Sweet and Savory Cooking Around the World – LL – Spring (1st - 2nd grade)

Does your child enjoy eating a variety of different cuisines, or maybe you are looking for some new, simple and fun recipes especially for kids that they will want to cook and then recreate at home?
Well, here is the opportunity for your child to learn, cook and enjoy sampling sweet and savory cooking and baking recipes from around the world, during this weekly after school delicious and exciting culinary adventure!
From grocery shopping tips, storing food, menu planning, prepping, trying out new recipes and ingredients, understanding your culinary interests and senses, cutting to mincing, plating and serving techniques, knife skills, food safety and cleaning up; these cooking classes designed for the youngest of kids, are the perfect blend of learning professional cooking techniques.
These are interactive cooking classes, so there will always be time for learning, questions and answers.

The sweet and savory recipes that will be taught include:
Indian Chicken Tikka Masala and Paratha Bread
Japanese Sushi and Miso Soup
Italian Potato Gnocchi and Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
American Turkey and Bean Chili and Banana Split
Dutch Pancakes and mini Apple Pie Bites
Spanish Tortilla Española and one pot Chicken and Veggie Rice
Chinese Potstickers and Chow Mein
English Egg and Watercress Sandwiches and Chocolate Tiffins Dessert
Filipino Bihon Pancit Noodles and Mango Float
Mexican Tortilla Soup and Chicken Tacos
Australian Meatballs and Chocolate Crackles Dessert
Vietnamese Chicken, Lemongrass and Rice Noodle Salad and Pho

All ingredients and recipes will be provided.
Grades: 1-2
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Class dates: February 5 – May 14
No class: February 19, March 12 and April 2
Number of Classes: 12
Location: Room 3
Class fee: $425 (includes materials)
Class Size: 5/12
Instructor: Meenu Bhasin
Telephone: (415) 987-0574
Email: meenu99@yahoo.com
Las Lomitas League contact: Laurel Sevier laurel.sevier@gmail.com

Chef Meenu teaches cooking and baking classes to adults and children. She teaches a variety of cuisines, and her specialty is Indian. Meenu’s philosophy and goal is to inspire children to cook, try out new ingredients/dishes and equip them with lifelong culinary skills and healthy eating habits. Meenu has worked as a chef instructor at several cooking schools including Sur La Table, Draeger’s and the Jewish Community Center. Commencing in the Fall, Meenu will be teaching 12 cooking classes at Las Lomitas School, La Entrada School, Phillips Brooks School, Woodland School and to a group of elementary home schooled children. Meenu’s website is www.chefmeenu.weebly.com