Friday, December 10, 2021
5:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuition: $42 Materials: $10
Walnut potica (pronounced “po-teet-zah”) is a Slovenian sweet dough pastry. Potica is a celebratory treat served at Easter, Christmas, and other festive occasions. It is one of many traditional Easter dishes (žegen) which receives a blessing on Holy Saturday. Potica is so beloved, so emblematic of Slovenia, that it was featured on some of the first stamps produced by the newly independent Slovenian government after being the first province to break away from Yugoslavia in 1991 -- or so that’s how Mary Louise tells it.
Mary Louise is a second generation (100%) Slovenian, a born and raised Elyite. She grew up eating Slovenian ethnic foods made by her mother, Rose Mavetz. The recipe featured in this class was given to Mary Louise by Rose, who used it to teach walnut potica community education classes at the Vermilion Community College in the 70s and 80s.
About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!
When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.