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Establishing a Sourdough Starter

Are you ready to make your own sourdough bread at home? That means it's time to create your own sour starter! With our easy-to-follow schedule, you can have a happy and active preferment ready for bread baking in just a week.

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Get a free Henckels Statement 7-Piece Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set (a $250 value) with any $100+ purchase on zwilling.com. This exclusive offer is available to DISH members only. One per customer. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Minimum purchase must reach $100 total, full-priced merchandise only. Exclusions apply. Offer valid until 12/31/2021.

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Video: Making a Bisque

Traditionally bisques are based on crustaceans such as shrimp, lobster, or crayfish, and thickened with rice, rice flour, or bread. In this video, we’ll show you the contemporary technique for making a bisque using as a roux as the thickener.

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Chicken Broth

Most savory Thanksgiving recipes are made better with the use of homemade chicken broth. For the holiday, use turkey in pkace of chicken, if you like.

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Creating Contrasts in Plated Desserts

If you are home channeling your inner pastry chef, designing a composed, or plated, dessert for your next dinner party, remember to engage all your senses for a dynamic creation that is full of contrasts and complementary flavors, textures, and temperatures. Our pastry contrast table is a visual guide to understanding the basic characteristics that you can use in the creation of a plated dessert.

EXPLORE CIA TIPS, TRICKS, & TOOLS

EXPLORE CIA TIPS, TRICKS, AND TOOLS

Tap into the CIA’s more than 70 years of culinary and baking and pastry expertise with our own chef-created recipes, technique videos, and Chef’s Notes blog... and all the tools you need to cook like a chef.

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UNLOCK MORE SECRETS WITH DISH MEMBERSHIP

Looking for more? Become a DISH member and receive exclusive VIP access to all of the CIA’s online video demonstrations, library of technique videos, video interviews with world-famous chefs, quintessential recipes, and more.

BOOK A PRIVATE EVENT


BOOK A PRIVATE EVENT

Take your next event to a new level! Let us plan a fun, interactive group activity for your team, wedding party, or family celebration. CIA events are for food lovers of all ages.

unique celebrations hosted by the CIA

UNIQUE CELEBRATIONS

Add a hands-on cooking class or tasty demo to bring family and friends together at your next birthday bash, bachelor or bachelorette party, anniversary or pre-wedding celebration. You’ll be making great memories together and your special day will live on as the talk of the town.

team building at the CIA

TEAM BUILDING

Bring fun and food into your corporate events with hands-on cooking classes, chef demos, or interactive wine tastings at the CIA. CIA meetings offer inspiring spaces, creative breaks, and interactive team building.

LET US COOK FOR YOU

LET US COOK FOR YOU

dining at the CIA

RESTAURANTS

Enjoy world-class dining at our unique restaurants where we highlight the talents of our CIA students

special dining events at the CIA

DINING EVENTS

One-of-a-kind special seasonal dining events celebrate different regions and ingredients.

VISIT THE CIA AT COPIA!

VISIT THE CIA AT COPIA!


A FOODIE WONDERLAND

Brought to the public by the world’s premier culinary college, The CIA at Copia is a “foodie wonderland” (The New York Times). Take a class in our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Enjoy tasting events and join in on food “Conversations.” Relive history in our Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. Feast on garden-picked ingredients in our restaurant, and play bocce and relax in our patio. But most of all, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of food!