Classes and Events

Reese Amorosi of Glamorosi Cooks teaches garden to table cooking classes in the Philadelphia area. The sessions are fun and lively with vivid storytelling, history and trivia, lots of laughter, and of course, learning cooking and gardening techniques.  Each class begins with information on growing and purchasing produce and ingredients, then moves on to creating dishes with the harvest. Students taste samples of the dishes, there is ample opportunity to ask questions during and after the class, and printed copies of the recipes are provided.

Classes generally run 1-2 hours, all skill levels welcome, prices vary.  If you have questions about attending or booking a public or private event (community gardens, cooking class parties, one-on-one lessons or personal chef bookings, etc.), or you’re interested in hiring Reese to develop recipes, please click here.

In addition to the cooking classes listed below, Reese also teaches tea classes that focus on types of tea, brewing methods, growing and blending herbal teas, and serving the meals known as Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea.

Please note I am currently booking dates in April 2018 and beyond.
*** I will be continuing the TEA classes through the summer months ***
Thank you to all who have helped spread the word about my cooking and classes.

2018 Classes: Partial Listing

Chive Talkin’… Growing and cooking chives. DEMO: Chive flower pasta, chive flower butter
Due to bloom times, this class is only available in May (onion chives) and September (garlic chives)

Thyme After Thyme… herbal syrups, infused oils, herb butters. DEMO: Compound butter

Caprese for You…Tomatoes, roasted, fried, stuffed, etc. DEMO: Caprese salad, panzanella

Sir Cuke… Cucumbers, cucamelons, soup, refrigerator pickles. DEMO: Cucumber salad

Mean Mr. Mustard Greens… Fall and Winter greens, microgreens. DEMO: Kale pesto

Quince and the Revolution…The rise of a forgotten fruit. DEMO: Poached quince, membrillo
This class is available October through December

The Beet Goes On… Fall and Winter root crops. DEMO: Roasted beets, radishes, carrot slaw

C’mon Get Apple-y… Butternut squash and apple soup; baked apples DEMO: Waldorf salad

Korma Chameleon… Versatile vegetarian korma, saffron rice and naan (or toasted pita)
This class requires electricity for electric skillet OR burner/stove top

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2017 Highlights

Reese Amorosi of Glamorosi Cooks ~ Garden to Table Cooking Series
Passyunk Gardens, E. Passyunk & Wharton, Phila PA
Classes include planting, growing and cooking info
2nd Sunday of each month, July 2017 thru October 2017
4:15 to 5:45 PM ~ FREE ~ All skill levels welcome

7/09… Domo Arigato, Mr. Tomahto… Sammies, roasted, fried, stuffed tomatoes. DEMO: Tomato salad
8/13… Sir Cuke… Cucumbers and cucamelons; soup, refrigerator pickles. DEMO: Cucumber salad
9/10… Mean Mr. Mustard Greens… Fall and Winter greens, microgreens. DEMO: Pesto

10/8… Quince and the Revolution…The rise of a forgotten fruit. DEMO: Poached quince, membrillo
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, OUR OCTOBER 8 QUINCE CLASS HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 15

Happy Birthday MRD

*If quince is unavailable for scheduled date, alternate classes include:
The Beet Goes On… Fall and Winter root crops: beets, radishes, carrots, etc. DEMO: Radishes, carrot slaw
C’mon Get Apple-y… Types and uses, butternut squash and apple soup; baked apples DEMO: Waldorf salad

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5/4 – 5/5… Private Class – Times tbd
Chive Talkin’… Edible flowers overview (roses, lavender, viola, etc). DEMO: Chive flower pasta, chive flower butter
Rhubarb So Beautiful (to Me)… Growing and cooking with rhubarb – DEMO tba

5/22… Private Class – 5-7 PM
Korma Chameleon… Vegetable korma and side dishes

6/1… Private Class – 3-4:30 PM
Thyme After Thyme… Cooking with herbs, herbal syrups, tisanes, preserving. DEMO: Pesto (herbs + greens)

6/18… Private Class – 3-6 PM
Domo Arigato, Mr. Tomahto… Sammies, roasted, fried, stuffed tomatoes. DEMO: Caprese salad, Panzanella
Thyme After Thyme… Cooking with herbs, herbal syrups, tisanes, preserving. DEMO: Pesto (herbs + greens)

7/16… Private Class – 3-4:30 PM
Thyme After Thyme… Cooking with herbs, herbal syrups, tisanes, preserving. DEMO: Pesto (herbs + greens)

8/6… Private Class – 3-5 PM
Korma Chameleon… Vegetable korma and side dishes

8/9… Private Class – 2-4 PM
Korma Chameleon… Vegetable korma and side dishes

9/12… Private Class – time tba
Korma Chameleon… Vegetable korma and side dishes plus kheer

11/4… Private Chef Booking – Happy Birthday S.K. – 2-? PM
Dinner and dessert… selection tba

11/5… Private Class – 11 AM – 3 PM
Quince and the Revolution… membrillo class

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