Make Your Own Homemade Gourmet Mustard!
Mad for mustard? Fawn over French’s? Pay top-dollar for Dijon? Then this is the class for you! Join Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles as she teaches the secrets to preparing homemade mustards that will make you swear off the squeeze bottle for good. We’ll start off the class with a mustard tasting, where you’ll compare flavor profiles and textures and learn how different types of mustard enhance certain foods. You’ll learn why some mustards are sinus-clearingly hot, and why others are mild and mellow. Kelly will discuss flavor pairings that go well together and explain how different mixing techniques create different textures. Each student will then get to mix their own custom mustard choosing from an assortment of spices and herbs. Beer and wine are classic mustard bases, and we’ll have plenty of both to use in our creations (and plenty for drinking, too!) Every student will leave class with two jars of their own custom mustard, plus more recipes for continued mustard making at home. Supplies needed: OPTIONAL: bring a bottle of your favorite beer to use as a base for your mustard. All other ingredients and jars for your mustard creations will be provided in class.
I grew up in rural Kansas, where food preservation traditions were strong. Both of my grandmas taught me how to make jams, pickles, sauces--and how to preserve them all for a well-stocked cellar. I always loved the process of starting a recipe from scratch and seeing it through to a beautiful jar sitting in the pantry. After years of working in women's human rights non-profits, I decided to make a career change and came full circle back to my love of food preservation. I founded McVicker Pickles in 2013, where I make and sell pickles, mustards and other preserved goods. I love sharing my passion for food preservation with other people. Seeing people get excited about their first jar of sauerkraut, or hearing from someone who caught the 'canning bug' and began making jams for all their holiday gifts is what I love most about this job! I am certified as a Master Food Preserver in San Francisco County.
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