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    Underground Dinner (with drink pairings)

    Highlighting vibrant, fresh foods from the local community, Edible Alchemy Foods crafts delicious and nutritious meals for everyone to enjoy. During this adventure, you'll head underground, where the real alchemy happens, and discover a tasty meal that's loaded with fresh foods from the local Chicago-area farmers. Of course, education and nutrition go hand-in-hand, so you will also enjoy a lesson in healthy eating alternatives and how to make conscientious changes to your diet. During this experience, savor deliciously hand-selected drinks that pair with the fare you are about to enjoy. Support the local growers and good artisans by, well, putting their food in your mouth!
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    Underground Dinner (with drink pairings)

    2042 W 21st St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a fresh, homemade dinner from local ingredients
    • Learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits
    • Support your local farming community at this dinner
    • Pair each food with a delicious bevvy
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    Soap Making

    These days, there's no telling what's in the soap you buy in stores. In some cases, you might not want to know. DIY soap is the best way to eliminate that mystery. During this introductory soapmaking class, you'll be using goat's milk as the base to make a natural, gentle soap. A veteran soaper will first give you an introduction into the world of soap making techniques, then you'll be immersed in hands-on exercises that will lead to you producing your very own soap. At the end of the class, you'll even get to take two bars home with you. Of course, you might be too busy showing them off to friends to ever use them.
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    Soap Making

    1547 Rockton Rd, Caledonia

    • Learn to make homemade soap on an organic farm
    • Get tips and tricks from a veteran soaper
    • Bring home two bars of soap that you made yourself
    • Delight in the simple pleasure of being able to make an everyday product yourself
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    Gluten-Free Pasta Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

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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 gluten-free pasta from scratch. You'll create delicious 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 practices pasta-making techniques like working with gluten-free flours, rolling and cutting fresh pasta, sautéing vegetable, 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 Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn to make delicious gluten-free pasta from scratch
    • Discover how to work with gluten-free flours to make the best dough
    • Create delicious recipes like quinoa mac 'n' cheese with mushrooms, bacon, and gruyere cheese
    • Take your diet into your own hands and develop new culinary skills in the process
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    Steakhouse D.I.Y. (Merchandise Mart)

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    Steak lovers, this is your lucky day. Bring the classic flavors of your favorite steakhouse into your own home as a professional chef guides you through the perfect D.I.Y. menu. Learn how to properly select your meat and produce to get the best flavor. Then grill, roast, and bake your way through recipes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter, twice-baked potatoes, oven-roasted broccoli, and molten lava cake. You'll also prepare a classic caesar salad with homemade croutons. Work in groups to create each dish and gain new skills as you conquer the menu, step by step. Then, grab a fork and sit down for a true steakhouse feast . . . made by you!
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    Steakhouse D.I.Y. (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Bring the flavors of the steakhouse into your own kitchen
    • Create classic dishes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter and twice-baked potatoes
    • Practice techniques such as roasting vegetables, selecting the best meat, and determining doneness
    • Develop new culinary skills as you add new options to your dinner menu
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    12 positive reviews
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    Homemade Meals in a Hurry

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    You've said it before and you'll say it again: Who's got the time to cook? Put an end to this question and get your dinner routine under control with some simple preparation and a little practice in culinary techniques. Follow along as a professional instructor teaches you how to make simple sauces that you can prepare ahead, freeze, and then add to a myriad of dishes for quick and easy meals that won't hold back on taste or nutrition. Your sauces will include such varieties as ginger teriyaki, wild mushroom cream, ranchero, and garlic-herb butter. Work in small groups to create quick meals like roasted teriyaki salmon and zucchini, creamy pesto rigatoni, and chicken poblano chili. As you cook, you'll develop new culinary skills and understand how easy making delicious homemade meals can be with a little preparation. You'll leave with samples of your sauces and over 20 quick-fix meal recipes.
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    Homemade Meals in a Hurry

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Discover the secrets to creating quick homemade meals
    • Learn how to make easy, freezable sauces that can be added to a variety of meals
    • Create tasty dishes like creamy pesto rigatoni and chicken poblano chili
    • Rebuild your relationship with cooking in no time flat
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    12 positive reviews
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    Pasta Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

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    Put down that box of store-bought pasta and don't you dare reach for that jar of preservative-packed sauce. It's time to get back to basics, my friend. In this all-levels workshop, you'll learn how to create your own pasta from scratch and pair it with delicious homemade sauce. Master the art of the pasta roller, assemble manicotti, and discover the key seasonings to making a savory sauce. As you break off into small groups, you'll create such delectable recipes as herb fettuccine with three cheese sauce, ricotta and spinach-filled manicotti with tomato sauce, and pappardelle alla bolognese. Then grab a fork and dig in as you experience the exquisite fruits of your labor. Mangia!
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    Pasta Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn how to create various styles of fresh, handmade pasta
    • Cook up seasonal sauces to accompany your creations
    • Craft dishes like ricotta and spinach-filled manicotti with tomato sauce
    • Add a new skill to your culinary repertoire
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    12 positive reviews
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    Steakhouse D.I.Y. (Lincoln Square)

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    Steak lovers, this one's for you. Bring the classic flavors of your favorite steakhouse into your own home as a professional chef guides you through the perfect D.I.Y. menu. Learn how to properly select your meat and produce to get the best flavor. Then grill, roast, and bake your way through recipes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter, twice-baked potatoes, oven-roasted broccoli, and molten lava cake. You'll also prepare a classic caesar salad with homemade croutons. Work in groups to create each dish and gain new skills as you conquer the menu, step by step. Then, grab a fork and sit down for a true steakhouse feast . . . made by you!
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    Steakhouse D.I.Y. (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Bring the flavors of the steakhouse into your own home
    • Create classic dishes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter and twice-baked potatoes
    • Practice techniques such as preparing vinaigrettes, selecting meat, and determining doneness
    • Develop new culinary skills as you add new options to your dinner menu
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    29 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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    Cooking with Beer (Lincoln Square)

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    Before you go and drink that last bottle of beer in the fridge, you might want to check this out. Did you know beer is actually an excellent ingredient for a number of delicious recipes? The flavors and layers of complexity can complement and enhance some of your favorite foods. In this class, you'll learn how to wield the power of the pint as you make savory and sweet dishes such as nachos with Dos Equis cheese sauce, beer-braised pork tacos with cumin crema, borracho bean, and a roasted pineapple sundae with beer-caramel sauce. Discover the arts of selecting and braising meat, cooking with different types of beer, cutting pineapple, and preparing homemade caramel sauce. Finally, you'll taste the fruits of your labor as you and your classmates sit down to a satisfying meal.
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    Cooking with Beer (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the flavorful art of cooking with beer
    • Create enticing dishes such as beer-braised pork tacos with cumin crema and borracho beans
    • Practice skills like selecting and braising pork and utilizing proper spices
    • Find a new purpose for your favorite drink
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    29 positive reviews
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    Ramen Workshop (Lincoln Square)

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    Stop! Step away from the microwave and put down the packet. It's time to learn how to make Ramen for yourself. In this all-levels class, you'll learn how to use all-natural ingredients and Japanese flavors to create an irresistible recipe. Make your own noodles using a pasta roller and practice techniques to create perfectly poached vegetables and eggs. You'll also learn how to work with miso paste and what to look for when selecting beef. Then, reap the rewards of your hard work as you taste the incredible flavor of your homemade Ramen. Get ready for your microwave to be jealous.
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    Ramen Workshop (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to create a stellar bowl of homemade Ramen
    • Wield the power of Umami to get the most out of your recipe
    • Practice making your own noodles with a pasta roller
    • Gain skills that will help you ditch the microwave and eat fresh
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    29 positive reviews

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