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    A Touch of Seoul (Merchandise Mart)

    (12)
    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.
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    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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    12 positive reviews
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    Couples Cooking: Taste of Spring

    (12)
    It's a bit of a trek to try the scrumptious cuisines of the Middle East in their places of origin. Why not try this instead? Learn how to prepare delicious Middle Eastern fare from a professional chef in an all-levels class sure to elevate your kitchen game. Work alongside classmates to create tasty dishes like hummus with pita chips, Arabian chicken with spiced rice and yogurt sauce, oven-roasted cauliflower with harissa, garlic, and cilantro, and cardamom and pistachio shortbread cookies. As you cook, you'll practice new skills such as preparing bean dip, cooking rice, braising chicken, making savory yogurt sauces, working with spices, and preparing short dough. When you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table and enjoy the taste of success.
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    Couples Cooking: Taste of Spring

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn to cook up delicious Middle Eastern fare
    • Practice culinary skills such as selecting and braising chicken
    • Prepare satisfying dishes like Arabian chicken with spiced rice and yogurt sauce
    • Experience a new world of flavors as you explore another culture
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    12 positive reviews
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    Sauce Boot Camp (Merchandise Mart)

    (12)
    What is the key difference between a bland sauce and mind-blowing one? The chef who created it. Learn to master the art of sauce in this all-levels class focused on bringing out the best of your culinary skills. A professional chef will take you through the process step by step as you practice techniques such as preparing reductions and emulsions, balancing flavors, sauteing pork, and using roux. You'll work in small groups to create various sauces such as bordelaise, béchamel, veloute, hollandaise, mushroom cognac pan sauce, apple cider gastrique, and truffle cream sauce. An assortment of meats, vegetables, and starches will complement your sauces. As you cook, you'll learn all about the mother sauces and practice important skills like making stock, preparing reductions and emulsions, deglazing, and balancing flavors.
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    Sauce Boot Camp (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn the art of creating sweet and savory sauces in this comprehensive class
    • Prepare multiple types of sauces including bordelaise, béchamel, and veloute
    • Practice valuable skills such as making a pan sauce and preparing emulsions
    • Develop new techniques as you meet fellow culinary enthusiasts
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    12 positive reviews
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    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

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    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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    Cooking Parm Crusted Chicken

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to bread chicken with a delicate Parmesan crust
    • Make the perfect Carbonara sauce for your linguine
    • Bring your appetite and taste your way through this match made in heaven
    • No experience necessary
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    Classic Handmade Pasta

    Learn how to make fresh egg noodle pasta from flour, egg and water/scented olive oil, and salt. Chef Maya will also demonstrate how to make two easy and delicious sauces: an Ugly Tomato Sauce using “ugly” tomatoes and a simple and creamy Alfredo Sauce. We source the best ingredients to make these simple yet impressive dishes. We will also share our favorite markets/shops to get these ingredients and equipment so you can recreate these dishes for friends and family.
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    Classic Handmade Pasta

    4600 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to create handmade pasta dough during a social workshop
    • Get hands on experience making both pasta and sauces
    • Enhance the fun with adult beverages available for purchase
    • Develop your cooking repertoire and make some new friends
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    Neapolitan Pizzeria (Merchandise Mart)

    (12)
    If your idea of an awesome pizza night is opening up the freezer and pulling out a square box covered in frostbite, you'd be wise to read on. Learn to make authentic Neapolitan pizza with your own two hands in this all-levels class perfect for the culinary neophyte. With fellow classmates by your side, you'll cook up such tasty creations as crispy-fried calamari with marinara sauce, prosciutto pizza bianca, and grilled fennel, artichoke, and goat cheese pizza. Master skills like selecting squid, deep frying, making and rolling yeast dough, preparing tomato sauce, and baking on a pizza stone. When the pies are out of the oven, you'll sit down and grab a slice to celebrate your culinary victory.
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    Neapolitan Pizzeria (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn to create the perfect Neapolitan pizza
    • Master techniques such as preparing dough and baking on a pizza stone
    • Cook up tasty pies with ingredients like grilled fennel, artichoke, and goat cheese
    • Put away the takeout menu and bring a fresh approach to pizza night
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    12 positive reviews
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    Seafood 101 (Merchandise Mart)

    (12)
    From the sea to your plate, learn the skills necessary to make seafood a safe and satisfying addition to your dinner menu. A professional chef will teach you the tricks of the trade as you prepare delicious dishes like sautéed salmon with sesame asparagus and saffron hollandaise, Spanish braised cod with chorizo, and grilled shrimp with fregola, peas, and chili gremolata. As you cook alongside classmates, you'll practice essential skills such as proper selection and handling of fish and shellfish, grilling and braising, blanching and sautéing green vegetables, and preparing warm emulsion sauces. When you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table for a satisfying sampling of your handiwork.
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    Seafood 101 (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn the art of selecting and preparing seafood from a professional chef
    • Master techniques such as grilling and braising fish
    • Cook up delectable dishes like grilled shrimp with fregola, peas and chili gremolata
    • Gain new culinary skills to elevate your daily dishes
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    12 positive reviews
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    Simple French Food (Merchandise Mart)

    (12)
    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.
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    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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    12 positive reviews
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    Meat 101 (Lincoln Square)

    (29)
    Discover the secrets to cooking up a perfect cut of meat in this all-levels class sure to elevate your culinary game. A professional chef will teach you how to select, handle, and cook meat for mouthwatering results. You'll work alongside classmates to prepare satisfying dishes like sautéed strip steak with miso butter and roasted broccolini, grilled pork tenderloin kebabs with romesco sauce and grilled scallions, and braised lamb and spring vegetable tagine with steamed couscous. As you cook, you'll practice skills such as searing, grilling and braising meat, determining meat doneness, making compound butter, and roasting vegetables. When you've completed your recipes, you'll take a seat and enjoy the tender taste of a perfectly cooked dinner.
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    Meat 101 (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of cooking a perfect piece of meat
    • Practice techniques such as searing, grilling and braising
    • Cook up delicious dishes like sautéed strip steak with miso butter and roasted broccolini
    • Add a new culinary skill to your kitchen and some new recipes to your cookbook
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    29 positive reviews
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    Pasta Workshop (Merchandise Mart)

    (12)
    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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