Hello Foodie Friends!
Personally I look forward to this time of year, the falling leaves, the promise of family and friends gathered together around a big turkey, a round of holiday drinks, or exchanging cookies and holiday breads. It’s even almost time for my annual bake – fest. Every year I test my arm muscle strength as I knead tons of dough for the 40+ loaves of homemade Romanian christmas bread. (It’s just like the Povitica you may have seen around town, or Polish Babka) They are a bit of a workout but I ALWAYS get requests and I think that a homemade food gift really tells the other person that you care about them, that you put in the effort to give them something really special from your heart and your culture.
Here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City we do a great job at the holidays. It’s already parties and tinsel galore around here, and we’ve got all sorts of classes gearing everyone up for the impending season! This last Saturday I taught a fantastic group of folks an entire Thanksgiving Dinner for weight watchers from salad to pie. It was a blast! On the 11th and 13th of next month I’ll be back with Holiday Desserts from cookies for your exchanges to a Banana’s Foster bread you can give away as gifts, to an AMAZING Light New York Cheesecake, and a Cranberry Caramel Apple Tart Tatin…. all for weight watchers. I cannot wait!
Don’t miss our famous Gingerbread House parties with the delightful Diana Cooper on December 5th, 12th, and 19th, now these are really special events where the whole family can make something wonderful and memorable together… that’s what it’s all about right? Don’t forget about our Holly and Ivy Holiday Dinners with Chef Matt Chatfield’s amazing array of holiday goodness… and none of the cleanup of havin’ dinner at your house! (top that!)
There are so many great festive things going on over here make sure you don’t miss out on the holiday action!
Dean of Deliciousness