CHINESE COOKING, Three-course Meal, 3:30-5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 28, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room, limited to 20 people.
Watch as chef Joanne demonstrates how to prepare a delicious and simple three course meal: • egg drop soup from scratch, you will get a bowl to eat • fried rice with ham from leftover ingredients that is easy, quick, healthy and perfect every time • traditional Chinese style chicken with garlic black bean sauce, whether you like is spicy or not, this dish takes some work but is worth every bit of it! In addition to tasting the three dishes, you can order the ingredients and take it home to prepare for your family or friends. If you are interested in purchasing prepackaged, ready to cook boxes of these dishes, the ingredients for Egg drop soup (32 ounce) is $5; Ham fried Rice (3 cups approximately) is $5 and the Garlic black beans with Chicken (3 cups approximately) is $6. Orders for the take home packages must be made three days before the class.
Instructor Joanne Lee grew up in Arizona, in the restaurant business. Her great grandpa opened one of the first Chinese restaurants in the valley. She recently found a newspaper clipping of him in the AZ Republic from 1965! Joanne loves to cook, following the teaching of grandparents and father. Her family is from Canton, China, the region famous for soups and different types of cooking techniques: steaming, blanching, boiling, deep frying, poaching, double boiling, stir fry and grilling. She challenges herself to try new things in the kitchen and taught classes at her restaurant, Ann’s Asian Bistro and Bar.