agua de Jamaica
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Seminars

Hendrik also offers cooking instruction in a group seminar format. This kind of instruction is usually done with a somewhat larger group of about 6 to 10 people and can be provided in your own home as a special event. The format is more of a “demonstration”, although some hands-on participation will be offered when it makes sense. For example, Hendrik does the cooking and explains the process as he goes. But when there is an opportunity to engage participants in slicing vegetables or some other task, he will. For example, when labour intensive tasks are done, such as making dumplings, perogies or tortillas, you will all get a chance to make some.

Even when Hendrik is cooking and you are watching, you can ask questions and Hendrik will engage you in every way possible. He will teach you what he knows about spices and flavours. He also actively engages you in tasting a dish as it is being made, asking for your feedback on saltiness, spices, flavour and so on.

When you arrange a private seminar, you will receive a written recipe for everything prepared that day. These are all tested recipes and the best part is that you’ll watch Hendrik make the dish right in front of you in real time. Of course, seeing is believing and you’ll learn more by watching, asking questions and tasting than you ever would just reading a cookbook on your own. That is the beauty of live demonstrations where you can interact with the food and the maker.

Seminars are privately arranged, so they can be scheduled at a time that is suitable for you and your guests. They can last a half-day or even a full day if you’d like to learn several recipes all in one session. Some of the more time consuming recipes like making perogies and cabbage rolls will require longer sessions to complete the work, cook them properly and taste them. As each dish is completed, you will eat everything prepared. Often larger batches can be made so that there are left-overs for everyone to enjoy later as well.

potato pancakes with spicy stewed tomato salsa
potato pancakes with spicy stewed tomato salsa
one pot Hungarian chicken and rice
one pot Hungarian chicken and rice
Mexican sopes with homemade corn shells and toppings
Mexican sopes with homemade corn shells and toppings
Hungarian braided sweet bread with raisins
Hungarian braided sweet bread with raisins
Mexican chocolate flan with caramel sauce
Mexican chocolate flan with caramel sauce
Hungarian oil and vinegar cole slaw
Hungarian oil and vinegar cole slaw
Hungarian apple cake
Hungarian apple cake
baby spinach salad with mandarin oranges, red onions and walnuts
baby spinach salad with mandarin oranges, red onions and walnuts
salsa roja & salsa verde
salsa roja & salsa verde
bruschetta
bruschetta
Ukrainian borscht
Ukrainian borscht
tiramisu
tiramisu
apple cheese salad with walnuts
apple cheese salad with walnuts
Mexican cheese empanadas
Mexican cheese empanadas
Thai cabbage papaya salad with chicken and peanuts
Thai cabbage papaya salad with chicken and peanuts
chilaquiles rojos con pollo
chilaquiles rojos con pollo
Mexican shrimp ball soup
Mexican shrimp ball soup
Mexican smoky chipotle shrimp
Mexican smoky chipotle shrimp
huevos rancheros with beef jerky and tomatillo salsa
huevos rancheros with beef jerky and tomatillo salsa
Mexican smoky chipotle chicken with creamy spinach
Mexican smoky chipotle chicken with creamy spinach
chipotle beef tacos with fried onions and mango pineapple salad
chipotle beef tacos with fried onions and mango pineapple salad
Mexican roasted plantains with cajeta and pecans
Mexican roasted plantains with cajeta and pecans
donuts with sugar glaze
donuts with sugar glaze
Mexican devilled eggs with avocado, chorizo, cilantro and cheese crisps
Mexican devilled eggs with avocado, chorizo, cilantro and cheese crisps
Hungarian potato salad with dill
Hungarian potato salad with dill
flank steak salad with mango and asian dressing
flank steak salad with mango and asian dressing
baked wonton appetizers with crab and mango salad
baked wonton appetizers with crab and mango salad
Mexican shrimp ceviche with mandarin oranges, capers and roasted poblano chiles
Mexican shrimp ceviche with mandarin oranges, capers and roasted poblano chiles
chicken paprikash with nokedlis
chicken paprikash with nokedli
Austro-Hungarian sacher torte with apricot filling
Austro-Hungarian sacher torte with apricot filling
Mexican pineapple berry skillet upside down cake
Mexican pineapple berry skillet upside down cake
Mexican super light cheese pie with raisins
Mexican super light cheese pie with raisins