Great Local Food All Year Long
Market Restaurant has gained a reputation for utilizing ingredients that are local and in-season. Now Chef Chad McIntyre wants to help you enjoy local foods all year long—beyond just those deliciously served up at Market—by learning to can your own fruits, vegetables, and even meats.
"The art and technique of this tried and true method are easier than you think," says McIntyre. "With a little planning and some basic knowledge of food safety, you can 'can' with the skill and culinary creativity that would make your grandma proud."
Students in the classes will learn to make at least two of the restaurant's own signature canned items: Bread and Butter Pickled Onions (used in their salads) and a traditional cooked tomato sauce. Market and McIntyre were most recently featured in the March edition of Southern Living magazine in the Carolina Living section article, "Weekend in Raleigh."
The classes will be conducted at Market Restaurant from March 19 to April 23 and be offered at three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Students will receive printed materials for each session and canning supplies used in the classes are included. All classes are hands-on; students will not only be watching but doing the steps in the canning process.
The beginner classes will cover proper canning temperatures and times, along with the basic fundamentals of food safety and proper sanitation. The intermediate class will move into recipes for jellies and jams and lower-acid food canning. The advanced classes will deal primarily with canning high protein foods such as meat and fish.
All classes will be conducted at Market Restaurant. Sign-up is at their website, www.eatatmarket.com. Here is the class schedule.
- "In a Pickle" - Beginning Classes: March 19 or March 26, limited to 15 people per class, $25 per person
- "In a Jam" - Intermediate Classes: April 2 or April 9, limited to 15 people per class; $25 per person
- "Meat Me in The Middle" - Advanced Classes: April 16 or April 23, limited to 12 people per class, $30 per person
It is HIGHLY recommended to take either the beginner or intermediate canning classes as a prerequisite for the advanced class.
Market Restaurant is a casual neighborhood restaurant committed to local sourcing and serving fresh, clean Southern flavors with an inventive twist. Lunch and dinner are served Tuesday through Saturday; check our Facebook page or Twitter @MarketRaleigh for monthly Sunday brunch dates.