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Great Grains with Matt Card

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 19:00
177 Milk St
177 Milk Street

If you’re used to steaming or boiling grains, with middling results, you're in for a treat. Approached with a little culinary know-how, the large and flavorful family of grains become the star of bright salads, simple side dishes, and satisfying main courses. In this class, our Food Editor Matt Card will teach you techniques like toasting grains, underhydrating starches, and replacing water with flavorful cooking liquids and bold aromatics -- all powerful small steps that result in deeper, more complicated flavor and better texture. We'll also discuss equipment like rice and pressure cookers and the good old medium sauce pan. There is a time and place for each. Along the way, you will learn to make Farro Risotto, Bulgur Tomato Salad with Herbs and Pomegranate Molasses (Eetch), Quinoa with Dates, Almonds and Carrot Juice, and Jollof Rice, a classic West African staple.

This is a hands-on cooking class led by Milk Street Food Editor Matt Card and Director of Education Rosie Gill.


What is the maximum number of students per class?

Different classes have different student/participant caps. Here are general guidelines for maximum student capacity:

  • Hands-on cooking classes: 16

  • Milk Street Sessions: 50

  • Cooking Demonstations: 40

  • Free monthly tour: 30

What are the directions and parking options?

Please get directions to 49 India Street and walk across the street ot the double brown doors, with bowties on them. 177 Milk Street (our building) has multiple doors, most of which are locked by 6 p.m.

If you need access to the handicap entrance, please email Thank you!

Parking garages:

  • Boston Harbor Garage (known as the Aquarium Garage)

  • 75 State Street


  • Aquarium stop on the Blue Line

  • State Street on Blue and Orange Line

  • Government Center on the Blue and Green Lines

  • Haymarket on the Orange and Green Lines, and multiple bus lines

Bus Lines

  • 4, 92, 93, 352, 354 

What can/can't I bring/wear to the event?

Please wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair. You are welcome to bring a phone or camera. 

No pets allowed. 

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a hands-on cooking class.

Should I eat a snack before class?

In this class you will taste dishes as we cook and also make yourself dinner to enjoy around 8 p.m.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds.


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