Quick and Easy Desserts that Won’t Break the Bank

with Cathy Speronis

Apr
24

April 24th to May 8th, 2023

$95 More Info
Did you ever have that craving for something sweet but didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Quick Chocolate Lava Muffins, Skillet Apple Crisp, and Creamy Rice Pudding are just some of the recipes that we will be making in this course.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Cooking

with Cathy Speronis

Mar
6

March 6th to 20th, 2023

$95 More Info

Having allergies doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice flavor and satisfaction! We will be making some fantastic dishes that you will enjoy even if you are not gluten and dairy free. Just a note – we will be using nuts in this course.

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In this course, BoomerTECH Adventures guides Chris, Jill, and Ed share their love of cooking and enjoyment for lots of different types of foods. You will learn how to prepare several tasty stir fries using traditional Chinese flavorings, make fresh pasta, turn leftover sweet potato into gnocchi, stir up a great fried rice, and give ramen soup a delicious upgrade. In addition, discover an easy way to make your own pita pockets, flat breads, and tortillas. Plus, you will see a way to combine the benefits of cooking on cast iron with your love of grilling. We haven"t forgotten dessert! Who can resist a delectable chocolate brownie torte or apple pie?
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Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. Escape to a 19th Century coastal country Inn, The Old River House, with an intimate group of artists and cooks! All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Day students are welcome. For special weekend accommodations at the Old River House call Chris at 207-653-3163 or email him at christoy.net@gmail.com. Lodging is not included.

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat The Willows York Beach

with Chris Toy

Apr
17

April 17th to 20th, 2023

$495 More Info
Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asianfusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. Retreat to The Willows, a beautiful Victorian home with architecture that echoes the rich tradition and elegance of the 1800s. York Beach is just a short stroll to breathtaking views of the sand, surf, and rocks. A modern updated kitchen awaits the cooks. There is a spacious dining room and gracious living room with comfortable seating for all participants to relax, socialize and make new friends. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Day students are welcome. For special accommodations call Chris at 207-653-3163 or email him at christoy.net@gmail.com. Lodging is not included.
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Join best-selling cookbook author and cooking instructor Chris Toy, as he shows you step by step the secrets to some of his favorite recipes: Five Seasons Wok Roasted Whole Chicken, Stir-Fried Hoisin Pork, and Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls. Start and finish in your own time! Students will have access to all the videos and Chris new cookbook. Get started by viewing all the recipes and online videos. Decide what youd like to try first, then make a shopping list. Practice, eat, repeat as often as you like. Upon registration, students will be sent links to access instructional videos as well as Chris phone and email information for personalized support. Cost: $35 Includes a copy of Chris new cookbook, a $16.95 value! Class access until December 31, 2022.