Briarpatch: Eating Acorns

Have you ever tried a dish with acorns? Once processed, acorns produce a nutty, gluten-free flour that has served as a nutritional staple for peoples around the world. In this class we’ll get to know the flavor and spirit of acorns using contemporary recipes that are a fusion of wild and seasonal foods. Our menu will include: Acorn and Oyster Mushroom Soup; Roasted Squash with Gingered Seasonal Greens and Acorn Flour topped with Pine Nuts and Cheese; and, for a sweet bite, Maple Acorn Shortbread Cookies. This class may provide just the inspiration and information you need to consider harvesting the acorns that have dropped this fall. Come taste the wild! Vegan, gluten-free.

Co-op Cooking Classes are held in the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School at 648 Zion St. in Nevada City. Only 6 spaces per class, so sign up early. $30.00 for BriarPatch owners and $35.00 Non-owners. Sign up online or with Hilary, 272-5333 x134, classes@briarpatch.coop. 48-hour cancellation deadline.