The Holiday Bookends Class

As you might know, I provide Vegan Boutique Culinary Demonstrations and Tastings. In keeping with the season, the class on December 4 was Holiday Bookends – Savory Starts and Fragrant Finishes.  Thirteen students gathered for a Holiday feast.

I had two primary objectives —

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Holiday Entertaining – Made Simple and Easy

I recently had the extreme pleasure of presenting a cooking demonstration at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders in Cottonwood, Arizona, a town located just outside of Sedona, Arizona. The class was entitled, “Holiday Hor D’oeurves” and was presented to twenty mostly-omnivores. I knew I needed to step up my game and be creative and inventive with what I was preparing.

I absolutely LOVE Thai summer rolls and got my inspiration from that absolutely yummy delight. However, it’s not summer, it’s winter (or at least it will be when the holiday actually arrives). So, it got me thinking….how could I transform a summer roll into what I will now call a “winter roll”?

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Think Summer Roll & Spring Roll – Now There’s a Winter Roll and Fall Roll