articles in publications such as the New York Times and Saveur magazine. Sign up here!

In this new book, Sara teaches you to use leftovers as a springboard for kitchen creativity. Built around flexible recipes that can handle a lot of variations, Sara teaches you strategies to make yesterday’s extra food into vivacious “second meals” full of bold flavor and appeal.  With these techniques, you’ll learn how to make better use of food you already have in the refrigerator. That means you’ll reduce wasted food (and money) and get more meals out of your good home cooking. “Second Meals” can be so much more than just reheating last night’s dinner. Learn to love your leftovers!

As you watch Sara demo, you’ll enjoy substantial tastes of each dish. A copy of Secrets of Great Second Meals is included in the price of the class, and Sara will sign your book.

A glass of wine or beer is included.

What You’ll Learn: Demo and tastes

  • Rillettes- if you have extra salmon from your cookout, you can make a sophisticated spread in 10 minutes.

  • Gougères with dates and arugula… all those odd extra bits of cheese in your refrigerator can meld together in light-as-air puffs.

  • Open faced ricotta and braised greens sandwiches- a little creamy cheese makes extra cooked greens—or any roasted veggies—into an extravagant lunch.

  • Chicken curry with spinach and potatoes- knowing a few curry bases helps you convert extra rotisserie chicken (or vegetables or pork) into a voluptuous second dinner.

  • Saffron rice pudding- with a gentle cooking, your extra box of takeout rice can become a lovely soothing dessert.

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Class price of $90 includes a copy of the book, which Sara will gladly personalize.