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The Clean Eating Kitchen: Gluten Free

at Nourished - Hinsdale 111 S Vine St, Chicago, Illinois 60521

Food matters—it’s either the safest, most powerful form of medicine, or your slowest form of poison. Thus, the importance of stocking a healthy pantry, fridge and freezer. Join us for this two-hour demo class to learn how to easily transform seasonal farm-fresh produce, wild-caught or pastured proteins, hearty beans and grains, and crunchy nuts...

Thursday Oct 17th, 6pm - 8pm

Pasta Boot Camp

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Basta pasta! We're going to delve deep into regional Italian pastas, making several types of dough from scratch. You'll learn how to use a pasta roller, as well as how to create rustic shapes by hand, and we'll dress up our pastas with divine homemade sauces.  Menu: Egg Dough: Cavatelli alla Matriciana; Black and White Striped Farfalle...

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 4pm


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Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

Marcel's talented chef presents Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On) Good knives and impeccable knife skills are critical for all cooks and chefs. Knowing how to properly use a good chef’s knife will shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you confidence to tackle any recipe. Repetition and practice are at the heart of the development of high...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 3pm - 4pm

End of Garden Pickle

at Mary's Wholesome Living - Elburn 2N308 Brundige Rd, Elburn, Illinois 60119

Growing season is winding down. You now have a nice hodgepodge of vegetables and want to put them to good use. What to do? Well make a pickle of course! Crunchy white cauliflower, tangy green tomatoes, peppers, green beans and perhaps a squash – all veggies are welcome to join in the party. Feel free to bring along your own assortment from your...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Fall Soups & Stews

at North American Pizza and Culinary Acad. - Lisle 1970 University Ln, Lisle, Illinois 60532

It’s the time for soups and stews! Get your slower cookers and dutch ovens ready for the foods that rule the Season! We will discuss the difference between soups and stews and how to achieve the perfect warming meal every time. MENU Chickpea Pumpkin Sage Stew (vegetarian) Chicken Wild Rice & Mushroom Corn & Potato chowder with Cashew...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 11am - 1:30pm

Pasta Workshop

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

What's your favorite pasta? After working with our chefs, you'll be able make your own fresh pasta dough, creating noodles of all shapes and sizes as well as seasonal sauces suited to each pasta.  Menu: Roasted Squash and Ricotta-Filled Tortellini with Brown Butter Sauce Spinach Fettuccine with Mushroom Cream  Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Hands-on Cooking: Braising

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Breaking down a chicken and braising the parts saves money and imparts tons of flavor. You will cut up a whole chicken, take home the breasts, use the backbone and wings for stock, and braise the thighs and legs in an assortment of recipes: coq au vin, chicken vesuvio, Chinese red cooked chicken, and chicken chile verde. 

Saturday Oct 19th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Autumn Farmhouse

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Throw another log on the hearth, and fire up the cast iron skillets to create a soul-satisfying, cozy fall dinner. Menu: Warm Green Bean Salad with Apples, Hazelnuts and Mustard Vinaigrette Whole Roasted Chicken with Rosemary-Garlic Butter Scalloped Potatoes Butterscotch Pudding with Whipped Cream Skills covered in class: Blanching and...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 7pm - 9:30pm


Sauce Boot Camp

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

We all know there's no better accompaniment to a dish than a well-made sauce. We'll take you on a journey teaching you how time-honored and modern sauce-making techniques are actually very approachable and will inspire confidence in your very own culinary skills.  We'll teach you how to conquer all things sauce-related in this comprehensive,...

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 4pm


Value-added: Canning Dehydrating and Jam

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Take some of your favorite summer crops and learn to preserve them for the winter months. This hands-on class will cover crop seasonality, food safety, and popular food-preservation techniques. Put your knowledge to work by preserving local fruit and vegetables to take home

Saturday Oct 19th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Sausage Making Experience

at Woj's Sausage Making Classes - Darien 1000 N Frontage Rd Unit C, Darien, Illinois 60561

In each two-hour class, up to 20-25 students learn from sausage expert Mike "Woj" Wojcik how to make gourmet, preservative-free sausages.  Guests can expect a lecture on the following topics: Food safety/sanitation/cooking procedures. Sourcing ingredients and equipment.  Basic guidelines to grind, spice, and case sausages. Dos and Dont's,...

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 1pm


Hands-On Fresh Pasta-making 101

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Join us as the Chef of La Scuola showcases the true art of fresh pastamaking, demonstrating how to make and shape some of Eataly's favorite fresh pastas. Guests will then get to try their hand at rolling out the dough and forming their own shapes (think Farfalle, Cavatelli, Tagliatelle, Pappardelle, and Garganelli).  In this new format for 2019,...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 12pm - 1:30pm


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Thanksgiving Crash Course

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Our most popular and comprehensive Thanksgiving class, and our instructors' favorite class to teach!  We will teach you the timing, tricks, and classic recipes to ensure your success from your first time cooking Thanksgiving to your fiftieth. You will leave this class with well-tested recipes, shopping lists, and a clear timeline to get all that...

Saturday Nov 16th, 10:30am - 3pm

Irresistible Appetizers

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Jazz up your holiday parties with these impressive finger foods while learning all about presentation techniques so your food looks as good as it tastes!  Menu: Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Balsamic Glaze Butternut Squash and Rosemary Flatbread with Goat Cheese Cocktail Meatballs with Spiced Cranberry Sauce Sautéed Scallops with Red Curry-Coconut...

Saturday Nov 16th, 12pm - 2:30pm


Ramen Workshop

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

No crunchy noodles and flavor packets here! Learn the fine art of making ramen noodles from scratch, and how to prepare delicious recipes featuring Japan's most ubiquitous noodle. Menu: Homemade Ramen Noodles Tonkatsu Ramen with Chashu (Soy and Sake) Pork Belly, Roasted Garlic Oil, Soft Boiled Egg and Corn Miso Ramen with Bok Choy, Green Onion-Schmaltz...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 12pm - 3pm

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