(Please note that June's Create What You Crave workshop will be held the second Friday of the month)
The art, science, and craft of bread making. Led by former Harvard Science & Cooking Teaching Fellow and The Leonardo’s Public Programming Coordinator, Michael Petralia, this workshop will explore and discuss the molecular story of the essential bread elements: flour, yeast, & water. Together we’ll practice a heuristic-based bread making technique, crafted from years of research, experiments, and instruction abroad. You'll witness dough at various stages of rising, practice making and shaping dough, and experiment with various herbs and inclusions. We’ll discuss oven temperatures and various baking techniques, the role of gluten and the impact of non-wheat flours, as well as how to extend your practice to include dough of other sorts, such as for making delicious pizza!
In the end you'll leave with your own bread dough waiting to be proofed and baked or frozen and used at your convenience. Your own sourdough yeast starter can fuel your bread making for years to come!
DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Sous Vide Cooking
Learn the science of sous vide cooking while you enjoy creating a three-course meal!
Getting your food "just right," finding the optimal times, temperatures, and techniques for cooking, may seem to be a mystery, but there is a definite science to this art. This month we’ll explore the way heat is transferred to food, how food's internal structure is changed in response to temperature and pressure, and how to create your own sous vide cooking system. Join Katie Weinner of the Nata Gallery and former Harvard teaching fellow Michael Petralia as they demonstrate the art and science, then you’ll have the opportunity to run your own delicious experiments and eat your creations!
Beer Making for Beer Drinkers
Get hands-on experience in every step of the beer brewing process while enjoying craft beers and delicious food pairings! Space is limited, and February's Create What You Crave workshop sold out quickly so don't miss out.
One of Wasatch Beers' Brewmasters
Zach Crawford, The Beer Nut
Michael Petralia, Former Harvard Teaching Fellow, "Science and Cooking"
Food pairing by Zanetta Jones, Executive Chef at The Leonardo
Tea Time - The Search for the Perfect Cup
From black to green, rooibos to mate, the culture-spanning enjoyment of tea is steeped in a wealth of tradition. In this workshop, we will delve into the art, science, and history of making the perfect cup. Explore the effects of steeping temperature, time, and method on flavor. Learn about the varieties of tea, create your own artisanal blends, and learn how to build your own precision water heater. Join us for a truly unique 21st-century look at 3,000 year old tradition.
Soaps and Scents
Explore the science and art of soap making! After a short lesson in basic soap chemistry you'll become a lab technician, experimenting with different oils, fragrances, and other ingredients to create aromatics and textures. Finally you’ll create a one-of-a-kind bar of soap. Take it home to cure and in four weeks your personalized soap will be ready to use!