The winds have chilled, the kids are back in school, and the first apples have appeared – Fall is officially here! Nibble at The Somerville Arts Council is excited to announce our line-up of cooking classes and culinary events for Fall 2014. Go back to class with Nibble!

Whether you’re hungry to pick up a few extra skills in the kitchen, taste an exotic new food, or meet other culinary enthusiasts in Somerville – our upcoming cooking classes and pop-ups are sure to satisfy.  Here is your chance to take a culinary spin around the globe– learn how to roll our chilla (gluten-free Indian flat-breads) at our Global Grains class, simmer gundruck (Nepalese Curry) for a warm Nepli Vegetarian Meal, and try your hand a modern adaptation of Vintage Potato Candy. So strange – yet so good!

Chopping and sauteing not your thing? Spice it up with the one-night only Mexican Pop-Up Restaurant, La Cocina de EstelaThis is the second pop-up restaurant hosted by Nibble, and we invite you to join our experiment in culinary entrepreneurship! Help support long-time Nibble chef Estela Caldeza’s dream to open up her own Somerville joint — and stuff yourself silly with four courses of authentic comida from Pueblo. Que rico!

Classes are either $20 or $40 each, and have limited capacity. Click on the events below for more details and links to sign up!

Nibble Classes and Events Fall 2014


Oct 1: Global Grains with Roise Gill

The interest in grains other than wheat is on the rise in the United States, but in other countries, people have celebrated “alternative” grains for centuries. In this hands-on cooking class, our resident “Spice Girl” will demonstrate traditional and new way to use two amazing gluten-free grains.

Oct 15: Nepali Vegetarian Meal with Debaki and Samjhana Laminhhane

Hankering for an exotic culinary adventure? Look no further! The three generations of Laminhhane woman have been keeping the traditions of Nepalese cooking alive in their own kitchen and family-owned Bombay market in Union Square. Sample an array of homemade achar (neplese pickles), learn how to prepare gundruck (vegetarian stew made from fermented greens), and try your hand at toasted semolina porridge — and then eat it by hand!

Oct 17: La Cocina de Estela: Authentic Mexican Pop-Up Restaurant

Join us for a South-of-the-border culinary adventure! Refreshing agua de chia, warm esquites, and zesty ensalada de jicama are all just a warm up to the main event: Estela’s famous Chiles En Nogadas – a stunning dish of poblano peppers adorned in the colors of Mexican Independence.

Oct 22: Vintage Potato Candy with Valeria Amato

Yes, you heard right – Potato Candy!  Take a trip back to the 1950s and learn how to make these — and surprisingly delicious — treats from the vintage “Candy Cookbook.”

Nov 5: Mole with Estela Caldeza

Learn how to make Mole, one of Mexico’s most famous dishes, with a Durango native. There are many different types of Mole — and during this class we will be making Estela’s secret recipe, made with over 40 ingredients, including turkey, a variety of nuts, seeds, and spices, and locally produced Taza chocolate!