Saturday afternoon. Husband gone. Both girls working. What's an unoccupied foodie to do? Well, find a free cooking demo, of course!
I did learn quite a bit... Like the proper way to buy and use a knife, a better way to slice or dice an onion and the difference between an herb and a spice. Some of that stuff I already knew, but it was fun to see a professional in action.
We were all inspired to dig out our old pressure cookers and dust them off. Chef Darin made chicken cacciatore in only TEN minutes. Yes, really! He served it over polenta and it was delicious.
I know I still have my old pressure cooker somewhere. (Digging through closet under stairs.) It was a wedding present. Twenty seven and a half years ago. (Help, I'm lost in the Closet of Misfit Appliances. Wait, is this Narnia?)
So, while I continue my hunt, I'm giving you a link (here) to Chef Darin's blog post about the event... and a recipe for a fabulous Cranberry Upside-down Cake he made for us. I'll post other recipes later... after I finish having tea with the faun.