Learn to Cook in the Shadows of Shangrila!

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse The Linden Centre and Savory Spoon are hosting a culinary exploration of the southeastern Himalayas, home to Brian and Jeanee Linden’s cultural retreat. The tour will offer hands-on cooking classes by two renowned Chinese chefs, complemented by the support of Janice Thomas, executive director of the Savory Spoon, and numerous exotic meals with local wines, teas and coffees. “Our village in China is a …

“Grilled to Perfection” at Savory Spoon

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse Savory Spoon Cooking School is offering a rare opportunity to perfect your grilling skills with the “Grilled to Perfection” cooking class on Friday, July 17. Participants will learn the art of making the perfect grill marks, marinating and testing for doneness, along with many other grilling tips. The menu for the class includes: • Grilled Quesadilla with Feta, Spinach and Olive Lemon Relish • …

“Simple and Sassy” at Savory Spoon

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse Get ready to learn some new cooking tricks on July 10, when Savory Spoon Cooking School hosts “Simple and Sassy the Savory Spoon Way.” Chef Thomas will assist students in preparing this flavorful dinner using a fresh free-range chicken, Door County fresh asparagus and homegrown strawberries. Add to your cooking repertoire and learn to make a compound butter and save the flavor of your …

Savory Spoon to Host Afternoon Tea

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse On Sunday, July 12 from 2 – 5 pm, Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay will host afternoon tea and refreshments to discuss with the public their culinary tour to China. Janice Thomas, owner of the Savory Spoon, and Brian and Jeanee Linden, owners of Linden Gallery and the Linden Centre in China, will be present to show their new DVD about the …

Chocolate and Pasta Workshops at Savory Spoon

By Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse The Savory Spoon Cooking School is offering classes dedicated to a few favorite foods – namely, chocolate and pasta. Savory Spoon’s in-house chocolatier, Kathy (Cocoa) McCarthy, who creates Savory Spoon’s Sweet Spot Chocolates, will teach a hands-on chocolate class on Saturday, July 11. Students will increase their “chocolate smarts” by learning about the art of classic truffle making using Belgian couverture chocolate, and will …

“The Flavors of Provence” Explores the Culinary Delights of Southern France

By Door County Pulse With a passion for food and a desire to share culinary creativity, Janice Thomas established Savory Spoon, the first year-round cooking school in Door County, in 2004. In the four years since Savory Spoon premiered, Thomas has featured an array of classes showcasing summer salads, chic vegetarian, elegant Asian, pasta galore, and fragrant India. Located in a charming historic 1879 schoolhouse in Ellison Bay, Savory Spoon …

Door County Opportunities: “The Flavors of Provence” Explores the Culinary Delights of Southern France

Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse Janice Thomas, proprietor of the Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay, enhances her onsite instructional courses with culinary excursions. This spring Thomas will lead a small group to southern France. With “The Flavors of Provence,” a seven-day trip through one of the most beautiful and taste tantalizing regions of Europe, students will visit professional teaching kitchens, local markets, and specialty shops. Immersing themselves in …

Chocolate and Candy Making Classes

By Door County Pulse The Sweet Spot” is ready for your enjoyment at the Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay. Satisfy your sweet tooth this season with homemade chocolates made by in-house chocolatier, Kathy (Cocoa) McCarthy. Made with rich, couverture Belgian chocolate, the Savory Spoon’s specialties include Caramel Turtles, Drunken Turtles, Almond Toffee, Decadent Truffles, and new for this season Biker Bars and an addictive Peanut Butter Crunch. This …

The King Of Fish

By Door County Pulse Mike Mead of the Shoreline Restaurant was the visiting chef recently at a class at the Savory Spoon Cooking School. Mead taught at the Savory Spoon and featured Salmon prepared in six different dishes. He taught students how to affectively use a cast iron grill to get the perfect grill markings as well as the proper cooking times. The salmon was grilled with a variety of …

Savory Spoon Cooking School Opens for Season

By Door County Pulse The Savory Spoon Cooking School is celebrating its fifth season and will open June 19 with one of Door County’s favorite chefs. At 6 pm, Mike Mead, chef and owner of the Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock, will share his passion for delicious salmon dishes, featuring grilled salmon with maple glaze or with Jamaican salsa. Poached salmon in phyllo crust with a mango salsa will also …