Essential oils are the most intense, evocative expression of a plant— and the most surprising. They can reveal a complexity of flavor not accessible through normal cooking techniques. In this interactive demonstration, Chef Daniel Patterson will describe what essential oils are, and cover the basics of using them in cooking and drinks. Participants will have a chance to see for themselves the affects of the oils in sauces, vinaigrettes, baked goods, ice creams and sorbets, and drinks. The focus will be on using the oils discretely, as accent notes and to amplify certain aromas.