Foods of the Winter Solstice at The Cooking Studio Fort Collins

Foods of the Winter Solstice at The Cooking Studio in Fort Collins

Cook and Consume Foods of the Winter Solstice at The Cooking Studio Fort Collins

As a feast always adds to a celebration, Foods of the Winter Solstice will be offered from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Cooking Studio Fort Collins. The fun cook-and-consume class has been organized by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures in conjunction with its main gallery exhibit, Fire and Light: Winter Solstice Traditions.

“Winter Solstice is one of the oldest celebrated holidays across the globe,” says Sophi Wulff, the museum’s administrative assistant. “For centuries, people all over the world have celebrated this astronomical event with feasts, festivals and rituals that honor the power of darkness and the promise of light. The class will focus on traditional winter nourishment that emphasizes nature—nuts, berries, spices, squash, potatoes and meat.”

Working with professional chefs, participants will prepare the meal and then savor their creations. The menu will consist of wild mushroom and goat cheese crostini, celery root-potato purée, pomegranate frangipane tart (which contains almonds) and seared beef with juniper berries, rosemary and cabernet-brandy reduction. The chefs will assist with culinary skills and cooking techniques, and all food and cooking equipment will be provided. Free take-home recipe packets will also be available.

The Cooking Studio is located at 123 N. College, Suite 130, on the main floor of the Opera Galleria in Old Town. Registration to the class is $100 per person, and reservations are required by Friday, Jan. 12, at As the class is limited to 16 people, early registration is encouraged. Persons with allergies or food restrictions should email Sophi at

Class registration includes a same-day admission to the Global Village Museum. The museum is located at 200 W. Mountain Ave., and museum hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for ages 4-15 and free for children 3 and under. Adult tours receive discounted admission of $3 per person. For more information and closure dates during the change of exhibits, visit or call 970.221.4600.