Virtual Demo! Rancho Gordo Beans with Chef Taffy Elrod

this class is being offered virtually

You probably already know we have a thing for grains so it might not be much of a stretch to learn that we love legumes, too—especially those from Rancho Gordo, a California-based agricultural growers network specializing in indigenous, New World heritage, and heirloom beans.

Chef Taffy Elrod recently partnered with Steve Sando, Rancho Gordo founder, to share a collection of special bean recipes for an e-booklet created for Rancho Gordo newsletter subscribers. (Hook yourself up with their newsletter here.) We’re delighted that Taffy will be sharing 2 of those recipes with us in this virtual demo*.

First, Taffy will make an Ayocote Morado Antipasto that draws on her love of bold Italian flavors and highlights the firm, meaty texture of Ayocote Morado beans. Next, she'll demonstrate her recipe for Black Caviar Lentil and Potatoes with Crème Fraîche, a fun plant-based play on caviar and potatoes that’s delicious both hot and cold.

This demo will be recorded and sent out after class; feel free to sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Taffy Elrod is a professional chef, cooking instructor, recipe developer, food writer, and former restaurant owner with a passion for making good food accessible to everyone. Born into a family of artists and cooks in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she learned early on that food is a powerful medium for creation and change. After cooking and teaching in New York City for 15 years, Taffy moved upstate to New York's Hudson Valley, where she opened a restaurant with her husband (now closed), and is currently teaching virtually, writing, and developing recipes.

*Please note that this is not a virtual hands-on class but a demonstration held over Zoom—this means that you’ll be watching as the guest chef prepares dishes. Unlike our hands-on classes, this is not an interactive experience, and thus, we do not encourage attempting to bake or cook along with the program. Recipes will be sent in an email with your class confirmation.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Virtual $20.00 142 spots left