Category Archives: Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes at 3015: Week Two

breadingstationby Robyn Folmar

For six weeks Robyn agreed to attend classes at 3015 in Trinity Groves. We’re pretty sure she is having plenty of fun. For last week’s report click here0.

Class two at 3015 Trinity Groves was a booming success simply because I managed to leave with all fingers attached to my hand. This week’s seminar built on the stock class from last week and focused on sauces. Chef Sharon Van Meter even stopped by for a few minutes to say hello and make sure her cookhouse hadn’t been set afire. Not yet!

Dr. Mike did us a solid because right there on the stove was five pounds of melted butter. He talked to us about the importance of clarified butter (melt; then skim off milk fat) in sauces and cooking in general. The class went on to make velouté (fancy talk for gravy), basic brown sauce, Madeira, and hollandaise to top pork tenderloin, chicken cutlets and asparagus.  Continue reading


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Cooking Classes at 3015: Week One

3015by Robyn Folmar

Mondays are no longer a kick to the gut now that the Trinity Groves 3015 Cooking Basics class has begun. This six-week series aimed at the home cook meets every Monday for three hours and covers everything from stocks to genoise. I have the first class under my belt and I can tell this is going to be a lively ride because Dr. Mike Johnson is teaching and he is funny as hell. Mike has worked in the food industry since he was a teenager and is apparently an overachiever because he’s also a doctor. This will probably come in handy since I am 67% sure I am going to slice off a bit of my finger at some point.     Continue reading


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Pat Robertson Cooking Class At Central Market

robertsonby Steven Doyle

The modern Asian cuisine of Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck and Chef Patton Robertson has received many accolades, including four stars from the Dallas Morning News. Chef Robertson, a native of Texas, began his culinary career at Spago restaurant in Las Vegas and has been part of Five Sixty since its opening.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:30pm the chef will show you how modern Asian flavors come together with the use of proper technique and fresh ingredients in these signature dishes in a special class at the Dallas Central Market. The class is $60 and you can register here.   Continue reading

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TJ’s Grill Demo -How To Grill Oysters

by Crave Staff

Jon over at TJ’s Seafood Market sent word that he is doing another BBQ demo featuring oysters this weekend. An easy warm treat when the weather turns cold.    Continue reading


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Welcome Yolanda Banks

by Crave Staff

We wish to welcome Yolanda Banks to craveDFW as a new contributer. Yolanda is a mother and culinary instructor who lives in Dallas, Texas. Yolanda has appeared on the Food Network, Good Morning Texas, At Home Live, and various affiliates around the country sharing her passion for food.

In 2006, along with welcoming a baby boy, Yolanda’s first cookbook Cooking For Your Man was published. In 2007, Yolanda launched her business and website, Fresh Is Fabulous. Fresh Is Fabulous gives her an opportunity to share her knowledge of all things food, and allows her to do what she was born to do; teach and inspire people to cook fresh, simple meals using seasonal, local ingredients with a global twist.   Continue reading


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Chef Franchesca at Duo

by Steven Doyle

We just spotted Franchesca Nor of Dive Coastal Cuisine on the Duo class line up. We did a Q&A with chef Franchesca some months ago and absolutely love her fresh take on cooking and life in general.

Franchesca’s class is tomorrow, October 12, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30. Call 214.884.2979 for reservations.


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