Summertime presents endless opportunities to enjoy sensational gourmet salads. Don't eat the same pasta salad all summer--expand your repertoire! Learn to make basic chicken, pasta, vegetable, couscous, and grain salads. Whip up various dressings including curried, Mediterranean, Asian, and Middle Eastern vinaigrettes. Once you master these, you can mix and match your salads and vinaigrettes and modify recipes to your liking
Instructor: Diane Manteca
About Our Instructor:
Diane has been a professional chef for 25 years, working in high end gourmet establishments as well as catering companies. She owned the Brickyard Cafe in Cambridge for 7 years which was an eclectic and popular restaurant tucked away in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant with recipe development for a major corporation. She has been a culinary teacher at Assabet Regional Vocational School and Brookline High School and has participated in many charitable events including Dana Farber: Cooking for a Cure. She is now a personal chef with clients in the Boston area, and her biggest passion is teaching - especially Italian cuisine which is her specialty.