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"I happen to believe that you should learn to feed yourself and maybe a few others. ... Instead of shutting down home ec. we should have just expanded it and made everybody take it."
- Anthony Bourdain

Cooking Classes:

Meals for Entertaining Series:
Pizza Night - From Dough to Dinner
The foundation of pizza is the dough, and Don probably knows more about dough than anyone else in town! You will learn how to make authentic delicious pizza from scratch. We'll cover classics like Neapolitan-style pizza margherita and diversions like white (ricotta) pizza and green (pesto) pizza too. You will also learn about Sicilian-style pizza and what makes it different. We'll have lots of topping options so both vegetarians and meat-lovers will enjoy this class. We'll even make great lactose-free pizza! Come alone or with a friend to share the fun. 1 session:
• Wednesday - March 21 - 6 to 8:30PM
   @ Glastonbury High School
   >CLICK HERE< to register online
Contact Glastonbury Continuing Education
at 860-652-7253 to register by phone.
• Monday - March 26 - 6 to 8:30PM
   @ Henry James School (Simsbury)
Contact Simsbury Continuing Education at 860-658-3870 to register and/or to get on their catalog mailing list for future classes and events. NEW: create an account on My Payments Plus where you can register and pay online.

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Pizza Syllabus & Notes:

Part 1: Make Dough
• Basic Italian Dough
• Substutute 1/3 Whole Wheat

Part 2: Prepare All Ingredients
• peel, dice, & roast eggplant
• clean, slice, & roast bell peppers
• roast garlic and then coarse chop
• chop & caramelize sweet onions
• chop & caramelize red onions
• make garlic bechamel sauce
• make pesto sauce or use prepared
• make red sauce or use prepared
• make spinach/ricotta topping
• slice olives: kalamata, black, green
• slice fresh mozzerella thinly
• slice fresh tomatoes thinly
• chiffonade basil
• dice grilled chicken; toss with pesto
• slice meatballs
• slice cooked sausages
• slice pepperoni if in a stick
• cut up broccoli florets finely
• wash & slice mushrooms thinly
• grate/shred hard cheeses

Part 3: Pizza
• divide dough: 300g for 4 medium pies
• make one assigned from pizza list
• make one with ingredients of choice
• divide remaining dough to take home

Other pizza class options:
Caesar salad

Discussion Topics:
Making dough in food processor
Grilled Pizza
• Improvements
• Ingredients

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