They focus on using fresh, seasonal ingredients with an ecological conscience. Many of us learned to cook at the feet of our parents, while others are self-taught. Few New Yorkers in upstate New York have received culinary training beyond the home economics classroom of high school or high school. Improving your kitchen acumen doesn't mean enrolling in a degree program.
Several upstate institutions offer classes on a particular cooking style or technique for home chefs at all levels. Some last a couple of hours, while others are intense training camps. All are instructed by professional chefs who want to share their love for cooking. Pasta is by far one of Do or Dine's favorite subjects to teach.
This is an in-depth look at the world of pasta, its history and an overview of regional specialties. This class covers both fresh and dry pasta and the beauties of both. Learn how to select, cook and serve pasta and learn about the sauces that should accompany each of them. Located on the shores of Lake Canandaigua is the New York Wine %26 Culinary Center, a non-profit center that promotes New York's culinary and beverage industries and organizes events.