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June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chili peppers are at their peak with the hot summer weather. What better way than to explore the exciting world of chilis in a class led by our resident home gardener, foraging adventure leader and flavormeister, Nat Bletter, PhD. Currently, Nat grows 30 kinds of chilis in his garden. He has graciously offered to lend his food and academic chops in this one-of-a-kind class where you will learn how to grow chilis and use them in various preparations. He’ll cover recipes from ajvar, a mild Macedonian roasted red pepper spread, to fermented hot sauces like sriracha and mole poblano sauces that use 2-5 kinds of chilis plus chocolate. Taste test some of the culinary creations and go home with some seeds! They say chilis make you sweat, sweating makes you cooler during the hot summers. Let’s test this theory out together!
You can occasionally find Nat leading our seasonal foraging tours. Nat is also the flavormeister and owner of Madre Chocolate. He earned his Ph.D in ethnobotany at City University of New York.