On Thursday, September 13, Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre is calling all junior chefs and bakers for a fun-filled kitchen adventure on Sesame Street™. Parents and kids are invited to come and decorate a cookie or enjoy a cakelet made with the retailer’s new bakeware that’s shaped like favorite Sesame Street buddies. Guests can drop in any time from 2 to 3 p.m.
Every Saturday in September, cooks can sharpen cooking skills at complimentary Technique Classes at Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre. September classes, held at 9:30 a.m., include:
- KNIFE SKILLS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 9:30 A.M. Knowing how to wield a knife, create beautiful vegetable cuts and keep your knives sharp make prep work not only easier but more enjoyable. Attendees can fine tune knife skills in this class, which teaches the basics all cooks need to perfect. Williams-Sonoma will also offer complimentary knife sharpening at this class. Individuals can bring a favorite knife and the retailer will sharpen it at no charge. Note: limit one knife per customer.
- PREP SCHOOL: LEARN TO SAUTE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9:30 A.M. Sautéing is a cornerstone of French cooking and the ideal method for weeknight dinners that will be done in minutes. This class uncovers the differences between sautéing and pan-frying, as well as how to make a quick-cook pan sauce. Attendees discover how a pan and preparations make the difference between well cooked and soggy.
- PREP SCHOOL: LEARN TO BRAISE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT 9:30 A.M. As the weather cools, everyone craves tender braised meats and vegetables with satisfying sauces. Attendees learn how to braise correctly, from which pan to use to how to adjust a recipe if it is being made on the stove, in the oven or in an electric slow cooker. This class will also teach how to create that slow-cooked concentrated flavor more quickly and advise which foods are best for braising.
- MODERN COMFORTS: THE NEW CASSEROLE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 9:30 A.M. This class is for cooks for whom a piping-hot casserole coming out of the oven is a welcome sight after a long day of work and school. Attendees learn how to create delicious one-pot meals that add a modern touch to the age-old comforting casserole. Class teaches ways to prepare casseroles in advance, foolproof methods of freezing and reheating, plus new recipes to add to a weeknight repertoire.
Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases. The classes are complimentary, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 972-712-9455 or at Williams-Sonoma, located on the lower level near the main entrance to Stonebriar Centre.
Stonebriar Centre is located at Preston Road and SH 121 in Frisco. For directions, visit www.shopstonebriar.com or call 972-668-6255.