Check out in July 2011 one of Williams-Sonoma’s popular free culinary technique classes to learn the art and science of cooking from their own culinary experts. The next free cooking class offered is celebrating Ice Cream on July 10 — just in time for the summer time ritual! (Click at bottom for more info) The specific times may vary from place to place, and you’ll need to RSVP. Sundays are their cooking technique class days. Each class is dedicated to a specific culinary topic, from the best way to work with specific ingredients, cookware and tools to creative ideas for seasonal meals.
- Hour-long cooking technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.
- Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
- Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
- Class size is limited – call your local store to register.
July Cooking Technique Classes
FROM SCRATCH—ICE CREAM
Sunday, July 10
A bowl of homemade ice cream is a refreshing summer treat that will delight kids and grown-ups alike. We’ll show you how to create tempting flavor combinations, along with other irresistible frozen favorites like sorbet and ice pops. What better way to cool down on a hot summer day!
Sunday, July 17
When it comes to salads, the vibrant combinations of fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, meats and dairy are endless. In this class we’ll deconstruct the salad, discussing the types of greens available and how to pair them with other ingredients to produce starters, side dishes and even main courses. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of dressings, along with make-ahead salads that are great for picnics and barbecues.
FARMERS’ MARKET MEALS
Sunday, July 24
Farmers’ markets across the country are in full swing, providing the perfect inspiration for the home cook. We’ll discuss fruits and vegetables commonly found at the market, how to select and store them, plus creative ways to transform the season’s bounty into simple yet delicious summer meals.