New Workshops and a Road Trip

People love to gather in kitchens. Whether you’re feeding a family or hosting a party, the scents of good food being prepared draw people to the room. It’s part of what makes a Twice as Tasty–catered house concerts special: live music in an intimate setting is coupled with delicious appetizers and the scent of baking cookies for intermission. It’s also what is making Twice as Tasty workshops so popular: instead of trying to keep people from hovering while you cook, you gather your friends in your kitchen. Then I teach everyone how to prepare a fabulous dish, make a favorite from scratch, or use a new technique.

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. My recent road trip to the Pacific Northwest was such a success I plan to repeat it in the future. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.

Here are the three new workshops I’ll be offering this spring; to sign up, jump down the page.

Fraternal Twins: Making Lemon Cheese and Yogurt

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.Size: 4 to 6 people
Time: 2-1/2 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

Milk, acid, and salt: That’s all you need to make a fresh cheese adaptable to a range of uses and flavors. Better yet, cheese and yogurt are fraternal twins: From 1 gallon of milk, you can create both at the same time. Learn how in a small workshop designed to get everyone involved in the process and learning by doing. We’ll take the process from its early setup stages to the final products. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have the results of your labor to eat on the spot and take home to enjoy.

Dressed for Success: Classy Salad Dressings

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.Size: 4 to 6 people
Size: 4 to 10 people
Time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours
Cost per person: $35, including materials

Has a battalion of salad dressings taken over your refrigerator? Why surrender to these expensive, heavily preserved soldiers when the basic ingredients for fresh, classy dressings likely already live in your kitchen? This workshop teaches you ratios that free you to create delicious dressings from scratch at a moment’s notice. This workshop can accommodate up to 10 people but still offers hands-on opportunities. I’ll teach you the basic ratios and supply a variety of ingredients so that you can create your own combinations on the spot. We’ll taste-test these creations before we send them home for you to share.

Riffs on Risotto: Risotto Basics and Variations

Twice as Tasty workshops have been so popular that I’ve taken them on the road. Workshops are always available locally in Montana’s Flathead Valley.Size: 4 to 6 people
Size: 6+ people
Time: 2 hours, dinner or lunch
Cost per person: $20, plus a dish to share

Why do we see pasta as easy and versatile but risotto as challenging? Gather your friends for a dinner party, and I’ll show you how to unlock risotto’s mysteries. I’ll start the evening by making a risotto from scratch in your kitchen. Then we’ll sit down to enjoy it, along with the contributed side dishes, and discuss how you can create risottos at home. I’ll provide notes and recipe ideas that lead you from the meal to playing in your own kitchen. This topic can also be arranged as a hands-on workshop for 4–6 people and $35 per person.

Schedule a Workshop

Workshops are hosted in private kitchens among friends. To schedule a workshop:

  1. Gather at least 4 interested people, and choose your workshop (see the current workshops, select a past featured topic, or suggest a custom workshop).
  2. Choose a host, an ideal time, and a couple of dates that work for the group.
  3. Contact me to schedule the workshop.

To host, you mainly need to be willing to do so and have the space in your home to accommodate your chosen group size. I can work with any size and setup of kitchen and will provide any specialized equipment you may not have; I’ll also provide the necessary supplies, which are included in the cost of these workshops. We’ll be in contact before the workshop to make sure everything goes smoothly once people arrive at your door.

I love to travel and am excited to visit new kitchens and meet new people. Get in touch soon to be part of the latest adventure. Happy spring!

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