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.