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Culinary Courses

 

ALL ABOUT MAKING WINE
CRN# 91781
CFP 532-01
Thursday, September 12
6:30-9 p.m.

Fee: $35
Instructor J. Stephen Casscles
This course will cover how to make various styles of wine in your own home. Students will learn how to make red and white wines, dessert wines, and seasonal wines such as Nouveau and Spring wines. The class will also cover: the biology behind the fermentation process; how to crush, process and turn grapes and grape juice into quality wines with limited equipment and expense; how to rack and bottle wines for home consumption; and how to blend and barrel age wines and correct problem wines so they can be enjoyed. Students will be able to sample the wines so that they can learn about various styles of wine and the different flavor profiles of different grape varieties. Students must be 21 years of age or older. Click here to register.

 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALBANY FOOD TOUR
CRN# 91808
CFP 529-51
Friday, September 27
12:45-4 p.m.

Fee: $79
Instructor: Amy Koren-Roth, Taste of Troy Food Tours
This leisurely three hour, 1.5 mile walk includes plenty of refreshing stops to six different food/beverage tastings so it’s suited for most ages and fitness levels. Discover stunning architecture and cultural tidbits that will help you develop a fresh perspective on New York’s Capital City. This food tour will tell the story of a city in a delicious way – tasting local foods and getting exposure to the entrepreneurs who are bringing creativity to their city. Wear comfortable walking shoes, have the ability to walk uphill and downhill, and come hungry – by the end of the tour you will have eaten a complete lunch. Click here to register.

 

TROY HISTORIC FOOD TOUR
CRN# 91809
CFP 530-51
Saturday, September 28
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $69
Instructor: Amy Koren-Roth, Taste of Troy Food Tours
Put on your walking shoes for an entertaining and delicious way to learn about Troy, its ups and downs, and the role food is playing in bringing this architectural gem back to life. You’ll sip and sample some New York classic flavors (often with a new twist) at five tastings, bites, and sips – linked to Troy’s past and present. Of course, we will sprinkle in history, architecture, and culture to round out your perfect Saturday in the Collar City. Our Central Troy Historic District Food Tour is a leisurely, progressive brunch over the course of three hours, with a 1.5 mile walk with frequent refreshing and informative stops along the way, so it’s suited for most ages and fitness levels. Click here to register.

 

ROMAN HOLIDAY: THE FOUR CLASSIC PASTA DISHES OF ROME
CRN# 92047
CFP 537-51
Saturday, October 26
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $ 105
Instructor: Rocco Verrigni
This hands-on class will begin with a brief presentation on the history of pasta, past and present. After Chef Rocco Verrigni demonstrates the traditional method of making pasta dough and pin-rolling, students will join in and produce their own semolina and all-purpose flour dough. Students will work in teams to prepare one or more pastas of their choosing and their accompanying sauces. Students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair, and closed toe shoes. Click here to register.

 

AROUND THE WORLD WITH APPETIZERS, FINGER FOODS AND SMALL PLATES
CRN# 92048
CFP 538-51
Saturday, November 16
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $ 105
Instructor: Rocco Verrigni
This hands-on class will begin with a brief presentation on the history of appetizers (finger foods) from several countries where this meal course plays an integral part in the country’s food culture. The areas explored may include the antipasti of Italy, the meze of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, the tapas of Spain, the dim sum of China, and the finger foods of Brazil. Students will be paired up to produce several finger foods from one or more of the aforementioned countries. Students must come dressed to bake with an apron, a hat to restrain their hair, and closed toe shoes. Click here to register.