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Demonstration Cooking: Chiles

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

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with recipes featuring flavorful chiles. Learn how to roast, peel, and deseed peppers.  Taste a variety of Mexican chiles in a progression of heat from mild to hot, as well as chiles in three different recipes:  chayote with guajillo dressing carne asada with charred tomato salad tomatillo sauced spinach enchiladas...

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$56

Demonstration Cooking: Onions

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

Open up to onions at this lunchtime demonstration cooking class featuring seasonal vegetables with notes for harvesting or selecting at the store, preparation tips, and basic cooking methods. Learn to celebrate bright colors, unique textures, and fresh tastes. Onions are among the most powerful flavoring ingredients in the kitchen and work in numerous...

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$50

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Demonstration Cooking: Green Tomatoes

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

In this demonstration class, Emily Paster will teach you how to use up all those end-of-season green tomatoes before the frost comes. We will make green tomato salsa and pickled green tomatoes and can them.  Participants will learn all aspects of water-bath canning, a safe and easy method of home food preservation, including safety, dos...

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$50

Hands-on Cooking: Sauces

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

French culinary techniques identify five foundational sauces. In this hands-on cooking class, prepare and taste classic and contemporary sauces such as dark roux, béarnaise, butter and cream reductions, and discuss variations for recipes such as New Orleans creole chicken, filet of beef au poivre with béarnaise sauce, roasted beets with horseradish...

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$75

Hands-on Cooking: Garden Party Apps

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

Spend a fun night exploring delicious recipes easily reproduced at home in this cooking class. Ingredients in the dishes—corn fritters with aged cheddar, zucchini cilantro soup shooters, tomato crostini with whipped feta, scallion crepes with roasted eggplant filling, and shochu watermelon lemonade—highlight the best summer produce.  You...

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$75

Demo Cooking: Preserving Sunny Citrus

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

Take advantage of winter’s lemons, oranges, and limes by preserving them. In this cooking class, learn how to make orange jam and supreme citrus. Explore different orange varieties beyond the navel. The class also covers the basics of water-bath canning, a safe and easy method of home food preservation, including equipment needs.

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$68

Demonstration Cooking: Oktoberfest

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

Celebrate Oktoberfest in this seasonal cooking class. Sample seasonal, authentic recipes including: bacon and onion tart, chicken braised in Riesling, and green beans in mustard dressing. Observe knife cuts of slice and dice, rolling tart dough, working with phyllo dough, and liquid-based cooking techniques of braise and boil. Take home an apple-cherry...

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$62

Hands-on Cooking: Fermenting Vegetables

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

Learn how to ferment vegetables in a saltwater brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish, to achieve tasty, tangy vegetable pickles that are good for you too.  Instructor Emily Paster will explain the how and why of lacto-fermentation including the necessary salt-to-water ratio, the proper fermenting environment and knowing...

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$68

Hands-on Cooking: All About Rhubarb

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

Learn everything you need to know about rhubarb in this cooking class. Cover the how-tos of water-bath canning, an easy method of home food preservation. Safety concerns and equipment needs will be addressed. You will make and take home a jar of rhubarb chutney, which is delicious when paired with cheese.

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$68.75

Brines, Marinades, and Rubs

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

Get ready for summer grilling with enhanced flavors in the form of spice rubs and marinades in this cooking class. Taste the difference the process of brining has on meat, and take home a batch of sage-garlic brine to use at home. Taste and take home recipes for spicy ribeye with salsa butter and chicken artichoke kabobs. In addition, participants...

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$75

Hands-on Cooking: Food Processor Basics

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

Discover the multiple uses of food processors in this cooking class. Learn to use the grating, slicing, and mixing functions to create mayonnaise, pesto, biscuits, and a pea and pesto pasta salad. Take home a complete layered vegetable salad. Students are encouraged to bring their own food processor; please open and wash food processors before cla...

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$68

Value-added: Krauts, Pickles, Kimchi

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

Fermented foods are both healthy and a great way to reduce food waste. Join this hands-on class to learn about different types of fermentation. You will quickly put your new knowledge to action by preparing different fermentations to taste and take home with you.

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$75

Chop Chop Knife Skills

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

Practice essential knife cuts such as mince, dice, julienne, and chiffonade to make quick work of tricky vegetable and fruit preparation in this hands-on cooking class. The featured recipes of Mango Spring Rolls, Asian Ratatouille, and Lemon-Beef Stir Fry will teach sautי and stir fry techniques as well as creative plating. Students will sample the...

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$68

Demo Cooking: Preserving Dried Fruits

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

Don’t stop canning and preserving just because it is winter.  In this cooking class, learn to preserve using dried fruits in a dried fig, apple, and raisin jam—a sweet, bright-tasting spread with a chunky texture perfect for stirring into oatmeal, serving with cake, or topping ice cream. The class also covers the basics of water-bath canning,...

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$68

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

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

Strawberries are sophisticated. In this hands-on class, local food blogger and cookbook author Emily Paster will teach you how to make strawberry balsamic jam, a surprisingly delicious take on this classic preserve.  The class will also cover the how-tos of water-bath canning—a safe and easy method of home food preservation, including addressing...

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$68
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