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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Caribbean

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    Let your senses sail away on a Caribbean Cruise as you smell, touch, and taste the foods of the islands in this all-levels cooking class. A professional chef will be your cruise director as you learn all about the region's favorite fare and how to prepare it in your own home. Practice important skills such as selecting the best meat and produce, grilling shrimp, cutting mangoes and pineapple, roasting pork, cooking rice, and baking custard. You'll work in small groups with your classmates to create delicious menu items like jerk shrimp skewers with mango relish, adobo roasted pork loin, caribbean rice, and pudín de pan (spiced pineapple bread pudding). Then, take a seat at the table and enjoy your handmade island feast.
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Caribbean

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to cook with the flavors of the Caribbean
    • Discover secrets to selecting and grilling shrimp
    • Cook delicious dishes like jerk shrimp skewers with mango relish
    • Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure
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    29 positive reviews
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    Date Night: Jamaica Me Crazy

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    Spice up the night as you learn the secrets to making mouthwatering Jamaican cuisine. In this all-levels class, you'll work in small groups to cook up such satisfying dishes as coconut-crusted shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce, Jamaican braised chicken with macadamia rice, and caramelized pineapple crêpes. As you cook, you'll practice culinary skills like selecting and deep frying shrimp, braising chicken, working with spices, cooking rice, making crêpe batter, and working with pineapple. When the meal is complete, you'll sit down at the table with your fellow classmates for a sweet and savory taste of Jamaica.
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    Date Night: Jamaica Me Crazy

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of preparing your favorite Jamaican fare
    • Develop culinary skills such as how to select and fry shrimp and prepare crêpe batter
    • Cook up flavorful dishes like coconut-crusted shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce
    • Gain the skills to bring the taste of Jamaica to your dinner table
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    29 positive reviews
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    Use Your Noodle

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    Noodles serve as the foundation for a variety of incredible Asian dishes. Learn the secrets to preparing these regional staples with an all-levels class that will take you on a fascinating trip through Asian cuisine. Follow along as a professional instructor gets you familiar with Asian ingredients and demonstrates the proper techniques for making your noodles. You'll then work in small groups to create noodle-based dishes like spicy ginger soba noodle salad with carrots and snow peas, Singapore mai fun noodles with tofu, beef chow fun with black bean and scallion sauce, and udon noodle soup with shrimp, mushrooms, and sweet chili lime broth. When you've finished creating your dishes, you'll take a seat with your classmates and experience the mouthwatering power of the noodle.
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    Use Your Noodle

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Unlock the skills to create homemade Asian noodles
    • Prepare delicious dishes such as beef chow fun with black bean and scallion sauce
    • Discover how to work with a variety of noodles as well as how to make Asian sauces
    • Experience the fun of cooking alongside classmates
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    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

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    Parmesan makes just about everything taste better: pasta, soup, probably even pretzels. But if you didn't know, Parmesan and chicken are perfect pairs. Are you ready to try it? In this hands-on cooking class, learn the proper breading techniques and secrets behind a perfect Carbonara sauce. From there, your menu for the night includes Parmesan crusted chicken with linguine carbonara, and a brussels sprout salad. As you cook this delicious meal, make sure to keep your own booze and appetite nearby. This will be the best meal you've had in a while... and you made it yourself!
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    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to bread chicken with a delicate Parmesan crust
    • Make the perfect Carbonara sauce for your linguine
    • Bring your appetite and taste your way through this match made in heaven
    • No experience necessary
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    15-Minute Pasta

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    Time to toss out the spaghetti-o's from your meal plan? Learn to make delicious, healthy pasta dishes that you can have prepared in minutes during this fast food workshop. You'll be working with a variety of pastas and pasta accompaniments during this hand-on class. learning recipes that you can easily work into your daily schedule. This class is perfect for people who live jam-packed lives, as you'll be learning dishes that are quick to cook and full of carbs to keep you fueled. Learn to make authentic pasta dishes. Don't settle for an impasta!
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    15-Minute Pasta

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare pasta dishes you can add to your culinary repertoire
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new moves
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    15-Minute Cajun Meals

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    Do you like it hot and fast? Learn to make delicious Cajun style cuisine in minutes! This culinary workshop features easy-to-make meals with a Louisiana legacy. You'll receive hands-on cooking instruction under the guidance of a professional chef, picking up recipes, and cooking tricks and tips that will fit into your home kitchen cooking with ease. Foods could feature the so-called "holy trinity of Cajun cooking" - bell peppers, onion, and celery - along with any number of other traditional ingredients particular to this style of rustic cooking. You'll be amazed at the intensity of the aromas and flavors of these fast foods. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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    15-Minute Cajun Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare Cajun dishes you can add to your culinary repertoire
    • Get hands-on experience cooking these simple, fun meals
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new skills
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    1 positive reviews
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    Intro to Artisan Breads

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    Is there anything more satisfying than a warm piece of bread with a crispy crust and steam rippling out of the inner dough? Hungry just thinking about it? Wish you knew how to create this delicious bread you're now fantasizing about? At Cooking Skills Academy, first uncover the science behind bread baking, such as measurements of water, dough, and yeast. Once you have the basics covered, you'll explore your bread-making skills as you craft a tasty rustic bread with fluffy insides and firm, crispy crust. Improve every meal you cook with homemade bread! A sample menu for the class includes:
    • 5-Seeds Lavash Cracker
    • Pain A L'ancienne (Rustic Bread)
    • Hummus
    Note: This class is BYOB.
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    Intro to Artisan Breads

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn bread baking basics as your uncover the science behind successful baking
    • Properly knead your dough to create a tender center and crispy crust
    • Taste your doughy creations in this BYOB class
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Fun with Bagels & Cream Cheese

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    Is there a better breakfast than a doughy bagel with lox and cream cheese? Take your breakfast one step further by creating your own, chewy, New York style bagel. At Cooking Skills Academy, uncover the secrets behind making, shaping and baking the perfect bagel. Mastering the simple techniques, you will also make flavorful cream cheeses to pair with your homemade bagels. Are you a cinnamon raisin bagel kind of person? Or are you a poppy seed? No, you're a honey almond. No matter what your favorite bagel may be, you'll be able to make it whenever you want! A sample menu includes:
    • Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
    • Poppy Seed Bagel
    • Sesame Seed Bagel
    • Whole Wheat Bagel
    • Plain Bagel
    • Vegetable Cream Cheese
    • Honey Almond Cream Cheese
    • Berry-Berry Cream Cheese
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    Fun with Bagels & Cream Cheese

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover how to create your own homemade New York style bagels
    • Master the techniques to create flavorful cream cheeses
    • Taste test a variety of bagels and cream cheeses to satisfy your taste buds
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Fresh Start (Lincoln Square)

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    Learn the secrets to creating healthy and appetizing entrees from a professional chef in this all-levels class focused on fit fare. You'll work in small groups to create delectable dishes like miso-ginger poached halibut with leeks, spinach and soba noodles, grilled chicken kebabs with carrot slaw and mint yogurt sauce, and minestrone with chickpeas and kale. As you cook, you'll practice proper techniques such as how to select and poach fish, prepare soup, and cook grains. You'll also make yogurt sauces and discover the best ways to check your meat's doneness. When you've finished, you'll take a seat at the table with your classmates for a healthy feast that you'll be proud to have prepared.
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    Fresh Start (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to make healthy meals that will satisfy the senses
    • Practice important techniques such as how to select and poach fish
    • Cook delicious dishes like minestrone with farro, chickpeas, and kale
    • Wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start on a healthy diet
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    29 positive reviews
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    Gluten Free Pasta (Lincoln Square)

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    Have you missed the taste of fresh, handmade pasta ever since that pesky gluten allergy showed up on your dietary doorstep? Then you're going to love this. Let a professional chef lead the way to culinary satisfaction as you learn to make delicious gluten-free pasta from scratch. You'll create dishes like three-cheese and spinach lasagna with tomato sauce, fresh fettuccine primavera with pesto, and quinoa mac 'n' cheese with mushrooms, bacon, and gruyere cheese. You'll also practice pasta-making techniques like working with gluten-free flours, rolling and cutting fresh pasta, sautéing vegetables, and making béchamel sauce and pesto. When you're finished, you'll join your fellow classmates for a handmade pasta feast that will have you saying good riddance to gluten.
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    Gluten Free Pasta (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to make delicious gluten-free pasta
    • Discover how to work with gluten-free flours to make the best dough
    • Create delicious recipes like three-cheese and spinach lasagna with tomato sauce
    • Take your diet into your own hands and develop new culinary skills in the process
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    29 positive reviews

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