This class is a mix of hands-on cooking and demonstration; it culminates in dinner served with wine and beer.
When you have a small budget for both money and time, you can still create food that is big on both flavor and nutrition. Michelle is ready to show you how!
12-hour lamb shoulder, M's ras al hanout
a most unusual breakfast
little rags with lamb ragu, green garlic, pecorino
lamb tacos, Rancho Gordo black beans, homemade hot sauce (and how to compose for a crowd)
left-over lamb stir-fry with alliums and mint / Jasmine rice
sub-recipes: kombu stock / pickled shallots / crispy shallots
Michelle McKenzie is 18 Reason’s Program Director and Chef. She has a knack for making simple food seem special and is full of amazing tips for making every meal memorable. Michelle’s food seems at once healthy and hedonistic, elegant and effortless, and always attainable. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in nutrition and a minor in biochemistry, giving her a deep understanding of food properties and their complex implications within the human body. She later graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, where she immersed herself in health-supportive cuisine prepared from whole, organic and seasonal foods. Since then, Michelle has worked at some of the best restaurants in the country and, most recently, spent five years directing NextCourse's Eat Ur Veggies program at Mission High School. Her cookbook, Wilder, will be published by Roost Books in June 2016.