What’s a stone fruit? How can I recognize the best seasonal ingredients at the farmers market?
Whole Foods Chef Michael Kiss answers these questions and more at his Tuesday culinary classes, which are free and open to the public at the Arlington, Va., Store at 2700 Wilson Boulevard. Each class starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs 30-50 minutes. There is no registration required. Come by early as seating is limited.
July 6 – Stone Fruits 101
Peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, oh my! Join Chef Michael Kiss as he gets to the core pit of a fuzzy topic and demonstrates sweet and savory dishes using these delectable summer fruits.
July 13 – 29 ½-Minute Meals: Rosemary Corn Croquets over Field Greens with Balsamic Tomato Jam
Want to cook but don’t have the time? If you can find 29 ½ minutes, Chef Michael Kiss will show you how to make a healthy and tasty meal. No camera tricks or magic TV ovens, just real cooking, real fast.
July 20 – NO CLASS. Follow the Arlington Whole Foods on Facebook for fun recipes from Chef Michael!
July 27 – Cook like a Chef: Farmer’s Market Mastery
Join Chef Michael Kiss as he celebrates local seasonal goodies brought directly to us from the farmers themselves! The class will “honor the heirloom” and learn to be adventurous with unusual finds that we may not quite recognize. Come early for a chef’s tour of the store’s farmer’s market in the parking lot.
6:30 pm Chef’s farmer’s market tour (meet at the market)
7:00 pm class starts (in the cafe)
Watch Chef Michael make a cherry salsa – how unusual! – and learn to make it yourself! The ingredient list is so simple – cherries, jalapeño, onion, cilantro and lime juice! Serve with plantain chips for extra deliciousness.