Backyard BBQ: The Art of Smokology Description:
BACKYARD BBQ The Art of Smokology is in it’s Fourth Printing This book covers all the barbecue basics of Backyard Smoking, as taught in Chef McPeake’s barbecue classes. Hence the name: The Art of Smokology. From starting your fire, to buying, selecting, trimming and smoking meats. Also chapters covering terms, rub making, sauce making, brining and the proper procedures for smoking seafood.
Plus some of his favorite recipes like: Hell Fire Brisket , Sweet & Spicy Cherry Ribs, Duck Pastrami, Oriental Smoked Porkloin, Twice Smoked Pulled Pork, Take Your Breath BBQ Sauce, Passion BBQ Sauce, Mustard & Pepper Spiced Beef Tenderloin, Honey Maple Brine for Salmon, Honey Marinated Lobster Tails, Coconut Curried Scallops, Margarita Mop for Chicken,
Nawlins’ Butter Mop, Warm Jalapeno Corn Relish, Gazpacho Salsa, Zesty Backyard Baked Beans, Wisconsin Cheddar Potato Salad Jambalaya Rice …………and much more! No stone is left unturn in this book
available in Kitchenology at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
Diana Miller Cooper has been an instructor at The Culinary Center since 2005. She had previously owned and operated a cake and candy shop in Mission, Kansas where she taught classes and baked and decorated hundreds and hundreds of cakes!
Although her area of expertise lies in cakes, cookies and chocolates, she loves to teach savory classes as well as many of our kids classes. One of her very favorite classes (which she developed the concept for) is our “So You Want to Be the Next Foodie TV Star” class for our Junior Chef Academy program. Kids ages 9 to 14 not only get to experience a hands-on cooking class, but also work in teams to write, produce and star in a short “food-television-inspired” cooking show!
Another favorite class of Diana’s is her Cinnamon Roll Critters class in which an adult/child team work together to make cinnamon rolls in the shape of, you guessed it … a critter! Great fun!
In addition to teaching, Diana wears other hats at The CCKC – she is a facilitator for our successful teambuilding program, develops new class concepts and assists in writing our newsletter. She also has the pleasure of meeting with potential new instructors and working with them to develop new classes … keeping our class schedule fresh and fun.
Diana is married to Patrick Cooper and they have two children, John and Sara.
Psst… Celebrity Chef, Food Network Original, and our BFF Sara Moulton will be here on June 4th and 5th!! You have 3 chances!! Master Classes on Friday evening June 4th and Saturday morning June 5th, and a Special Dinner Engagement on Saturday evening June 5th! Don’t miss out! Get over to www.kcculinary.com/calendar and register today!
Thanks Kim for your shout-out about your experience in the Pro Series. We have a new Professional Culinary Arts Series on the calendar beginning June 2.
Can’t control your inner foodie? Pro Series starts again in June! Register now to reserve your spot. This is a comprehensive hands-on nine week series modeled after traditional culinary school programs. You’ll start with knife skills and move on to meats, seafood and vegetables. From there you’ll cover different cooking methods – moist and dry heat cooking, including poaching and en papillote as well as searing, braising and grilling. You’ll learn sauces – the basic “mother” sauces and small or “pan” sauces. A sauce offers an opportunity to present a meal at a whole new level; you’ll learn to use sauces to make meals like a restaurant chef. Graduation night includes a grand dinner, prepared by you, with guests of your choice. We’ve had guests, including spouses, significant others, friends, parents, neighbors and co-workers, travel long distances to share the culmination of the Pro Series.
Pro Series is a great opportunity to gain confidence and build basic skills or hone your existing skills. You will “wow” your friends and family with knowledge gained from this class. This class leads to new menus, new techniques and new friends. Perhaps this will be the start of a new dinner club.
The instructors are professional chefs with years of experience. They will be able to answer your questions and offer the kind of information you will never find in a recipe. The only way you can experience this kind of education, short of enrolling in a formal culinary arts program, is to reserve your spot in Pro Series today. It’s only nine weeks, an experience of a lifetime and you know you’ll look good in chef’s coat! What are you waiting for?