Friday, October 29, 2010
On the heels of CKCA's two sold-out Culinary Date Nights this past August, we are happy to open two new dates for our warm and wintry Culinary Date Night!
Work together with that special someone to create a delicious, four course, upscale dinner. Special attention will be paid to teaching how to plate and present each course so that they appeal to the eye as well as to the palate. The evening will finish with a white tablecloth dining experience complete with wine, flowers, candles, and all the other trimmings of a meal to remember.
Both classes are now open, and you can choose between the dates November 13th and November 20th. The classes occur on Motzei Shabbos, from 8:00pm-10:30pm. Call early to secure your spots as they will sell out, at 718-758-1339.
For an amazing article written by the Jewish Star (Long Island) about the August date night series, visit this link.
Friday, October 22, 2010
In appreciation of her past support from the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, Jamie Geller has personally provided some exciting prizes to raffle off to our members including a copy of her NEW cookbook! Take an exclusive sneak peek then ENTER to WIN!
Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes From the Bride Who Knew Nothing
*More than 215 new quick recipes
*A wine recommendation for each meal
*20, 40 and 60 minute meals from start to finish
*New fast takes on traditional holiday dishes
*Really funny glossary - worth the price of the book
*Expert interviews about wine and cheese
SNEAK A PEEK AT THESE TWO NEW QUICK & KOSHER RECIPES!
Mexican Burgers with Flour Tortillas
Rice with Corn and Peppers
All you need to do to enter to win the cookbook is sign-up for Jamie’s email newsletters. Talk about a win-win!
1st Prize – A copy of Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes, From The Bride Who Knew Nothing, a Kosher.com Gift Basket worth $40 AND $25 off a Kosher.com purchase of $100 or more
2nd Prize – A Kosher.com Gift Basket worth $40
3rd Prize – $25 off a Kosher.com purchase of $100 or more
Click here to visit kosher.com and ENTER TO WIN NOW – IT’S FREE!*
*There is a minimum of 25 entries from the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts to participate. Send this to your friends and encourage them to enter – just make sure they enter Center for Kosher Culinary Arts as their organization on the entry form!
Posted by kosherliz at 8:40 AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
French Culinary Institute graduate and cake flower artist Ruth Drennan, whose clients have included Macy's, Sotheby's, The Bulgari Family, W Hotels, As the World Turns, and Williams-Sonoma, comes to CKCA beginning this November 9th, to teach a three-part evening master class workshop on cake flowers. The class will be occur on three consecutive Tuesdays (Nov. 9th, 16th and 23rd).
The class will be an introduction to the art of decorating cakes with life-like flowers made out of gum paste. In this three-day workshop, Chef Ruth Drennan will teach the class how to turn gum paste in to a variety of stunning flowers like the ones pictured.
Tuition for class includes a student kit that contains all of the tools used in class. $250 -- CALL TO REGISTER -- 718.758.1339
Posted by kosherliz at 12:39 PM
It's the world's largest kosher food trade show, with tons of new kosher food products to see, sample, smell and taste!
We at CKCA are so excited to attend and exhibit at Kosherfest next week (October 26 and 27th, at the Meadowlands Convention Center, Seacaucus, NJ), that we're giving away 10 tickets to Kosherfest to the first 10 people to join CKCA's group on Facebook.
Again, here's what you have to do:
1. Join our Facebook group, Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, where you find out all the news about CKCA's classes and recipes, first!
2. Write YOUR NAME, HOMETOWN AND EMAIL ADDRESS on the wall for the group.
3. The first 10 legitimate new members of the group who have posted their info on the wall, will receive a Facebook email with ticket information good for yourself and one guest, to attend Kosherfest. Happy sampling!
Posted by kosherliz at 10:34 AM
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Chef Avram Wiseman of CKCA shares the following delicious sweet/savory recipe for apple cranberry latkes that will be of great use for the fall. You might even like it so much you'll trot it out again come Hanukkah. Either way, enjoy!
7 medium-sized all purpose potatoes, peeled (2 pounds)
1 medium onion (about 8 oz.)
4 Granny Smith or Mutzu Apples (about 1 1.5 pounds)
3 extra large eggs
7 tbsp (3 oz.) all purpose flour
7 tbsp (3 oz.) medium matzah meal
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Coarse salt
white pepper to taste
Wash and peel apples and place in a bowl of cold acidulated water (water with a tsp of lemon juice or vinegar). Coarsly grate the potatoes, onion and apples into a medium bowl. Drain all excess juices by tossing grated mixture in a pasta strainer or by gently wringing with a cloth.
Break eggs into a bowl. Add grated, drained potato mixture, baking powder, flour, matzah meal and all seasonings and blend well with a wooden spoon. Taste, mix and adjust seasoning as necessary. Fold in dry cranberries and blend well.
Heat a cast iron fry pan or medium sauteuse with 1/8 inch of oil. Drop batter mixture into oil, in desired shape and size, by using a spoon or scoop. Fry over medium heat until a deep brown is achieved. Turn pancakes and finish cooking.
Remove pancakes and place on a draining rack or on oil absorbent paper. Place in 325 oven for 10 minutes.