The Art of Flavor Book Event – FREE

per person

When it comes to enjoying food, cooking and eating are just the beginning. Our Special Events expose you to the legends, thought-leaders, and other culinary talents whose work will help you foster a deeper appreciation for food and food culture.

About This Class

Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients. In a world awash in cooking shows and food blogs, they noticed home cooks get little guidance in the art of flavor. With a set of revolutionary principles and tools such as the Four Rules for creating flavor and the Seven Dials that help fine-tune a dish, and with more than seventy-five recipes that put each concept into practice, Patterson and Aftel share the secrets to creating delicious food that will help cooks at any level.

Join Mandy and Daniel for a demo and conversation about one of our favorite chapters in their book, the Flavor Compass.  Often the last ingredients to be added in a recipe, plant-based ingredients like herbs, spices, citruses, and flowers are rich in essential oils that can transform the flavor of a dish.  “The Flavor Compass” helps cooks think structurally about these intensely aromatic yet frequently overlooked ingredients. They reveal their similarities and differences, and explain how to use them to create unique flavor combinations in easy, joyful, and fruitful ways.

Coffee and light snack will be served, and Omnivore Books will have a limited number of additional books for sale at the class.

Note that by registering for this event, we are counting on you to attend. If there are any subsequent changes to your registration, please contact us

Details

  • Light snack served in class
  • Ages 18+

FAQ

What is the format of a typical cooking class?

The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.

When should I arrive for my class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.

Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.

 

Do I need to eat before class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.

What should I wear to class?

Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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