If you aren’t familiar with the name Heidi Billotto, you should be. Not only does Heidi write extensively about food, restaurants, health and travel for several Charlotte magazines and online sources, but she also hosts cooking classes on a weekly basis at her own home and at Reid’s Fine Foods. As if that weren’t enough to keep her busy, she also operates a small, successful catering business. The words “Heidi Billotto” and “food” are synonymous.
Billotto’s January class schedule has three “At Home with Heidi” classes and one “On the Farm” class, which takes place at various farms in and around Charlotte. All classes are limited in size and once your reservation is confirmed and paid in full, you will be given instructions to Heidi’s house located in South Charlotte for the “At Home” classes. Email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space in one of the informative, delicious and fun classes!
At Home with Heidi – Sunday Jan 8 – 1-4 pm. Eat, drink and speak Italian at “A Tuscan Dinner for Four” with guest Nada Vergili.
As class participants watch and work with Heidi to prepare an entire authentic Italian meal perfect for wintertime entertaining, special cooking class guest Nada Vergili will be teaching us all about the beautiful cities in Tuscany as well as fun little Italian expressions, sayings and phrases – plus how to talk with our hands! Cost is $75.
At Home with Heidi – Tuesday Jan 10 – 6:30-9:30 pm – Basics of Baking homemade bread and yeast rolls
We’ll all dive into the dough to make an easy French baguette, a pepper and black olive bread, a rolled sundried tomato pesto loaf and the very best oatmeal molasses rolls. You’ll have plenty to eat in class and lots to take home as well. Cost $65.
At Home with Heidi – Tuesday Jan 24 – 6:30-9:30 pm – “A World of Winter Soups”
On the menu – Ribollita ( an Italian white bean and kale soup), an Asian hot and sour soup, Spanish black bean soup ( with and without local chorizo) and a zesty Mexican tortilla soup. Cost $65.
On the Farm at Proffitt Family Farms – Sat Jan 28 – 3- 7 pm – A beefy Superbowl Spread is what’s for dinner at Proffitt Family Farms.
Proffitt Family Farm is the only cattle ranch in NC to raise beef on certified organic pastures. This beef is pasture finished, dry aged, 100% grass fed, USDA processed with no hormones and no antibiotics. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us so that class will begin with a farm tour where we will visit with the chickens, the horses and of course, the cows and then we’ll all settle into the Eagan’s beautiful home kitchen to cook up a super Superbowl menu to get your guests grazing around game time – with some of the best beef around. Afterwards, class participants are invited to stock their freezers with a shopping spree at the farm store. Cost is $65 per person.
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