Culinary Arts: Use lemons creatively to enliven meals

October 11, 2016  |  by Bonifas Arts Center


Anyone wanting to add artistry to daily cooking can explore creative uses of the lemon at a “Lovely Lemon!” class Oct. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center.

Attendees will learn to make lemon potato salad; lemon faux tart; and “quick and delicious” Thai Tom Khaa lemongrass soup, said Darolyn Spannuth, instructor, who will demonstrate techniques, offer tips, and answer questions.

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The potato salad, flavored with fresh herbs, lemon juice, and lemon zest, “really sparkles” with the lemon accents, so it is “both familiar and unusual,” said Spannuth, who loves “the science” of cooking.

While the tart is “rich” and “very lemony,” it contains “more lemon juice than sugar,” said Spannuth, and features ginger and “quick gingersnap crust.” Desserts should have an interesting and intense flavor, acting as an “exclamation point to the meal,” she said. A dessert also should “compliment the meal,” giving “a nod to what you’re eating,” so, for instance, the lemon tart might be used after a meal flavored with lemon, said Spannuth.

These are “pretty simple” recipes anyone could master, so all skill levels are welcome, said Spannuth. Attendees will taste samples and take home recipes.

The class, part of the Bonifas Arts Center’s “Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’?” series, is $15 for non-members and $12 for members.


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