August 5, 2009 in Food

Blanchard to learn from a master

By Correspondent

Ready to learn from the masters?

Master chef Steve Geving is hosting a series of classes at the Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road in Blanchard, Idaho.

Geving lives in Blanchard and is a retired master chef, which is the highest level of achievement certified by the American Culinary Federation.

He will teach a class on Aug. 17 called “Getting Back to Basics.” The class will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will cover the art of making your own dry rubs and wet rubs, as well as brining and curing.

Other techniques will include breaking down a whole chicken and rib roast for less expensive cuts of meat and using the bones for stock. The cost is $10.

Geving has also arranged for a two-day class with master chef Hans Glauser of Switzerland on Aug. 28-29. Glauser, a chocolatier and pastry chef, will teach a hands-on class on European pastries, cookies, decorating, chocolate, candies and truffles.

Students will prepare a variety of sweet treats, including their own chocolate “chest,” which they will fill with a variety of chocolate truffles and candies.

The class will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 and noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 29. The fee is $125 and the deadline for reservations is Aug. 20.

To sign up for classes, call Geving at (208) 437-0426. Details for another class in September by French master chef Pierre Sauvaget called “French Cooking for Today’s Lifestyle” are pending.

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