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Foodie Tuesdays

Hammonton Adult Community Education series

spring 2013

Do you love food? Do you love learning? 

Combine your two loves this spring with Stockton College Foodie Tuesdays, our continuing series of interesting culinary education, discussion and light dining in the heart of the downtown Hammonton Arts District. You'll leave each evening with new appreciation for the food we eat and great new ideas for cooking tasty, healthy food!

Check out this spring's Foodie Tuesday schedule below...

Location: Seminar and discussion - Stockton College Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton
Dining - Rocco's Town House, 21 North 3rd Street, Hammonton (5 blocks from Kramer Hall, free parking available at both locations).

Registration: Only $35 per person, includes seminar, discussion and dinner related to the evening's topic. Carbonated and alcoholic beverages may be purchased separately during dinner.

Register on the same registration form for 2 or more classes and pay only $30 per class.
Come with a friend and save! Two people register at the same time for the same course for only $30 each!

 Click on 'Register' for printable registration form. To register by phone, please call us at 609-652-4227.


Spring 2013 Stockton College Foodie Tuesdays
Adult Community Education Series

Super Foods: What's the Magic about the Big 10?
Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Is there a magic bullet list of foods to guarantee optimal health? Not likely, but we don’t need to resort to pills and dark green potions to maximize our chances for good health. Many foods “multitask” for our bodies, providing combinations of nutrients, antioxidants, and other essential components of a healthy diet.

Join us to look at the myths and truths about “miracle foods”. Learn what it is about theAssorted fresh fruit chemistry of a super food that makes it super good for us, how to prepare nutrient-rich foods without destroying their beneficial components, possible substitutions and combinations to satisfy “picky eaters”, and more!

Instructor: Mr. Anthony Dissen, RD, CHt, a well-known nutritional and culinary expert. Mr. Dissen is a Registered Dietitian focusing in preventative health care, plant based and whole foods nutrition, and complementary and alternative forms of care.

Formerly the Outpatient and Community Education Dietitian for Princeton Medical Center,  he provided nutrition counseling and education to the Mercer and Middlesex County communities. In addition, Anthony has taught nutrition education and cooking classes through Middlesex County College and the Breast Cancer Resource Center of New Jersey that focus on the role of food and nutrition in preventing chronic diseases, and promoting good overall health.


Yummmm, The Magic of Chocolate: Its Importance in History, Culture, and Pleasure!
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us as we immerse ourselves in the world of chocolate and chocolate confections. We will be exploring the importance of chocolate in different cultures and through history - who would have thought that the bitter alcoholic beverage fermented from cocoa beans in 1400 B.C. Honduras would morph into the sweet confection as we know it today! We will also be looking at the health benefits of this “food of the gods” and how one should and shouldn’t treat this food when cooking and baking with it.

Assorted chocolatesWe will even have an opportunity to taste different forms of chocolate and cocoa, and then will enjoy dinner at Rocco’s Town House where we’ve been promised chocolate on the menu. Hmmm, perhaps their famous homemade potato chips dipped in dark chocolate or their equally famous lava cake?

Instructor: Lisajo Carrigan, proprietor, Sassy Sweets, Hammonton, NJ. 



New Jersey Wines: World Class in our Own Back Yard!
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

If you haven’t tasted New Jersey wines lately, you haven’t tasted New Jersey wines! Our state’s soils and “terroir” (a very “winey” term we’ll be learning about) are similar to the great wine growing regions in Europe, and the increasing skill levels of the vineyard managers and winemakers in this rapidly growing industry are turning out some truly world class wines. Our local wines have won in competitions throughout the country, and even stood up against the best of Bordeaux wines in the recent “Judgment of Princeton” competition.

Larry Sharrott, proprietor of Sharrott Winery, will introduce us to a selection of New Jersey wines, explore what makes a great wine and a great wine growing region, and help us understand the mystery of “pairing” wines with food. We’ll also have the opportunity to taste wines from the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area, aka the Federallyglass of red wine being poured designated wine growing region right in our own back yards, and Rocco’s Town House will have additional NJ wines on their wine list for our evening dining. Join us as we learn how delicious it is to be a locavore wine drinker!

Instructor: Larry Sharrott, Jr., Proprietor and winemaker, Sharrott Winery, Blue Anchor, NJ. Larry is former President of InfoShare, Inc. a $15MM technology services company. This company was wholly owned by AtlantiCare Health System and existed to provide technology services to all healthcare providers in the southeastern region of New Jersey. He also served as the Chief Information Officer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and worked as a technology manager in Bell Laboratories.

Larry holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics and multiple certifications, including a certificate in Process Management from the Juran Institute and Instructor in Total Quality Management. To prepare for a career as a winemaker, Larry completed the Professional Enology & Viticulture program at the University of California, Davis, plus numerous professional seminars including ones in Bordeaux France. The wines produced have resulted in many awards for both nationally and internationally. He enjoys creative activities and plays guitar and ball room dances - sometimes competitively.


Cheeses: Food of the gods, From the Simple to the Sublime and Everything in Between
Tuesday, June 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for the June Foodie Tuesday evening as we explore the world of cheeses, their Assorted cheeseshistory and cultural significance, how cheeses are made, the health benefits of how to cook with different cheese, and what cheeses pair well with certain foods. After this evening, you will never call that square orange stuff “cheese” again!

Instructor: Joe Sabatino, Imported Cheese and Cured Meats Buyer, Bagliani's Market