Confituras Little Kitchen, the biscuit-and-jam shop at 2129 Goodrich Avenue, is hosting a series of Austin Summer Camp cooking classes in July and August that will teach artisan culinary skills, such as how to make pâté or pickles.
On Thursday, Pure Luck Farm & Dairy owner Amelia Sweethardt will teach a sold-out class on making cultured butter and buttermilk. Next week, Jackie Letelier, who formerly ran a pate and terrine company in Austin, will teach a class on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. on how to make those European meat spreads.
On July 15, the co-founders of Lick Honest Ice Creams will teach a class on making summer ice cream flavors, and on July 19, Confituras owner Stephanie McClenny, with an assist from Revolution Spirits, will show students how to make cocktail shrubs and fruit syrups.
Preservation guru and “Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen” author Kate Payne will teach a class on July 26 about making your own salt-brined pickled green beans, and on August 2, Dolce Neve owner Marco Silvestrini will teach a class on making homemade granita, a cousin to the popular gelato sold at his South First shop.
The classes, which cost $45 or $55 each, include samples of what you’re making and a small batch to take home, as well as instructions and recipes. You can bring your own beverages, including wine.