Front Burner Area cooking classes come with healthy twists BY AMANDA LISK | PHOTOS BY TERAH WILSON
"Preparing meals that are exploding with nutrition just got a lot easier, a lot tastier, and lot more fun. That’s because trending now in Wilmington are hands-on, in-home cooking classes with a twist – a healthy twist. In the comfort of home kitchens all across town, people are learning how to make scrumptious recipes using healthy ingredient substitutes like baked eggplant chips by KEVIN DEMARCO of DEMARCO STUDIO, homemade organic baby food by COURTNEY MATHESON of DELISH, and roasted sweet potato salad with black beans and chili dressing created by MORGAN DAVIS (above), licensed dietitian and owner of FORK TO FIT......"
....."Class In Session: New York City chef and restaurateur Demarco, now living in Wilmington, teaches healthy cooking classes right out of his own home industrial kitchen once a month. “I keep it really fun and busy; it’s organized chaos. We eat everything we make,” says DeMarco. DeMarco, who’s been featured on the Food Network and inNew York Magazineteaches class goers fine culinary techniques combined with a healthy spin on some of life’s most treasured foods. “If you pull out fat from a recipe, you have to add flavor back in,” DeMarco says. “You do that by adding spices. We made eggplant chips and baked them. They went crazy over them.” DeMarco’s classes book up quickly. His most sought after is his pizza/ stromboli class. His healthy holiday cookies class shows off DeMarco’s former pastry chef days. Kids are free to attend. DeMarco also trains clients at his fitness studio, DeMarco Studio, on Castle Street...."