Many people ask – can I cook with olive oil without reducing its health benefits? What are the best ways to incorporate balsamic vinegar into your diet? Learn answers to those questions and others in this unique cooking class, which allows guests the hands-on opportunity to learn in the kitchen from Catherine Ferraresi, co-founder of Gustare Oils & Vinegars. This class meets in the Culinary Arts Center in the Education Wing.
DEMYSTIFYING COOKING WITH OILS & VINEGARS
with Catherine Ferraresi
Wednesday, April 19
Owner/Founder – Gustare Oils & Vinegars. While living in Europe for more than a decade, Catherine and husband, Dave, were intrigued by the broad range of olive oils and balsamic vinegars available in quaint village markets. In that spirit, they established Gustare Oils & Vinegars in 2009 and opened its flagship shop at the east end of Chatham’s historic Main Street; the Mashpee Commons shop one year later. Gustare has since relocated its Chatham location to 461 Main Street, providing more opportunity for guests to taste unique gourmet foods and learn everyday cooking tips from the upgraded retail location in the heart of the busy shopping district. Catherine developed her own creative expertise over years of dedicated craftsmanship in the family kitchen. That passion for food inspired the Gustare Test Kitchen and has led to her volunteerism in a range of culinary related efforts in various Cape Cod towns and nonprofit organizations. Catherine still remembers thumbing through Marcella Hazan’s “Classic Italian Cookbook,” a gift from Dave, for the first time in 1979. She also had the pleasure of meeting Marcella, the “godmother of Italian cooking,” while attending Chef Giuliano Hazan’s cooking school at Verona, Italy.
Our cooking classes are held in our commercial kitchen. You will be seated at a counter on countertop stools, so please wear comfortable clothing. Layers are best, the temperature fluctuates often.