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    Sushi Made Easy

    Pop quiz: is sushi a healthy meal, a fun dinner idea, an art form, or a unique skill to learn? Actually, it’s all of the above. In this class, you’ll learn how to prepare your own homemade sushi so you can pick up a new skill, save a few bucks, and make delicious sushi rolls with the ingredients you choose. This hands-on class will have you preparing your rolls from scratch, from preparing the ingredients to assembling all the pieces. You’ll practice rolling with a bamboo mat to create maki, temaki, and nigiri sushi rolls. Finally, and this is the best part, you’ll get to feast on your delicious creations. Master this economical and tasty skill by experimenting with your own combinations. Before you know it, all your friends will be coming to you to get their sushi fix.
    Sushi Made Easy

    2423 North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to make maki sushi using the proper skills and techniques
    • Prepare various sushi rolls such as maki, temaki, and nigiri sushi
    • Practice rolling techniques using a bamboo mat
    • No experience necessary
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    How Asia Rolls: Making Eggrolls

    Do you ever find yourself filling up on the egg rolls and spring rolls before the real meal arrives? This hands-on culinary class will teach you how to prepare various kinds of eggrolls and spring rolls that you can easily make in your own home. Discover various types of rolls as well as the unique characteristics between various Asian cultures. You’ll also learn about the types of wrappers used, a plethora of filling ideas, techniques on rolling, ways to cook, and how to serve. This new knowledge will give you a greater appreciation of the many varieties of eggrolls and spring rolls out there. Now you can ignore that delivery fee minimum and make these tasty Asian treats in the comfort of your own home. A sample menu includes:
    • Chinese Egg Rolls
    • Vietnamese Spring Rolls (gluten free)
    • Filipino Lumpia Shanghai
    • Filipino Turon with jackfruit & banana
    • Lychee & Coconut Punch
    Notes: This class is BYOB.
    How Asia Rolls: Making Eggrolls

    2423 North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn about various types of eggrolls and spring rolls
    • Discover the unique differences between the types of rolls, as well as names from other cultures that offer something similar
    • Build your rolls using a variety of wrappers, rolling techniques, and cooking styles
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    French Macarons Made Easy

    Macaron: a small, delicate French meringue cookie sandwich made in different flavors and colors, filled with ganache, curds, or buttercream. If you think these elegant cookies sound intimidating to make yourself, think again! This class will give you hands-on experience in preparing and making macarons in all sorts of flavors and with different fillings. You’ll gain a better understanding of French Macarons and why they are so delectable. You’ll also cover the equipment used, the techniques of working with meringue batters, flavoring and coloring the batters, and how to make all sorts of fillings. When it’s all said and done, you’ll have a greater appreciation for French Macarons and the skills to impress your friends and family by making them yourself!
    French Macarons Made Easy

    2423 North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to prepare and make French Macarons from scratch
    • Prepare various flavors and fillings, such as ganache and buttercream
    • Practice using the standard equipment necessary for making macarons
    • No experience necessary
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    Thai Cooking Party (BYOB)

    What’s your first impression when you hear the words, “Thai Food?” Is it the fiery reputation? Is it the distinctive dishes that represent Southeast Asia? This hands-on class will highlight the many street foods of Thailand, as you learn how to prepare a delicious spread of popular Thai dishes. This flavorful and healthy menu will equip you with everything you need to make a few classic dishes, including chicken satay, miang kham salad, and chiang mai sliders. You will also discuss stocking a Thai pantry, as well as Thai culture and cuisine. Never want to order takeout again because you’ll have a newfound appreciation for this unique and delectable cuisine. A sample menu includes:
    • Crab, Cheese & Spring Onion Purses
    • Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls
    • Chicken Satay with Peanut sauce
    • Chiang Mai Sliders
    • Miang Kham Salad
    • Pad Thai Noodles
    • Thai Iced Tea
    Notes: This class is BYOB. Please bring aprons and containers for leftovers.
    Thai Cooking Party (BYOB)

    2423 North Ave, Chicago

    • Explore the ingredients and techniques behind one of South Asia’s most distinctive cuisines
    • Learn about Thai culture through popular recipes
    • Prepare several Thai dishes, including spring rolls, sliders, and Pad Thai noodles
    • Enjoy a freshly prepared meal in this relaxed, fun, and interactive environment
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    Gluten Free Living Made Easy

    Gluten-free. Those two words can make it a pain in the you-know-what to enjoy an evening out on the town. However, living a gluten-free life doesn’t have to be that difficult. In fact, gluten-free living is easier than you think. During this cooking class, learn exactly how easy it can be, without sacrificing taste, texture, or time. You’ll cover kitchen pantry essentials, gluten-free substitutions for your favorite recipes, tips on where to purchase gluten-free ingredients on a budget, and how you can save money on a gluten-free lifestyle. You will also prepare a gluten-free flour blend to take home to use in place of flour in recipes. If you’re ready to kiss gluten goodbye, then this is definitely the class for you.
    Gluten Free Living Made Easy

    2423 North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how easy it can be to achieve a gluten-free lifestyle
    • Discover gluten-free substitutions for many of your favorite recipes
    • Prepare a gluten-free flour blend to use in place of regular flour
    • No experience necessary
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    Devon Corridor: Indian & Pakistani Culinary Tour

    Have you ever considered travelling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture through food? If so, you’re in luck! With What's Cookin, Chicago?, you will be brought through the colorful neighborhood known as the Devon Corridor as you get to know the sights, smells and tastes of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. You’ll learn about exotic ingredients commonly used in Indian and Pakistani cooking, find out where to shop like the locals, and of course, indulge in a buffet of Indian and Pakistani delicacies. You will taste popular Indian and Pakistani fare from authentic Masala Chai tea, flaky samosa snacks, Pakistani BBQ and traditional Indian sweets. You'll also learn about the history of spices, the regional variations of Indian cuisine, how important vegetarianism is to the culture, and gain some new ideas for creating Indian dishes in your own kitchen. I bet you never realized food could be so educational!
    Devon Corridor: Indian & Pakistani Culinary Tour

    2610 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Tour the neighborhood of Devon Corridor and discover the Indian and Pakistani culture through food
    • Learn about exotic ingredients, where to shop, and regional variations between dishes
    • Enjoy a delicious buffet, which includes Pakistani BBQ and Indian sweets
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    All About Argyle: Vietnamese Culinary Tour

    Have you ever considered traveling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture through food? If so, you’re in luck! Chicago has an eclectic Southeast Asian population and you’ll eat your way through the Argyle neighborhood where their culture is represented with a unique mix of Thai, Vietnamese, and Cambodian. Learn about essential pantry ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking, the history of the neighborhood, and how the area has evolved throughout the years. Be prepared for a delicious culinary ride where you will learn about and feast on Vietnamese dishes, as you take in the culture of various Asian countries. Learning never felt so satisfying.
    All About Argyle: Vietnamese Culinary Tour

    1118 W Argyle Ave, Chicago

    • Tour the Argyle neighborhood and discover Southeast Asia culture through food
    • Learn about essential ingredients, where to shop, and the historical significance of the neighborhood
    • Enjoy a feast of various authentic Vietnamese dishes
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    Enter the Dragon: Chinatown Culinary Tour

    Have you ever considered traveling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture? If so, you’re in luck! Chicago has a strong Chinese community, and now you can eat your way through the Chinatown neighborhood, while learning about the area’s fascinating history and architecture. On this culinary tour, you will learn about the many varieties of tea and its importance in Chinese culture. You’ll also discuss woks and other necessary equipment for Chinese cooking, techniques, and tips on how to stock a Chinese pantry at home. Along the way, discover the many diverse regional traditions of Chinese cooking over lunch, as you indulge in Chinese food and drink. This sure beats anything you’ll learn from takeout and fortune cookies.
    Enter the Dragon: Chinatown Culinary Tour

    2242 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood
    • Learn about Chinese history, architecture, and culture
    • Enjoy a variety of Chinese entrees, teas, and dim sum
    • Explore various cooking techniques, and how to use common equipment
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    Pie Making

    Throwing a pie in someone’s face should be a federal crime. End of story. With What;s Cookin, Chicago? you’ll discover how to make pie so delicious that no clown would ever think of wasting one one on a cheap gag. You will learn all about doughs, butters, and lards used to make a perfect dough that doesn’t stick or crack. Also uncover various troubleshooting techniques, as well as how to make those pretty edges you always sees in cookbooks. Finally, you’ll tackle filling issues such as when to fill, how to fill, and how to prevent the crust from getting soggy. With this newfound knowledge, you’ll have no trouble impressing all your friends and family at the next holiday party.
    Pie Making

    2423 North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to make an entire pie from scratch
    • Explore filling basics, including what to use and how to properly fill your pie
    • Discover various doughs and how to properly knead
    • No experience necessary
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