Chef Eddie Matney leads cooking classes at the J

The J’s fall cooking series features renowned local Chef Eddie Matney who will share his techniques and secrets to creating sensational seasonal recipes for family and friends.

Eddie Matney

Chef Eddie Matney will lead two cooking classes this fall at The J.

Classes are offered Oct. 12, Nov. 2 and Nov. 30 at the J, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

“I’m looking forward to this cooking series,” said Mr. Matney. “I have some fantastic recipes featuring fall’s fresh produce and sensational seasonings, as well as some new twists on some holiday classics.”

On Oct. 12, Mr. Matney’s menu items are inspired by the bounty of the fall season, including butternut squash bisque; Boston bib lettuce salad with caramelized onions, roasted corn, fall-spiced pecans with a sun-dried cranberry vinaigrette; thyme, garlic and lemon roasted chicken with a harvest vegetable puree; and apple and frangipane tart with vanilla bean ice cream.

The class on Nov. 2 focuses on Thanksgiving. Mr. Matney demonstrates new takes on old favorites with a cornucopia of flavors, including mushroom wonton kisses with smoked tomato coulis; fall harvest Caesar with kale, toasted pumpkin seeds and frizzled sweet potatoes; deconstructed poultry butter roasted turkey; and marshmallow pumpkin turnovers.

Matney provides a variety of menu options to create memorable holiday menus to carry participants through the New Year, including not-your-Grandma’s traditional potato pancakes, asparagus risotto cakes, stuffed pasta meatballs, pastrami-seared salmon sliders and pistachio baklava during the class on Nov. 30.

Classes are $75 each or $195 for the series.

For more information and to register, contact Harriet Cohen at 480-483-7121, Ext. 1213 or email harrietc@vosjcc.org.

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