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Big Food on a Small Budget: Steamed Beets

$65.00

This class is a mix of hands-on cooking and demonstration; it culminates in dinner served with wine and beer.

When you have a small budget for both money and time, you can still create food that is big on both flavor and nutrition. Michelle McKenzie is excited to show you how to start with a big batch of something delicious -- a pot of lentils, a roasted chicken, a pan of steamed beets -- and stretch it across the week's meals. 

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a glut of steamed beets

Sensational Soups

$85.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.

Soup is widely considered a humble food. Indeed, many classic recipes stemmed from a desire to stretch scraps or small amounts of leftover meals. Yet humble needn't mean boring! In this hands-on class, Michelle McKenzie will show you how to make a simple bowl of soup truly sensational (and how to wield knife to get through vegetables safely and efficiently).

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Basic Knife Skills

$55.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Basic Knife Skills

$55.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Surprising Sides for the Holiday Season

$75.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.

Move over, mashed potatoes! Join Michelle McKenzie as she explores some of winter's most exciting produce. These recipes are delicious on their own, and are the perfect sides for the celebratory meals of the holiday season:

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Caramelized cauliflower, chicories, crispy speck
Escarole with persimmon, fennel, walnut 
Root vegetable rosti
Salt-baked sweet potato with pickled shallot, green chile, cilantro, mint
Six citrus rice salad with peanuts and fish sauce

 

Basic Knife Skills

$45.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Join 18 Reasons instructor Jen Nurse for a class in the basics of using your chef's knife at home. We will discuss the ins and outs of knife use, care and safety. You will walk away knowing how to maintain a sharp edge and the best way to cut vegetables and herbs. This is a great class for beginners.

Flavors of Italy: Paste di Natale

$105.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.
 

Viola’s wildly popular class on pasta for the holiday table returns in 2015 with new ideas to stir your inner Italian cook. This unique menu is sure to impress and make happy your family and friends!

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Rotolo di pasta con ricotta, spinaci e parma - Pasta roll with ricotta, spinach and prosciutto di Parma

Tortelli di gorgonzola e nocciole con profumo di limone e noce moscata - Gorgonzola and hazelnut tortelli with lemon and nutmeg

Aperitivo: The Art of Italian Entertaining

$95.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.

In a country where the typical cocktail party is called for 7pm, being at least an hour late is a necessary condition for socializing and invitations have a beginning but never an end time, finger food often takes the place of dinner, in imaginative ways that draw from the tradition and trends of the country’s cooking scene. Take a trip with Viola through the hors d’oeuvre of Italy, from the simple to the elaborate, and learn how to entertain as artfully and effortlessly as the Italians do.

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