CLAVERACK — The Claverack Free Library announces a series of free cooking classes, From Local Kitchens to Yours. Virtual classes will be “broadcast” four Mondays at 6 p.m., Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22 and April 26.

What’s on the menu? In January Chef Kevin Pomplun teaches All About Chicken from his kitchen at Jackson’s BBQ, demonstrating how to truss, brine, roast or home-oven smoke, and carve a chicken. Learn to make local corn meal & cheese polenta and grilled lemon sauce.

In February join Local 111 Chef Josephine Proul in exploring how to Cure Your Winter Blues with Citrus. From pulp to peel, learn inventive ways to brighten everything from drinks to salads.

The March class from the workshop of Atelier Ku-ki is a lesson in making Omusubi, Japanese rice balls. Atelier Ku-ki is a husband & wife team committed to traditional Japanese cuisine, based on respecting the seasons and selecting the perfect ingredients and tools to create harmony.

April brings more international flavors as Chef Christopher Depew of This and That Food Truck invites us into his kitchen to watch him make Falafel, a staple Middle Eastern dish made from ground chickpeas, a popular street food around the world.

For more information or to pre-register see

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