Upcoming Cooking Demonstrations/Tastings

For more information about and/or to purchase tickets for the upcoming “The Vegan Air Fryer & Vegan Pressure Cooking” class featuring Culinary Instructor and Cookbook Author, JL Fields, please go to the “Upcoming Events” link.

All Cooking Demos are facilitated by Linda Voorhis, Culinary Instructor and Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator.  Classes are held at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders, 1002 North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ.  All classes are start at 4:00pm and end at approximately 5:30 PM.  The fee is $18 per person and include the cooking demonstration, tastings of all items prepared, and a copy of all the recipes for you to take home with you.

To ensure that there is an ample amount of food for tasting, no walk-ins can be accepted.

Advance paid registrants only.

Monday, July 10, 2017: Satiating Summer Soups – Refreshing, Comforting, Quick, Easy, and Ambrosial Soups That Will Gratify Your Palate
Don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Don’t want to heat up the kitchen using your stove and oven? I don’t either, especially during the warmth of the summer months. Then this is the class for you. We’ll be making a plethora of luscious and hearty soups that take moments to prepare yet taste like they took all day. And they require no cooking whatsoever! We’ll be making the soups right on the spot during the class and then share the joy of savoring them.


Register – Satiating Summer Soups Cooking Demo



Monday, August 7, 2017: Cooking with an Air Fryer and InstantPot – The Latest in Cooking Techniques that will Cut Your Time in The Kitchen Dramatically with Stellar Results    – SOLD OUT. 
Air Fryers and the InstantPot are the latest rage in the culinary world. What exactly are they? How do they work? What are their benefits? This class will answer all your questions while showing you how easy (and fun) it is to use these two appliances. The air fryer, which uses little to no oil, literally fries your food in a fraction of the time. French fries will never be the same for you! Oh, and it does more than fry. You can bake, grill, and steam in it as well. The InstantPot is a multi-function appliance that is an electric pressure cooker (without all the worries that you have with the standard pressure cookers), slow cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. From the novice to the professional cook-in-the-kitchen, these tools will find a place in your kitchen (and your heart).

Monday, September 11, 2017:  Taking a Trip Across The Pond – Afternoon Tea – 4:00 PM – Perfect Timing to Stop and Enjoy a true British Tea
Often mistakenly referred to as “High” tea in other parts of the world, the British Afternoon tea is typified by tea with sandwiches, scones, and cake served on tiered platters. As we delight delicacies, both petite savories and sweet confections, we’ll learn the differences between the British Afternoon Tea and High Tea.


Register – Taking A Trip Across The Pond



Monday, October 2, 2017:  Harvest Moon Celebration – Creative Dishes Highlighting the Bounty of Fall’s Harvest
Whether your rock to the beat of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” or swing to the tune of Laurel & Hardy’s rendition of “Shine on Harvest Moon”, we’ll be preparing familiar autumnal harvest ingredients in unique and delightful ways.


Register – Harvest Moon Celebration



Monday, November 6, 2017:   1621 = First Thanksgiving – Fast Forward to 2017  – Our Modern Day Thanksgiving Standards Updated with a Twist
Tired of serving the same-old, same-old every Thanksgiving? This class will shake up the Thanksgiving table paradigm with dishes that will be beautifully served and delectably devoured at your Thanksgiving table, using expected ingredients and some surprises.. Invited to celebrate at someone else’s home and need to bring a dish? No worries, this class will have you covered (as in ‘covered dish’).

Register – Thanksgiving – Fast Forward to 2017



Monday, December 4, 2017: Holiday Bookends – Savory Starts and Fragrant Finishes
Appetizers and desserts that are sure to impress your guests. These dished can all be made ahead and parked, ready to serve whenever you are so you can be the host(ess) with the most(est).


Register – Holiday Bookends



Monday, January 8, 2018:  New Year’s Resolution Diet Be Gone!:  Wholesome & Hearty Dishes for a Sustainable & Healthy Lifestyle
Diet, deprivation, and defeat no more! Learn how to prepare meals that will be simple, satisfying, scrumptious, and sensory sensational.


Register – New Year’s Resolution Diet Be Gone!



Monday, February 5, 2018:  Retro Redo’s – Updated Versions of 1960’s Classics Sure To Impress
Whether you are looking to strike up some romance this month or entertain family or friends, this class takes a trip back in time. We’ll be updating classic dishes with a modern and more healthy approach…without sacrificing any flavor, I promise!


Register – Retro Redo’s