Winter Holiday Cooking with Instructional Chef Kate Sonders Solomon - focus pecans!

Saturday, December 12th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


spiced-pecan-tartsJoin Kate Sonders Solomon, '00, in her kitchen as she teaches and demonstrates the preparation of some delicious savory and sweet cooking options featuring Georgia pecans - the ones Smith College clubs around the country have been selling at holiday time for more than fifty years to raise money for college scholarships.

Kate will feature two of her special recipes for variations on stuffing, “Stuffing muffins,” guaranteed to delight far beyond traditional Thanksgiving fare – perhaps a feature for your upcoming holiday meal.

Cook along with Kate as she teaches the art of baking pecan mini-tarts with bourbon whipped cream; this time prepare your own pastry dough with a no-fuss recipe. You will have your evening’s dessert surprise!

Hear about Kate’s culinary journey, including experience as a professional cook, ‘recipe journalist’ and children’s cooking instructor in interactive discussion with Q/A.

Recipes, including ingredients, cookware and instructions, will be circulated to all registered participants several days prior to the event.

If you have already bought your pecans this year, brava! If not, please visit our store to order your pecans. Be prepared for our class, enjoy pecans for yourself, consider giving them as gifts to friends and family, as you contribute to the Smith College Scholarship Fund.


kate-sonders-solomon-portraitAbout Kate

Kate is a cooking instructor living in the Rivertowns of Westchester, just north of NYC. She provides a relaxed, cooking experience for adults and children. Prior to teaching cooking classes, Kate worked as a cheesemaking apprentice at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, and as a researcher on Molly O’Neill’s cookbook One Big Table. She began her culinary career post-Smith as a cook at Rialto Restaurant in Cambridge, MA. In addition to teaching cooking, Kate is a co-founder and producer of Rivertown Public Market, an annual open-air food festival in Westchester.

Kate was a featured chef for Smith College Alumnae Webinar Series on August 27, 2020. Her “Virtual Cooking Class: Summer Gazpacho and Spanish Chickpea Fritters" was very highly received.




Topic: Winter Holiday Cooking with Instructional Chef Kate Sonders Solomon - focus pecans!

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM (EST)

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Attendance will be limited to 100 participants.

Cost: Free to Members and Non-Members

You must be registered before 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 12, 2020, to join the event.
The Zoom link and password details will be shared at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020, and again, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, a few hours prior to 
the event.