Food: cooking class

Today I branched out and took a cooking lass at Sur La Table. It was enjoyable but a little lacking for my expectations. it’s billed as hands on, but there isn’t quite enough for every one to do everything, which does make sense. Anyway, the class was called Thomas Kellers American cooking. If you’re like me, I had no idea who Thomas Keller is. He has a Wiki though.

For the class, we made an iceberg wedge salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. It was delicious. Next was our main course, braised beef short ribs with mashed marble potatoes. For dessert apple fritters. We all did some chopping, listening and asked questions. It was nice and informative. Of course I realized that while I know how to cook well, you can always pick up new techniques or ideas.

So tonight I’m braising a pot roast instead of the way I normally cook it. Used a lot less liquid and I used some wine this time.