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Basic North Indian Cooking

at Ranjana's Indian Cooking Classes - Jackson Park Highlands 6730 S Euclid Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60649

Learn the basics of Indian spices.  Carefully balanced and adapted to today's kitchen, these meals are simple, balanced, authentic and flavorful. Roll your rotis (traditional flatbread). Stuff your own samosas (spicy stuffed potato pastry). Spice your own Masala Chai.  Note:  All classes include instruction of nine dishes, followed...

Saturday Aug 24th, 9:15am - 12:15pm

Back to Basics: Let's talk Cheese

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

In this new class format, meet one of our expert cheesemongers and get schooled on artisanal cheeses. You will learn all about the cheese, including how the cheese is made, the producer's story, and recipe ideas (spoiler: sometimes it's just recommended to eat it with salumi and  a good glass of wine!). During class, you will enjoy a...

Sunday Aug 25th, 3pm - 3:30pm

$16.73

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Back to Basics: Fresh Pasta Shapes, Hands-on

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

In this new class format, you will learn how to shape some of the most traditional pasta shapes from Italy (think: farfalle, cavatelli, tagliatelle, pappardelle, garganelli). Our chefs and pasta experts will be with you to show you how it's done, offer recipe ideas, and answer any of your pasta-related questions! During class, you'll enjoy a glass...

Sunday Sep 8th, 1pm - 1:30pm

$16.73

Back to Basics: Let's talk Wine - Summer Wines

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

In this new class format, one of our expert beverage managers will guide you in a tasting of one of Eataly's favorite wines. You will learn all about the producer and their story, the winemaking process, the grapes. During class, you will enjoy a glass of the featured wine alongside a bite of antipasti to pair. Plus, you'll take home...

Sunday Aug 25th, 2pm - 2:30pm

$16.73

Back to Basics: Lo Spaghetto al Pomodoro di Eataly

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

In this new class format, sit around the table as our chef demonstrates how to create a simple, high-quality Regional Italian Classic dish. Our chef will guide you through each step of the preparation a classic Primo, Secondo or Contorno dish from start to finish – all while you sit back and sip on a perfectly-paired glass of Italiano vino! At the...

Sunday Aug 25th, 12pm - 12:30pm

$16.73

Back to Basics: Grilling

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

Summer has finally arrived! Get ready to break out your grill with some Italian-inspired menu items sure to make you the envy of every grillmaster on your block. Grilling is the perfect match for Italian food as it requires little equipment and minimal interference with the food’s natural flavors.  Armed with a pair of tongs and some olive...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6pm - 7pm

$55.75

Back to Basics: Regional Italian Classics

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

In this new class format, sit around the table as our chef demonstrates how to create a simple, high-quality Regional Italian Classic dish. Our chef will guide you through each step of the preparation a classic Primo, Secondo or Contorno dish from start to finish – all while you sit back and sip on a perfectly-paired glass...

Sunday Sep 8th, 12pm - 12:30pm

$16.73

Demonstration Cooking: Summer's Bounty

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

Corn, tomatoes, and zucchini are popular summer vegetables and often, successful gardeners find themselves with an overabundance. Learn to preserve these seasonal favorites as relish, sauce, or pickles to enjoy all year long. This class will also cover the basics of water-bath canning.

Sunday Aug 25th, 11am - 1pm

$68.75

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Cooking Lab: Canning and Preserving Workshop

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

Our Cooking Lab classes teach the basic science and techniques all cooks need to know, and will teach you to understand the causes and effects of your actions in the kitchen. We examine various cooking methods and ingredients to discover parallels that will amaze you. Your view of cooking may well be transformed!   In today's class, we'll teach...

Saturday Aug 24th, 10am - 1:30pm

Essential Mixology Bartending

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Whether or not you have experience, have taken a bartending course, or are an experienced bartender this class is for you. Take part in our hands-on course where you will build and enjoy your very own creations. This 4 hour course in mixology will have you entertaining your friends or clients in no time. We will take you through the world of mixology...

Saturday Sep 7th, 2pm - 6pm

Cooking Lab: Flavor Dynamics

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

Our Cooking Lab classes teach the basic science and techniques all cooks need to know. You will learn to understand the causes and effects of your actions in the kitchen. We examine various cooking methods and ingredients to discover parallels that will amaze you. Your view of cooking may well be transformed.  These interactive demonstration...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 10am - 12:30pm

Wine Making

at Beverage Art Inc - Washington Heights 9030 S Hermitage Ave , Chicago, Illinois 60620

The cost of class is $125 per couple. Ingredients are not included in the pricing. During this 2 hour class, the pair will make 6 gallons of wine together.   Make 28 to 30 bottles of excellent wine the first time. Experience the fine art of wine making as we take you through the step-by-step procedure of making your first varietal wine. Chardonnay...

Saturday Aug 31st, 3pm - 5pm

$125
for 2 students

Meat 101

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

Satisfy your favorite meat-lover with a new twist on the classic Chicago-style steak. Join our Chefs as they guide you through Meat 101 basics, then take off on an international journey of classic meat preparations from around the world. Menu: Chili-Lime Rubbed Grilled Hanger Steak with Chipotle Butter and Elotes (Grilled Corn, Lime and Queso...

Wednesday Aug 28th, 6pm - 9pm

How to Cocktail at SABBIA

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

Summer is the season of cocktails! Join us for an exclusive hands-on cocktail-making class with Limoncello Pallini in our pop-up restaurant inspired by the Italian seaside, SABBIA! In this class, you'll learn the basics of utilizing gin as a cocktail base and learn what ingredients and equipment are necessary for a well-stocked at-home bar,...

Thursday Aug 29th, 5pm - 6pm

$33.45

Demonstration Cooking: Mushrooms

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

Discover the versatility of mushrooms in this demonstration cooking class featuring preparation tips and basic cooking methods.  Enjoy mushroom yogurt lettuce cups, portobello cheese “steaks,” mixed mushroom lasagna, and French onion and mushroom broth soup. 

Tuesday Oct 15th, 11am - 12:30pm

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