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November 2019

Air Fryer vs. Instant Pot

November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Waukee Library, 950 Warrior Ln
Waukee, IA 50263
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There are raving fans in both camps.  Those that love the Air Fryer and those that love the Instant Pot.  What are these appliances and what can you do with them?  We'll talk about the features of each, the pros and cons and demonstrate how to use them.  Plus there will be food samples, and who doesn't like that?  Oh, and did I mention it's FREE?   You'll need to register!  

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Chinese Small Plates

November 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Des Moines IA 50312

This month we have King Au - photographer, fabulous cook and native of Hong Kong - helping out in the kitchen.  We're featuring a menu of traditional Chinese dishes to give you a taste of some of our favorite foods.  We'll include dim sum like Jiaozi and shrimp balls, as well as a clear soup that's typically served as part of the meal. There will be lots more and we're excited to pull the menu together.  We think you'll wonder…

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Make and Take – Burrito Bowls

November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dani’s Kitchen, Foster Drive
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Having a buffet of choices means everyone is happy (at least most of the time).  We'll have beef and chicken as animal protein options, plus Mexican rice, black beans, and all the fixings.  We'll even make our own tortillas so there's the option of tacos.  Of course, we'll also make dessert!

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January 2020

Chinese Buns & Dumplings -Make & Take

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dani’s Kitchen, Foster Drive
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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You'll learn how to make two kinds of dim sum and take some home to share. We'll make: Char Siu Bao - steamed buns filled with Chinese barbequed pork Jiaozi - noodle dumpling filled with pork, shrimp and Chinese cabbage We'll also talk about Chinese green vegetables, and you'll learn how to stir fry some for a quick meal along with your dim sum.  Max of 5 people. To check on availability, text Dani at 515.480.4398.

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March 2020

Aloha Table Filipino Dinner

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Des Moines IA 50312 + Google Map

I'll be helping in the kitchen, but Chef Earvin Idio is creating this menu.  Pulling from his Filipino roots, the owner of Lumpia & Co. will create a menu highlighting his personal twist on traditional Filipino dishes.  You won't be able to get food like this anywhere in town! Here's what the menu looks like: -adobo miso wings -pork BBQ skewers -vegetable Pancit  -garlic fried rice  -lumpia  -dessert: turon We'll have a signature drink called Gulaman. It’s brown sugar syrup…

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