The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Recipes From Your Instapot with Sheri Castle
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Recipes From Your Instapot with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring winter recipes that you can whip up in your instapot. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Chicken with Fluffy Dumplings

  • Yakamein Noodle Bowls

  • Coconut Rice Pudding with Fresh Ambrosia

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

Price: $75

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The Cottage at Fearrington | Casual Country French with Sheri Castle
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | Casual Country French with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Price: $75

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring classic french dishes. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Garlic and Herb Gougeres

  • Classic Beef Bourginon

  • The Apple Lady’s Apple Cake

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

Reserve your seats now.

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Five-Mile Farm | Crave-Worthy Cornbread and Buttermilk Creations
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Five-Mile Farm | Crave-Worthy Cornbread and Buttermilk Creations

From Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, NC:

What could be more Southern than cornbread and buttermilk? And who could create more ways to make, bake, blend, and twist it up than southern-favorite, Award-Winning cookbook author, chef and storyteller, Sheri Castle? We're talking about a full weekend of deliciousness, including...

At Friday Evening Social Hour, an Assortment of Hoecakes topped with:

  • Buttermilk Ricotta and Smoked Trout

  • Pulled Pork Barbecue and Slaw

  • Butter Bean Hummus


Specials at J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern, available all weekend

  • Individual Tamale Skillet Pies

  • Wedge Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing, Crisp Bacon, and Black Pepper Cornbread Croutons


Special Breakfast Course
Mango and Buttermilk Smoothies

Afternoon Demo, Discussion, and Degustation

  • Perfect Appalachian skillet cornbread, paired with chilled farmstead buttermilk (Sheri will be bringing some of her family's home-ground heirloom cornmeal)

  • Cornbread Panzanella

  • Cornmeal Pound Cake with Macerated Fruit and Homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream and/or Blackberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

As Sheri puts it, she is "fueled by farmer's markets, excellent bourbon and pursuit of the right word," as she connects with everyone around her with clarity, insight and humor.

From breakfast Saturday morning, the experience builds with fun food chats, book signings and a tasty evening social hour.  The Crave-Worthy Cornbread and Buttermilk Weekend with Sheri Castle will delight, amuse and satisfy-both you and your palate!

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Fearrington Cooking School | An Irish Feast for St. Patrick’s Day
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Fearrington Cooking School | An Irish Feast for St. Patrick’s Day

From Fearrington:

Price: $75

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration of Irish favorites. This demo will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Corned Beef and Roasted Root Vegetables with Whiskey-Marmalade Glaze

  • Colcannon

  • Chocolate Guinness Decadence

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity, and samples of course!

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

The fine print: Please include the names of attending guests in the gift message area. Your purchase confirmation serves as entry to this class – just pull it up on your mobile device or print out your confirmation.

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Inns at St. Albans Cooking Camp | Cooking with Cast Iron
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Inns at St. Albans Cooking Camp | Cooking with Cast Iron

Did you inherit your grandmother’s skillet or invest in a French enameled cast iron oven and now wondering what to do with them? Spend the weekend learning how to care for and cook with cast iron. By the end of the weekend, your cast iron recipe repertoire will expand beyond fried eggs and soups to hearty one-pot dinners, entrees for entertaining, and delicious desserts. 

2-day Culinary Camp with 2-nights accommodations includes: Cooking class Friday evening, Cooking Class all day Saturday. Wine Tasting and heavy appetizers on Friday night, Saturday morning continental breakfast. Saturday lunch buffet, Saturday night dinner (alcohol by consumption) Sunday morning breakfast buffet. 

Saturday Only Cooking Class is from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

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The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Soups with Sheri Castle
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | Warming Winter Soups with Sheri Castle

From Fearrington:

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for a cooking demonstration featuring winter soups to warm you inside and out. This class will show you how to prepare these recipes, plus tips and tricks to grow your culinary technique.

  • Creamy Chicken and White Bean

  • Light and Luxurious Cabbage Soup

  • Real Skillet Cornbread

This class is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity.

The class will be held in The Cottage, our brand new creative studio space and teaching kitchen.

Price: $75

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Southern Season | Dinner from the Winter Farmers' Market
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Dinner from the Winter Farmers' Market

From Southern Season:

What is at the Farmer’s Market in Winter and what can I make with it?? Let Chef Castle open your eyes to the possibilities of the winter bounty.

Menu: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts; Mustard Crusted Pork Loin; Two-Potato and Aged Gruyère Gratin; Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw; Pear and Dried Cherry Crisp

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Talking with Our Mouths Full: Stories of Food, Family, and Memories | Guest Speaker at The Best of Our State
Jan
5
10:30 AM10:30

Talking with Our Mouths Full: Stories of Food, Family, and Memories | Guest Speaker at The Best of Our State

Please join Our State at the 21st Annual Best of Our State January 4-6, 2019, at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year.

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The Cottage at Fearrington | A Cocktail Party
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

The Cottage at Fearrington | A Cocktail Party

It’s the gift that keeps on giving – mastering the art of the cocktail! Join others in a demonstration exploring the method and mindset behind making the best drinks with Watson Fitts, our resident mixologist and bartender at the Fearrington House Restaurant. Enjoy the company of other libation-loving individuals as you learn the ways of mixology over hors d’oeuvres and, obviously, cocktails!

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Instantly Southern Book Signing | Page 158
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Instantly Southern Book Signing | Page 158

From Page 158:

In Instantly Southern Sheri Castle shares 85 recipes that give us new, quick, easy, and convenient ways to prepare fresh, delicious Southern cuisine. There’s a taste of tradition and comfort food, plus inventive recipes that showcase beloved Southern ingredients, such as rice, seafood, chicken, and plenty of garden-fresh produce.

There are delectable soups and stews (and a gumbo, of course), but also wholegrain salads, tantalizing side dishes, fun appetizers, breakfast delights, and pages of tempting desserts. Hearty entrees range from quick weeknight suppers toSunday dinners and holiday celebrations—just what we need to make quick work of satisfying family meals and gracious entertaining.

An acclaimed food writer and beloved cookbook author, Sheri is known for her thoughtful, reliable recipes that are peppered with practical tips and hints that make cooks feel confident and excited about home cooking – and it’s never been quicker or easier thanks to the one-button shortcuts of a multicooker. With only a few fresh groceries, a handful of pantry staples, and an outlet to plug in the pot, home cooks of all skill levels can create fabulous, memorable Southern meals and treasured family recipes with ease.

Sheri Castle is a Chapel Hill-based cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher. Her cookbook, The New Southern Garden Cookbook, was the winner of Cookbook of the Year by the Southern Independent Booksellers’ Association.

Learn more at https://www.page158books.com/event/cookbook-club-sheri-castle

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Instantly Southern Book Signing & Recipe Tasting | Quail Ridge Books
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Instantly Southern Book Signing & Recipe Tasting | Quail Ridge Books

From Quail Ridge:

Castle is a highly regarded Chapel Hill-based author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher. 

The New Southern Garden Cookbook, was the winner of Cookbook of the Year by the Southern Independent Booksellers' Association.

She will be here to answer questions, talk about cooking and sign books.



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Washington Post's Free Range on Food: Special Pre-Thanksgiving Chat
Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

Washington Post's Free Range on Food: Special Pre-Thanksgiving Chat

Every Wednesday at noon, Washington Post Food section staff members and guests answer your burning culinary questions. Wednesday, November 21 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, I will be joining Stella Parks, Angela Davis, Kathy Gunst, and Andrea Nguyen to answer all your turkey, dressing, gravy, casserole, and otherwise-Thanksgiving questions.

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Cooks Warehouse Cooking Class | Thanksgiving Hits in a Flash
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Cooks Warehouse Cooking Class | Thanksgiving Hits in a Flash

Join cookbook author Sheri Castle in this exciting class featuring recipes from her new cookbook, Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot. Sheri will demystify the pressure cooker and show you just how simple, and safe, it can be! If you've been hoping to learn more about multicookers, today you will learn from the very best. You will make all of your holiday favorites, so you can pull off Thanksgiving with no muss, no fuss. This is entertaining in a flash!

• Winter Squash Soup with Apple Butter Cream

• Really Good Mashed Potatoes

• Lemony Sweet Potatoes

• Corn Pudding

• Quick Greens with Bacon

• 5-Minute Mac and Cheese

• Pecan Praline Cheesecake

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Southern Season | Holiday Dinner in an Instant
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Holiday Dinner in an Instant

From Southern Season:

Sheri has a brand new cookbook called Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot. In this class, Sheri will share recipes from the book to create a delectble holiday meal, plus poenty of tips and hints on how to get the best results from these marvelous time machines.

Menu: Winter Squash Soup with Apple Butter Cream; Baked Ham with Bourbon Jus; Lemony Sweet Potatoes; 5-Minute Mac and Cheese; Quick Greens with Toasted Garlic; Pecan Praline Cheesecake

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Instantly Southern Book Signing
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Instantly Southern Book Signing

From Fearrington Village:

If you own an Instant Pot or are thinking about taking the plunge, this is the book for you. Sheri Castle was kind enough to drop off several samples from this cookbook as she was testing recipes, and we at McIntyre’s can vouch for how fabulous this cookbook is. With the holidays coming up, here is THE cookbook you need to add to your repertoire…

Classic Southern recipes adapted for any multicooker or Instant Pot–from jambalaya to peach cobbler. 

With 75 recipes and full-color photographs dedicated to delicious and soulful Southern cooking, Sheri Castle’s Instantly Southern brings super power categories–Southern cooking, slow cooking, and cookbooks for the Instant Pot/multicooker–together. Featuring supermarket staples such as winter squash, pork chops, pot roast, and corn as well as signature Southern ingredients like okra, greens, beans, and Bourbon, these dishes are easy to know and love. Whether you’re cooking for company, the church social, or your family on a hectic night, there are plenty of tempting options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert too.

Sheri Castle is a highly regarded Chapel Hill-based cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher. She co-authored The Southern Living Community Cookbook and The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook. Her cookbook, The New Southern Garden Cookbook, was the winner of Cookbook of the Year by the Southern Independent Booksellers’ Association. Sheri is a frequent contributor to Southern Living, The Kitchn, and many others.


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Southern Season | Casual Dinner Party for Fall
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Casual Dinner Party for Fall

A Fun, Casual Dinner Party, Just in Time for Halloween

Menu: Sweet Potato Hummus; Smoked Sausage Bites with Lemon Aioli; Seasonal Salad of Warm Spice-Roasted Pumpkin Wedges, Apples and Pomegranate with Honey Vinaigrette and Pumpkin Seeds; Beef Stew with Sweet Potato Dumplings; Hard Cider Quick Bread; Raid the Halloween Candy Reese's Cup Cake 





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Instantly Southern Release Demonstration at McIntyre’s Books
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Instantly Southern Release Demonstration at McIntyre’s Books

Join cookbook author, recipe developer, and cooking teacher Sheri Castle for cooking classes and demonstrations at Fearrington. We kick off the inaugural season of her classes and demos with a celebration of Sheri’s latest book: Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot ™

With 75 recipes and full-color photographs dedicated to delicious and soulful cooking, Sheri Castle’s Instantly Southern brings super power categories–Southern cooking, slow cooking, and cookbooks for the Instant Pot/multicooker–together. Join her as she shares favorite recipes from her book. See how easy is it to prepare timeless recipes and create brand new fresh, flavorful dishes in this all-in-one small appliance that has a place in all kitchens.

  • Savannah Red Rice with Shrimp

  • Bourbon and Cola Beef Short Ribs

  • Really Good Mashed Potatoes

  • Praline Cheese Cake with Shortbread Crust

This demonstration is $95 per person. It includes samples of what’s cooking, a glass of wine, and a copy of the cookbook.




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Terra Vita Sustainable Classroom | Cooking with the Instant Pot
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Terra Vita Sustainable Classroom | Cooking with the Instant Pot

Under Pressure: Cooking with the Instant Pot

9 am - Southern Season Cooking School

It’s not an overstatement to say that the Instant Pot has transformed home cooks’ lives. Its loyal fan base – they verge on obsessed – can’t say enough about the multi-purpose, programmable pressure cooker’s convenience, dependability and safety, or the ease with which it cooks rice, makes yogurt or whips up a comforting one-pot meal. For this reason, the Instant Pot has become the iPhone of pressure cookers in a very short amount of time. “I often refer to my Instant Pot as a time machine because it lets me speed up and slow down cooking to suit my time frame,” says author Sheri Castle, who has a new Instant Pot cookbook and is one of our class participants. In this class, fully grasp the breadth of your Instant Pot by learning to make an entire meal using it, from the appetizer course to the sweet ending of dessert. This appliance’s capabilities go well beyond grains, beans and stews. Talk about instant gratification. There’s power in this pot.

Confirmed Participants: 

- Jill Warren Lucas (Moderator)

- Author and Culinary Instructor Sheri Castle

Ian Boden from The Shack in Staunton, VA

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Southern Season | Sociable Sunday Supper for a Crowd
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Sociable Sunday Supper for a Crowd

Great food, fun and fellowship is what a Sunday Social is all about.  No one ever leaves hungry. Let’s gather in the cooking school and enjoy local cookbook author Sheri Castle’s menu that will tantalize not only your taste buds but will elicit times gone by.  You won’t be required to clean your plates to be served dessert!

 

Menu: Field Pea Relish with Crackers; Southern Barbecue Chicken; Tangy Two-Potato Salad; Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette; Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Stone Fruit.

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Southern Season | French for the First Whisper of Fall
Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Southern Season | French for the First Whisper of Fall

Time to break out the sweaters and pull out the soup pot as we prepare for fall to set in. Sheri Castle wears many culinary hats that include cookbook author, storyteller and recipe developer.  Come see for yourself as Sheri prepares this scrumptious menu for you and your guests.

 

Menu: Savory Ham and Cheese Quick Bread; Creamed Onion Tart with Salad; Boeuf Bourguignon; Potato and Parsnip Purée; Classic Apple Tarte Tatin.

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Southern Season | Summer Dinner Party from the Farmers' Market
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Summer Dinner Party from the Farmers' Market

Walking the isles of the local markets, you will witness the vibrant colors and aromas of tempting foods that will have you eating with your eyes and nose and rushing home to cook to satisfy your stomach.  Local author, Sheri Castle has prepared this incredible menu to celebrate the harvest of the season.

 

Menu: Yellow Peach Gazpacho; Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Heirloom Tomato Salad; Grilled Ratatouille Meatloaf; Fresh Corn Grits; Cornmeal Pound Cake with Peaches, Blackberries and Sweet Basil Syrup.

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Cooking with the Seasons Culinary Camp Inns at St. Albans
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Cooking with the Seasons Culinary Camp Inns at St. Albans

From the Inn at St. Albans: 

Sheri Castle is famous for her brilliant recipes and smart tips and hints, especially when it comes to building menus around garden-fresh produce. She applies classic cooking techniques to seasonal ingredients to create gorgeous dishes that look more complicated than they are. Her approach is one part timeless Mediterranean, one part authentic Southern and one part quite clever.

During the weekend, Sheri will lead hands-on classes that encourage participants to rethink the wide world of fresh produce and local, seasonal ingredients. Each component of the meal – from appetizers through dessert – will showcase something fresh and fabulous.

We’ll also go on a field trip excursion, to an artisan producer or local farmers market, to give us a chance to talk about how to select and store ingredients and combine them with pantry basics to create fabulous meals. You might discover new ingredients and you’re certain to view familiar ones with fresh eyes. Her goal is to inspire home cooks of all levels to enjoy cooking with enthusiasm, confidence and creativity. It’s no wonder she is one of the most popular cooking class teachers and food writers in the culinary world. As one seasoned food journalist observed, “Sheri Castle is one of the most brilliant recipe developers I know, a terrific writer, and her cooking classes are equal parts crucial info and laugh-until-you-drop trenchant observation.” This weekend you’ll feel as though you’re cooking alongside a trusted friend who just happens to be an accomplished chef and recipe expert.

We’ll learn lots, laugh often, and eat well.

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Southern Season | Burger Party for Father’s Day
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Burger Party for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching.  Sheri Castle, a local award winning professional concerning all things culinary, brings us a menu that any father would have a hard time passing up!  Grab your seats and tuck in your napkin at your chin for this enticing meal!

Menu: Retro Cheeseburger Pie with Salad and Homemade Ranch; BLT Burgers with Secret Sauce; Creamed Spinach with Tater Tot Topping; Diner-Style Chocolate Cream Pie

To register visit http://www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=&type=&id=28013

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Southern Season | French Menu for Spring
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | French Menu for Spring

Whenever Julia Child was asked how one could become so passionate about French cooking, her response would be “Go to France and eat!”. Sheri Castle, local cookbook author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook, will have you looking for your passport and luggage after you enjoy this menu!

Menu: French Breakfast Radishes with Butter, Salt and Baguette; Carrot Soup; Tarragon Chicken; Crushed New Potatoes; Asparagus with Egg; Crêpes with Fresh Berries and Warm Chocolate Ganache

Register at http://www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=&type=&id=27987

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Southern Season | Favorite Takes on Southern Shrimp
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Southern Season | Favorite Takes on Southern Shrimp

The life of a shrimp in the south has many faces outside of the peel-‘n’-eat. How about fried, over grits, in a stew, with a red sauce and on and on.  Come sit a spell and listen to the tales of local author Sheri Castle as she spins a yarn or two about shrimp in the south.

Menu: Shrimp Po’Boy; Sheri’s Seafood Muddle; Lowcountry Red Rice with Shrimp and Sausage; Harkers Island Milk Pie

Register at http://www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=&type=&id=27959

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