This class is inspired by "Sadhya" served during the festival of Onam celebrated in Kerala. Onam Sadhya, which in Malayalam means 'banquet' is a sensational multi-course vegetarian meal that features over 24 dishes on a banana leaf. The main center of the dish is plain rice, which is served with variety of side accompaniments. For this class Sangeeta will demonstrate how to make some of her favorite sides that can be enjoyed with rice.
As James Beard says "Good cheese needs good companions". In this class, we will explore a variety of things that go with cheese, from salty to sweet, crackers to nuts and, as always, will be sharing some of our favorite wine pairings!
Please join us for this delicious class where you will find perfect companions for cheeses such as: Blues, Bries, Fresh Chevre, Goudas, and Parmesan.
Dr. Tara Koble will lead this discussion on proper nutrition for your furry friends. Here are some of the points she will be covering:
- What it means to be an obligate carnivore as far as nutrition goes.
- The difference between low carb or grain free foods and the "standard" foods at grocery stores.
- How to read a pet food label accurately.
- What diseases can be prevented by feeding cats like cats.
- Why feeding raw cat food is not all that scary or dangerous.
- This class will take place in the meeting room behind the Pet Shop.
Food sensitivities making it hard to enjoy your family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Bring your kids and learn to prepare nutrient-dense and allergen-free versions of your favorites! Mashed potatoes and pumpkin dessert, here we come! Kids are encouraged to create and sample with us. Adults are free with paid kid’s registration. Each child will require a purchased ticket. Register for class Here.
Europe produces more wine than the rest of the world combined, but when it comes to that wine, you can forget about the solidarity of the EU. Everyone thinks theirs is the best. Spain vs France, Italy vs Germany, Austria vs Alsace, with dozens of different varieties both red and white. We’ll taste some of them side by side so you can decide on your own favorites.
Have you heard the news? Collagen is the latest and greatest way to care for your body inside and out!
Join us for this informative hour with Cathy Smith from the Boise Co-op and learn about collagen which is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type 1 collagen. It’s found in our muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells. When it comes to our joints and tendons, in simplest terms, it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. A few of the other benefits include gut health, immune support and hair growth. There are 16 types found in the human body, we will focus on types 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10.
Cathy will also share with you some simple and tasty ways to incorporate collagen into your life everyday!
This workshop is complimentary but please let us know if you are planning to attend.
***** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF THIS CLASS HAS CHANGED TO 11/8/17*****
Join us for a fun evening creating your own piece of art! All materials are included and no experience is necessary, you will be provided acrylic paints and a 16" x 12" piece of weathered wood. Instruction by Boise Art Museum Art Instructor and local artist, Lisa Benson.
This month's painting will be "Cozy Up"
Lisa Benson is a professional artist and graphic designer who specializes in still life, animals and landscape acrylic and watercolor paintings. Lisa has been exposed to the arts for as long as she can remember. Her paintings are color-inspired and upbeat. As much as Lisa loves creating and painting, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge of painting with others as an art instructor at the Boise Art Museum and for her own business - LePaint paint parties. Lisa also taught middle school art for 12 years and worked at CBS Broadcasting as a graphic designer in Seattle before moving to Boise 3 years ago. Lisa believes strongly that “art is therapy” and there are no mistakes in art! Creating art is truly about the process. Lisa says, “LePaint gives me the opportunity to be creative every day. I have found my calling and I love what I do!”
Your first glass of wine and appetizers will be included in the class cost.
When most people think Malbec, they think Argentina. While that country has taken the variety and run with it, creating wildly popular wines, the grape originated in France. There it results in a wine rather different in style from most Argentine Malbecs. And beyond that, the variety is making inroads in the Northwest including our own Snake River AVA. See what’s new in the world of Malbec.
Potstickers are popular dumplings present on many Chinese menus all across America. They are typically stuffed with a protein and vegetables, wrapped in dough and thinly rolled out. The dumplings are then sealed by carefully pressing and pleating the dough.
Potstickers with Noi will show you the most popular way of cooking a potsticker. Known as the “fry-steam-fry” method, the dumplings are first lightly browned in oil, water is added to the pan, which is then covered to steam and cook the dumpling filling. Then the pan is uncovered to allow the water cook off and the dumplings pan fry until crispy on the outside! Potstickers with Noi will be a fun, hands-on class. Noi will teach you how to stuff and wrap two different types, chicken with vegetable and a vegan tofu dumpling. You will also learn how make a perfect sweet and tangy soy dipping sauce to compliment the potstickers.
Noi Thannao immigrated to the United States at the age of four. Born in a refugee camp in Thailand, his parents who are of Lao descent, raised him to love food from all cultures. “I was exposed to so many different cuisines when I grew up, I was fascinated with all of the unique flavors and wanted to create them to share with my friends and family”.
This class will include one glass of wine per person. You are welcome to purchase beverages of your choice and bring to the class.
All that glitters is not gold, and there is a world of sparkling wines beyond Champagne—wines that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. We’re talking Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, Cremant from France, and even some local entries. Crowd pleasing wines perfect for your holiday parties without breaking your holiday budget.
When it comes to celebrations, nothing makes the occasion as special as the real deal—Champagne—perhaps the world’s most famous wine.
Join Divit Cardoza as he shares his deep knowledge of this historic region. Champagne, the wine, is named after the region where it is grown, fermented and bottled: Champagne, France. Nestled in the country’s northeastern corner, near Paris, the only labels that are legally allowed to bare the name “Champagne” are bottled within 100 miles of this region (according to European Law). In addition to location, Champagne also receives its distinguished name because of the grapes used to produce it. Grown in a mild climate with chalky and mineral rich soil, the flavor of these grapes is truly unique.
This tasting will include appetizers and desserts from the Co-op Kitchen.
This is one of our most popular tastings and sells out quickly, make your reservations early!
When it comes to celebrations, nothing makes the occasion as special as the real deal—Champagne—perhaps the world’s most famous wine. This year, the event will be held in the Banquet Room at Richard’s downtown restaurant. And, as in the past, he will be offering some tasty bites to pair with the bubbles. This is our most popular tasting and sells out quickly, so make your reservation early.