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    Handmade Pasta Making Class

    Get back to your cooking roots with Cook LA's Fresh Handmade Pasta Class! In this basic course, you'll learn to make your own handmade pasta and sauce with a seasoned professional guiding you along the way. Your menu will include pumpkin or fresh spinach and ricotta ravioli (with brown butter sage), Fettuccine Al Pomodoro Sauce, and a seasoned side salad. Add to the experience with wine tasting or bring your own bottle to share with no corkage fee. All skills levels are welcome to try their hand at this handmade culinary adventure.
    Handmade Pasta Making Class

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn to make delicious handmade pasta dough and sauce
    • Gain confidence in your cooking skills with pumpkin or fresh spinach ricotta ravioli
    • Taste Fettuccine Al Pomodoro Sauce and a seasonal salad on the side
    • Sip as you simmer with wine tasting available
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    Simple, Tasty, Healthy Sushi

    Want to eat sushi in your underwear, but afraid that might get you kicked out of your favorite Japanese bistro? In "Simple, Tasty, Health @Home Sushi," you'll learn that making sushi in your own kitchen doesn't have to be a chore. This course will teach you simple, easy techniques to make this healthy, delectable dish whenever you like. You'll learn the secrets to making temari sushi, California roll, Rainbow row, pickled ginger, and savory sauces. The techniques offered in this course are so easy to learn, you'll be rolling fish up in your skivvies in no time! All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at 21 years of age to register. Children may attend if accompanied by an adult.
    Simple, Tasty, Healthy Sushi

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn basic sushi making techniques, so you can prepare sushi with ease from your own kitchen
    • Explore making several different kinds of sushi and sides to bring your meals alive
    • Try your sushi on the spot, making for a fun-filled and filling evening
    • Relax after a long day's work in a casual, fun learning environment where you can meet fellow sushi lovers
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    Cooking Thai Cuisine

    Thai cuisine is a popular choice all around the world and for good reason. Each dish has a delicate, aromatic quality with just the right edge of spice. It blends complex flavors matched with simple ingredients focused on five fundamental taste senses: sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and spicy. Learn how to find the proper balance between these senses as you prepare your own Thai dishes with the help of a professional instructor. You'll develop proper techniques and a strong understanding of the ingredients needed to make your meal sing. As you prepare your food, you'll find yourself delving into another culture and expanding your palate along the way.
    Cooking Thai Cuisine

    150 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia

    • Learn the fundamentals of cooking Thai cuisine as you prepare your own dishes
    • Develop your artistic culinary skills with the help of a professional instructor
    • Gain a deeper appreciation for the food you order
    • Discover new flavor profiles and recipes for your kitchen
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    Japanese Cooking 101: Fish & Vegetables

    Looking to dish about fish while making fish dishes? In this Fish & Vegetable class, you'll learn two different kinds of Japanese stocks: a dried fish and kelp stock called Iriko-dashi and a vegetarian stock called Shojin-dashi. You'll learn knife skills, ingredients, seasonings, and cooking techniques that are unique to Japanese cuisine, as well as explore the best seasonings you can get in LA. If you want to create delicious, MSG-free Japanese food, you'll take pleasure in cooking from scratch with basic ingredients in this class.
    Japanese Cooking 101: Fish & Vegetables

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Find out all about the use of fish in Japanese food, while learning to prepare several dishes
    • Learn about pairing vegetables, sauces, and seasonings to bring aromas and flavors to life
    • Prepare two stocks, perfect new knife techniques, and create a tasty multi-course meal
    • Sample your cooking, satisfying your love of culinary learning and food at the same time
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    Tastes of Spain: Tapas and Paella

    For the serious foodie, it may seem antithetical to say that good things come in small packages. But when it comes to Spanish tapas, little means big! These tiny, flavorful bites of sheer ecstasy are served on small plates, and are designed to be shared. This makes them perfect for engaging dinner parties built around a shared culinary experience. During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn to craft a few delicious tapas dishes for yourself. Not only will you master preparation of fresh, seasonal recipes, but you'll work on presentation as well -- an integral part of serving tapas. Class takes place in the bright creative kitchen space maintained by PREP Kitchen Essentials, where you'll get your hands dirty alongside fellow classmates. This makes the workshop not only a great educational experience, but a great place to make some new foodie friends! On the menu: Perfect chicken, shrimp and chorizo paella; Papas Brava; Piquillo peppers stuffed with spicy salmon tartar and lemon oil; Spanish ham and potato tortilla; and Catalan flatbread with tapenade. They may be small dishes, but they're a lot to chew on!
    Tastes of Spain: Tapas and Paella

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several Spanish dishes during a tapas and paella workshop
    • Pick up both, preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet morsels that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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    Surf and Turf

    Nom if by land. Nom nom if by sea. Make history in your home kitchen thanks to this surf and turf workshop! Class takes place in a social kitchen environment that's a great place to learn and meet new friends. As you work, you'll build the skills necessary to recreate each dish on your own, and the confidence to take your culinary exploits in delicious new and amphibious directions! On the menu are: Lobster bisque shooters; Shrimp and red pepper ceviche on endive spears; Beef medallions with port wine glaze; Garlic confit scalloped potatoes; and Chocolate soufflés with salted caramel sauce. This is a culinary class with some beef to it. And some shrimp!
    Surf and Turf

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master the art of the surf and turf meal during a culinary workshop
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare each dish from scratch
    • Develop the confidence and skills to recreate each dish at home
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    Knife Skills

    Do your knife skills in the kitchen need some help? Are you still using dull and broken knives to make your dinners? This class will teach you the basic skills to efficiently chop up any veggie that comes across your path. Discover how to properly use a boning knife, chef's knife, paring knife and slicer. You'll learn how to properly hold and take care of your knives. Practice your skills by preparing a meal with your chef. You will make vegetable stock, arugula and citrus salad, tomato bruschetta with basil oil and homemade ricotta along with easy minestrone soup.
    Knife Skills

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Improve your knife skills in the kitchen
    • Learn the tips to more efficiently cut up veggies or fruit
    • See how a real chef uses knives
    • Learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime
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