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Taking It Slow and Low: Southwestern Slow Cooker Cooking - $90 +tax per person. new

With Santa Fe’s Cheryl Alters Jamison

This one-time class—about the range of uses of the slow cooker—is based on Cheryl’s new book, Texas Slow Cooker. Does everything you plop into your slow cooker look and taste the same? Or, do you have a slow cooker that has never been removed from its box? Or, do you think it would be a good idea to get one but the models are just too numerous to sort out? This is the class for you, from soup to dessert.

Cheryl Jamison is always—always—excited about food. She digs into the food world’s hottest topics weekly as host of Heating It Up on KVSF radio, 101.5, The Voice of Santa Fe.Cheryl is among the nation’s most lauded writers, with four James Beard book awards and numerous other honors to her credit. With her late husband Bill, she has penned enough books on food and travel to endow a small library, all the while living out nearly everyone’s dreams about traveling the globe in search of great meals and adventure. Cheryl and Bill’s classic Smoke & Spice, on real American barbecue, has sold over a million copies. Cheryl teaches cooking classes internationally. She has instructed Matt Lauer to make French toast, Al Roker how to grill chicken, and Bobby Flay how to make a New Mexican breakfast.Cheryl is a three-decade resident of the Santa Fe area, where she raises a small flock of chickens with out-sized personalities and all hues of eggs. You can always find her at excitedaboutfood.com.

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Black Bean Soup with Pico de Gallo
Cochinita Pibil Tacos
Chicken Tinga Tacos and Smoky Salsa
Margarita Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust

This is a demonstration style class.

Farmer's Mkt. Class - $115 +tax per person.

Class will meet at 8:00AM under the water tank at the colorful Santa Fe Farmers Market. We will then tour the market, meet the farmers and help pick out the freshest herbs and produce to take back to the school. Back at SFSC, the class will enjoy learning cooking techniques and the history of the foods grown in the region culminating in a magnificent feast highlighting the Farmer's Market fresh ingredients. Menu varies based on the seasonality of ingredients.

Class limited to 16 people, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp - $1325.00 +tax per person.


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Join us for an intensive 3-day cooking program we call the Southwest Culinary Boot Camp! This program is three full days gaining insight into the intricacies, tips and history of Southwestern food that make it so unique. We will cover material from knife skills, flavor labs, cooking techniques, ingredients and historical building blocks of the food. We will meet some of Santa Fe's top chefs who will share their thoughts on important cooking techniques. This is HANDS-ON and very interactive with each day ending with a meal. The class culminates in a final exam where you will design and prepare a final meal for some Santa Fe's best palates!

Upcoming Bootcamps are: November 6-8, 2017 and February 5-7, 2018.

Please call Nicole at 1-800-982-4688 to obtain more information about this special 3-day excursion into Southwestern cuisine.

Southwestern Thanksgiving - $90.00 +tax per person.

Please join us to help you create a memorable and tasty Thanksgiving meal-Southwest style! Menu includes: Rosemary-red chile spiced nuts, quick seasonal pickles, mole poblano with braised turkey, fresh corn tortillas, black beans with chicos and green chile, roasted poblano buttermilk biscuits with honey butter and warm pumpkin fritters with red chile icing

This is a demonstration style class including a full meal.

Southwestern Christmas in Santa Fe! - $90.00 +tax per person.

Christmas in the SW is one of the most festive times in Santa Fe! Come get ready to serve a modern Southwest Holiday feast for your upcoming season.

Menu includes:
Salad of mache, goats cheese and pinon, braised beef short ribs adovada, savory sage and chestnut bread pudding, winter calabacitas and red chile chocolate pots de creme.

Traditional New Mexican Christmas - $85.00 +tax per person.

Christmas in Santa Fe is a magical time filled with centuries old culinary traditions. Come learn how we do the holidays in New Mexico! The demonstration will include the preparation of shredded pork tamales and poblano & corn tamales both served with red chile sauce, hearty holiday posole with green chile sauce, calabacitas and our famous official state cookie, bizcochitos.

This is a demonstration style class including a full meal.

Demonstration Classes


Authentic Spanish Tapas - $85.00 +tax per person.

When the Spanish arrived in New Mexico in the 16th century with domesticated animals, stonefruit and grapes among other things, they changed the way New Mexicans ate. Join one of our Spanish classes to discover the Foods of Spain before they merged with the Native foods and NM fare that was already being prepared in New Mexico.

Warm toasts with Serrano ham and tomato spread, baked spinach with goat cheese and onion compote, grilled beef with smoked sea salt caramel, Mediterranean salad, shrimp with almond and pine nut sauce, Magdalenas.

This is a 3-hour long, demonstration-style class that includes lunch.

Foods of Spain - $85.00 +tax per person.

When the Spanish arrived in New Mexico in the 16th century with domesticated animals, stonefruit and grapes among other things, they changed the way New Mexicans ate. Join one of our Spanish classes to discover the Foods of Spain before they merged with the Native foods and NM fare that was already being prepared in New Mexico.

Melon gazpacho with feta cheese crisps, cucumber salad with Serrano ham and tomato port vinaigrette, traditional paella with chicken, seafood and chorizo and crema catalana.

This is a 3-hour long, demonstration-style class that includes lunch.