Delve into blini and blintzes with Irina. One of the oldest foods in Russian cuisine, blini are a popular dish year-round and come in endless varieties. When stuffed with fillings, rolled and panfried, the blin pancake becomes a blintz! Drawing on her Russian and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, Irina will share two types of blin — a traditional yeasted variety topped with butter and honey, and a crepe-style blintz filled with sweet cheese and topped with a seasonal fruit compote.
Vegetarian with dairy, eggs and gluten.
About the instructor: Irina grew up in Moscow, Russia. As a child, she learned to cook from her mother and grandmother, helping out in the kitchen by cranking their old-fashioned cast-iron meat grinder or stuffing piroshki. In 2016, Irina left Seattle for a more rural lifestyle in North Central Washington's Methow Valley. A nonprofit worker by day at Neighborhood House, she enjoys teaching Russian cooking classes in her free time through her business, Moscow Gourmet Kitchen. Irina's cooking blends influences from traditional Russian cuisine, the simple but hearty Soviet food of her childhood, her Ashkenazi Jewish background, her family's roots in Ukraine, and her husband's Siberian heritage.
This is a demonstration class offered live via Zoom. One spot in class is good for one kitchen. A recording will be sent after class. Class link and recipes will be sent four days before class. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely, please contact us if you don't receive the class information. Cancellation Policy: Online classes are nonrefundable. You can request a transfer to a different class up to one week prior to class.
Tuesday, April 20, 5:00 - 6:00 pmRegister for class