Knife Skills 101 With Kayla Wexelberg

Come learn about the most important tool in the kitchen: the knife! Learn how to properly treat and sharpen a good knife, how to hold it, what makes a good knife, and ways to spruce up old and new dishes with new cuts. You’ll learn various ways to cut the classics: onions, carrots, garlic; as well as traditional professional cuts such as the brunoise dice, battonet, baton, julienne, paysanne, and chiffonade. We’ll make a seasonal veggie stew, crudité with dips, green salad, and even fresh baked bread with homemade butter. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan option.

Co-op Cooking Classes are held in the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School at 648 Zion St. in Nevada City. Only 10 students per class, so sign up early. $30 for BriarPatch owners, $35 for non-owners. Sign up online or with Hilary, 272-5333 x134, classes@briarpatch.coop. 48-hour cancellation deadline.