Quick & Easy Meals: France

Fri | Aug 02, 2019 | 6–10P PT

Teacher Jackie Apple

Weeknights dinners can be challenging - many of us are short on time and looking for inspiration. As a busy mom, Jackie has developed a repertoire of simple but satisfying recipes that are quickly prepared and help to expand the culinary horizons of even the pickiest eaters.
There’s a reason French classics are classic! These tried and true flavor combinations will enliven your summer suppers. You’ll discover how easy it is to make (even make-ahead!) Jackie’s Cheese Soufflés, and vegetarians and omnivores alike will rejoice in recipes for Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant Gratin and Provençal Vegetable Soup. On the lighter side, couldn’t we all use more main course salads? This menu includes some stunners.
Instructor Jackie is adept at simplifying the cooking process - often sneaking in some extra healthy ingredients - without ever compromising on taste. She will help you to create superb flavors and share essential tips for truly attainable weeknight meals.

Menu | Recipes

Roasted Salmon
with Warm Puy Lentils

Oven Roasted Ratatouille

Grilled Trout
with Red Pepper and Capers

Summer Green Beans
with Tarragon and Shallots

Chicken Sauté
in Vinegar

Tomato and Zucchini Gratin

Mussels in White Wine
with Herbs

Warm Goat Cheese Salad
with Sherry Vinaigrette

Niçoise Salad
with Grilled Tuna

Smoked Trout Tartine
with Mixed Greens and Lemon Vinaigrette

Potato Leek Soup

Roast Halibut
with Fresh Tomatoes and Shallots

Provençal Vegetable Soup
with Pistou


Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners - France

Pantry Items for Weeknight Meals

About the teacher

Jackie Apple

As a youngster, JACKIE APPLE loved hanging out in the family kitchen, sitting on the counter watching her mother prepare classic Argentine food. Throughout her youth, Jackie traveled often to Europe and South America. Some of her most vivid memories are of the flavorful foods created by her relatives and host family: cherry clafouti in Vichy, France; pasta alla norcina in Perugia, Italy; beef empanadas in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In college and graduate school, Jackie cooked whenever possible. Friends always jumped when she offered to make a meal, and she even met her husband that way! Eventually, cooking on nights and weekends was not enough - Jackie enrolled at the Tante Marie Cooking School in San Francisco. There, despite stressing about every success and failure, Jackie had the time of her life. She knew then that the kitchen was THE place for her.
Jackie has been teaching cooking for more than 15 years, taking great pleasure in seeing students learn something new that they will share with others. Like many of her students, Jackie has a family to feed and a busy schedule. She understands the importance of creating recipes that can be made quickly and efficiently.
The most important message Jackie has for her students is “Just Cook!” You will be amazed at the dishes you can create for your family and friends.


Other Classes taught by Jackie

Sheet Pan Dinners
Thu | Nov 04, 2021 | 5:30P