Travel to The Farm Cooking School!
The Farm Cooking School is located at Gravity Hill Farm on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river near the town of Lambertville, a stones throw from the equally beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania (and the town of New Hope). This farm studded area is why New Jersey is called The Garden State! The stone houses and bucolic windy roads on both sides of the river have a distinctly European feel and rivals the Hudson Valley for its bounty of small farms and beautiful scenery.
Travelers can choose from a variety of local Inns and Airbnb's for their stay where they can have their breakfast before heading to the school. A typical week of courses and excursions includes 5-6 classes at the school and various demos at other culinary venues and farms. All classes are followed by a sit down meal (BYOB) to savor the fruits of your labor and all meals are included except one free evening for exploration.
Please let us know if you will need transportation once you get here. Lambertville is a two hour bus ride from The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, which also stops at Newark Airport for pick ups and drop offs, and Philadelphia is 30 to 45 minutes by car.
2018 FOUNDATIONS OF COOKING CULINARY BOOT CAMPS!
January 8th-12th, 2018
March 19th-23rd, 2018
This 5 day culinary trip to The Farm Cooking School in the beautiful Delaware Valley includes everything you need to know for creative freedom in the kitchen!
You will learn essential knife skills and 5 core culinary techniques that include searing, braising, roasting, fish sous vide, poaching, and grilling. You will also learn how to make a variety of egg-based seasonal desserts (custard, ice cream, meringue). Classes will use Roots to River organic vegetables, award-winning local meats, and sustainable seafood. A full three course meal will be created in each of 7 classes to be enjoyed with classmates and the instructors!
The cost per person is $,1500.00 including all hands-on cooking classes, lunch and dinner (except 1 evening on your own), afternoon excursions/demonstrations, and a copy of the brand new Farm Cooking School cookbook! Classes are intimate and focus attention on each students individual needs!
Antique lovers can enjoy the many Antique shops in Lambertville, NJ and the Wednesday early morning flea market nearby on their own. Students can also just relax on the stone patio and enjoy the grounds between classes. This class is designed for adults over 21.
Schedule for July 30-August 3:
10 am: knife skills! Lunch to follow.
Optional Afternoon activity: 2-3 Manoff Orchards to pick seasonal fruit
or Relax, enjoy the grounds, or take a scenic drive between classes.
6 pm: Searing Techniques and class dinner.
Tuesday 9 am: Meet at school to caravan to Bobolink Dairy (Milford, NJ)
10-1pm: Bobolink cheese and bread making. You will make an epi (a special baguette), make a light lunch from the garden, and watch the curds being cut for the days production of cheese. Return to school.
Optional afternoon Activity: Tubing down the Delaware 2-5, or 2-4 Walk from Lambertville to the Wing Dam for a little swimming (only one option can be chosen by all interested)
or free time for afternoon.
6pm: Braising techniques followed by class dinner.
Optional early bird activity: 8:00 am - The Golden Nugget Flea Market with Shelley
10 am: Roasting Techniques. Lunch to follow.
Optional Afternoon field trip: 2-4 pm Lambertville, NJ, for antiquing with Shelley
6 pm: Poaching Techniques and class dinner.
10 am: Grilling Techniques and chicken liver pate and no knead bread making. Lunch to follow.
Optional afternoon field trip: 1:30-2.30: Goat HIll Animal Farm (near school) to learn about animal husbandry.
6:00pm Surprise Curated Dinner.
10 am: Pasta making, followed by lunch, fill out questionaire
2:00 pm: Depart
Accommodations for single or couple available at Shelley's Lambertville apartment for $100/night. That and other options are listed under lodgings.
Provence, France June 2019!
Saturday June 1 to Saturday June 8, 2019
By popular demand, we are repeating our successful 2018 trip to Provence.
Join us as we take a culinary inspired tour of Provence! Spend 7 glorious days cooking with French chef Catherine Allswang at her beautiful house in Valreas, eating at curated restaurants, visiting cheese and wine makers for a behind the scenes look, and touring historic towns and markets, including Nyons and Vaison La Romaine. You will spend 7 nights at the Le Moulin de Francoise B&B, in Visan, 20 minutes from the school. The Moulin, now a B&B, was a former olive oil mill. There is lovely outdoor seating and a pool.
“If you have a passion for food, a taste for adventure, savor the companionship of new friends and like to take a big, juicy bite out of life, than this trip is for you!”
-Sandy Cook, participant 2018
Trip limited to 6 students.
COST: $4000, $4500 or $5000 depending on rooms. Price includes all transportation once you are in Avignon as well as lodging, classes, restaurants and other activities, and some wine for each meal.
Airfare to and from Paris, and TGV to and from Avignon not included
For more details or to sign up, call Shelley at 646-236-0605. Best airfares start in October so act fast!