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Flavors of France: The Parisian Bistro

$95.00

A 3 1/2 hour hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.

France is a country famous for its history, art, fashion, language and, perhaps above all else, its food! Although many of the celebrated dishes of French cuisine are impressive, they needn't be intimidating. In this hands-on class featuring bistro classics, Zoe McLaughlin will teach you the tips and techniques required to be a confident chef de cuisine in your home kitchen.
 

Pasta Primer: Part II

$95.00

A 4-hour introductory course to homemade pasta, culminating in a dinner served with wine.

Making pasta from scratch is fun. And it is easier than you may think.
 
During Part II of this pasta primer, Viola will focus on filled and layered pasta. She will demonstrate two ways to make fresh pasta: by machine and by hand. The first is faster, but it requires special equipment; the second is a labor of love, ideal for a leisurely weekend or group activity.

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Pasta Primer: Part I

$95.00

A 4-hour introductory course to homemade pasta, culminating in a dinner served with wine.

Making pasta from scratch is fun. And it is easier than you may think.
 
During Part I of this 4-hour pasta primer, Viola will focus on cut pasta: spaghetti, orecchiette, fettucini, and farfalle. She will demonstrate two ways to make fresh pasta: by machine and by hand. The first is faster, but it requires special equipment; the second is a labor of love, ideal for a leisurely weekend or group activity.

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.

CLASS CANCELED: Sharing Morocco

$65.00

A cooking demonstration and dinner with author Ruth Barnes; wine will be served. Book sales provided by Omnivore Books.
 

Ruth Barnes  grew up in a large culinary Moroccan family on a farm filled with fresh and colorful food rich with the flavors and traditions of the world. She learned to cook from the women in her family who regularly prepared meals for her large immediate and extended family, neighbors, and community members. For Ruth, cooking, creating, and designing are a passion, and she has made it her life’s work.

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.

Cookie Decorating with Batter Bakery

$40.00

Join 18 Reasons and Jen Musty from Batter Bakery to get in the festive spirit! 

Each attendee will decorate 6 cookies - 4 shortbread and 2 gingerbread in holiday shapes.

We will learn:
-royal icing recipe
-mixing & tinting techniques
-edging and flood icing cookies
-how to add detail to cookies using additional icing, sprinkles, sanding sugar & chocolate

We will also bring boxes so you can take your just-iced cookies home flat without smudging them!

Top California Olive Oils

$20.00

A tasting seminar; hearty snacks and wine will be served.

 

Olives are grown and pressed all over the world to satisfy international cravings for olive oil; but some of the freshest, most delicious olive oil comes from close to home. Please join us for a unique opportunity to taste some of the West Coast's best olive oils. Hosted by Maia Hirschbein, this workshop will address diverse aspects of California olive oil including:

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