I am thrilled to tell you about several cooking class options for celiacs. These classes help people engage and solve problems with others in the gluten-free community, and they tend to be a lot of fun. If you think it would be helpful to learn to prepare delicious dishes with an experienced chef, check out the links below:
- The Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan offers five different gluten-free classes this winter: chocolate desserts, Sicilian hors d’oeuvres, baked desserts, bread, and Crusts (quiches, pies, and tarts).
- The New York Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park is offering several gluten-free baking classes next fall semester. Chef Richard Coppedge, Master Baker and gluten-free expert, presides. The classes will focus on “yeast-raised breads and pastries, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, quiche, and pizza.”
- Blogger and “eco-mama” Elana teaches affordable gluten-free classes at the Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado. Her next class (on January 26th) covers favorite desserts like chocolate chip cookies and apple crisp.
- Shauna Jackson, aka Gluten Free Girl, occasionally offers classes in Puget Sound, Washington. To find out about her next class, send her a quick note at [email protected].
- For those who can’t make it to any of the above locations, try an online class. The nine-year-old online cooking magazine Glutenfreeda sports a beautiful online class with helpful photographs to guide you every step of the way. The latest recipe is Braised Duck with Cranberries and Madeira Sauce, which Chef Yvonne notes is perfect for Christmas.