September is here! There is so much to look forward to in September - cooler long summer days, Labor Day BBQs and picnics and the first days of fall. Here are some recipes I'll be giving a go this month and highly recommend you do too!
Last Days of Summer: Fried Chicken Sandwiches and Peach Hand Pies
If summer was a meal, it would be this one. This awesome menu is perfect for a lunch or dinner al fresco or even on a picnic. Bonus: prepare peach hand pies to take advantage of summer's last peaches. Everything saves well and makes for awesome leftovers.
Labor Day BBQ: Pizzas
Switch up the classic BBQ menu for cast iron pizzas - make a few with different toppings for all of your eaters. My favorite topping go-to is: mushroom, roasted fennel and sausage with a sprinkle of fresh arugula and shaved parmesan.
Labor Day Picnic: White Wine Tasting
Grab your friends, a few bottles of white and some glasses and head to your patio or backyard for a wine tasting al fresco. Taste a few different white wines from all over the world with a Sommelier on Zoom with you - guiding you through the tasting. Bonus: make a charcuterie plate to enjoy with your wines!
Labor Day Dessert: Homemade Ice Cream
Go wild and make a few different versions of this homemade ice cream. My favorite mix-ins:
chocolate chips and hazelnuts and a splash of orange liqueur like Grand Marnier
thin mints if you still have some
graham crackers, roasted marshmallows and chocolate chunks
Labor Day Happy Hour: Frozen Cocktails
Master frozen cocktails before the end of summer - that's my plan at least! In this class you'll learn how to make 3 frozen drinks, choose from this list:
Frozen Mango Margarita
Frozen Espresso Martini - YUM!
First Day of Fall: Cinnamon Buns
The smell of cinnamon buns baking in the oven will put anyone in the cozy fall mood! Event better these rolls will be delicious for a few days - savor for breakfast AND dessert.
First Day of Fall: Arancini
I wasn't lucky enough to make it to Italy this summer and am always looking for a recipe that will transport me there. Try this Sicilian arancini recipe for a special dinner at home - no passports required.
First Days of Fall: Japanese Curry
Join us for a cooking workshop on Sun, Sept 11 - we will be cooking up a storm, Japanese Curry is on the menu. Tickets are only $5 per person - tell your friends and fam to join you!
Let me know what recipes you try this month! Cheers!
Fēst, pronounced 'feast', is a collective of Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Sommeliers who teach guided, interactive and completely customizable classes to cooking-curious people of all skill levels around the world.