Craft a true staple of Russian cuisine! Inspired by different ethnic traditions and influenced by the country’s history, zakuski reflect geographic regions through a range of ingredients and flavors. Irina will introduce several of her favorites in this class as she makes Vinaigrette Salad with Beets, Potatoes and Herbs; Layered Salmon Salad; and Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts, Garlic and Herbs.
With seafood and eggs; no meat, dairy or 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 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 is a demonstration class offered live via the Zoom app. Class details and recipes will be sent before class; after class we’ll share a recorded version. One spot in class is good for one kitchen. Online classes are nonrefundable.
Wednesday, March 10, 5:00 - 6:00 pmRegister for class