Teens at Whisk – Taste of America Cooking Tour, 5-Days
Classes are designed for students 13 to 18 years old.
In this week long, hands-on cooking series, we will discuss, cook and taste favorite foods from around America. We’ll learn why Cheese Steak is traditional in Philly (but not in the Northern Pacific) and what makes Southern Fried Chicken unique in the south. We’ll talk about different types of pizzas and what makes Chicago pan-pizza special. We learn the history of Kansas City BBQ, and the different sauces served with it.
Taught by Chef Barbara Sowatsky, this will be an engaging, hands-on class to showcase favorite regional and historical foods, while learning a bit about American history. Throughout the week we will explore the different ingredients and why they are favored in a region. We’ll learn flavor profiles that make each American region distinct, while creating several favorite recipes from each region. Everyday you will practice knife skills and become more familiar with everyday kitchen equipment. Come ready to learn “What’s Cookin’ in America”.
MONDAY, August 12th TO FRIDAY, August 16th
CLASS RUNS FROM 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Monday – The Northeast:
Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese, Philly Cheese-steaks, and a NY Cheesecake with Cherry Compote.
Tuesday -The Southeast-Pure Southern Comfort:
Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Home Style Biscuits, and Sausage Gravy and Honey Butter.
Wednesday – The Mid-West:
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza with homemade sauce, Double Chocolate Brownies, and Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn.
Thursday – The Southwest:
Chicken Tostadas, Pico de gallo and Queso Dip, Texas BBQ Ribs and Almond Date Shakes
Friday – The Pacific Northwest:
Fish and Chips, Cedar Planked Salmon with Honey Miso Glaze, and Apple Hand pies
- No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
- For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed toed shoes.
- Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.