I still need a few more students for my Pumpkin Palooza cooking class this Wednesday night at Cook Culture. I ran through a few of the dishes tonight, and here are some photos of what you could be enjoying at this all-vegetarian class….so don’t hesitate to sign up!
Pumpkin Agrodolce is pumpkin or squash that has been cooked in a pan with olive oil and garlic and then drenched in a delicious blend of vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, and mint, with a touch of hot pepper. Sweet and sour never tasted so good!
How about some risotto made with fragrant vegetable stock, arborio rice, and pumpkin puree? Oh yeah, and some diced agrodolce and Parmigiano-Reggiano to finish it off?
Tortelli di Zucca are pumpkin-stuffed ravioli, flavoured with amaretti cookies and served with a sage-butter sauce. The cookies are an unusual ‘secret ingredient’ that helps bring the filling to life with a sweetness to balance the earthiness of the crispy sage leaves.
Then how about some pumpkin bourbon beignets? Yeah, topped with maple sugar and icing sugar…
Hope to see you in class Wednesday night!