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    South Indian Cooking

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    Flavor bursts with each bite. It's tangy from the tamarind and hot from the chiles. South Indian cuisine may leave your eyes teary, but will leave your taste buds wanting another mouthful. Embark on a journey to the rich cuisine of South India. Learn to make coconut chutney (coriander and coconut relish) and dosa (flaky crepes) and warm the spirit with rasam soup (fiery tomato lentil with ginger). Experience authentic Indian flavors from your own kitchen instead of your usual takeout place. Afterwards, you will be able to sit down and enjoy the delicious meal you just prepared.
    South Indian Cooking

    6730 S Euclid Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a flavorful journey, through cooking, to South India
    • Create nine South Indian dishes, including coconut chutney, dosa, and rasam soup
    • Explore authentic Indian flavors and make balanced, flavorful dishes
    • No experience necessary
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    8 positive reviews
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    Tapas Party (Merchandise Mart)

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    Who doesn't love tapas? Those small, savory bites of authentic Spanish cuisine have a way of making mouths water and friends come together. Learn how to create the same tasty experience in your own home as your professional instructor uncovers the secrets to stellar Spanish cooking. In this class, you'll discover how to select the best ingredients and prepare them with proper techniques. From creating your own bean filling to perfectly roasting peppers and preparing empanada dough, you'll create a strong foundation of skills on which to build your culinary prowess. Break off into small groups to create recipes such as bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, black bean and cilantro empanadas, and baked goat cheese in tomato sauce. Then celebrate your success by feasting on your handiwork with fellow classmates.
    Tapas Party (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to create your own tapas by hand
    • Cook up recipes like black bean and cilantro empanadas and shrimp and mussel paella
    • Discover how to select and prepare the freshest ingredients
    • Gain Spanish cooking skills and add a new style to your home menu
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    4 positive reviews
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    Know Your Gnocchi (Lincoln Square)

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    These tasty little dumplings of Italian descent are ready to make an appearance at your dinner table. Follow along as a professional chef teaches you the secrets to creating such delicious dishes as potato gnocchi with sausage and leek ragu, spinach gnocchi with roasted garlic butter and toasted breadcrumbs, and cauliflower gnocchi au gratin with roasted red peppers and gorgonzola cheese. As you work alongside classmates, you'll practice essential skills like selecting potatoes, shaping and cooking gnocchi, selecting sausage, and working with leeks. When your dishes are ready, you'll grab a fork and reap the rewards of a job well done.
    Know Your Gnocchi (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of creating Gnocchi from scratch
    • Prepare tasty recipes like potato gnocchi with sausage and leek ragu
    • Practice shaping and cooking gnocchi with the guidance of a professional chef
    • Discover the secrets to cooking up an Italian favorite
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    23 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.
    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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    A Touch of Seoul (Merchandise Mart)

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    Discover how to easily incorporate Korean-inspired ingredients into your recipes as a professional chef takes you on a journey through the tantalizing flavors of another culture. Work alongside classmates to create dishes like bulgogi egg rolls with spicy mayo dipping sauce, Korean pork belly tacos with kimchi, honey-sriracha chicken wings with sesame rice, and sweet and spicy cucumber-kohlrabi salad. As you cook, you'll practice culinary skills such as selecting the best ground beef and pork belly, working with egg roll wrappers, deep frying, braising, and fermenting. Once you've finished creating your dishes, you'll take a seat and enjoy the enticing flavors of Korean cuisine.
    A Touch of Seoul (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to cook up delicious Seoul cuisine
    • Prepare dishes such as honey-sriracha chicken wings with sesame rice
    • Practice using Korean ingredients in your dishes
    • Experience the flavors of another culture
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    4 positive reviews
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    Quick Indian Meals

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    Often, there isn't time to make a full meal after an exhausting day. Who has time to sculpt something from scratch? During this Indian cooking class, build upon your foundation of spices and techniques. You'll learn healthy, quick, and wholesome recipes for everyday living, creating dishes like aloo puri (whole wheat bread with tandoori potatoes), pav bhaji (spiced mixed vegetables on open bun), and raita (spiced yogurt). Uncover the secrets of Indian quick eats and stop resorting to those frozen dinners.
    Quick Indian Meals

    6730 S Euclid Ave, Chicago

    • Build upon your repertoire of spices and culinary techniques
    • Learn healthy, quick Indian recipes for everyday living
    • Cook up dishes such as aloo puri, pav bhaji, and raita
    • No experience necessary
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    8 positive reviews
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    Vegetarian Thai (Merchandise Mart)

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    Experience the enticing dishes of a foreign land as you journey through the culinary Thai culture. In this all-levels class, you'll follow along as a professional chef teaches you the basics of vegetarian Thai cuisine. You'll practice techniques such as properly selecting produce, preparing and baking flatbread, steaming and roasting vegetables, and incorporating spices into your recipes. Join up with other classmates as you prepare menu items like Vegetarian Pad Thai and Sweet Potato and Eggplant Yellow Coconut Curry with Steamed Jasmine Rice. When you've completed your cooking, you'll sit down and enjoy a Thai feast prepared by your own hands. What could be more satisfying than that?
    Vegetarian Thai (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to make delicious vegetarian recipes in the Thai tradition
    • Create mouthwatering dishes like Vegetarian Pad Thai and Sweet Potato and Eggplant Yellow Coconut Curry with Steamed Jasmine Rice
    • Practice proper techniques
    • Bring a whole new flavor profile to your recipe book
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    4 positive reviews
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    Vegetarian Thai (Lincoln Square)

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    Experience the enticing dishes of a foreign land as you journey through the culinary Thai culture. In this all-levels class, you'll follow along as a professional chef teaches you the basics of vegetarian Thai cuisine. You'll practice techniques such as properly selecting produce, preparing and baking flatbread, steaming and roasting vegetables, and incorporating spices into your recipes. Join up with other classmates as you prepare menu items like Vegetarian Pad Thai and Sweet Potato and Eggplant Yellow Coconut Curry with Steamed Jasmine Rice. When you've completed your cooking, you'll sit down and enjoy a Thai feast prepared by your own hands. What could be more satisfying than that?
    Vegetarian Thai (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to make delicious vegetarian recipes in the Thai tradition
    • Create mouthwatering dishes like Vegetarian Pad Thai and Sweet Potato and Eggplant Yellow Coconut Curry with Steamed Jasmine Rice
    • Practice proper techniques
    • Bring a whole new flavor profile to your recipe book
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    23 positive reviews
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    Lesson in Meatballs and Sauce

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    The ball. Easily one of meat's most delicious forms. But what secrets lie beneath the rotund surface of this tantalizing treat? This gourmet cooking class will teach you to cook savory meatballs and the sauce to match. You'll be working in a small kitchen workspace alongside foodies who love a good Italian meal just as you do, and updating your cooking skill set under the guidance of a professional chef. You'll learn about the best meats to use for making perfect meatballs, and how to use fresh ingredients to spice up a sauce that will taste like it was prepared in a world class restaurant. And when the learning is done, you'll be able to sit down to a delicious meal, enjoy some complimentary wine, and reflect on just how magnifico you are.
    Lesson in Meatballs and Sauce

    11 N NW Hwy, Park Ridge

    • Learn to cook exquisite meatballs just like a gourmet virtuoso during this social cooking class
    • Broaden your cooking repertoire with hands-on practice under a professional chef
    • Enjoy a delicious meal and complimentary wine with your classmates after cooking
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    2 positive reviews
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    Simple French Food (Merchandise Mart)

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    Let your senses wander through the French countryside as you explore the rich cuisine of the region. In this all-levels class, you'll try your hand at such delectable French dishes as steak au poivre with pomme de terre puree and profiteroles with ice cream and chocolate sauce. As you work in small groups to prepare your meal, you'll practice important skills like balancing flavors, selecting and searing beef, working with spices, selecting potatoes, and blanching green vegetables. When you've finished, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy a delightful taste of France prepared by your own two hands.
    Simple French Food (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Discover the art of cooking in the French fashion
    • Create delectable dishes like warm haricot vert salad with apples, almonds, and tarragon vinaigrette
    • Practice working with French ingredients and learn how to balance flavors
    • Gain the culinary skills of another culture
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    4 positive reviews

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