Combine one part cooking school with several pieces of handmade pottery then add a generous helping of cooks. The result? A tasty meal of Orange Roasted Chicken, Potato Au Gratin, Homemade Bread and Mississippi Mud Pie prepared under the watchful eye of Cooking Cottage Chef Lauren Moore and using pieces from Sherri Jo Adams’ Mudworks Pottery. The idea for the Cooking Cottage in Boerne was inspired by Chef Moore’s young daughter, and while the school is frequently the venue for children classes and birthday parties, the chef also offers adult classes with themes such as Chinese New Year and Tour of Tuscany. On the evening I attended, eight students prepared a meal using farm fresh eggs and other local ingredients. The chef introduced some handy kitchen gadgets and, of course, Adams’ beautiful yet functional stoneware pottery. Adams creates the pieces, including pie plates, mixing bowls and bread bakers, in her private studio in Boerne.
To top off the evening, students are seated and enjoy the fruits of their labor, complimented by a choice of red or white wines. And perhaps the best part: thanks to Chef Lauren and her assistant Leslie, there was nary a dish to do.
Boerne Cooking Cottage
140 E. Bandera Road
Boerne, Texas 78006
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