Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Turkey “Bolognese” & White Pepper Marshmallows - Livestream Cook-Along with Chef Joe Sasto
Los Angeles, CA
Is it a yam or a sweet potato? Which is which? What actually is the difference? Are they the same thing? Can they be interchanged? These are some of life’s most difficult questions to answer…. well, not really, but still a little confusing for both the home cook and the professional chef. Is it really November without turkey? One of the most comforting combinations of the season is turkey and sweet potato, so why not turn it into pasta?! The holidays are among us, and the weather is changing, signaling our inner clock that tells us it’s time for comfort food. Spend the afternoon with Chef Joe, cooking along in a virtual livestream - learning how he makes a perfect, fluffy, pillowly, bright orange, sweet potato GNOCCHI. While a bowl of gnocchi would be delicious with just about any sauce, from a simple, herbaceous brown butter to a creamy gorgonzola dolce - one of Chef Joe’s favorite pairings is a Turkey “Bolognese”. As if that wasn't already enough, Chef Joe is elevating the entire dish by topping it with bruleed white pepper savory marshmallows. *VEGETARIAN & VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE ADAPTATION AVAILABLE* -- ChefsFeed Experiences cooking classes are a chance to virtually connect with chefs and bartenders, learn simple cooking tricks and tips, and most importantly, support the culinary community through this difficult time. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Chef Joe with any questions you may have throughout your pasta journey! Upon reserving your space, you will immediately receive a welcome note with the private links. Be sure to check your spam folder and be on the lookout! Each week a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity near and dear to Chef Joe’s heart.
Sweet Potato - Maple & Mascarpone Gnocchi
"Gnocchi' -' one of the classic Italian dumplings. Dive into the world of pasta with one of the country's most celebrated and influential pastaios and learn first hand the basics of pasta making. Get ready to learn the tips and tricks from one of the best. This class is designed to allow guests to prepare the recipe in real-time with Chef Joe! Pour yourself a beverage and get ready for the ultimate cook-along. Prior to the lesson, you'll receive an ingredient list and simple instructions for starting the potatoes. As the class begins, you'll be able to make gnocchi live with Chef Joe from start to finish. This lesson is for all skill-levels, and won't be using any special tools or equipment.
Its about the "Whys" not the "Hows"
Understanding the why's and how's of a recipe are far more important than a list of amounts and ingredients. A recipe is merely a road map, passed from one cook to the next. What makes a recipe special is the personal touch that each cook imprints on it to make it their own. Having the knowledge of "why" you do something, instead of just reading a recipe card will give you the confidence and skills to carve your own path in the kitchen. At the end of the lesson, you will feel confident enough to take this recipe and put your own touches on it, truly making it your own.
As with most iconic dishes, you will be hard pressed to find an “original” version, or the “classic”. The same goes with bolognese. There are almost as many versions of bolognese as there are families in Italy. A new take on the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey. In this lesson, Chef Joe will share the secrets and his interpretation of this signature and soul-warming dish using holiday flavors and spices, that will become a favorite recipe year round.
White Pepper Marshmallow
Always wondering what to do with all of those extra egg whites? Inspired by one Chef Joe’s favorite childhood holiday dishes of baked sweet potatoes and caramelized marshmallows. Learn how to transform your extra egg-whites into an EASY sweet or savory fluffy confection. A nostalgic nod to the classic holiday meal, reimagined in an entirely new way.