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Foodcrafting 101: Creating Personal Gifts For The Holidays

Gift-Crafting 101

The Institute of Domestic Technology has a simple goal:

To reignite the passion of how we make food, the ingredients we source and the farms on which they originate. Through classes, workshops, tours and events the Institute will be a resource to discover lost arts, invent new ones and explore the domestic technologies you already know even further.

Founded by EAT: LA’s own Joseph Shuldiner, the Institute began in 2011 at the Mariposa Creamery in the Zane Grey Estate in Altadena and is now expanding westward. Partnering with the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market, it has planned a series of classes fir the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills beginning December 8th. That premier class is Food-Crafting: Gifts for the Holidays, in which the mansion’s regal kitchen will host tutorials ranging from homemade vanilla extraction to creating seasonal jams and spice mixtures.

The next event on December 13th sounds fantastic for aspiring mixologists; hosted in Greystone’s legendary basement speakeasy, the Cocktail Crafting course will offer up “an apothecary’s cabinet full of bitter herbs, flowers, roots and fruits [where students] create unique bitters, infused liquor and a recipe for a custom cocktail.”  Greta Dunlap, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market manager, offers furhter insight: “We tested out a cocktail crafting course over the summer and it was so popular we had to add a second night… These classes offer incredible learning at an unparalleled location.”

Even more unique sessions are scheduled after the holiday season, so check out below for a full list including dates and times. Each varies in length but all include themed refreshments or meals to match the class. Prices range from $95 to $195; Beverly Hills residents are eligible for discounts, and gift certificates are available for purchase.

The Delicious Details

Foodcrafting: Gifts for the Holidays
Saturday, December 8, 10-4 p.m.
Greystone Mansion
905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills
Tickets are $195

Foodcrafting: Gifts for the Holidays – Sat., 12/8/12 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cocktail Crafting – Thurs., 12/13/12 – 6 – 8 p.m.
Foodcrafting 101 – Sat., 1/19/13 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saving the Season: Citrus – Sat., 2/10/13 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Foodcrafting 102 – Sat., 2/23/13 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. –
Krautfest! – Fri., 3/22/13 & Sat. 3/23/13 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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