Gracie Schatz founder of Heart of Willamette Cooking School returns with this special engaging and informative class, Peace Love Matzo 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 exploring the stories, traditions and delicious dishes of the Passover season.

Gracie Schatz
Gracie Schatz

Students will learn the fundamentals of preparing traditional Passover delicacies like Charoset, Matzo Ball Soup and Macaroons. As a bonus treat, participants will have the opportunity to create an optional Seder Plate in advance to bring to class.

Passover, also called Pesach, is a major Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, which occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of Aviv, or spring.

“Passover is the most important Jewish holiday. It’s a huge celebration of freedom,” said Schatz.

We’re thrilled to have Gracie teach another class for our Co-op community and hope that you can join us!

Participants will receive the ingredient list and recipes by email one week prior to the class date. As an owner benefit, BriarPatch owners will receive a $5 discount for their ingredients.

About Gracie

Gracie’s cooking career began at the University of Oregon Urban Farm where she learned to grow and cook organic vegetables.

Since then, she has been absorbed in all things delicious – from spending time in Italy learning to raise pigs, making cheese, wine and rustic Tuscan food to cooking in restaurant kitchens, managing a butcher shop in her native San Francisco and interning at Sierra Harvest’s Food Love Farm in Nevada City.

Schatz now resides in Willamette Valley, Oregon where she runs her cooking school. Through her classes she hopes to connect the community to their food, empower a new generation of chefs, help people from all cultures to preserve and share their flavors and traditions while providing a safe space where all people can feel nourished and inspired.

Learn more about BriarPatch:

WHAT: Peace Love Matzo
WHEN: 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14
Instructor: Gracie Schatz
Menu: Optional Seder Plate, Charoset, Matzo ball soup and Macaroons
Ticket Price: $25
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Owner Benefit: Briar Patch owners will receive a $5 discount for their ingredients