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Rediscovering Italian Classics: Polenta, Risotto and Pesto
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Christopher Kimball's Milk Street
Date: December 18, 2018 to December 18, 2018
Where: Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, 177 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02109
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Food & Dining
Ticket Price: N/A
This hands-on class is an ode to three great Italian dishes - polenta, risotto and pesto - and the traditional way to make each. We'll make pesto from mountains of basil and a whisper of garlic; polenta from just cornmeal, salt and pepper and without stirring; and brilliantly colored saffron risotto that, again, contains fewer ingredients and requires less work than we thought was correct.   The key to this class is technique, and you will practice the very few, but very important, steps to make each dish.  There are no tricks or gimmicks in this food; just tradition.  In class we will explore the three base recipes, and beyond. In addition to saffron risotto, pesto, and soft polenta, we will make three different vegetable broths from scratch, two additional variations of the risotto; turn leftover risotto into arancini (fried rice-cheese balls), and make a classic tomato-anchoy sauce to ladel over soft hot polenta.  FAQs What is the maximum number of students per class? Different classes have different student/participant caps. Here are general guidelines for maximum student capacity: Hands-on cooking classes: 16 Milk Street Sessions: 50 Cooking Demonstations: 50 Free monthly tour: 30 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Please get directions to 49 India Street and walk across the street ot the double brown doors, with bowties on them. 177 Milk Street (our building) has multiple doors, most of which are locked by 6 p.m. If you need access to the handicap entrance, please email [email protected] Thank you! Parking garages: Boston Harbor Garage (known as the Aquarium Garage) 75 State Street Trains Aquarium stop on the Blue Line State Street on Blue and Orange Line Government Center on the Blue and Green Lines Haymarket on the Orange and Green Lines, and multiple bus lines Bus Lines 4, 92, 93, 352, 354  What can/can't I bring/wear to the event? Please wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair. You are welcome to bring a
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