Free Technique Classes

I’m very aware that money doesn’t grow on trees, and even if it did, my non-green thumb would probably kill it. That’s why I love a good deal and take advantage of them whenever I can.

A recent email from Williams-Sonoma describing the FREE technique classes they offer in their stores caught my eye, particularly “The Olive Oil Extra” class. You see, I’m a little intimidated by the overwhelming variety of olive oils when I go to the store. I find myself standing in front of them playing eenie, meenie, miny, moe, which ends in me choosing the prettiest bottle. Not exactly the best approach.

There was no way I was going to let this free learning opportunity pass me by. I forwarded the email to my partner in all things food-related, Melissa, to see if she was interested. Not only was she willing to go with me to that class, but she was excited by the entire August schedule!

So this past Sunday we attended our first class at the Green Hills store-“Balsamic and Beyond”- where we were able to taste a plethora of different vinegars, taking notes on each kind as we went. It was so interesting to see how very different each one could be. Besides just dipping crusty bread directly into the vinegars, we were also treated to a variety of dishes incorporating some of them: a couple of salads, some fresh tomatoes, marinated veggies, a roasted chicken, and macerated strawberries. Next week we’ll be going to the olive oil class and the week after that, one on Pizzas and Paninis!

If you are free on Sunday afternoons, I highly recommended these hour-long classes. I’m hooked! Seriously, how can you go wrong with free education and free food?

Space is limited, so call or visit your local Williams-Sonoma store to sign up in advance. Click here to see the rest of the August calendar, and here to find a store near you.