From — Sunie Pope, Innkeeper Captain Freeman Inn
A few weekends ago Carol Edmondson, one of the many Innkeeper wonders of Cape Cod, held a cooking school at CFI. Small Plates – Big Flavors. Bellisimo Italia! Carol and her husband Tom owned CFI for several years before selling and moving into the real estate business of selling Inns.
What was on the menu, you may wonder? Last weekend Carol made warm lemon olives, fresh fig goat cheese focaccia, wild gulf shrimp roasted with herbs and prosciutto, butternut squash and sage carnaroli risotto and arancini.
The smells and laughter wafting from the CFI kitchen were so enticing, I’m surprised the whole town of Brewster didn’t pop by to see what was going on. LOL!
Carol’s straight forward baking practice and thorough knowledge of delicious food was terrific and her presence captivating both to the students and the kitchen itself. Most students stood by watching mesmerized and salivating while some got their hands dirty kneading dough, stirring rice, practicing knife skills, etc. It was quite entertaining for us all to participate. And a heck of a lot of fun!
After cooking and prepping, the guests took a break to soak in all their newly acquired information while we did some final preparations for the feast! And what a glorious feast it was! It’s always such a pleasure to eat something gourmet that you personally made (well, you and 13 others… even better!) Come visit us for some great cooking secrets and lots of laughter. Learn how to spice up that kitchen of yours in a matter of just a few hours.
Join us for the next cooking school on January 14th, 2012 En Francais. I recommend you book ahead, this weekend sold out rather quickly and I hadn’t even blogged about it!