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    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

    Cooking Skills Academy
    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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    15-Minute Pasta

    Cooking Skills Academy
    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 Cajun Meals

    Cooking Skills Academy
    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 French Meals

    Cooking Skills Academy
    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 Greek Meals

    Cooking Skills Academy
    Why settle for crusty microwave lasagna when you could just as easily be eating homemade moussaka? This workshop will teach you to make quick Greek-style meals so you don't have to sacrifice good food in order to live your life on the go. Under a Greek culinary specialist, you'll get hand-on training in the kitchen in preparing several different recipes that are as easy to make as they are delicious. The dishes are sure to be a hit with any tummy, featuring the eclectic ingredients that make Greek food so popular. You can be a gyro, baby.
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    Braising and Making Soups

    Cooking Skills Academy
    Are you a soup addict? It's okay to admit it. Do you ever have a hankering for sweet gazpacho in the middle of July, and potato leek soup in December? If you're a soup or comfort food lover, then you better know the techniques behind this craft. During this cooking class, learn the fundamental skills behind making roasted chicken tortilla soup, shrimp bisque, and succulent braised beef short rib. Tasting your way through the soup-making process, you'll salt, pepper, thicken, and thin your way to perfect soups and braised goodies, perfectly quenching your tastebuds.
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    Knife Skills

    Cooking Skills Academy
    Cut that out! Using a knife shouldn't stress out each finger. In this basic skills cooking class, learn how to properly handle your knife like a professional. Beware, it's not a dagger! From there, you'll try your hand, without clipping it, and practice techniques like dicing, chopping, slicing, mincing, and julienne. As your knife techniques improve, sharpen and hone your skills by making fresh Pico De Gallo, mashed potatoes, and rosemary roasted chicken. With these newfound skills, you'll chop and dice, without the tears... well, maybe tears of joy.
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