On March 13th 'g' Green Design Center welcomed Chef John Wilson of The Pop Up Bistro to teach a group of enthusiastic foodies how to prepare plates for their own guests, to create eye catching meals. The workshop was part of a three part CHOPP GREEN series at the 'g' Green Design Center showroom in Mashpee Commons. Some of John's flair are featured in the pictures below:
John also taught us how to take cheeses and cut them into shapes and then display them in varied patterns. It was such a simple step that significantly changed the way we look at cheese and simple hors d'ouervres. We also learned a technique using a spoon that required a lot of precision! He then prepared a beet salad with pistachios and a lemon herb vinaigrette and prepared a sauce using Rooster Fricke's (of Nobska Farms and a CHOPP GREEN presenter) famous peppers.
The CHOPP GREEN series has a following and has been a tremendous success. Due to the overwhelming intrigue we are continuing CHOPP GREEN in partnership with Crane Appliance in April. On April 9th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rooster Fricke of Nobska Farms will discuss his pepper farming and share a number of recipes while utilizing Crane's advanced appliances to create a spicy meal using his array of peppers. Clarke Living is sponsoring Kurt von Kahle who will be demonstrating healthy cooking techniques with the convection oven and stove top steam burner on April 16th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The final culmination of the series will take place on April 30th with healthy eating expert Corrine Brandi. Brandi will show you how to transition to healthy eating and how to prepare and obtain the most nutrients from foods by slow cooking and low heating processes. This will be a hands- on demonstration and she will be able to show you the tools she uses in her kitchen including the convection oven and the wok burner at Crane Appliance. Please check our events page to register. These events will take place at Crane Appliance in East Falmouth.
Here are four recipes courtesy of John Wilson. If you attended the presentation you will remember his tips and how to perfect the plate. Enjoy!