Healthy cooking classes to be held at Ring Bros. in South Dennis

Free healthy cooking series to begin January 13th

Beginning Thursday, January 13, 2011, Ring Bros. Marketplace will offer a healthy cooking series presented by Health Coach Carol Terrio and Chef Don Fallon. The classes will run for 4 consecutive Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This series of classes is free, open to the public and reservations are not necessary. Each class will consist of a lecture by Mrs. Terrio, a question and answer session and a cooking demonstration by Chef Fallon utilizing the information highlighted by that week’s class.

The first class in the series will be Whole Grains. The discussion during the class will be; what are whole grains, the benefits of whole grains, how to prepare whole grains, what is phytic acid and how to neutralize it, deceptive labels on whole grain breads and comparing brown rice to white rice. The recipe for this class is Beef & Broccoli with Ginger Garlic Sauce.

The class for Thursday, January 20 will be Vegetables. Topics discussed will be; why vegetables are important in our diets, nutrient content of different vegetables, seasonality, organic vs. conventional vs. local produce, importance of local produce as it relates to allergies. The recipe for this class will be Ratatouille.

Thursday, January 27 will be All About Salt.  We will talk about unrefined vs. table salt, the dangers of additives in salt, the importance of salt in our diets and quality brands. The recipe for this class is Kombu with Winter Vegetables.

The final class in this series on February 3 will be Understanding Fat.  Topics include good fats vs. bad fats, butter vs. margarine, why fats are important and what are the different types of olive oil. The recipe will be Salmon Teriyaki.

Carol Terrio received her training to practice Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College.

Don Fallon is the General Manager and Director of Marketing for Ring Bros. Marketplace. He attended the Culinary Institute of America, class of ’96, and cooked in a variety of restaurants in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

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Ring Bros. Marketplace brings together six independently owned businesses: Ring Bros. Markets, Harney’s Liquors, Dark Horse Beef and Deli, Spinner’s Pizza & Burrito, Chatham Fish & Lobster, Nata’s Noodles and Montilio’s Express.  Ring Bros. is just off Route 6 at Exit 9A at 485 Route 134 in South Yarmouth.

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