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Pressure Cooking Success V-223

Pressure Cooking Success





Location: Instructor:
  • Virginia Baltay

Meeting Times

  • Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Learn the “tricks” that lead to constant success with your Instant Pot or Stove Top pressure cooker. Turn spring vegetables into Asparagus Soup or Vichyssoise , a cold leek and potato charmer in minutes. Satisfy your desert whims with a silky Chocolate Decadence Cake. The take-away: a list of tips for foolproof pressure cooking! Prior to the on-line sessions, registrants will receive the recipes with the list of ingredients in preparation for the class. The participants can practice the recipes before or after the lesson in their own kitchens and ask questions during the session.

This class will be offered virtually and will NOT meet in-person. Technical assistance is available for those who need it. Email Cara MacDonald at cmacdonald@branfordschools.org for more information.

About Virginia Baltay

These spirited on-line sessions will stimulate a love of pressure cooking. Registrants can look forward to instruction, coaching, recipes and lots of Q&A. The instructor, Virginia Baltay, retired Science Teacher at Walsh Intermediate School and elsewhere, is a pressure cooking fanatic. She relishes the opportunity to teach an adult enrichment class on her beloved topic: The Pressure Cooker. 

Efficient, green and safe cooking with both digital Instant Pots and classic stovetop Prestos  will fascinate you and change your manner of meal prep forever.  The sessions will follow the outline from Virginia’s new book, A Steamy Affair with a Pressure Cooker published by McNaughton & Gunn August 2020.

Over the past fifty years, Virginia has created more than 15,000 pressure cooked meals, as her expertise grew with each new soup, stew and dessert.  Raising a remarkable brood of five children and the blessing of thirteen grandchildren and a long marriage have gaven her ample opportunity to refine her pressure cooking skills. She has entertained vast numbers of family and friends, always following her beloved mantra: “Be clever; prepare quick, healthy, interesting meals and everyone is happy.”

Visit Virginia's website here.


  • Class Fee $15.00
Total: $15.00