Workshop makes demanding recipes easy

By From page B7 | July 26, 2013

Slow Food Gold Country is partnering with Smokey Ridge Charcuterie and Manzanita Kitchen and Events to host a Meat Preservation Workshop: Confit and Rillettes on Sunday, July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Manzanita Kitchen and Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs.

Many home cooks think that confits, pâtés, and rilletes are demanding recipes best left to the professional chefs. In reality, they are simple to do in your own kitchen and the results are so good you might never go “store bought” again.

In this meat preservation class, Kara Taylor will teach methods for preserving meat using fat. You will learn to make a basic confit, one of the oldest methods for preserving meat and a technique that comes from southwest France.

The careful process renders the meat incredibly flavorful, tender and convenient to use.

Taylor will also be teaching hands-on production of rillettes with participants taking home their own rillettes to share with family and friends.

The class will culminate in a light dinner prepared by Taylor.

For more information go to or call Slow Food Gold Country at 530-303-2553. Slow Food Gold Country is a non-profit organization supporting food education, and good, clean and fair food practices.

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