Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

How to Build a more Rewarding and Beautiful Life The Academy is a consortium of experts and enthusiasts: world-class chefs, prolific authors, academics, CEOs, florists, beekeepers, musicians, and more.

Founded by presiding Dean Suzanne Pollak in Charleston, SC, an original American city with a long history of Cooking, Hospitality, Design… We offer year-round culinary courses, topical lectures, skills workshops, field studies, our Handbook in print, plus additional resources online. Our platform is designed to equip students with the tools for building a beautiful life, and for maximizing every square inch of his or her primary investment (financial and otherwise.)

Operating as usual

Photos from Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits's post 09/25/2021

Biscuit bake off and brandy crustas. Thank you @hormelfoods @absocharleston @grandbohemiancharleston

09/20/2021

Entertaining Made Easy - Fall Semester begins at the Academy Tuesday!!
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It was recently brought to our attention that one of the best benefits of taking a class with the Academy is that you finish class with dinner in the oven. A perfect opportunity to host a dinner party, the night of class, or any other day that week. The cooking will be done! 🥣
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At semesters end you can host five dinner parties and gather old and new friends. Imagine what will happen… 🧑‍🍳✨
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#linkinbio to register - limited spaces remaining.
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One class : $40
Two classes: $70
Full semester of ten classes : $300
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#entertainment #entertaining #entertainingathome #fall #semester #charleston #chsacademy #culinary #classes #academyofdomesticoursuit

Entertaining Made Easy - Fall Semester begins at the Academy Tuesday!!
.

It was recently brought to our attention that one of the best benefits of taking a class with the Academy is that you finish class with dinner in the oven. A perfect opportunity to host a dinner party, the night of class, or any other day that week. The cooking will be done! 🥣
.
At semesters end you can host five dinner parties and gather old and new friends. Imagine what will happen… 🧑‍🍳✨
.
#linkinbio to register - limited spaces remaining.
.
One class : $40
Two classes: $70
Full semester of ten classes : $300
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#entertainment #entertaining #entertainingathome #fall #semester #charleston #chsacademy #culinary #classes #academyofdomesticoursuit

09/18/2021

Savory Bread Pudding might not sound sexy but, trust us, we’re experts, this recipe will become a signature dish that will comfort & delight its way into anyone’s heart whose lucky enough to eat it.

Make it as a side or the main meal event. AND, if you struggle to find a sumptuous recipe to satisfy the vegetarians & meat-eaters in one meal, look no further - the Academy just solved your conundrum! 🥖✨
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Class: Bread Pudding - The Sexiest Side for Fall. Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
- One class: $40
- Two classes: $70
- Full semester of 10 classes: $300
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#linkinbio to register! 📸 via @foodandwine #breadpudding #academyofdomesticpursuits

Savory Bread Pudding might not sound sexy but, trust us, we’re experts, this recipe will become a signature dish that will comfort & delight its way into anyone’s heart whose lucky enough to eat it.

Make it as a side or the main meal event. AND, if you struggle to find a sumptuous recipe to satisfy the vegetarians & meat-eaters in one meal, look no further - the Academy just solved your conundrum! 🥖✨
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Class: Bread Pudding - The Sexiest Side for Fall. Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
- One class: $40
- Two classes: $70
- Full semester of 10 classes: $300
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#linkinbio to register! 📸 via @foodandwine #breadpudding #academyofdomesticpursuits

09/17/2021

Cream Scones taught by Tanya Matta, Pastry Chef at the Grey, Savannah GA!
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
- One class: $40
- Two classes: $70
- Full semester of 10 classes: $300
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Holiday season is just around the corner and this class is your chance to learn a new recipe that can be used in a zillion imaginative ways to win over guests at breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.
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Don’t be intimidated! Tanya will make this recipe simple as pie (but you don’t have to tell anyone how easy it really was to make :)

Cream Scones taught by Tanya Matta, Pastry Chef at the Grey, Savannah GA!
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
- One class: $40
- Two classes: $70
- Full semester of 10 classes: $300
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Holiday season is just around the corner and this class is your chance to learn a new recipe that can be used in a zillion imaginative ways to win over guests at breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.
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Don’t be intimidated! Tanya will make this recipe simple as pie (but you don’t have to tell anyone how easy it really was to make :)

09/17/2021

Pâte Sucrée : Taught by Academy Adjunct Professor, Tanya Matta, Pastry Chef at the Grey, Savannah GA.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM #linkinbio to register 📝🧑‍🍳✨
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Pâte Sucrée is the foundation for all tarts, plus it can be used to make hand pies and shortbread cookies. Frangipane is a delicious almond cream filling that will serve as base for a multitude of tart flavors.
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This photo from @kingarthurbaking also inspired us to add interesting prick techniques to the curriculum for this course!

Pâte Sucrée : Taught by Academy Adjunct Professor, Tanya Matta, Pastry Chef at the Grey, Savannah GA.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM #linkinbio to register 📝🧑‍🍳✨
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Pâte Sucrée is the foundation for all tarts, plus it can be used to make hand pies and shortbread cookies. Frangipane is a delicious almond cream filling that will serve as base for a multitude of tart flavors.
.
This photo from @kingarthurbaking also inspired us to add interesting prick techniques to the curriculum for this course!

09/16/2021

Say you’re making this Boeuf Bourguignon - Everyone will want to join you for dinner!
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Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
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In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Boeuf Bourguignon bu building a deep flavor profile through stewing & we’ll debate the ever-lasting discourse of bourguignon lovers around the world: Mashed Potatoes or Butter Noodles?
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We’ll also surprise you with unexpected ways to repurpose the leftovers… ( Potpie, anyone?)
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#academyofdomesticpursuits #charleston #chs #boeufbourguignon #stewing #flavorprofile #flavor #profile #fall #semester #registration #open #classisinsession

Say you’re making this Boeuf Bourguignon - Everyone will want to join you for dinner!
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Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
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In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Boeuf Bourguignon bu building a deep flavor profile through stewing & we’ll debate the ever-lasting discourse of bourguignon lovers around the world: Mashed Potatoes or Butter Noodles?
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We’ll also surprise you with unexpected ways to repurpose the leftovers… ( Potpie, anyone?)
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#academyofdomesticpursuits #charleston #chs #boeufbourguignon #stewing #flavorprofile #flavor #profile #fall #semester #registration #open #classisinsession

09/14/2021

A wise woman once said, “Salmon is the roast chicken of fish.”
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We couldn’t concur more!
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Registration now open for our Fall Class on Poached Whole Salmon & Potatoes.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
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Learn our technique for incredibly moist & flavorful fish with golden poached potatoes on the side. We’ll also make sure you leave class with a perfectly plated meal garnished to the nines to dazzle at dinner! ✨

A wise woman once said, “Salmon is the roast chicken of fish.”
.
We couldn’t concur more!
.
Registration now open for our Fall Class on Poached Whole Salmon & Potatoes.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
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Learn our technique for incredibly moist & flavorful fish with golden poached potatoes on the side. We’ll also make sure you leave class with a perfectly plated meal garnished to the nines to dazzle at dinner! ✨

09/12/2021

Registration open for online Fall Classes at The Academy! This semester’s focus is on warm & cozy recipes from the oven like Revolutionary Ratatouille on September 30th at 12:00 pm.
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Learn the essential principles of ratatouille to produce the ultimate stew where individual flavors sing. There is not better recipe for leftovers… and you’ll leave this class that much smarter for knowing all the clever ways to repurpose the revolutionary ratatouille (We all know revolutionaries love a second act!)
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#linkinbio to register
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Photo via @newyorkermag from one of The Academy’s favorite articles on the subject by the esteemed Bill Buford. Not required reading but certainly recommended!

Registration open for online Fall Classes at The Academy! This semester’s focus is on warm & cozy recipes from the oven like Revolutionary Ratatouille on September 30th at 12:00 pm.
.
Learn the essential principles of ratatouille to produce the ultimate stew where individual flavors sing. There is not better recipe for leftovers… and you’ll leave this class that much smarter for knowing all the clever ways to repurpose the revolutionary ratatouille (We all know revolutionaries love a second act!)
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#linkinbio to register
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Photo via @newyorkermag from one of The Academy’s favorite articles on the subject by the esteemed Bill Buford. Not required reading but certainly recommended!

09/10/2021

On Tuesday, September 28th The Academy of Domestic Pursuits invites you to Braise Brisket with us! (Can we all agree that this photo by the insanely talented @wild.thistle.kitchen is what we'll aspire to?!) #linkinbio to register
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Brisket is the king of braised beef. Everyone thinks theirs is the best, but yours really will be. (The gift of less expensive meats is their priceless flavor.) A brisket recipe in your back pocket is an instant calling card. You will leave this class, not only with the best brisket recipe out there, but a delicious meal in the oven to start putting your culinary powers to the test.
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#academyofdomesticpursuits #braising #brisket #fall
#fallinlovewithyouroven #fallsemester #registrationopen #classesfillingfast

On Tuesday, September 28th The Academy of Domestic Pursuits invites you to Braise Brisket with us! (Can we all agree that this photo by the insanely talented @wild.thistle.kitchen is what we'll aspire to?!) #linkinbio to register
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Brisket is the king of braised beef. Everyone thinks theirs is the best, but yours really will be. (The gift of less expensive meats is their priceless flavor.) A brisket recipe in your back pocket is an instant calling card. You will leave this class, not only with the best brisket recipe out there, but a delicious meal in the oven to start putting your culinary powers to the test.
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#academyofdomesticpursuits #braising #brisket #fall
#fallinlovewithyouroven #fallsemester #registrationopen #classesfillingfast

09/09/2021

FALL SEMESTER is just around the corner at The Academy. Our new Course Catalog is online & registration is open! Classes are fun, fresh & focusing on maximizing your oven this Fall! Bonus Points: You’ll end with dinner already in the oven! #linkinbio to register!
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Sept 23rd Class: Mastering the Art of Cooking Cauliflower. Whole roasted cauliflower elevates the vegetable to main course status but the meal doesn’t stop there. Roasted cauliflower can be made into a delicious soup, riced into an unexpected base, or made the star of meatless Monday with juicy cauliflower steaks.
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#fallinlovewithyouroven #fallsemester #academyofdomesticpersuits #interactive #roasting #braising #poaching #stewing #deliciousness

FALL SEMESTER is just around the corner at The Academy. Our new Course Catalog is online & registration is open! Classes are fun, fresh & focusing on maximizing your oven this Fall! Bonus Points: You’ll end with dinner already in the oven! #linkinbio to register!
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Sept 23rd Class: Mastering the Art of Cooking Cauliflower. Whole roasted cauliflower elevates the vegetable to main course status but the meal doesn’t stop there. Roasted cauliflower can be made into a delicious soup, riced into an unexpected base, or made the star of meatless Monday with juicy cauliflower steaks.
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#fallinlovewithyouroven #fallsemester #academyofdomesticpersuits #interactive #roasting #braising #poaching #stewing #deliciousness

09/07/2021

Fall in love with your oven in the Academy’s Fall Semester. First up: Roast Chicken. The hallmark of simple home cooking. Serve up a beautiful bird — crispy, fragrant, golden-skinned, with meat so moist you could tear it off the bone with your fingers. What could be more delicious?! Sign up for one class, two, or all ten in the semester. Link in Bio. #interactive #interactivewisdom #charleston

Bonus points: You’ll leave the class with dinner waiting in the oven!

Fall in love with your oven in the Academy’s Fall Semester. First up: Roast Chicken. The hallmark of simple home cooking. Serve up a beautiful bird — crispy, fragrant, golden-skinned, with meat so moist you could tear it off the bone with your fingers. What could be more delicious?! Sign up for one class, two, or all ten in the semester. Link in Bio. #interactive #interactivewisdom #charleston

Bonus points: You’ll leave the class with dinner waiting in the oven!

charlestonacademy.com 08/31/2020

'Traveling the Perfumed Road' for September VIE — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

charlestonacademy.com “This summer, the scent of the lilies made me revisit the 240-year-old house and 150-year-old spirits, reminisce about their antics, and think of the B&B I always wanted to run — minus the ghosts free to go wherever and do whatever they please, night and day. Recently, other scents take me

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charlestonacademy.com 05/25/2020

'The Pink Teacup' for June VIE — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

charlestonacademy.com “I seem to have lived in a series of pink houses throughout my life. The first was in Mogadishu, Somalia, when I was a young girl. The second, in the early 2000s, was an eighteenth-century townhouse on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina. Now I live in another eighteenth-century pink house a...

charlestonacademy.com 05/22/2020

Less is More — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

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charlestonacademy.com Dinners for two or three have a certain je ne sais quoi about them. Small dinner parties are the ones we can host at the moment. The cozy size has appealed to my entertaining sensibilities for the last decade. I adore them!  The size is particularly useful for one of our essential needs

charlestonacademy.com 04/30/2020

One Action Dinners, Part Three — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

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charlestonacademy.com One Action: OPEN YOUR LIQUOR CABINET.  Cook with gin, vermouth, tonic, bitters & more. Those bottles can do more than fill cocktail glasses. Let the elixirs flavor your dinner food, too. Last week’s Academy project (finding fun anyway possible) was cooking with booze, using tables

charlestonacademy.com 04/23/2020

One Action Dinners, Part Two — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

Easy "One Action" Dinners, Take Two!

charlestonacademy.com Less equals more, that’s what we are learning. We know what we do not need, what we can live without, and what we can do that we didn’t realize before. We might be discovering that the simplest dinner ever can be soul satisfying. The children might be happy with macaroni and butter but you need ...

charlestonacademy.com 04/16/2020

The Art of Biscuits — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

Still feel like baking but stores are still out of yeast? We've got you covered...

charlestonacademy.com THE ART OF BISCUITS  Carbs make people feel better, that is by now a well-covered fact . Another current fact is that yeast is difficult to find. The first and foremost beauty of the biscuit is no yeast is required. Find the Academy’s best Biscuit recipe HERE and CONTACT to schedule

charlestonacademy.com 04/09/2020

The Greatest Gifts for May VIE — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

charlestonacademy.com “Our brains tend to run wild with stories all the time, even more so after a cancer diagnosis. The [first] surprise gift from the unknown sender was titled A Year to Live by Stephen Levine. Receiving the book out of the blue, between the time of the biopsy and the doctor’s calling to report on t...

charlestonacademy.com 04/02/2020

A Kitchen Wears Many Hats — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

Everyone always ends up in the kitchen...

charlestonacademy.com In quarantine time the kitchen will serve as dining room, office, playroom, classroom, homework station, living room, winery, even penal colony. It’s a room that is integral to family life no matter the size of the family, one to a dozen.  Exploit all its advantages. First off: Order in

charlestonacademy.com 03/29/2020

Time for Carbs — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

Here's a meditative Sunday afternoon project you can enjoy all through the week...

charlestonacademy.com The fact is that carbohydrates are mood lifters. If you are cranky and exhausted — and who isn’t right now? — then don’t poo poo carbs. Give them a try! When I was fifteen, I left Monrovia, Liberia, for boarding school in New Hampshire. I knew no one in this new country, new climate, my twel...

charlestonacademy.com 03/29/2020

Time for Carbs — Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

charlestonacademy.com The fact is that carbohydrates are mood lifters. If you are cranky and exhausted — and who isn’t right now? — then don’t poo poo carbs. Give them a try! When I was fifteen, I left Monrovia, Liberia, for boarding school in New Hampshire. I knew no one in this new country, new climate, my twel...

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