Growing up in Russia in an Ashkenazi Jewish family, Irina enjoyed foods from both cultures prepared by her mother and grandmother. This class showcases both sides of her heritage through two versions of meat-filled dumplings. Using the same dough, cook along with Irina to prepare Siberian Beef and Pork Pelmeni — tiny dumplings served with butter and sour cream — and Jewish Beef and Caramelized Onion Kreplach, served in broth with fresh dill. Learn to shape, fill, cook and serve these dumplings for a satisfying December feast.
With meat, eggs, gluten and optional dairy.
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 many influences: 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 class is designed as a hands-on cook-along experience, with the instructor guiding students through the dishes. The class is offered live via the Zoom app. Recipes, pre-class prep and an equipment list will be sent five days in advance. After class, we will share a recorded version. Online classes are nonrefundable.
Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 - 6:30 pmRegister for class