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February 16, 2012

PCC Tastings – World Cuisine

The Burke Museum hosts weekend tastings with PCC Chefs
Select weekends through June, 11 am and 1 pm

Seattle –Thanks to generous support from our sponsor, PCC Natural Markets, the Burke will host a series of international tastings throughout the run of the Hungry Planet exhibit. Tastings are scheduled at 11 am and 1 pm and include recipe demonstrations as well as sample bites of the featured cuisine. Seating is limited.

Schedule of Tastings:

Saturday, February 18, Italian Cuisine with Iole Aguero
PCC Cooks instructor Iole Aguero delivers the best of Italian cooking with first-hand insight from trips to Italy, putting her own special touch on classic recipes. Join her as she demonstrates how to prepare ricotta cheese.

Sunday, February 26, East Indian Cuisine with Uma Bangalore
With a philosophy that homemade foods using fresh ingredients satisfy the stomach as well as the soul, PCC Cooks instructor Uma Bangalore will demonstrate the intricacies of Indian food with Chitrannam (Magical Rice).

Saturday, March 24, Turkish Cuisine with Sureyya Gokeri
Join PCC Cooks instructor Sureyya Gokeri for quick cooking techniques on Turkish food and access her vast knowledge of healthy ingredients as she demonstrates her recipe, Muceddere (Turkish brown lentil pilaf with caramelized onions and spices).

Sunday, April 22, Japanese Cuisine with Kanako Koizumi
With a passion for cooking, entertaining, and interacting with people through food, PCC Cooks instructor Kanako Koizumi shares great, simple dishes for Japanese comfort food. Learn more about Japanese cuisine as she presents Chikezenni (Chicken and root vegetable stew).

Saturday, May 5, Pacific Northwest Mushrooms with Becky Selengut
Explore the abundance of unique ingredients the Pacific Northwest offers and how to cook them with PCC Cooks instructor Becky Selengut. Learn how to make a locally grown meal as she demonstrates a spring vegetable risotto recipe with fava beans, morels, and pea vines.

Saturday, May 19, Cuban Cuisine with Yary Oslund
Come try the wonderful fusion of flavors from Spanish, African, and Caribbean cultures that encompass Cuban cuisine in the featured sample, Cuban-style chilindron of lamb, with PCC Cooks instructor Yary Oslund.

Sunday, June 10, French Cuisine with Lynne Vea
Step into the refined dining of French cuisine with PCC Cooks instructor Lynne Vea, as she demonstrates chilled green pea bisque with tarragon, morels, and Dungeness crab.

High resolution images available, contact burkepr@uw.edu.

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PCC Cooks instructor Lynne Vea sharing her cooking expertise with students.
Photo courtesy of PCC Natural Markets