Cooking Sicilian with the Broders at Kitchen in the Market
Two Favorites: Kitchen in the Market and Broders
I love cooking classes at Kitchen in the Market in Minneapolis. A real commercial kitchen, the classes are always fully hands-on. I don’t want to watch someone cook, I want to do it myself!
This week, I had the double pleasure of attending a Sicilian cooking class at Kitchen in the Market taught by the chefs from my favorite Italian restaurant, Broder’s Terzo. After the Piemonte, I think Sicily is my favorite Italian region for both food and wine.
Charlie Broder (center, speaking), Thomas Broder (left) and Molly Herman (KITM owner, right) giving us the plan for the evening.
Tonight, we’re cooking from “Coming Home to Sicily” by Fabrizia Lanza. The Casa Vecchie cooking school is part of the Regaleali Estate and Winery, where our evening’s wine is from.
Tuna stuffed peppers to start the evening
The Grillo and Nero d’Avola are from the Regaleali Estate in Sicily.
Prep advice from Chef Thomas
KITM classes are always 100% hands-on!
Serious knife skills
Personal instruction for your first ricotta gnocchi is key
Our teams assignment: Melanzane (eggplant) caponata
Hand cranked tomato sauce, baby!
Eggplant Caponata almost complete
Artichoke instruction from Molly Broder!
Time pressure, just like “Chopped!”
Presentation quality eggplant caponata
My happy teammates showing off our creation
I love lentils, but they are not pretty.
Stuffed artichoke hearts
A brief respite before we eat
The final touch, a bit of Parmigiano Reggiano
Pistachio topped almond pudding
By the end of the evening, family style dining seems just perfect!
Dinner: a team effort!
Thanks to the folks at Kitchen in the Market, Winebow Wine Merchants and to Molly, Charlie, and Thomas Broder for a fun and entertaining evening! Note: I attended this class as a normal paying participant. I’m sharing the experience because I love the classes at KITM and dining at Terzo, you should give each a try!