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    South Indian Cooking

    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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    6 positive reviews
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    North Indian Cooking

    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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    6 positive reviews
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    Ravioli Cooking

    If your understanding of how to make ravioli heavily features the use of a can opener, you’ll want to check this class out! Learn to make authentic ravioli from an Italian chef, and alter your perception of this delicious pasta dish forever. You’ll be working in a small kitchen setting perfect for learning, where you’ll handcraft ravioli from the filling to the sauce. All of this will take place alongside a few fellow foodies who are as excited about Italian cuisine as you are, making it a great communal learning experience. You’ll also enjoy complimentary wine along with your self-made meal after you’re done cooking. What better way to wrap up a ravioli class?
    Ravioli Cooking

    11 N NW Hwy, Park Ridge

    • Learn to make gourmet ravioli in a fun and social learning environment
    • 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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    1 positive reviews
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    Cooking Around the World

    The world is a big place, with a whole lot of yummy food to be tried. Why limit your cooking experience to a single culture when you can get a sample of the best this planet has to offer? You’ll receive hands-on guidance as you work in groups of two to prepare dishes from an eclectic menu planned by your expert instructor. Peel, sear, julienne, and sautée your way to a delicious meal. Then, sit down with a relaxing glass of wine and enjoy your new creations.
    Cooking Around the World

    632 E Irving Park Rd, Roselle

    • Prepare a delicious menu featuring interesting food from around the world
    • Receive expert instruction as you work in pairs to craft your dishes
    • Learn new kitchen skills and delicious recipes you can use at home
    • Partake in a fun, collaborative atmosphere with the help of your talented chef
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    2 positive reviews
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    15 Minute Italian Meals

    Italian food consists of more than late-night pizza and ten minute spaghetti. Also, ketchup on rigatoni doesn’t count as an “Italian” dinner. In this class, learn an array of quick Italian culinary techniques behind meals that aren’t spaghetti or pizza. Embrace the Italian flavors using cheeses, rosemary, herbs, tomatoes, and of course, a little wine. Taste your way through the country that gave the world some of the best food, and enjoy the eclectic flavors that are sure to liven your taste buds. A sample menu may include:
    • Chicken Francese pasta campanella, white wine-rosemary butter sauce, & sun-dried tomato chutney
    • Pork Roulade stuffed & rolled pork loin, mozzarella cheese, prosciutto de parma, wild mushroom sherry wine sauce, pan fried herbed potatoes
    • Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia zucchini squash, black olives, capers, sicilian tomatoes, orzo pasta, & sauteed garlic spinach.
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    15 Minute Italian Meals

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Cook up delicious, Italian dinners in 15 minutes or less
    • Learn how to make Chicken Francese, Pork Roulade, and Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia
    • Enjoy the relaxed, BYOB atmosphere
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    5 positive reviews
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    Lesson in Meatballs and Sauce

    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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    1 positive reviews
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    Gnocchi Secrets of Italy's Little Dumpling (Lincoln Square)

    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.
    Gnocchi Secrets of Italy's Little Dumpling (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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    1 positive reviews
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    Authentic Spanish Tapas Cooking Party (Merchandise Mart)

    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.
    Authentic Spanish Tapas Cooking 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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    1 positive reviews
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    Desserts: Vive La France!

    Are you a Francophile? You could go to France or, you could enroll in this class and let Give Me Some Sugar bring France to you! In this hands-on class you’ll make several classic French desserts that are found in all the patisseries around The City of Love. You’ll have a chance to taste your creations on the spot or wait until after you tote them home! You will learn to make palmiers, tart au citron, madelines and eclairs. Paris is a lovely city, but plane tickets are super expensive -- might as well stay in Chicago and let France come to you!
    Desserts: Vive La France!

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Join forces with Chicago's most rebellious cake decorators and learn to make classic French pastries
    • Practice making palmiers, tart au citron, madelines and eclairs
    • Get as close to France as you can without buying a plane ticket
    • Elevate your culinary repertoire with these classic pastries
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    Culinary Adventure - A Trip to the Greek Islands (Lincoln Square)

    Take a journey to another land as your professional instructor guides you through the flavors of far-off regions. With the destination changing each month, students have the chance to explore the culinary cultures of various cities around the world. Follow along as you learn about native ingredients and traditional techniques. You’ll work in small groups to create a full menu of dishes that highlight the flavors and textures commonly found in the food of your selected region. Whether you’re looking to discover a new style of cooking or simply want to reconnect with the flavors of your homeland, this class offers a great experience for all.
    Culinary Adventure - A Trip to the Greek Islands (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Explore the cooking style of another culture as you learn new techniques
    • Discover flavors and textures native to the regions you explore
    • Practice using traditional ingredients and native cooking techniques
    • Broaden your mind and palate
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    1 positive reviews

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