Travel the World With WoF’s 2014 Cooking Classes.

Travel the World With WoF’s 2014 Cooking Classes.

One of the most delightful ways of helping to raise funds while meeting others, learning a new skill or perfecting an old technique is by attending a cooking class taught by a member of our community.

Our local chefs, your neighbors, will guide you through the techniques and skills necessary to transport you, and those for whom you will cook in the future, to countries where the natives speak Spanish, Farsi, Hebrew, French, Greek, Italian, Turkish or Portuguese.

You don’t have to speak these languages to enroll in this year’s Women of Fearrington Cooking Classes. You just have to move quickly to sign up for one of only 36 spaces in these classes. E-mail Donna Fehrenbach at for detailed information and a registration form for each class. While the standard fee for each class is $30 (tax deductible), the fee for ingredients varies by class. And of course, the date of each class varies.

paeilaBack by popular demand is Bill Wilson’s Traditional Spanish Dinner class. He will take you on a trip to Madrid where he and his wife Nancy first encountered a classic Valencia paella and built wonderful memories on a special afternoon in the Parque del Retiro. Members of the class will learn the secrets of this wonderful recipe, and the proof of paella’s popularity will be in the tasting. Participants will also dine on gazpacho and flan to round out this traditional Spanish Dinner.
phylloDon’t know Farsi? While a trip to Iran might not be in your future, you’ll find experts in the art of phyllo dough in Greece or Turkey. Opa! In the Phun with Phyllo course, Daphne Rhodes will provide lessons on how to work with this paper-thin dough to make delicious appetizers, an entrée and a dessert. While the emphasis will be on working with the dough, recipes will be provided for all of the fillings that will be used in the class.
ShrimpMoquecaIn a class called What’s Cooking in Rio, participants, under the able direction of Ronnie Coleshill, will prepare a typical meal served in every Brazilian coastal town. Cheese rolls, Shrimp Moqueca with rice and Tres Leches (Three Milks) cake for dessert are enough to entice anyone, even if you don’t speak Portuguese.
 fishBuongiorno! Gene Rogers has been teaching cooking classes for a decade. You’ll enjoy the expertise he brings to his class as you learn the techniques behind grilling fish and creating great sauces for fish. He’ll round out the Grilled Fish Mediterranean Dinner class drawing from the Italian cuisine – bruschetta, linguini, and a fresh fruit ricotta dessert. What could be better?
 pastaCiao! Pasta, Pasta, Pasta: Francis and Ann DiGiano are again teaching a course based on Italian cuisine, this time with an emphasis on three different types of pasta – vegetarian, seafood, and meat. There will be a demonstration of how to make an egg-based pasta, and you’ll learn menu planning for a typical three- or four-course Italian dinner. Learn from someone who learned from the Godmother of Italian Cooking, Marcella Hazan.Ciao!

In Donna Fehrenbach’s Rolling in Dough class, she will teach participants how to make Baguettes (French), Rustic Bread, and Foccacio (Italian), Challah (Israeli) and good old-fashioned sticky buns (American). These are all wrapped up into one course.

This year’s course catalog invokes the sights, tastes and smells of many countries, but you don’t even need a passport or command of any language other than the language of food.