$10 Cooking Workshop… Easy, Flavorful Indian Dishes- Saturday, April 25th!

AlooMattar $10 Cooking Workshop... Easy, Flavorful Indian Dishes  Saturday, April 25th!Have you been wanting to change up your menus and add a little exotic spice? Well, join chefs Padma Narayanan and Hema Rao on Saturday, April 25th for a 1-hour workshop, where you’ll learn to make two different Indian dishes that feature potatoes, that most versatile vegetable!

You’ll learn to make Aloo Mattar (a very flavorful, yet mild Indian curry made with potatoes and peas); and Potato Bajji, a popular and easy finger food). You’ll get to sample each dish as it is made, learn the technique to make them at home, including how to adjust the spice level to your own liking, and leave with the recipes.

We are offering TWO sessions of this workshop at 9:30 and 11:30, and the cost is just $10 per person To reserve your seat, call us at 512-266-5666!

A Wonderful Spring Sea Bass Cooking Class… that just happens to be Gluten Free!

iStock Sea Bass 260x300 A Wonderful Spring Sea Bass Cooking Class... that just happens to be Gluten Free!With so many people trying to reduce or eliminate Gluten from their diets, we’re often asked if any of our cooking classes are Gluten-Free. But it wasn’t until after Chef Katy had planned this menu that we realized, “Hey! No gluten!”.

Join Faraday’s on Saturday, April 18th from 5-7pm, you’ll love this delicious Spring-Inspired Menu, packed with fresh vegetables and fruit,  that includes: Carrot Ribbon Salad with Arugula and Plum Vinaigrette; Pan-Roasted Sea Bass with Chimichurri, Lemon Aioli and a Pea, Radish and Mint Slaw; and for dessert, Pistachio-Citrus Bars.

The cost for this demonstration class is $60 per person. To reserve your seat, call us at 512-266-5666 and press ext. 3.

Enjoy a Cooking Class with Chef Camden Stuerzenberger of Austin’s Fork & Vine!

 Camden 249x300 Enjoy a Cooking Class with Chef Camden Stuerzenberger of Austins Fork & Vine!Join Chef Camden Stuerzenberger, Executive Chef of Austin’s Fork & Vine Restaurant on Wednesday, April 15th, for a fun Austin-inspired meal at Faraday’s!  Fork & Vine may be new in town, but they’re certainly racking up some terrific reviews for Chef Stuerzenberger’s creative and elegant cuisine.  And here’s your chance to learn to make some of his favorite dishes yourself, right at home!

Menu includes: Asparagus Salad with Egg Yolk Vinaigrette; Smoked Redfish Tostadas with Street Corn Remoulade; and Brie Ice Cream with Short Bread and Oxtail Marmalade. In addition to the recipes, the chef will demonstrate how to break down a fish- a skill most of us home cooks don’t have. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy a great date night- or a girls’ night out!

Class will run from 6 to 8 pm, and the cost for this demonstration class is $55 per person. To reserve your seat, call us at 512-266-5666 TODAY!

Gluten Free Cookbook Author Nerissa Oden brings samples and signs her book!

Oden Book e1428420901159 Gluten Free Cookbook Author Nerissa Oden brings samples and signs her book!If you’re trying to eat gluten-free, you won’t want to miss this!  On Saturday, April 18th, from 11-1,  local cookbook author Nerissa Oden will be at Faraday’s, and she’s bringing samples of several of several recipes from her book “Bread-Free Bread” for you to try.  You’ll be able to sample:

Southern Flame Bread
Onion Garlic Bread
Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread
Garlic Spinach Tortillas
Roasted Sunflower Seed Crackers
Classic Almond Cookies
Black Bean Brownies

She’ll also be signing copies of her excellent cookbook, which we have for sale here at the store.

Nerissa Oden is a former movie and video editor turned health advocate and housewife.

She has given many talks to small groups about food sensitivity, has participated as a guest in various internet webinars, podcasts and radio shows. Nerissa has interviewed experts and individuals and posts the free recordings on her website to help educate others. Her main goal is to inform and encourage others how to identify food sensitivities, and how to eat around their sensitivities.

She writes for many local publications about dealing with food sensitivities.  Her own food sensitivities include dairy, bakers and brewers yeasts, sesame, soy, black pepper, tree nuts and peanuts, and it is in adjusting to these changes and using her creativity that she developed a way to make healthy breads, mostly from vegetables, that look, act and feel like traditional sandwich bread, and but taste even better.

Time to do some Spring Cleaning in your Knife Drawer… The Knife Sharpest is coming THIS Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

shun chef knife 192x300 Time to do some Spring Cleaning in your Knife Drawer... The Knife Sharpest is coming THIS Friday, Saturday & Sunday!THIS coming weekend,  FRIDAY thru SUNDAY, April 10th, 11th and 12th, we’re welcoming back The Knife Sharpest to bring your dull knives back to life.  They’ll be sharpening knives in-store from 10-4 on Friday and Saturday, and from 12-4 on Sunday.

If you’ve never had your knives sharpened by Graham and Susie, you’re in for a real treat.  They are truly knife people, dedicated to doing the best job on any blade they’re given- whether machete or paring knife.   They’ll also do scissors, shears, nippers, garden tools, lawnmower blades and more!  Each piece is carefully sharpened by hand and tested for optimal sharpness.

The price for sharpening is $5 for straight edge knives and $6 for serrated ( Cash or Check ONLY).  If your knives can’t be sharpened while you wait, we’ll call you as soon as they’re done.  Don’t miss the chance to have your knives razor-sharp for BBQ season- The Knife Sharpest won’t be back until fall, so come on in this weekend!

VIKING Cookware is back… and it’s now MADE IN THE USA!

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Designed with commercial grade standards and handcrafted right here in the USA, Viking Professional Five-ply Cookware is constructed with five layers of metal that include a pure aluminum 3004 alloy between two layers of aluminum – all sandwiched between induction friendly high-grade stainless steel. It has ergonomically friendly, stay-cool handles that provide a more comfortable grip.

The aluminum layers transfer heat quickly and consistently through all areas of the pan for even cooking, while requiring less energy to achieve desired temperatures. The external layer has a rich satin finish for a more commercial look. Backed by a lifetime limited warranty, Viking Cookware will help you produce restaurant quality results right in your home.

Available in both open-stock and a 10 piece set, prices for Viking start at $120.

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Capture the Taste of Thai Food- Cooking Class Wednesday, April 1st!

Thai Fried Rice 227x300 Capture the Taste of Thai Food  Cooking Class Wednesday, April 1st!Thai food is known for its interplay of flavors, spices and colorful appearance. In this class with Chef Katy Parker, you’ll learn to use traditional Thai ingredients to bring out the most flavor and complexity in your dishes.

The menu for this class includes: Thai-Style Mussels; Shrimp, Pineapple and Basil Fried Rice, and for dessert, Thai Iced Coffee with Tea Cookies.  Class runs from 6-8 pm. The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person.

To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666 TODAY!

Polish Pottery Easter Bunnies and Handpainted Wood Easter Eggs!

How cute are these?  Well, if it’s any indication, all of us who work here are buying them- and we’re pretty darn picky.  But these are simply irresistible.

Add a bright flash of color to your Easter table with gorgeously colored wooden eggs!  At just $3.99 apiece, you can get several to nestle into a basket– or put one at each person’s place at your Easter Sunday dinner table.  You’ll love the vivid shades and unique designs!

The Polish Easter Bunnies are adorable, just three inches tall and available in several different designs as well.  These sell for just $19.99, which is an amazing price for Polish Pottery.

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A Smoking Hot Deal on a Popular-size French Oven from Le Creuset!

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Le Creuset 3.5 Qt. Oven in Marseille Blue, just $180!

It’s time for a SPECIAL PROMOTION on a great Le Creuset piece!  The Le Creuset Signature 3.5 Qt. Cast Iron Wide Dutch Oven is perfect for making soups, chili, Braised meats, rice dishes, casseroles, roasts, quiches, one pot meals, baked recipes, desserts, cakes and breads. The price for this piece is regularly $250, but right now it can be yours for just $180- a savings of $70!

The advanced interior enamel is engineered to resist staining, dulling, and is easy to clean. The light sand-color interior makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks to prevent burning or sticking. Improved larger handles, makes it easier to grip when wearing oven mitts and also distributes the weight more evenly.

Other features include a new engineered lid, with built-in lid stabilizers to seal in flavors and fit more securely, and knob that is heat resistant up to 500°. Made in France with a lifetime warranty.

We have it in Cherry (Red), Marseille (Blue) and Caribbean (Turquoise).  Hurry in for your favorite color TODAY!


You’ll Chop like a PRO when you take our $35 HANDS-ON Knife Skills Class on Saturday, March 21st!

iStock Knife Onions 200x300 Youll Chop like a PRO when you take our $35 HANDS ON Knife Skills Class on Saturday, March 21st!Do you get nervous in the kitchen because your cutting skills just aren’t up to par?  Well, here’s your solution… Join us on Saturday, March 21st, as Ethan Hamme of Messermeister Cutlery teaches you to handle your knives like a pro!  Ethan is a true knife professional with years of experience teaching regular people like us how to handle knives like a pro.

In this HANDS-ON 1-1/2 hour workshop, you’ll learn to grip, chop, cut, dice, slice, julienne, chiffonade, mince, peel, coarse cut, puree and more!  We’ve added more techniques to make this class even MORE useful to you.  You’ll also learn how to care for your knives, how to use a steel to maintain them, and how to properly clean and store them so that you’ll have your quality knives for years to come.

Knives, boards and produce to chop will be provided. We suggest that you wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

Two sessions of this workshop are offered at 9:30 am (SOLD OUT), 11:30 am (2 Seats Reamain) and 2pm (just opened up).  The cost is just $35 per person, and the knowledge you’ll gain is priceless.

To register, call us at 512-266-5666!