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Pedal Powered Pesto Workshop

June 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Come pedal the Sweetcycle – a stationary bike capable of pedal powering a high-speed Blendtec blender! To begin this workshop, participants will harvest the herbs and greens needed to make our three types of pesto (Basil, Arugula and Cilantro) from our rooftop farm.  
After the ingredients are harvested and measured, participants will take turns pedaling while we discuss what other herbs, nuts, and bitter greens make great pestos.  We will consider the role of acidic ingredients like lemon juice and its alternatives — sumac, cider vinegar, and amchoor powder.  We will discuss the role of and flavor profile of nuts and learn what to substitute if you need to make a nut free pesto.  We will also consider some alternatives for olive oil and Parmigiano cheese. 

Towards the end of the class, while we prepare some pasta, you will take a tour of the farm.  Once everyone is assembled back in the cooking area we will taste the pestos with warm pasta and corn tortillas. 

We will send you home with an 8 oz. container of pesto to enjoy with friends and family. 


June 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brooklyn Grange


Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11205 United States
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