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Pedal Powered Pesto Workshop

  • Brooklyn Grange Clinton Avenue and Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 (map)

Event Description: 

Come pedal the Sweetcycle – a stationary bike capable of pedal powering a high speed Blendtec blender! To begin this workshop, participants will harvest the herbs and greens needed to make our three types of pesto (Basil, Arugula and Cilantro) from our rooftop farm.  
After the ingredients are harvested and measured, participants will take turns pedaling while we discuss what other herbs, nuts and bitter greens make great pestos.  We will consider the role of acidic ingredients like lemon juice and its alternatives -- sumac, cider vinegar and amchoor powder.  We will discuss the role of and flavor profile of nuts and learn what to substitute if you need to make a nut free pesto.  We will also consider some alternatives for olive oil and parmigiano cheese. 

Towards the end of the class, while we prepare some pasta, you will take a tour of the farm.  Once everyone is assembled back in the cooking area we will taste the pestos with warm pasta and corn tortillas. 

We will send you home with an 8 oz. container of pesto to enjoy with friends and family. 

About Kate Zuckerman
Kate Zuckerman, pastry chef at NYC’s famed Chanterelle during its last ten years, and author of the “Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle” (2006), is an avid food educator and cook.  She has taught classes on the art of plated desserts, maple syrup production and desserts, ice cream and gelato, custard making, jam and cheese pairing, and chocolate desserts.

This workshop will take place at our Brooklyn farm, located on the roof of Building 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Detailed directions can be found by following the link below. 

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