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    15 Minute Latin Meals

    Cooking Skills Academy
    How often do you resort to takeout because there's not enough time to cook dinner? Well, in the time it takes to order and then have it delivered, you might realize you are much better off cooking instead. In this cooking class, you'll make a delicious Latin meal in only fifteen minutes or less. Now, this isn't your typical Chipotle burrito kind of dinner -- this is the real deal. These dishes include steak with ranchero sauce, tortas, chicken mole and rice, and even roasted pork with pico. In fifteen minutes, you'll capture the essence of Latin flavors, and they'll be in your mouth before delivery ever arrives. A sample menu includes: Bistec Ranchero (Steak & Ranchero Sauce) Mini Tortas with Pork Milanesa and Cilantro-Lime Cream Chicken Mole and Rice Cochinita Pibil (Roasted Country Style Pork and Plantain Pico De Gallo) Note: This class is BYOB.
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    Steaks & Chops

    Cooking Skills Academy
    Think you've got the chops to make great chops? Learn to prepare beef cuts like a pro during this all-meats workshop. You'll receive instruction in preparing a variety of steak and chop dishes from a culinary artist in a vibrant learning kitchen, alongside other students that share your passion for meats. Learn how to choose the best cuts of beef, as well as techniques best suited to turn those cuts into perfectly cooked, mouth-watering entrees. After this class is done, you'll be heading straight to the butcher's shop to put your new meat skills to work. Steak your claim as a meat virtuoso!
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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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    Pasta Making

    Cooking Skills Academy
    Have you always wanted to make homemade pasta, but think you don't have the time, space or equipment? Well, now you do. In this beginner class, you'll handcraft your own dough for fettuccini or capellini di angelo (angel hair) pasta. In addition to these traditional pastas, you will also create a delicious potato gnocchi. But no pasta is complete without the sauce! Once you have made the noodles, it's time to try a simple tomato marinara and mushroom marsala. You better BYOB and BYOA -- Bring Your Own Appetite!
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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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