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Cook the Book: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North

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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Shelley Young

What you'll learn in this healthy cooking class:

Join us for our new series, Cook the Book, where you will learn how to prepare recipes from a different cookbook each month in our very own kitchen. These classes will give you the opportunity to dive into the cuisines, flavors, methods and techniques of well-known cookbooks, both locally and nationally, that are dear to our hearts and inspire our culinary point of views. This month we are featuring New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat. 

Samin's revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy inspires cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time by mastering the use of just four elements-Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food. Samin bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens by demystifying the four elements of good cooking for everyone. 

Join us today for a part lecture and part hands-on class where we will dive into the basic formula of all good cooking: salt, fat, acid and heat. Our chef will explain the hows and whys behind these principals with the goal of understanding these concepts, so you can cook delicious food every time, with or without a recipe. You'll find that adjusting the ratios within the formula of salt, fat, acid and heat that anything is possible!


Samin's recipes featured in class today include: 
  • Salt: Glazed Five-Spice Chicken; 
  • Fat: House Made Mayonnaise; 
  • Acid: Caesar Dressing; 
  • Heat: Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts in Agrodolce. 
You'll enjoy Dawn's Spinach Dip with Assorted Veggies and a nonalcoholic Pear-Clementine Sangria upon arrival.
We encourage you to purchase the book prior to the class, so you can experiment with Dawn's recipes and become familiar with her message.
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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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