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A FRESH Point of View: Front Row Eats Cooking Showcases

Pretty much everybody who works at FRESH loves food. We consider it a privilege to share our favorites and our secrets with you – whether that’s what to do with that rare seasonal mushroom, or what artisan cheese to use for the perfect cheeseburger.

So this month, we have kicked off a new event – Front Row Eats Cooking Showcases. Every Friday night, one of our chefs, bakers, or other food experts will offer complimentary demonstrations on, well, food. How to cook it; how to choose it; how to serve it. You can sit back, relax, and ask questions as we share professional cooking techniques; teach you how to clean and cook that new-to-you fish; give you new ideas for familiar ingredients; or outline the fine points of cuisines from Moroccan to Mexican to meat-free vegan.

Each session will take place from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Fridays in our FRESH Taste Kitchen, just inside the patio entrance, between the chef-prepared section and the bakery. These events are free, but seats will be limited, so reserve your spot by calling 903-747-3512.

For our first demo, last Friday, we demonstrated how to make and use some fresh, modern sauces to dress up your meals. (A great sauce is every chef’s secret weapon.) Other plans include:

  • This coming Friday, January 27, our topic will be fresh and healthy dinner ideas, featuring whole grains, the best of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and lean meats.
  • Friday, Feb. 3, Super Bowl Sunday ideas: Good food doesn’t have to be fancy or fussy. We’ll be showing off some super snacks for you to serve at your Super Bowl watch party.
  • Friday, Feb. 10, Valentine’s Day theme dinner: We’ll kick off another regular topic, destination theme dinners, with a “Night in Paris” menu perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The schedule is a work in progress, so we’d love to know what YOU’D like to learn. (The sauces demonstration, for example, was an idea that we heard from lots of our guests.) If there’s an ingredient, a dish, or a cuisine that you’d like us to explore – let us know. It just might come to the FRESH Taste Kitchen on some Friday night very soon.