French Basque Cuisine
Northern Basque cuisine has a unique French influence. Learn about this rich culture and history and prepare a delicious menu with the guidance of guest chef
Jean Flesher in this demonstrative and hands-on program:
Porrusalda leek and potato soup
Axoa veal stew with espelette pepper
Basque style roast duck with potatoes fried in duck fat
Short cake with rum marinated peaches and cream
After cooking we'll enjoy this delicious shared meal together. Ages 13 and up. Beverages available for purchase. Recipes to take home. Registration ends Thursday, February 20th.
Where: JUMP Share Studio in the lobby.
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
What to Expect: We'll start with an introduction and discussion of the Basque culture and history, followed by cooking demonstrations by the chef and hands-on preparations by the participants. When we finish cooking we’ll eat together. Please specify during ticket registration if you have any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.
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Jean Flesher is a prominent member of the Basque Community hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah. His Basque heritage is from Iparralde, or French Basque Country. Jean became involved in the Basque culture from a young age, learning dance and music which progressed into putting together a band and playing accordion for public dances and groups. This allowed him to travel and play music for many events in the Western US, helping out wherever possible to preserve and promote the Basque Culture in the United States.
What inspires you?
“As far as cooking, I am inspired by eating. I like to eat good, healthy, tasty food, but when I was younger I couldn’t afford to go out often, so I learned how to make the dishes I really enjoyed. My mother was a cook in a French chateau and a Basque hotel, so I was always around great food. Cooking and maintaining the Basque culture go hand in hand in the most delicious way!"
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