Cook the Book

Sep 20, 2014

800px-Korea-Barley-01Whole grains. Everyone is cashing in on the wealth of health in regard to whole grains. General Mills is pushing the whole grain factor of their Lucky Charms, Trix, Coco Puffs, and Reese’s Puffs cereals, and though we’re not doubting their claim, the benefits may—kinda, most probably, very likely—be outweighed by the inclusion of hefty doses of high fructose corn syrup and artificial food coloring.

To truly reap the rewards of whole grains, consider Grist and Toll‘s “Elegant Cooking” class featuring Institute for Domestic Technology’s founder and director Joseph Shuldiner. This is a part of owner Nan Kohler’s hands-on “Cook the Book” series and will include recipes both sweet and savory from Shuldiner’s cookbook Pure Vegan. The class will use Grist and Toll’s grains and freshly milled flour.

Together they will cook and explore the versatility of heritage wheat and grains, shedding new light on how we can incorporate them into our home cooking repertoire. Class tuition includes take home goodies including a signed copy of Joseph’s book and 2 of the featured grains.


savory breakfast tarts

Savory Breakfast Tarts


Nan will be offering more fall classes including Fall Pie & Ice Cream, Holiday Cookies, and Artisan Bread Classes featuring Mike Zakowski and Jonathan Bethany McDowell.


Elegant Cooking with Whole Grains
Saturday, Oct. 4th, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grist & Toll, 990 S. Arroyo Parkway, #1
Pasadena 91105
Cost: $175 (only 4 spots left), purchase here
For more info, visit
Or call 626.441.7400


Pistascio Cake

Pistachio Olive Cake

The Institute of Domestic Technology is located on the grounds of Mariposa Creamery, Grey Zane Estate, Altadena CA. Classes in “foodcrafting” are conducted there, as well as at the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.


Photo, top right: By Craig Nagy (originally posted to Flickr as Barley) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons




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