Join us in late January for The Art of Hand Pies, a virtual demonstration and discussion featuring Minnesota Cooks participants Chef Owner Gary Wahl of Stone’s Throw Cafe in Morris and Chef Owner Jessica Pettingill from Cafe Thyme in Chanhassen as they guide participants through the shaping and making of hand pies, as well as the cross-cultural composition and versatility of hand pies. They’ll demonstrate and discuss both meat-based and vegetarian fillings, savory versus sweet, shortcuts and how to bring your own creativity to this universally loved pastry. From the empanada to the pasty, nearly every culture has a hand pie – and for good reason! They’re delicious and easy, even for beginner home cooks.
We’ll also introduce you to a couple of the farmers Chef Gary and Chef Jessica depend on for their local fare and learn how working directly with farmers guides both their menus and inspiration.
Chef Jessica is the owner of Cafe Thyme in Chanhassen, a globally inspired culinary oasis where Chef Jessica and her team pride themselves on offering fresh wholesome local ingredients from nearby farmers.
Chef Gary Wahl is the owner of Stone’s Throw Cafe in Morris, offering “farm to table, fine, casual, fusion, gourmet dining.” Chef Gary and his team work with guests to find food that fits both their dietary needs and tastes.
Details and information to prepare for the event are below:
When: Tuesday, January 26, 5 p.m.
How: Register at https://bit.ly/MNCooksHandPies
Plan ahead: If interested, participants can make and shape their dough along with the demonstration. Recipes will be sent in a follow up email as the event draws closer.