Food & Wine

Westchester’s husband and wife team, Anthony Russo and Andrea Kish, fine wine buyers and owners of ARIES Wine and Spirits in White Plains, make wine appreciation and education fun and memorable! You must be 21 and over to register. No refunds for these classes. Each class meets for 1 Tues., 7:30-9:30 pm, $25 (+ $20 sampling fee paid in CASH only as indicated below).

ABC’s of White Wine
This “Anything But Chardonnay” course will cover chardonnay, the world’s most well-known white wine, discussed and tasted in comparison with five other white wine grapes. Grape origin, wine-making style, wine service, storage and pairing with foods will be covered. Appropriate cheeses will be served as palate cleansers and to demonstrate food and wine compatibilities.
CE-WINE 2001, Mar. 10. #13138
 
ABC’s of Red Wine
This “Anything But Cabernet” course will cover cabernet sauvignon, the world’s most widely grown red wine, discussed and tasted in comparison with four other red wine grapes. Grape origin, wine-making style, wine service, storage, and pairing with foods will be covered. Appropriate cheeses will be served as palate cleansers and to demonstrate food and wine compatibilities.
CE-WINE 2000, Mar. 2. #13147

These wine appreciation courses are held at a White Plains venue which will be provided to registrants prior to the session or you may call 914-606-6830 and press 1. Classes begin promptly at 7:30 pm; please allow enough time to park and sign in.

Cake Decorating at Mt. Vernon
These classes are held at the Mt. Vernon Center, 17 S. Fifth Avenue. Call 914-606-7200 to register.

Cake Decorating One: The Basics
Learn how to professionally prepare and finish pastry chef-style cakes by making a variety of buttercreams and royal icings. This course will cover the basics in cake decorating: crumb coat to finish coat, basic piping and writing techniques, and flowers and borders will be covered.
CE-COOK 2000MV, 2 Sat., 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor in cash).
Sec: A: Feb. 7 & 14. #13117
Sec: B: Feb. 21 & 28. #13119

Cake Decorating Two: Advanced
Move from the basics to the more complex in cake decorating. This section will cover more advanced techniques of decorating including a variety of fondants, marzipan, and gum pastes. Additionally, you will use more advanced piping practices, writing techniques, and flower and border creations.
CE-COOK 2001MV, 2 Sat., 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor in cash).
Sec: A: Mar. 7 & 14. #13118
Sec: B: Apr. 25 & May 2. #13120

Cake Decorating Three: Custom
Learn to professionally embellish your own unique, customized cake. This course will challenge you to use the skills learned in previous courses. Additionally, you will develop more advanced techniques in airbrush cake decorating, fancy writing, and hand molded and piped floral work.
CE-COOK 2002MV, 2 Sat., 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $110 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor in cash).
Sec: A: Apr. 11 & 18. #13121
Sec: B: May 9 & 16. #13122

Online Courses
Each six-week online course is $125. A new section begins each month. Starting dates are January 21, February 18, March 18 and April 15. For further information visit www.ed2go.com/sunywcc

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You’ll learn how to ferret out fat in recipes, and discover how to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!

You’ll discover how to get in and out of the kitchen faster, including tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You’ll also learn a dietitian’s tricks of the trade for encouraging reluctant family members to eat more healthfully. You’ll have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes for tasty entrees, side dishes, desserts, and garnishes, with each recipe demonstrating a topic that’s covered in the lessons.

Secrets of the Caterer
Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings, to showers, to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career. In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work.

Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering.

You’ll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today.