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These classes are available through Academy Nights at Durham Academy. It’s an evening enrichment program where ALL of the funds raised are donated to the school’s need-based financial aid program.
Visit www.da.org/academynights for registration information and other great classes.
WHAT’S IN YOUR GROCERY CART? POTENTIAL RISKS OF GMO (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) FOOD
Tuesday, January 27 • 7:00 - 9:00 pm • $25 • Upper School
This class will address two questions: Are genetically engineered foods safe to eat? Do they harm the earth’s environment? Participants will look at how crop genetic engineering works, review regulations of genetically modified crops, examine evidence for environmental and human health effects and then explore differences in global perceptions and policy. With that background, we will address your questions and discuss whether you think GMO foods should be labeled. DR. MARY EUBANKS holds appointments as Adjunct Professor in Biology and the Program in Education at Duke University and is a Senior Research Fellow in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas-Austin. She has been awarded 17 patents for her research discoveries in corn genetics.
510 FOUR SQUARE: A FARM TO TABLE DINNER
Sunday, February 1 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • $35 • Materials: $30
Class held at Four Square Restaurant, 2701 Chapel Hill Road, Durham
Do you think that your only option in winter is frozen peas and tired potatoes? Think again! In this class you will see how the talented chef of Four Square utilizes the bounty from local hard-working farmers. See how you can use fresh vegetables and local meats to make a wonderful meal for your family even in the dark days of winter. Shane will take the choicest of meat and poultry from local producers, combine with winter veggies, and make you a meal that will please your palate. See how farm to table dinner supports the impressive number of farmers that have helped give the Durham & Chapel Hill area Bon Appetit magazine’s distinction of “Foodiest Small town” in America. Bring a Chef’s knife and a paring knife if you have them. SHANE INGRAM, owner and chef of Four Square restaurant, is a graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts. He has worked with Charlie Trotter in Chicago, with Chef Emeril Lagasse, the Inn at Little Washington, and the Fearrington House. Four Square has received many accolades, including the Mobil Three Star Award and AAA Four-Diamond Award. Shane has twice been the Guest Chef at the James Beard House in New York City.
CULINARY TRICKS FOR HEART HEALTH
Monday, February 23 • 7:00 - 9:00 pm • $25 • Materials: $10
Class held at the Rice House, 1644 Cole Mill Road, Durham
Educate your palate and mind as you learn to understand the benefits of organic local foods and learn a few culinary tricks of the health trade. Then relax and enjoy the fruits of your newly educated efforts. Join Dr. Bob Rosati, and his wife Kitty, in their presentation of a heart-healthy meal beginning with an olive oil and vinegar tasting. You will learn to master the nuances of the oil and vinegar flavors and how to pair the oils and vinegars with a meal of pasta, fish, salad and caramelized squash you will enjoy. You’ll leave all the more confident on how to make the right choices for your favorite dishes. DR. ROBERT ROSATI AND KITTY GURKIN ROSATI are authors of the NY Times bestseller, The Rice Diet Solution. Dr. Rosati is program director of the Rice Diet Program and a cardiologist. Mrs. Rosati is the nutrition director of the Rice Diet Program, a registered dietician and the author of three books on preventing and reversing heart disease and obesity.
ROOTED IN WINTER – INSIDE WATT’S GROCERY
Thursday, January 29 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm • $30 • Materials: No fee
Class held at Watt’s Grocery, 1116 Broad Street, Durham
After her travels and training in France, Amy Tournquist always returns to her roots in Old Durham. She skillfully translates the traditional techniques she learned abroad using fresh produce from local farmers’ markets to give Southern classics an upscale and often whimsical twist. She and her staff invite you behind the scenes at Watt’s Grocery where you can observe how they weave seasonal ingredients into a mouth-watering four-course meal. Then join them at the table for a meal that speaks of our region and its roots. AMY TOURNQUIST is a Durham native with more than 20 years of culinary experience both locally and abroad. She has built her reputation using seasonal and local ingredients to create dishes that give a fresh spin to North Carolina favorites. She is the President of the Board of Directors at SEEDS and has been featured in national publications such as Food and Wine, Country Home and others.