June brings the following area cooking classes and demonstrations:
Avanti Savoia, 7610 Maynardville Pike, will host three culinary classes in June. They are "Beyond Blueberry Pie," (June 12) featuring Paul Baxter and wife Glenda Ross, owners of the edible landscaping business Greenbriar Farm and Nursery; "Pizza Pizzazz," (June 19) with a menu to include hand-tossed crusts, homemade sauces and other pizza-making techniques; and "Hot as a Firecracker," (June 26) offering a selection of Independence Day-themed recipes. Hours are 6:30-8:30 p.m. for each class, and cost is $50 per presentation.
On Friday June 29, a tasting of balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils will be held. Cost is $5 and seating is limited. Two sessions offered, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:45-8:45 p.m. Register online at www.avantisavoia.com or by calling 865-922-9916.
The Sisters of the Skillet, featuring Jennifer Alexander, midday host of B97.5, and News Sentinel food writer Mary Constantine, will present a "Summer Appetizer" demonstration from 6-8 p.m.Thursday, June 7, at Patterson’s Appliances, 10640 Kingston Pike. Cost is $25 per person. Reserve a spot by calling Jennifer at 865-329-8722 and leaving her a message. Visit www.sistersoftheskillet.com for more information.
The Glass Bazaar, 6470 Kingston Pike, will host two June cooking classes. They are "Bring Home the Bacon," featuring a menu of bacon grits fritters, bacon risotto and bacon-wrapped pork medallions (6 p.m., June 18, $48); and "Pass the Pinot Please," to include honey roasted pear salad wtih thyme Verjus dressing, herbed pork tenderloin Pinot Noir sauce and pistachio crisps with mascarpone cream and grape compote (6 p.m., June 28, $48).
For a complete list of summer and fall classes visit www.glassbazaar.com. Call 865-584-9072 to register.
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