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    Hot and Spicy Dishes (Lincoln Square)

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    If you love to spice things up in the kitchen, this class is for you. Come learn the best ways to utilize hot and spicy ingredients in your recipes with the help of a professional instructor. You'll discover how to select the freshest ingredients, work spices into your food, and create sour-cream based sauces to pair with your spicy creations. Break off into small groups and prepare such mouth-watering dishes as spicy spinach and artichoke dip, jerk chicken wings, blackened shrimp skewers with cajun dipping sauce. Then take it to the taste buds as you feast on your your fiery creations.
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    Hot and Spicy Dishes (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to create a variety of spicy dishes that sing to your taste buds
    • Discover the secrets to selecting the best ingredients
    • Craft recipes like grilled andouille sausage with Nacho Mama sauce
    • Add a hot variety of new recipes to your cookbook
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    28 positive reviews
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    Cuban Surf and Turf (Merchandise Mart)

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    Learn the secrets to cooking up rich Cuban cuisine that is sure to spice up your weekly dinner menu. In this all-levels class, you'll follow along with a professional chef as you craft tantalizing dishes including enchilado de camarones (deviled shrimp), sautéed pork medallions with cumin-orange mojo sauce, cilantro rice, and tres leches cake. As you prepare dishes with fellow classmates, you'll practice important skills like selecting the best meat and fish, braising shrimp, sautéing pork, cooking rice, and mixing cake batter. When the cooking is complete, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy the tasty rewards of a job well done.
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    Cuban Surf and Turf (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Master land and sea in the Cuban cooking style
    • Create mouthwatering dishes like sautéed pork medallions with cumin-orange mojo sauce
    • Practice traditional techniques such as braising shrimp and sautéing pork
    • Bring rich new flavors to your dinner table
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    11 positive reviews
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    Cuban Surf and Turf (Lincoln Square)

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    Learn the secrets to cooking up rich Cuban cuisine that is sure to spice up your weekly dinner menu. In this all-levels class, you'll follow along with a professional chef as you craft tantalizing dishes including enchilado de camarones (deviled shrimp), sautéed pork medallions with cumin-orange mojo sauce, cilantro rice, and tres leches cake. As you prepare dishes with fellow classmates, you'll practice important skills like selecting the best meat and fish, braising shrimp, sautéing pork, cooking rice, and mixing cake batter. When the cooking is complete, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy the tasty rewards of a job well done.
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    Cuban Surf and Turf (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Master land and sea in the Cuban cooking style
    • Create mouthwatering dishes like sautéed pork medallions with cumin-orange mojo sauce
    • Practice traditional techniques such as braising shrimp and sautéing pork
    • Bring rich new flavors to your dinner table
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    28 positive reviews
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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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    28 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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    28 positive reviews
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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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    3 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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    11 positive reviews
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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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    3 positive reviews
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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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    3 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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    3 positive reviews

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