Clay Cooking with Rancho Gordo
Beans are the quintessential peasant food, and Napa-based bean company Rancho Gordo shows how flavorful, colorful, and delicious heirloom beans can be. They particularly shine when cooked in a clay pot, thanks to their porous surfaces that allow for heat distribution and flavor concentration. Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando will be joining SHED for a hands-on workshop all about cooking beans in clay.
Steve will regale guests with tales of the bean trail, glorify the unique textures and flavors of heirloom beans, and espouse the virtues of clay cookery. Work together to cook tasty beans, learn to prepare the ever-intimidating cactus paddle or nopal, and make tortillas and salsa. The class will culminate with a handmade lunch that reflects the holy trinity of Mexican cooking: beans, corn, and chilis.
Learn about clay cookware and the special cooking qualities of clayware, especially for cooking beans. Class participants will receive 10% off in the shop, perfect for picking up a clay pot and a bag of Rancho Gordo beans.