Wood-fired Pizza!
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Wood-fired Pizza!

SOLD OUT!

Learn the art of wood-fired pizzas with Ian Knauer (Chef Ian has made pizzas for the stars, really; Al Gore, John Legend, Zoe Deutch, Geena Davis and more!) And now he shares his expertise with you!

Sample Menu:
Pizza Doughs from scratch
Various Seasonal Pizzas
Roots to River Salad
Dessert Pizza

Preserving with Mariam Bolum- Jam!
Jun
10
11:00 am11:00

Preserving with Mariam Bolum- Jam!

Join us for Jam! $95.00

Learn the basics of making home-made jam with freshly picked seasonal fruits and berries! You'll never buy store-bought jam again! Jarring fresh jam is simple, safe, and produces a superior spread for significantly less cost than higher quality spreads you find in the store!

Fine Cake Decorating with Pastry Chef Nicholas Lee!
Jun
14
2:00 pm14:00

Fine Cake Decorating with Pastry Chef Nicholas Lee!

 

Join us! $105

Join Pastry Chef Nicholas Lee, our guest instructor and all around delight, from the Four Seasons in New York City. Each person will be given a crumb-coated 7 or 8 inch cake to cover with fondant, decorate, and take home. We will cover various piping techniques with royal icing and make fondant cut flowers.

We will have materials to share, but if you have your own turntable, flower cutters and plain piping tips #1, 2, 3, feel free to bring them.

Artisan Bread 101!
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Artisan Bread 101!

SOLD OUT!

Ian learned artisan bread from master baker Richard Bertinet and since then he can't stop making bread. Join Ian for Artisan bread 101 and become a better baker! This class ends in a lunch based around the food we make.

Bread Baking

Basic white and wheat doughs

Baguettes and Pan d`Epi

Flatbreads

Rolls and Breadsticks

June Pie!
Jun
16
10:00 am10:00

June Pie!

Join us!

Back by popular demand, our summer pie classes are crowd favorites. In each  course we discover several different crusts and seasonal fillings for both sweet and savory pies. 

Sample crusts and pies based on seasonal ingredients!

All-Butter Pie Crust
Gourmet Magazine Pate Brisee
Lard Crust

Cherry Tomato Pie
Apricot-Raspberry Pie
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie 

Italian Cooking! Class 1 and Full Series
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Italian Cooking! Class 1 and Full Series

$95.00 Join us!

In our Italian Techniques of Cooking course we cover the basics (and some not-so-basics) of Italian cuisine. From pasta making, sauce preparation, and fresh cheese making using the freshest seasonal produce. Join us for the whole series for a discounted course price or for any of the individual classes.

Sample menus based on seasonal availability.

Class 1: (6/16/17)
Bagna Cauda
Italian-Style Chicken Stock
Risotto Two Ways
Panna Cotta

Class 2: (6/23/17)                                                                                                                      Egg Yolk Filled Raviolo with Carbonara
Polenta Sticks
Acqua Pazza
Tricolore Salad
Ricotta & Peach Crostata 

Class 3: (7/7/17)
Tullamore Farms Beef Carpaccio
Taleggio-Stuffed Arancini with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Polenta with Wine-Cooked Wild Mushrooms
Tiramisu

Class 4: (7/28/17)                                                                                                                      Potato & Truffle Pizza
Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic
Grilled Octopus Salad
Eggplants Stewed in Fresh Tomato Sauce
Goat Cheese Semifreddo

Class 5: (8/4/17)                                                                                                                    Seasonal Crostini
From Scratch Lasagna
(Homemade Pasta; Bolognese)
Roasted Vegetable Lasagne
Italian Salad
Zabaglione with Fruit

Class 6: (8/18/17)                                                                                                                      Classic Negroni
Fresh Gnocchi with Baby Greens
Artichoke Workshop
Chocolate-Hazelnut Torte

Argentine-Style Lamb Roast and Whole Animal Butchery!
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Argentine-Style Lamb Roast and Whole Animal Butchery!

$150.00 Join us!

Join us for an afternoon of lamb butchering knowledge and a lamb feast! 

Ian Knauer will roast an Argentine-style whole lamb (which takes a while) and as the lamb roasts you'll have a chance to learn great sides dishes in a cooking class and watch a whole lamb butchering demonstration with Bryan Mayer,  director emeritus of education at Fleischer's Craft Meats. 

We will source our lambs from The Milk House at Tullamore Farms in Stockton NJ.

Rain date is June 18th.

Kids Cooking Sundays! Italian
Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

Kids Cooking Sundays! Italian

$75.00 Join us!

Join us for Kids Cooking! Classes include knife skills and world cuisines including dishes from Mexico, Italy, Mediterranean and Indian.

Classes are taught by Shelley Wiseman.

This Sunday's menu includes proper technique to make Semolina Pasta with Basil Pesto and Tomato Sauces, Ceasar Salad, and Italian Ice are on the menu this week! Menu based on season's freshest ingredients. 

Summer Produce! Peas and Pea Shoots
Jun
22
10:00 am10:00

Summer Produce! Peas and Pea Shoots

Join us! $95

We're cooking directly from the garden all summer long. Join us as we pick one vegetable or fruit and make a meal's worth of recipes based on it! You'll receive a mini cookbook of recipe ideas of each week's produce!

This photo was taken by the amazing team of Hirsheimer & Hamilton

Sample Menu for Peas:
Easy Peasy & Parmesan Ravioli
English Pea and Mint Soup
Lamb with Wasabi Crust and Peas
Pea Shoot Salad
Sugar Snap Pea Tempura
Seasonal Dessert

Wood Fired Pizzas!
Jun
23
10:00 am10:00

Wood Fired Pizzas!

$95.00 Join us!

Learn the art of wood-fired pizzas with Ian Knauer (Chef Ian has made pizzas for the stars, really; Al Gore, John Legend, Zoe Deutch, Geena Davis and more!) And now he shares his expertise with you!

Sample Menu:
Pizza Doughs from scratch

Homemade bechamel sauce

Fresh seasonal organic toppings

Roots to River Salad

Dessert Pizza

Italian Cooking - Class 2
Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Italian Cooking - Class 2

$95.00 Join us! 

In our Italian Techniques of Cooking course we cover the basics (and some not-so-basics) of Italian cuisine. From pasta making, sauce preparation, and fresh cheese making using the freshest seasonal produce. Join us for the whole series or any of the individual classes.

Sample menu based on seasonal availability.

Class 2: 

Egg Yolk Filled Raviolo with Carbonara
Polenta Sticks
Acqua Pazza
Tricolore Salad
Ricotta & Peach Crostata 

 

Couples Cooking!
Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

Couples Cooking!

SOLD OUT!

Our couples cooking class has been such a success that we are inviting you back to cook new dishes which can easily be made for 2 or more and which take advantage of the produce of the season. This class is taught by Shelley Wiseman.

This month we make 3 different main courses with the first course and dessert having elements that can be frozen in batches so a meal is future meals can be on the table quickly.

Menu (Based on seasonal availability):
1st: Mushroom Ravioli en Brodo
3 mains: Steak with Roquefort Butter and Potato Cakes
Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts with White Wine Reduction Sauce and Roasted Potatoes
Sous Vide Poached Fish with Mashed Potatoes
Individual Frozen Chocolate Tarts


 

Kids Cooking Sundays! Tortillas and Tacos
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Kids Cooking Sundays! Tortillas and Tacos

$75.00 Join us!

Join us for Kids Cooking! Classes include knife skills and world cuisines including dishes from Mexico, Italy, Mediterranean and Indian.

Classes are taught by Shelley Wiseman. Menu based on seasonal availability! 

Up this Sunday will be Mexican Tortillas and Tacos, including Homemade corn tortillas, tomatillo chicken and adobo shrimp taco fillings, guacamole, and Mango Fool for dessert!

Culinary Bootcamp for Teens!
Jun
26
Jun 30

Culinary Bootcamp for Teens!

6th to 8th graders will learn everything they need to know to feel comfortable following new recipes or making up their own dishes in the kitchen. They will learn techniques from knife skills to proper searing, braising, roasting, and baking. All this takes place on Roots to River organic vegetable farm and in our spacious class kitchen and outdoor grill and pizza oven. 
There will be opportunities to learn about farming and picking vegetables as well as cooking them. We will concentrate on the various aspects of cooking chicken, including boning a whole chicken, and cooking fish, including a sous vide method that doesn't require special equipment. 
We will create various desserts using classic egg techniques like making meringues and ice cream, as well as cakes and tarts. The kids will be able to visit the animals on the property which include a llama, an alpaca, and a donkey.

$750 per teenager.
Monday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm. (kids should wear closed toed shoes)

Cheesemaking!
Jun
30
10:00 am10:00

Cheesemaking!

$95.00 Join us!

Join us for our most popular class - Cheesemaking. We will make ricotta, mozzarella, and goat cheese, all from scratch, then we will make a meal with those cheeses. This class is part of a week-long full emersion cooking camp, but is also open to students who only wish to take Cheesemaking. 

Cheesemaking

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh Goat's Milk Cheese

A meal based on the cheeses we make including dessert!

French Sauces & Fresh Fruit Tarts!
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

French Sauces & Fresh Fruit Tarts!

$95.00 Join us!

Sauce it up! Learn the fundamentals of the world's great classic French sauces. Shelley Wiseman teaches this class and dives deep into her extensive knowledge and experience to teach you how to improve every dish with the perfect sauce. This class ends in a meal featuring the sauces covered in the class. PLUS fresh fruit tarts for dessert!

This class is part of a week-long full emersion cooking camp, but is also open to students who only wish to take French Sauces. 

Sample sauces and menu based on seasonal availability:
Egg Yolk-Based; Bearnaise, Creme Anglaise (Custard)
Roux-Based; Bechamel (White Sauce), Classic Velouté
Wine-Based Reduction Sauces;  Modern Velouté, Beurre Blanc

The Farm Cooking School's Greatest Hits Holiday Weekend!
Jun
30
Jul 3

The Farm Cooking School's Greatest Hits Holiday Weekend!

Join us at The Farm Cooking School in the beautiful Delaware Valley for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. You will be greeted with a welcome dinner on Friday night after settling in at your choice of accommodations (not included; see list of accommodations under the contact tab). After dinner you can enjoy the fireworks on the bridge between Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA.

On Saturday you will start your Cheesemaking class covering ricotta, mozzarella, and goat cheese; and create a seasonal lunch using the cheeses, and taking advantage of the fresh produce from Roots to River farm market that shares the school space on weekends. An afternoon excursion to a fruit orchard and visit to one of the nearby river towns will be followed by the evening class of French Sauces, Fresh Fruit Tarts, and more for dinner. 

On Sunday, early birds can enjoy the nearby flea market; then the homemade pasta class will start at 11 am and includes lunch. After lunch there will be another afternoon excursion and return to your accommodations before enjoying dinner at another local farm. 

Monday morning will focus on making croissants to enjoy for brunch, along with a seasonal egg roulade, as well as baked and preserved goods to take home. The weekend's activities will come to an end at about 3 pm.

The cost for the weekend is $1,200 including 4 classes, all lunches and dinners, and afternoon excursions. In the classes we will be cooking with Roots to River organic vegetables, award winning local meat, and sustainable seafood. To reserve your place make a deposit of $500 here, which will be applied to your total. Space is limited. 

 

 

Early Summer Fresh Pastas!
Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Early Summer Fresh Pastas!

$95.00 Join us!

We love pasta handmade pasta! In this class we work with egg-based pastas and semolina pasta (egg free) along with several summery sauces. 

This class is part of a weekend-long full-emersion cooking camp, but is also open to students who only wish to take Fresh Pastas. 

Sample Menu (subject to change):
Fresh Semolina Pasta with Fresh Arugula and Preserved Lemon
Egg Yolk Stuffed Raviolo Carbonara with Summer Greens
Square Spaghetti with Beurre Blanc & Peas
Strawberry-Filled Potato Dumplings with Ice Cream

French Brunch!
Jul
2
11:00 am11:00

French Brunch!

$95.oo Join us!

Spend a morning learning how to make homemade croissants, an elegant egg roullade, and more in this class taught by Shelley Wiseman. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with to-go take home baked goods!

This class is part of a weekend-long full-emersion cooking camp, but is also open to students who only wish to take French Brunch. 

Menu: 
Homemade Croissants
Elegant Egg Roulade
Wilted Spinach
Baked Goods to take home!

Pies in July!
Jul
7
10:00 am10:00

Pies in July!

$95.00  Join us!

Back by popular demand, our Pies in July classes are crowd favorites. Each week we discover several different crusts and seasonal fillings for both sweet and savory pies. 

Sample pies: 

Ruff Puff Pastry
Biscuit Dough

Tomato-Corn Biscuit Pie
Savory Eggplant and Lamb Pie
Berry Biscuit Pie 

Italian Cooking - Class 3
Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Italian Cooking - Class 3

$95 Join us!

In our Italian Techniques of Cooking course we cover the basics (and some not-so-basics) of Italian cuisine. From pasta making, sauce preparation, and fresh cheese making using the freshest seasonal produce. Join us for the whole series at a discount! Meets weekly at 6pm.

Sample menu based on seasonal availability.

Class 3: 
Tullamore Farms Beef Carpaccio
Taleggio-Stuffed Arancini with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Polenta with Wine-Cooked Wild Mushrooms
Tiramisu

 

Farm to Table Feast
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Farm to Table Feast

Join us for our farm to table dinner, cooked by chef Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman using ingredients right from Roots to River and other local farms. This is not a hands-on cooking class, but a sit-down dinner.

This is our chance to cook for you! Please join us at our new location for a fabulous evening of farm fresh food and great conversation! BYO.

Menu based on the freshest of what's in season in July. 

Culinary Boot Camp! Foundations of Cooking July 10th-14th 2017
Jul
10
Jul 14

Culinary Boot Camp! Foundations of Cooking July 10th-14th 2017

Join us!

This 5 day culinary trip to The Farm Cooking School in the beautiful Delaware Valley includes everything you need to know for creative freedom in the kitchen: knives skills, culinary techniques (searing, braising, roasting, fish sous vide, poaching, and grilling) and a variety of seasonal desserts based on egg techniques (custard, ice cream, meringue...). A full three course meal will be created in each of 6 classes and enjoyed leisurely at the end. 
 
Enjoy breakfast on your own at your accommodations (see under "contact" for a list of local accomodations) or at one of the many great local cafes before heading to the cooking school, which is located on an organic farm run by Roots to River. We will have the opportunity to pick fruits and vegetables either on the farm or near by to use in the classes. Classes will take place 4 mornings and 2 evenings, all followed by a leisurely sit down meal. Classes will use Roots to River organic vegetables, award-winning local meats, and sustainable seafood. 

After morning classes, enjoy an insider's look at various local farms and businesses including a coffee roastery in Lambertville, a premium ice cream shop in Princeton with a demonstration of the creation of an unusual flavor, and a walk through the brewing process at a Brewery in New Hope, PA, and a private dinner on an award winning livestock farm. 

The cost per person is $1500 including all hands-on cooking classes, lunch and dinner except 1 evening on your own, afternoon excursions/demonstrations, and a copy of both Ian's The Farm and Shelley's Just Tacos cookbooks. Antique lovers can enjoy the many Antique shops in Lambertville, NJ and the Wednesday early morning flea market nearby.

This class is designed for adults over 21. Please let us know if you will require transportation.

French Regional Wines & Six Course Dinner- A celebration of Bastille Day!
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

French Regional Wines & Six Course Dinner- A celebration of Bastille Day!

Join us! $125 includes wine!

Enjoy an EVENING WITH SOMMELIER CAROL A. BERMAN OF CLASS IN A GLASS AND CHEF SHELLEY WISEMAN

It’s like having your own Personal Chef and Sommelier……..wait a minute…YOU DO!
Join us for this six course, classic French menu paired with wonderful farm-to table wine selections from The Loire Valley, the Rhone and a few more surprise regions!

Come hungry, thirsty and prepared for some wonderful information and discussions with great people!

Demo: Chicken Liver Pate

Menu (Based on seasonal availability):

Chicken Liver Pate - Sparkling Wine
Hot Goat Cheese Tart with Green Salad - light white
Boudin Blanc with Summery Sauerkraut - spicy white
Salmon with Red Wine Sauce and Mushrooms - first red
Steak Frites with Bearnaise Sauce - big red
Lemon Mousse

Kids Cooking Camp- Around the World in 5 Days!
Jul
17
Jul 21

Kids Cooking Camp- Around the World in 5 Days!

By popular demand! We have created our week long kids programs from 10 to 2pm.

$750 per child. Register here. 
Monday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm. (kids should wear closed toed shoes)

The camp includes cooking classes, time in the organic fields, crafts, fresh herb workshop, and visiting the animals which include an alpaca, a llama, and a donkey! 

Kids will learn how to make homemade corn tortillas in the Mexican class; homemade pasta, ravioli, and pizza in the Italian class; perfect cooked rice in the Indian class; French Papillote and fruit tarts in the French class; and we will cover baking basics.. The week will culminate in a "chopped"-like competition. Kids ages 6 to 10 are welcome. 
 

 

French Brunch!
Jul
22
11:00 am11:00

French Brunch!

A Farm Cooking School Favorite! Join us! $95

Spend a Summer Sunday morning learning how to make homemade croissants, elegant eggs, and more in this class taught by Shelley Wiseman. Then sit down and enjoy a lovely brunch and great conversations!

Menu- based on seasonal availability: 
Homemade Croissants
Egg Roulade
Wilted Spinach
Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Candied Kumquats

Italian Cooking - Class 4
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

Italian Cooking - Class 4

$95.00 Join us!

In our Italian Techniques of Cooking course we cover the basics (and some not-so-basics) of Italian cuisine. From pasta making, sauce preparation, and fresh cheese making using the freshest seasonal produce. Join us for the whole series at a discount! Meets weekly at 6pm.

Sample menu based on seasonal availability.

Class 4: 

Potato & Herb Pizza
Grilled Spatchcock Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic
With Seasonal Vegetables
Seared Octopus Salad
Goat Cheese Semifreddo

 

Couples Cooking!
Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00

Couples Cooking!

Join us! $190.00 

Our couples cooking class has been such a success that it's now a regular feature on our calendar! This class is taught by Shelley Wiseman.

This registration is for two people. Bring a partner, friend or family member and enjoy learning how to cook for two! A variety of techniques and menus will be covered depending on the season! 

In this class we cook several dishes, using cuts of meat or fish that are perfect for elegant dinners for two, such as duck breast, rack of lamb, and salt roasted branzino. Sauces and side dishes will be included as well as a seasonal dessert. 

Kids Cooking Sundays! French
Jul
30
11:00 am11:00

Kids Cooking Sundays! French

$75.00 Join us!

Join us for Kids Cooking! Classes include knife skills and world cuisines including dishes from France, Mexico, Italy, the Mediterranean and India!

Classes are taught by Shelley Wiseman!

This Sunday's menu includes Salmon en Papillote,  Herb workshop and Chocolate mousse!

Menu based on freshest of available seasonal ingredients. 

Kids Camp: Farms and Animals, Fruits and Vegetables, Oh My!
Jul
31
Aug 4

Kids Camp: Farms and Animals, Fruits and Vegetables, Oh My!

 

Register here!

Kids between 6 and 10 will enjoy a week of learning about how a farm works, picking fruits and vegetables, and then cooking them in our spacious class kitchen and outdoor pizza oven.

They will learn various cooking techniques, including making pasta, pizza, pastry and tortillas and have time in the fields. as well as tending their own seedlings to take home. The farm also has pet animals such as a llama, and alpaca, and a donkey. The hours of the camp are from 10 am to 2 pm and includes a couple of field trips to other farms. In the kitchen, the week will culminate in a "chopped"-like competition.

Italian Techniques! Class 5
Aug
4
6:00 pm18:00

Italian Techniques! Class 5

Join us! $95

In our Italian Techniques of Cooking course we cover the basics (and some not-so-basics) of Italian cuisine. From pasta making, sauce preparation, and fresh cheese making using the freshest seasonal produce. Join us for the whole series at a discount! Meets weekly at 6pm.

Sample menu based on seasonal availability.

Class 5: 

Seasonal Crostini
From Scratch Lasagna
(Homemade Pasta; Bolognese)
Roasted Vegetable Lasagne
Italian Salad
Zabaglione with Fruit

Farm to Table Feast
Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

Farm to Table Feast

Join us for our farm to table dinner, cooked by chef Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman using ingredients right from Roots to River and other local farms. This is not a hands-on cooking class, but a sit-down dinner.

This is our chance to cook for you! Please join us at our new location for a fabulous evening of farm fresh food and great conversation! BYO.

Menu based on the freshest of what's in season in August!

Culinary Bootcamp- Summer Produce Extravaganza!
Aug
7
Aug 11

Culinary Bootcamp- Summer Produce Extravaganza!

Register here with your deposit! 

This culinary week will utilize the August bounty of Roots to River Farm Organic Vegetables  on and near the school's property and fruits from local orchards as the main inspiration for our menus. The produce will be a foil for various homemade pastas, flat breads made in our pizza oven, and tacos made with homemade corn and flour tortillas, so there are many useful techniques to learn. We will be picking from the fields, cooking, and preserving the fruits and vegetables. We will also be using them to enhance sustainably fished and locally raised meat dishes, so the week is not entirely vegetarian (if you are a vegetarian let us know and we will accomodate you). 

The Farm Cooking School is set on a farm on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river by the town of Lambertville, a stones throw from the equally beautiful Bucks County in Pennsylvania (and the town of New Hope). This farm studded area gives New Jersey the name of The Garden State and the stone houses and bucolic windy roads on both sides of the river have a distinctly European feel. We rival the Hudson Valley for its bounty of small farms, and will visit several of them, as well as the towns, in the course of the week. 

Participants can choose from a variety of local Inns and Airbnb's (not included; options are listed under the contact tab) to stay in. There will be at least 6 classes at the school and various demos at other culinary venues and farms. All classes are followed by a sit down meal (BYOB) to savor the fruits of your labor and all meals are included except one free evening. 

The cost of the week is $1500 all inclusive except wine and one free evening. Please let us know if you will need transportation once you get here. Lambertville is a two hour bus ride from The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, which also stops at Newark Airport for pick ups and drop offs, and Philadelphia is 30 to 45 minutes by car. 

August Pies!
Aug
12
10:00 am10:00

August Pies!

$95.00 Join us!

Back by popular demand, our summer pie classes are crowd favorites. Each month we discover several different crusts and seasonal fillings for both sweet and savory pies. 

Sample pies based on seasonal availability:

Classic Puff Pastry
Cookie Crumb Crust
Pate Sucree

Zucchini Cheddar Puff Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Wineberry-Mascarpone Pie

Italian Techniques- Class 6
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Italian Techniques- Class 6

$95 Join us!

In our Italian Techniques of Cooking course we cover the basics (and some not-so-basics) of Italian cuisine. From pasta making, sauce preparation, and fresh cheese making using the freshest seasonal produce. Join us for the whole series at a discount! Meets weekly at 6pm.

Sample menu based on seasonal availability.

Class 6: 

Classic Negroni
Fresh Gnocchi with Baby Greens
Artichoke Workshop
Chocolate-Hazelnut Torte

Comparative Wine Pairing Dinner!
Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Comparative Wine Pairing Dinner!

Join us! $100

An Entertaining Comparative Wine Pairing Dinner with Radio Personality/Sommelier Carol A. Berman of Class in a Glass and Chef Shelley Wiseman

When shopping for wine, how do you know that you are actually getting a great bottle? Do you shop by attractive label or do you shop by a reputable importer? This class will help you to navigate the wine aisles more effectively. 

This is a comparative class. We will taste four sets of wines:two selections of each grape varietal. The wines will be tasted blind. Attendees will try to guess which of our wines were purchased by the average consumer (Shelley) or by an educated consumer (Carol). In the classroom, we will play "WHAT'S MY WINE" to discover who's wines were better choices and discuss the reasons behind the conclusions. Each wine set will be paired with a course prepared by Shelley. Guaranteed to be tasty fun!

 

Summer Tomatoes!
Aug
27
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Tomatoes!

$95.00 Join us!

We're cooking directly from the garden all summer long. Join us each week as we pick one vegetable or fruit and make a meal's worth of recipes based on it! You'll leave each class with a mini cookbook of recipe ideas for your favorite weekly produce.

Sample Menu:
Seafood Salad with Tomato Water
Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
Watermelon Tomato Salad with Curry Vinaigrette
Summer Tomato and Cheese Pie
Baked Tomatoes
Baba's Preserved multicolored Tomatoes


Killer-Griller Wines and Grilled Paired Dinner!
May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Killer-Griller Wines and Grilled Paired Dinner!

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT! $100.00 Join us!

WITH SOMMELIER CAROL A. BERMAN OF CLASS IN A GLASS
AND CHEF IAN KNAUER

There’s nothing better than grilling and chilling with a glass of wine in your hands! Our Professor of the Grape, Carol, will select five great summer-time wines to pair with grill-master Ian Knauer’s menu. This is a wine class with a paired dinner.

Sample Menu:
Grilled Oysters with Harissa Butter
Wood-Fired Spring Onions Tarts
Grilled Octopus Salad
Grilled Double Brook Farm Pork with Smoke-Grilled Seasonal Roots to River Farm Vegetables
Herb-Infused Panna Cotta with Grilled Rhubarb

Mediterranean Cuisine - Turkey!
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Mediterranean Cuisine - Turkey!

$95.00 Join us!

We're wishing we were by the sea snacking on our favorite Mediterranean Cuisines instead of waiting on Summer in New Jersey, but, we're making up for it by cooking our favorites of North African, Spanish, Greek, and Turkish dishes! This class is taught by Shelley Wiseman!

Sample Menu (Based on seasonal availability):
Black Eyed Pea Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Walnuts
Hunkar Begendi: Lamb Stew with Creamy Eggplant Sauce
Cezerye: Coconut Coated Carrot Paste with Walnuts

Summer Produce- Asparagus with Paul Grimes!
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Produce- Asparagus with Paul Grimes!

Join us! $95

Food stylist (for Gourmet, The New York TImes, & 100s of Cookbooks) Paul Grimes joins us to teach this class. Paul is authoring a ShortStack Cookbook on Asparagus and is testing out his awesome new recipes with you. 

Wanna see Paul in all his Gourmet glory? Check this out!

All summer long, we're cooking directly from the garden. Join us each week as we pick one vegetable or fruit and make a meal's worth of recipes based on it! You'll leave each class with a mini cookbook of recipe ideas for your favorite weekly produce.

Week 1: Asparagus

Sample Menu:
Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper, Orange Salad with Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Cream
Asparagus-Lemon Risotto
Asparagus-Stuffed Turkey Breast stuffed with Tonnato
Asparagus Tallegio Bread Pudding
No-Bake Mini Vanilla Rhubarb Cheesecakes

Dumpling Mania with Chef Nicholas Lee
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Dumpling Mania with Chef Nicholas Lee

Join us! ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

Chef Nicholas Lee will guide you in the preparation of pot stickers, soup dumplings with homemade pasta dough and chicken stock, and the classic Chinese dim sum siu mai. Continuing the theme of wrapping, you will make coconut sticky rice with mango in banana leaf for dessert.

Read more about Chef Lee! 

Mother's Day with Shelley Wiseman!
May
14
4:00 pm16:00

Mother's Day with Shelley Wiseman!

Join us! $95

Send Mom out for an evening of fun where she will learn to prepare fresh-made ravioli and seasonal produce with a beautiful Char! BYO!

Asparagus with Wild Mushroom Vinaigrette
Homemade Pea and Ricotta Ravioli with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Olive Oil Vinaigrette
Glazed Arctic Char with Wilted Seasonal Greens
Rhubarb Tartlettes

Mediterranean Cuisine- Greece!
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Mediterranean Cuisine- Greece!

$95 Join us!

We're wishing we were by the sea snacking on our favorite Mediterranean Cuisines instead of waiting on Summer in New Jersey, but, we're making up for it by cooking our favorites of North African, Spanish, Greek, and Turkish dishes! Taught by Shelley Weisman. 

Menu (Based on seasonal availability):
Red Pepper & Feta Spread
Charred Eggplant Spread
Homemade Pita
Whole Lemon-Butter Stuffed Branzini
Potatoes, Olives, & Capers with Anchovy Vinaigrette
Greek Creamed Spinach
Baklava

Indian Cuisine - Yogurt-Marinated Leg of Lamb!
May
12
10:00 am10:00

Indian Cuisine - Yogurt-Marinated Leg of Lamb!

$95 Join us!

Join us for our Indian Cooking Series where we dive deep in this rich cuisine and discover some of our favorite dishes from all over the country. Each week we build a meal from the dishes we make in class.

Week 4 - Sample Menu:

Yogurt-Marinated Leg of Lamb
Dal Tadka - Frangrant Lentils
Roti
Palak Paneer - Paneer in Spinach Puree
Gulab Jamun - Fried Donuts in Sugar Syrup

Author Series- Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Author Series- Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking

$20.oo Join Farm Cooking School friend and author Joy Stocke for an evening of mezes and conversation as we celebrate the publication of Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking (Burgess Lea Press). 

From her first visit to Anatolia, Joy was captivated by the traditional meze table, an array of small plates and savory snacks often accompanied by a cool glass of wine, anise-flavored raki, or a cocktail such as the Bosporus Fizz - a beguiling mix of fresh carrot juice, a dash of turmeric and rosewater, raki and club soda.

Sample Gougeres al a Turka, a twist on the traditional recipe featuring feta cheese and garnished with Aleppo pepper or Nigella seeds, Olives with Garlic and Preserved Lemon, Savory Spiced Chickpeas, Carrot Hummus with Pine Nuts, and mini shish kebabs.

Books will be available for sale.

Fisherman's Mark Benefit
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

Fisherman's Mark Benefit

$250 - SOLD OUT

Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman will be hosting this second fundraising dinner for food lovers, comprised of local seasonal offerings.  Seating is limited to forty guests. Bring your own serious bottle(s) of wine. Fisherman’s Mark thanks you for your continued support.

Fisherman’s Mark provides much-needed services to our community; from a Food Pantry to individual Case Management.  Go to www.fishermansmark.org for more information.

Root to River Farm Beet Tartare with Goat Cheese & Chive Oil

Chicken Ballotine with Butter-Braised Gravity Hill Mushrooms, Jerusalem Artichoke Pure & Wine Reduction

Seasonal Salad and Local Cheeses

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Raw Rhubarb in Syrup

Mediterranean Cuisine- Spain!
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Mediterranean Cuisine- Spain!

$95 Join us

We're wishing we were by the sea snacking on our favorite Mediterranean Cuisines instead of waiting on Summer in New Jersey, but, we're making up for it by cooking our favorites of North African, Spanish, Greek, and Turkish dishes! Taught by Shelley Wiseman. 

Menus Based on Seasonal Availability:

Spain
Sangria
Warm Chorizo Salad with Feta and Parsley
Spanish Tortilla (Potato, onion, and Egg Cake)
Rice Pudding with Orange Confit

 

Indian Cuisine - Long-Fermented Dosa!
May
5
10:00 am10:00

Indian Cuisine - Long-Fermented Dosa!

$95.00 Join us!

Join us for our Indian Cooking Series where we dive deep in this rich cuisine and discover some of our favorite dishes from all over the country. Each week we build a meal from the dishes we make in class.

Week 3 - Sample Menu:

This all vegetarian class is centered around the famous fermented rice and pulse batter of the dosa which goes through a long fermentation, creating a complex flavor and texture. 

Masala Dosa
Cauliflower and Spinach with Mustard Seed Sauce
Cilantro Chutney
Coconut Chutney
Kashmiri Masala Chai
Small Pearl Tapioca with Cardamom, Saffron and Pastachios

Kids Cooking Saturdays - Italian!
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Kids Cooking Saturdays - Italian!

Join us for Kids Cooking! Classes include knife skills and world cuisines including dishes from Mexico, Italy, Mediterranean and Indian.

Classes are taught by Lori DiFinis or Shelley Wiseman.

Proper technique to cook risotto, Lemon chicken, and flourless chocolate cake are on the menu this week! Menu based on season's freshest ingredients. 

Indian Cuisine - Dry Shrimp Curry!
Apr
28
10:00 am10:00

Indian Cuisine - Dry Shrimp Curry!

$95.00 Join us!

Join us for our Indian Cooking Series where we dive deep in this rich cuisine and discover some of our favorite dishes from all over the country. Each week we build a meal from the dishes we make in class.

Week 2 - Sample Menu:

Shrimp and Chile Dry Curry
South Indian Tomato Rice
Stovetop Naan
Eggplant Chutney
Mango Kulfi Dessert

Wood-Fired Pizzas
Apr
27
10:00 am10:00

Wood-Fired Pizzas

$95.00 Join us!

Learn the art of wood-fired pizzas with Ian Knauer (Chef Ian has made pizzas for the stars, really; Al Gore, John Legend, Zoe Deutch, Geena Davis and more!) And now he shares his expertise with you!

Sample Menu:
Pizza Doughs from scratch
Various Seasonal Pizzas
Roots to River Salad
Dessert Pizza

Cooking the Food from the Farm with Patrizia Thomas
Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

Cooking the Food from the Farm with Patrizia Thomas

$95 Join us! This series of 4 classes, taught by health coach Patrizia Thomas, will meet periodically during the winter farm market hours at the school (11-2 Sundays).

Root vegetables and hoop house greens will be the inspiration for this winter series. Discover the sweetness of kolrabi and earthiness of celery root and what to do with them.

This course is ideal for vegetarians and a great introduction to vegetable cooking for everyone else.

Couples Cooking!
Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

Couples Cooking!

Only 2 Spots Left (or 1 couple) - Join us!

Our couples cooking class has been such a success that it's now a regular feature on our calendar! This class is taught by Shelley Wiseman.

In this class we cook several dishes, using cuts of meat or fish that are perfect for elegant dinners for two, such as duck breast, rack of lamb, and salt roasted branzino. Sauces and side dishes will be included as well as a seasonal dessert. 

Sample menu based on seasonal availability to be announced. 

Cheesemaking!
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Cheesemaking!

SOLD OUT!

Join us for our most popular homesteading class - Cheesemaking. We will make ricotta, mozzarella, and goat cheese, all from scratch, then we will make a meal with those cheeses. This class is taught by Shelley Wiseman and it always sells out, so sign up early.

Cheesemaking

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh Goat's Milk Cheese

A meal based on the cheeses we make including dessert!

Indian Cuisine - Butter Chicken! Class 1 and Full Series!
Apr
21
10:00 am10:00

Indian Cuisine - Butter Chicken! Class 1 and Full Series!

$95.00 Join us!

Join us for our Indian Cooking Series where we dive deep in this rich cuisine and discover some of our favorite dishes from all over the country. Each week we build a meal from the dishes we make in class. You are also welcome to join us for the entire series for a discount!

Week 1 - Sample Menu:

Grilled Butter Chicken (Makhani)
Gujarati-Style Garlic Baby Potatoes
Punjabi Fried Okra OR Cauliflower (seasonal)
Seasonal Cooler
Carrot Halwa

Mastering the Art of French Sauces!
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Mastering the Art of French Sauces!

$95.00 Join us!

Sauce it up! Learn the fundamentals of the world's great classic French sauces. Shelley Wiseman teaches this class and dives deep into her extensive knowledge and experience to teach you how to improve every dish with the perfect sauce. This class ends in a meal featuring the sauces covered in the class.

On the docket:
Egg Yolk-Based; Bearnaise, mayonnaise, Creme Anglaise (custard)
Roux-Based; Bechamel (White Sauce)
Wine-Based Reduction Sauces; Peppercorn Sauce, White Wine Sauce, Beurre Blanc
Caramel Sauce

Sample menu (Based on seasonal availability):
Cheese Soufflé 
Poached Shrimp (mayonnaise)
Slow-Roasted Salmon (Beurre Blanc, White Wine reduction sauce)
Seared Steak (Bearnaise, Peppercorn Sauce)
Seasonal Vegetables
Caramel Ice Cream (Creme Anglaise, Caramel Sauce)

Thai Essentials with Supa!
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Thai Essentials with Supa!

Please join us for a fabulous night of Thai techniques and beautiful food with our resident Thai instructor Supa de Rose! 

Menu- based on the availability of the freshest ingredients

Spring Rolls

Pad Thai Shrimp

Green Curry Chicken

Dessert- Taro in Coconut Cream

Ian's Early Spring Pastas!
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

Ian's Early Spring Pastas!

$95.00 Join us!

We love pasta handmade pasta! In this class we work with egg-based pastas (eggs from our chickens) and semolina pasta (egg free) along with several summery sauces. This class is taught by Ian Knauer.

Sample Menu:
Fresh Semolina Pasta with Fresh Spinach and Preserved Lemon
Egg Yolk Stuffed Raviolo Carbonara with Watercress
Square Spaghetti Roasted Asparagus
Rhubarb-Filled Potato Dumplings with Ice Cream

Easter Cookie Decorating Master Class with Nicholas Lee!
Apr
12
2:00 pm14:00

Easter Cookie Decorating Master Class with Nicholas Lee!

$95 Join us!

Nicky Lee, professional pastry chef for The Four Season in NYC will give a master class in cookie decorating techniques, including flooding, stencils, fondant, and hand painting. The class will start with pre-baked sugar cookies to have time for the decorating and you will take home several cookies of your own design.

This class does not include a meal.

Homesteading - Cheesemaking!
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Homesteading - Cheesemaking!

SOLD OUT!

Our most popular homesteading class! Cheesemaking. We will make ricotta, mozzarella, and goat cheese, all from scratch, then we will make a meal with those cheeses. This class always sells out so sign up early.

Cheesemaking

Ricotta Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh Goat's Milk Cheese

A meal based on the cheeses we make including dessert!

Farm to Table Dinner - Spring Edition!
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Farm to Table Dinner - Spring Edition!

$95.00 Join us!

Join us for our farm to table dinner, cooked by chef Ian Knauer, using ingredients right from Roots to River and other local farms. This is not a hands-on cooking class, but a sit-down dinner.

This is our chance to cook for you! Please join us at our new location for a fabulous evening of farm fresh food and great conversation! BYO.

Menu based on the freshest of what's in season, but we are planning for the following:
Homemade Bread and Pickles
Farm Charcuterie
Spring Pea and Turnip Soup
Spring Lamb with Watercress, Hakurei Turnips, and Jus
Roots to River Spring Salad
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Roasted Rhubarb

Foundations of Cooking - Stewing & Bread
Apr
7
10:00 am10:00

Foundations of Cooking - Stewing & Bread

$95.00 Join us!

In this course we cover the basics that every cook needs to create great meals in the kitchen. This course is divided into 6 classes. Join us!

Sample Menus for each course subject to seasonal availability. 

Class 6 - No knead bread, Stewing, Clafoutis
No knead bread
Chicken Liver Paté
Beouf Bourguignon (winter) or grilled meat (summer)
Clafoutis

Mexican Techniques- Stuffed Peppers and Margaritas!
Apr
1
6:00 pm18:00

Mexican Techniques- Stuffed Peppers and Margaritas!

Join us! $95

Join Chef Shelley Wiseman who wrote the book on Mexican cooking (well, 2 books actually!). Never buy corn tortillas again! BYO and end each class with an authentic Mexican meal!

Class 4 (April 1st)- 
Cheese Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Tomato sauce, Cochinita Pibil (banana leaf wrapped braised pork), Margaritas, Mexican custard with marinated fresh fruit.

Foundations of Cooking - Poaching
Mar
31
10:00 am10:00

Foundations of Cooking - Poaching

$95.00 Join us!

In this course we cover the basics that every cook needs to create great meals in the kitchen. This course is divided into 6 classes. Join us!

Sample Menus for each course subject to seasonal availability. 

Class 5 - Poaching/Sous Vide/Steaming, Hollandaise, Tart pastry
Frisee Lardon Salad with Poached Eggs
Sous-Vide Poached fish with julienned leeks and carrots with Hollandaise Sauce
Seasonal Dessert Tart

Cooking the Food from the Farm with Patrizia Thomas
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

Cooking the Food from the Farm with Patrizia Thomas

$95 Join us!

This series of classes, taught by health coach Patrizia Thomas, will meet periodically during the year during farm market hours at the school (11-2 Sundays in the winter).

Root vegetables and hoop house greens will be the inspiration for this winter series. Discover the sweetness of kolrabi and earthiness of celery root and what to do with them.

Sample Menu:
Beet Gazpacho
Morrocan Salmon-Quinoa Cakes
Heirloom Kale, Celery Root, & Fennel Salad
Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Homemade Cashew Milk

This course is ideal for vegetarians and a great introduction to vegetable cooking for everyone else.