Classic Cassoulet Class, Nov. 19

November 8th, 2016 Cookbook

cassoulet-imageThe cassoulet is a beloved French classic and one of Chef Ken Tufo’s favorite dishes. The rustic dish, rich with culture and history, captivated our Chef early in his career and deepened his love of cooking. The single-pot, slow-cooked dish consists of assorted meats and white beans and herbs, and is an autumn tradition.
 
Learn how to create this French bistro dish at our Saturday, November 19 cooking class. The 90-minute class begins at 11:30 and is priced at $35 per person. It includes instruction, a light meal, and a welcome glass of prosecco. Reserve by calling 727-873-7964.
 
Good to know: Some say the cassoulet originated in 1355 when Edward, Prince of Wales – known as the Black Prince – took the French town of Castelnaudary by siege. His plan was to starve the townspeople, but the French responded with unforeseen reserves of culinary savoir-faire. Each family brought what little remained in their pantry – white beans, garlic, pork shoulder, sausages, stale breadcrumbs – to a vast caldron in the town’s main square, and discovered one of France’s most delicious traditions. We’re sure you’ll make it one of your traditions after this class!

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