How good are you with a knife? Not in a serial killer type of way, but in the kitchen? Can you julienne with the best? Do you have a nice dice? When it comes to quartering potatoes, are you up to snuff? Maybe it’s time to update the skills that pay the kitchen bills with CNM’s Spring Culinary Experience - Knife Skills Basics, happening at the CNM Main Campus (525 Buena Vista Dr. SE) on Saturday, Mar. 7 from 10am to 1pm. For the nice price of $69, Juan Moreno will teach you all you need to know about knife handling, knife safety and all the classic chops, cuts, slices and dices you could ever hope to master. On top of that, you’ll learn about the different styles of knives and what they are used for, so your knife block will get proper use instead of the same two knives you rotate between based on your mood. Top that off with instruction on how to sharpen your knives, and you’ve got a pretty great deal. You’ll be able to take your skills out into the world, finally able to impress people at parties with your ability to properly prepare veggies for a dish in correct portions. For more information, visit cnmingenuity.org.
What is the connection between chili cook offs and secret societies? According to their website, nothing, as Job’s Daughters is holding their Chili Cook-off and Dessert Auction this Saturday, Mar. 7 from 5pm to 7pm at Sandoval Lodge #76 (1420 Barbara Loop SE, Rio Rancho.) You’ll be a part of the exciting action of judging chili, with tickets going for $10 to sample and vote on different chilis. For those worried, the event page promises “Fixins, salad, drinks and crackers included in ticket price.” Also listed on the event is that “proceeds go to benefit the girls and Jobies to Bee of Bethel 4,” which you can interpret on your own. According to their website, “Job’s Daughters is a premier organization for young women that teaches the values of leadership, public speaking, charity, respect for parents and elders, and teamwork.” Again, according to their website, in two seperate sections of their FAQ, they are not a cult. For more information, feel free to call them at 892-1975.
Picture this. It’s a Sunday morning in March, maybe even the 8th. You’re Downtown, at Sister Bar (407 Central Ave. NW) let’s say between the hours of 11am and 3pm. There’s a mimosa in your hand and an elaborate brunch spread in front of you. The sun is gently warming you as you sit on the patio. Saxophones are playing. If a smile isn’t on your face from reading about this and feeling pure joy, I don’t know how to help you. But if that smile is there and existing on your face right now, imagine how good it’ll feel in person to be there! You can live this moment at Jazz Brunch! There’s no cover to attend this event. All you need is your appetite for food, drink and jazz. William F Dudley will be curating a set of mid-century bop, bossanova and swing on vinyl. For more information on why you need to go to this (as if you needed more), call Sister Bar at 242-4900.