Ideas for cooking club meetings

  • Pure Michigan – Explore and prepare recipes popular in Michigan restaurants or considered local favorites.
  • Herb & Spice Blends – Everyone mixes take home blends. Discuss and sample blends so we leave knowing how to use our blends.
  • Herbs & Spices – Educational meeting – each attending member selects and brings an herb or spice. Members come to meeting with their herb/spice and info about uses, price, storage, etc., ready to share with group. Possibly a dish to share containing herb/spice.
  • Bread Substitutions
  • Pasta Substitutions
  • One Meat: Multiple Meals – ham, turkey, beef roast, pork roast or loin, chicken
  • Quick/to-go breakfast
  • Healthy substitutions – crunchy, sweet, salty, savory, etc. Explore better choices rather than going without.
  • Wine Tasting
  • Picnic – prepare and package a picnic and then go to a park to eat and play
  • Quick meals for kids
  • Draw a cultural cuisine
  • Draw a course/ Draw an ingredient – dish has to combine the two
  • Pool Party – fun snacks for kids at the pool
  • Salads – easy homemade dressings, greens comparison, non-typical ingredients
  • Flambé
  • Plating & table presentation
  • Raid the kitchen – start with a few base ingredients and then cook a meal using ingredients found in the kitchen

Themes we have used

 

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