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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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    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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    28 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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    3 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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    28 positive reviews
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Rome

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    Let your senses escape to Rome as you smell, touch, and taste the foods of Italy in this all-levels cooking class. A professional chef will be your tour guide as you learn all about the region's favorite fare and how to prepare it in your own home. Practice important skills such as rolling fresh pasta dough, preparing egg-based sauces, sauteing green vegetables and more! You'll work in small groups with your classmates to create delicious menu items like roasted broccolini with garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then, take a seat at the table and enjoy your handmade Italian feast.
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    Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Rome

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to cook with the flavors Italy
    • When in Rome, eat as the Romans do!
    • Cook delicious dishes like Spaghetti alla Carbonara with homemade pasta
    • Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure
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    28 positive reviews
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    15 Minute French Meals

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    Making great French cuisine shouldn't be this easy. Hors d'Å"uvres and entrées are both on the menu, as you learn to make a variety of foods under the guidance of a culinary expert. French dishes are traditionally very eclectic, consisting of a variety of ingredients ranging from vegetables such as leeks and truffles, fruits such as tangerines and blackberries, and meats such as squab and lamb. No matter what you prepare, you can be certain it will delight the palate and eye, while be being easy enough to prepare in the future that you won't have to sacrifice time out of your busy day in order to eat healthy and delicious meals. Bon Appétit!
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    15 Minute French Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover several easy-to-prepare French 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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    Cupcake Boot Camp

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    Pack your bags, kitchen soldier, because you're going to boot camp. Cupcake boot camp, that is. Follow along as a professional pastry chef shows you the ropes to baking a perfect petite cake every time. You'll work in small groups to create such tasty treats as Boston cream cupcakes with chocolate ganache and vanilla pastry cream filling, chocolate stout cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting, ginger lime cupcakes with seven-minute frosting, and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. You'll practice important baking skills like making custard, mixing batters, whipping egg whites and cream, working with chocolate, and spreading and piping frostings. When you've finished, sit down with your classmates for a celebratory lunch and then pack up your handiwork to take home to your family and friends.
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    Cupcake Boot Camp

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Gain the knowledge and skills to make delicious cupcakes from scratch
    • Bake up sweet treats like Boston cream cupcakes with chocolate ganache and vanilla pastry cream filling
    • Develop a deeper understanding of baking ingredients and practice handy techniques
    • Treat yourself to a class that's bound to satisfy your sweet tooth
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    28 positive reviews
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    North Indian Cooking

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    Indian cuisine is a takeout staple. How often do you settle for the Tikka Masala and some flatbread? Experience what it's like to cook in North India, and learn the basics of Indian spices. Carefully balanced and adapted to today's kitchen, these meals are simple, balanced, and flavorful. Roll your own rotis (flatbread), make your own daal (spiced lentils), spice your own masala chai, and fry your own samosas (flaky potato pastry). These are authentic Indian flavors that can be harbored instantly in any kitchen. It's about time you spiced up dinner.
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    North Indian Cooking

    6730 S Euclid Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basics behind Indian spices
    • Create meals that are simple, balanced, and flavorful
    • Make nine dishes, including flatbread, spiced lentils, masala chai, and even samosas!
    • No experience necessary
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    8 positive reviews
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    Breakfast Breads and Pastries

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    Imagine the smell of freshly baked scones and danishes wafting through the air. Now imagine that smell come from your own kitchen. Yes, it's totally possible. Learn the art of creating fresh-baked treats at home with this all-levels class guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. A professional pastry chef will guide you through the process as you make delicious goodies like sticky buns, lemon cream-filled danishes with raspberry jam, spiced apple cranberry turnovers, and bacon, chive, and cheddar scones. As you bake, you'll develop the proper skills to work with yeast dough and puff pastry as well as learn how to make your own pie dough and fresh fruit fillings.
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    Breakfast Breads and Pastries

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Discover the art of making fresh-baked goods at home
    • Learn how to whip up quick breads and pie dough
    • Prepare tasty treats like lemon cream-filled danishes with raspberry jam
    • Gain a new skill that will have your home feeling like a gourmet bakery
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    11 positive reviews

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