Peak Pick: Sweet Peas

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Now that spring has sprung, fresh sweet peas are in the market just begging to be used, and oh, are we going to use them. Often relegated to a boring side dish, peas are actually an incredibly versatile food, from appetizer to dessert. We will use snow peas, English garden peas, split peas and a few unexpected versions to create a full menu of dishes perfect for Spring. Chef Ani will show you how to choose fresh peas, how to store them, how to prepare English and split peas for cooking, and how to pair them with other ingredients to bring out maximum pea flavor. You’ll also learn the chef’s secrets for stress-free stir-frying and how to build the perfect ice cream. Class has gluten-free options upon request, is vegetarian friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Crostini with Sweet Pea Pesto and Burrata
  • Split Pea Soup with Orange and Tarragon
  • Stir-fried Sesame Snap Peas
  • Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Spring Radish and Manchego Cheese
  • Fresh Pasta with Sweet Peas and Seasonal Mushrooms
  • Sweet Pea Ice Cream

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thursday, May 2, 2013 -
18:00 to 20:00
Cooking Classroom
$25 per person