Gourmet Gone Wild in the Kitchen

LANSING, MI – Thought Design in Rockford, MI will be brimming with the delicious smells of wild salmon on July 10, 2014 as Gourmet Gone Wild (GGW) takes over the kitchen from 5-7PM. The class, which is sponsored in part by the Wege Foundation, will guide participants through how to process, prepare and enjoy sumptuous salmon cuisine.  After the class, from 7-9PM, participants will gain hands-on experience and learn how to tie flies for fly fishing, and practice proper casting techniques with professional guides from the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company. More specifically this class will include:
  • Explanation about how to properly process salmon.
  • Demonstration and step-by-step walkthrough of how to prepare and cook the dish, including important rules in handling and preparing wild fish and game in general, in addition to specific steps for the dish.
  • An MSU Extension professional and DNR wildlife biologist will explain how to obtain your own wild cooking ingredients, including information about hunting and fishing specific to Michigan.
  • Hands-on meal preparation in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen.
  • Meal tasting, discussion, and question-and-answer with the chef.
  • Custom beer and wine pairings for the dish.
  • Fly tying demonstration and fly fishing instruction with the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company.
  • Take home any leftovers, as well as recipes prepared in class, and fly fishing tips.
Gourmet Gone Wild goes beyond "eating local" and explores the renewed interest in harvesting your own meal and preparing your bounty at home. Experience the wilder side of cooking using Michigan grown products as you participate in this hands-on wild fish cooking class featuring Wild Salmon presented by GGW Chef, Daniel Nelson.  To register for the class, visit www.gourmetgonewild.org/contact-2/ and include your name, telephone number, and the number people in your party. The class is open to anyone and is $75.00/ person (includes all supplies to participate).
For more information on the class or for general information about Gourmet Gone Wild, email Ryan Griffith, Director, at gourmetgonewild@mucc.org or call 717.215.7541.
Gourmet Gone Wild works to attract a new generation of lifelong conservationists by articulating the vital role that hunting and angling play to our natural resources, namely through wild meat sources, and increase the number of people who support hunting and fishing. Gourmet Gone Wild aims to incite the curiosity and desire to harvest and prepare wild fish and game at home, and instill a passion to preserve and protect natural resources, an outdoor heritage, and the unique character of our region.
Gourmet Gone Wild is supported by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State University, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, The Boone and Crocket Club, and funded by the Hal and Jean Glassen Foundation, The Great Lakes Fishery Trust, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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