Ethnically and culturally diverse, the people of China possess a love of food found only in a very few places. Chinese cuisine features unique foods and techniques, and this class will help you gain an understanding of its traditional—and sometimes unfamiliar—ingredients. You will explore the fundamental principles of Chinese cooking by discussing, preparing, and tasting a variety of iconic dishes such as wonton soup, pot stickers, and spring rolls, as well as such lesser-known specialties as red cooked pork belly, stewed chicken with shiitake and potatoes, and stir-fried shredded pancake. At the end of the class, you will enjoy a fantastic meal and discuss options and alternative preparations.
As a participant in this class, you will receive a CIA logo apron and a copy of an award-winning CIA cookbook to take home.