There’s more to an evening meal than just meat and potatoes — a lot more, as the people who have been attending this year’s Food Lovers series of courses offered by Okanagan College have been learning.
The courses offered this academic year started three weeks ago with Japanese cooking with Ginger Shoji and continued last weekend with Mexican cooking under the tutelage of Sherry Klemmensen. And, boy, are they tasty!
The courses continue on Nov. 15 with Greek cooking as practiced by Emo and Julia Joakimides and will continue in the New Year with more courses on Japanese, Mexican, Italian and Chinese cuisine. These are all hands-on sessions, conducted in the kitchen at the Community Centre. You get to chop the vegetables, wash the rice, grate the chocolate and stir the soups. It sounds like work but, really, it’s not hard and the payoff is delicious. You also leave the course with sets of recipes you can perfect at home.
Here are a few photos of the Japanese and Mexican courses: