Nutrition Education

We take pride in our Eastern Market Community Kitchen in Shed 5. It is the home to an ever-changing group of small food business owners through the Detroit Kitchen Connect program and is crucial towards our mission of being an inclusive regional food hub.

The other way we activate this kitchen is through our cooking classes and demonstrations. You can find full information below about kids and adult cooking classes throughout this summer, upcoming demonstrations during our Saturday Markets, and recipes from past demonstrations held in our space!

Cooking Classes

Full registration information and links coming soon!


SUMMER COOKING CLASSES – ADULTS

Tuesdays, June – September, $15/class ($12/senior), 1pm – 3pm

1.      Knife Skills and Basic Techniques – June 6

2.     Salads and Greens – June 13

3.     Pickling – Quick and Slow, Cucumbers and Peppers and Beans – June 20

4.     Jams and Jellies and Sweet Preserving – June 27

5.     Stocks, Soups, and Sauces – July 11

6.    Stewing and Braising – July 18

7.     Smoked Pork – A Primer, and Making Sauces – July 25

8.     Potatoes Any Which Way – August 1

9.    Grits, Polenta, Popcorn, and Fresh Sweet Corn – August 8

10.  Baking Quick Breads and Biscuits – August 15

11.    Breakfast Foods a Go-Go – August 22

12.   Slow-Cooked Pork with Tomatoes and Sweet Corn Broth – August 29

13.   Pan-Fried Lake Perch with Remoulade, Wild Rice, and Green Beans – September 5

14.   Chicken Breast with Fresh Greens, Peppers, and Grits – September 12

15.   Steak with Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, & Mushroom Demi-Glace – September 19


SUMMER COOKING CLASSES – KIDS

Tuesdays, June – August, $10/class, 9:00am – 10:30am

1.      Basic Knife Skills/Canner Pickles – June 20

2.     Jamming Out – June 27

3.     Minestrone Soup – July 11

4.     Chicken in a Pot – July 18

5.     Barbecue Sandwiches – July 25

6.    Fresh Pasta and Marinara Sauce – August 1

7.     Fresh Sweet Corn – August 8

8.     Best Biscuits Ever – August 15

9.    Ice Cream Social – August 22


We also have exclusive cooking classes year-round for our Friends of Eastern Market. Find out more about becoming a Friend today!

Recipes

Here are recipes from recent cooking classes. Try them out at home!

April 22 - Pasta Primavera

April 29 - Red Lentil Dal with Rice & Raïta

May 6 - Buckwheat Pancakes with Rhubarb Compote

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Our work as a nonprofit includes managing the public market and operating programs to strengthen Metro Detroit’s food sector. We operate programs that increase access to healthy food and incubate and accelerate the growth of food businesses. Donate today & become a Friend of Eastern Market!

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