Constance Jesser’s cooking classes continue to be extremely popular. She is teaching at The Jacksonville Mercantile on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30/9:00pm.
Classes are just $25.00 per person, and are limited to 12 participants. She suggests registering early, as they have been filling up fast! Call the store at 541-899-1047 to sign-up.
The schedule is as follows:
THURSDAY October 18 Mushrooms and Truffles
TUESDAY October 23 Nut Oils and their uses
MONDAY October 29 6:30 p.m. Sauces Learn the how and whys of three basic sauces that are the start of many wonderful meals. From these three sauces you will be able to create hundreds of sauces to enhance your meals.
WEDNESDAY November 7 6:30 p.m. Dessert Sauces & Plating Learn how to create wonderful dessert sauces and bases for ice cream or custards. We will also learn the art of the plate. How to plate your creations to give your food the “wow” factor seen in so many upscale restaurants.
THURSDAY November 8 6:30 pm Vegetarian Goes Gourmet II Meatless Mondays? Friends who are vegetarian? Don’t fear, vegetarian cuisine can be hearty, filling and satisfying if you know some fun ways to work with vegetables. You won’t even miss the meat with these new recipes.
MONDAY November 12 6:30 p.m. Bistro Favorites Learn how to make Gougeres; the perfect Vinaigrette for your salad; Steak a la Minute with Sauce Bearnaise and Creme Brulee
THURSDAY November 15 6:30 p.m. Spectacular Sides Want some great side dishes for the upcoming holidays? We will make 3 fun sides that are great make-ahead dishes sure to win over even the pickiest holiday crowd – your family!!
Tuesday November 27 6:30 p.m. GUEST CHEF Bob Budesa Christmas Stollen*. Learn the wonderful Christmas Stollen Cake from someone who has mastered this delicious holiday treat. You’ll soon be sharing this delightful Christmas Sweet with everyone. *This class is $35.00 per person
Tuesday December 4 6:30 p.m. Provencal Cuisine. What makes Provencal food so good? Using ingredients from our valley we will create a meal typical in a Southern French home.
THURSDAY December 6 6:30 p.m. Buche de Noel Learn the wonderful Xmas Yule Log cake and how to decorate it. Meriengue mushrooms, chocolate ganache and sponge cake techniques make up this fun and chocolate centric class.
Tuesday December 11 6:30 p.m. Thai II Learn the flavor profile for Thai food. We will learn how to make three new items from Thailand. Call soon, this class always sells out quickly.
Thursday December 13 6:30 p.m. The Chicken that Traveled the world In this class we will be using boneless skinless chicken breasts to create three international dishes from China, India and Italy. You’ll never look at boring chicken breasts the same again!
What classes would you like to see? Call the store and let us know at 541-899-1047. We can also do private classes for groups. Want to have a private cooking class in your home? We can do that. Want to give a cooking class as a gift? We have gift certificates available.
$25.00 per person*. Limited to 12 participants. Payment due upon registration. Register early.
*Christmas Stollen Class with guest chef Bob Budesa is $35 per person.
** Ribbons and Roses Hands On class is $40 per person, includes materials.
Because food must be purchased and class instruction prepared in advance, class fees for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to class are not refundable. With more than 48-hour notice of a cancellation, credit may be applied to a future class or fees can be refunded. “No shows” will not receive a refund or credit. If enrollment for a class is insufficient, Jacksonville Mercantile reserves the right to cancel the class and will notify registered students of the cancellation. In the event of a cancelled class, students may choose to take another class on our current schedule or be fully refunded.
Happy Cooking Everyone!