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    Fishing Impossible Technique 101

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    Love seafood, but afraid of botching it your home kitchen? Then you'll likely find this hands-on culinary class to be quite the catch! You'll settle into the bright, social cooking environment maintained by Central Coast Culinary & Catering, where you'll master a number of tasty recipes alongside a professional chef. You won't be learning to be a one-trick seahorse, either. You'll poach, steam, and bake a variety of seafood favorites, including shrimp, clams, mussels, salmon, snapper, scallops, ahi, and halibut! As you cook, your instructor will offer insights into how and when to buy fish, so you can plan ahead for that next dinner party. Plus, prepare delicious sauces to serve with your dishes, such as ginger scallion and chipotle butter ... And a yummy dessert! Seems too good to be true, huh? Some may even say it smells a little ... fishy.
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    Fishing Impossible Technique 101

    2078 Parker St, San Luis Obispo

    • Pick up the essentials of preparing seafood during a hands-on culinary experience
    • Master a range of dishes, including shellfish, salmon, snapper, ahi, and halibut
    • Prepare complimentary sauces, a dessert, and dine with fellow foodies
    • Get tips on when and where to purchase various types of seafood
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    Cooking 101

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    Have you always wanted to host fancy a dinner party, but are afraid your guests won't be that into charbroiled frozen pizza? Demystify the big, bad kitchen with Cooking 101! You'll settle into a bright, social kitchen studio alongside other foodies, where you'll learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced chef. You won't just learn to cook, either. You'll cover topics such as where to buy food, what to keep in your pantry, and even what types of cookware every home kitchen should have! Numerous additional culinary topics will be covered, including organic vs. natural, grass fed vs. corn fed, herbs, oils, and storage concerns. Practice making basic salads and everyday vinaigrette's, essential meats such as salmon, chicken breast, pork chops, and steak, broccoli and cauliflower, a veggie stir fry, garlic roasted mashed potatoes, and a delicious dessert. So, dinner's at your place, right?
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    Cooking 101

    2078 Parker St, San Luis Obispo

    • Pick up cooking essentials during a culinary class for the clueless
    • Master a number of delicious recipes for both meat and vegetable dishes
    • Learn shopping and storage basics, and discover what kind of kitchenware to buy
    • Build the confidence to recreate these dishes in your home kitchen
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    Vegetarian Cuisine

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    Think going vegetarian is a huge missed-steak? You'll have no beefs with that idea after this all-veggies cooking class! That's because you'll be learning to cook a variety of delicious and healthy dishes that will transform your home kitchen routine! On the menu: Mallorcan Vegetable Stew Baked in Bowls on Crusty French Bread; Stir-Fried Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Peas, Garlic, Ginger, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine, Chili Sauce; Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille with Roasted Red Pepper, Yellow/Green Zucchini, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Basil; Italian Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic and Red Onion; Spicy Black Bean Chili, Onions, Red Bell Peppers, Cumin, Chipotle Chilies, Tomatoes; Peruvian Chickpea Cakes with Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Garlic, Cumin and Turmeric; and Le Puy Lentil Soup with Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Turmeric Root and Cumin. And when the cooking is done, there's a feast to be devoured! Designed for foodies of all culinary skillsets, this is a great chance to build confidence in your cooking abilities and maybe make a few new friends in the process. It certainly is something to chew on, huh?
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    Vegetarian Cuisine

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master a variety of vegetarian dishes during this culinary workshop
    • Use gourmet ingredients to create healthy recipes
    • Build confidence in your culinary skills in a supportive learning environment
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

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    Everyone loves to talk about gourmet food with wine. But what about one of the oldest beverages known to man? That's right -- beer! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great beer and cooking class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of gourmet foods and specialty beers. Learn how to use beer in your recipes and sample some of Chef Eric's personal favorites as you work. You'll make tasty dishes like: Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vanilla-Saffron, Sauce Pan-Seared Chicken Cutlets with Jalapeno Garlic Sauce, Scallion-Cilantro Barley Pilaf with Chervil, Beer Braised Pork Loin with Shallots, Garlic, Onions, Sage and Thyme, White Cheddar Cheese Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Oven-Roasted Broccoli with Olive Oil, Sundried Tomatoes and Garlic, and Ancho Chile Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Hopportunity is knocking. Don't lets this chance slip away!
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn to cook gourmet foods that go well with specialty beers and prepare a delicious meal
    • Explore your inner culinary creativity
    • Make dishes such as shrimp skewers, braised pork loin, cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and more!
    • Sample a number of specialty beers to pair with your food
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    Cooking Designer Appetizers

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    Ever been to a restaurant and wonder how the heck they make their hors d'oeuvres look so tasty and ornamental? Now you can learn to do it at home! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary classroom to learn the fundamentals of designing appetizers! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of the style and presentation of a range of hors d'oeuvres. It's the perfect class to get ready for your upcoming dinner party. You'll make tasty morsels like: Artichoke Leaves Stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmesan Cheese, Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Puff Pastry Bites, Caprese Salad in Martinis Glasses, Minted Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Hummus, Spicy Peanut Curry Chicken Salad in Baked Wonton Cups, Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Cheese Tart, and Roasted Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Cheese Bruschetta. We won't complain if you save some for us...
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    Cooking Designer Appetizers

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn methods for improving the style and presentation of your appetizers in a fun and engaging class
    • Discover a skill that you can apply to many other hors d'oeuvres and starters
    • Make morsels such as stuffed artichoke leaves, smoked salmon, minted meatball wraps, and more
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    27 positive reviews
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    Wine and Food Pairing Cooking Course

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    When we enjoy a meal, sometimes we want an adult beverage to accompany the fruits of our labor. This class is a great way to learn about the best accompaniments! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great wine and food pairing class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of how to best pair your delicious meals with fine wine. In this dynamic, information-packed class, you'll learn where and how to shop for wines and discover how to make great recipes. You'll make tasty dishes like: Pan-seared scallops and Zucchini Fritters, Fennel-Dusted Pan-Seared Scallops, Grilled Wild Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Homemade Pasta with Tomato and Kalamata Olive Tapenade Sauce, Braised Lamb Stew with Wild Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Parsley and Red Wine Vinegar, Homemade Traditional Tiramisu, and more! We won't complain if you save us some leftovers....
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    Wine and Food Pairing Cooking Course

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Cook a delicious meal and choose from selected wines that make excellent pairings
    • Learn how to choose specific wines that will go well with your meals
    • Make dishes such as eggplant fritters, homemade pasta, braised lamb stew and more!
    • Write down all the tips and use them at your next dinner party
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    27 positive reviews
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    BBQ & Grilling with Chef Eric's Spice Blends

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    Stop grilling your friends for plans... And start grilling elsewhere! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for an indoor grill session!! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of grilling styles and techniques. You'll learn how to combine the right seasonings and spices to make irresistible food. This is the class you need to get ready for the next time you host a BBQ. You'll make tasty dishes like: James Beard-Style Beef Hamburgers. Horseradish and Mustard-Glazed Pork Chops, Grilled Flank Steak with Maytag Butter, Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers, Grilled Vegetable Kabobs with Greek-Style Marinade, and Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Glaze. We won't complain if you save some for us...
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    BBQ & Grilling with Chef Eric's Spice Blends

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of BBQing and grilling in a fun and engaging class
    • Discover the perfect way to blend seasonings and spices to make delectable food
    • Make dishes such as hamburgers, pork chops, grilled pineapple, and more
    • Up your BBQ game to impress your guests at your next party.
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    27 positive reviews
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    Basic Cheese-Making Class

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    The only thing better than having a fridge full of cheese is knowing that you're the one who made it. In this class, you will start off with a review and discussion of the ingredients and processes that go into make different kinds of cheeses. From there, you'll get a demonstration, so you can see it all come together firsthand. By the time you're done, you'll be able to confidently go home and start inventing your own delicious dairy creations. So many cheeses, so much opportunity!
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    Basic Cheese-Making Class

    4352 Eileen St, Simi Valley

    • Discover the basics of making your own cheese
    • Learn how to combine ingredients to make delicious dairy products
    • Enjoy a live demonstration of the cheesemaking process in action
    • Start your journey toward becoming an expert cheesemaker
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    Homemade Pastas and Sauces

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    Looking to say "pasta la vista" to canned ravioli? This culinary class will give you all the tools you need to turn your kitchen into a veritable trattoria! Designed for students of all levels, this course covers the basics of pasta types and will even teach you to make them from scratch! And of course since pasta by itself is no fun, you'll also learn to cook up a variety of delicious sauces, meats, and veggies to accompany them! On the menu are: Fresh Linguine Pasta with Sautéed Turkey Medallions with Herbs and Fried Garlic Sauce; Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Raviolis with Creamy Garlic White Sauce; Tagliatelle with Spicy Sausage and Red Wine Ragu Sauce; Homemade Bowtie Pasta with Sautéed Garlic and Mushrooms; and Angel Hair Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce And when the cooking is done, the eating will commence! This is also a great way to meet and socialize with some new foodie friends. So, dinner's at your place, right?
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    Homemade Pastas and Sauces

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master a variety of pasta dishes during this culinary workshop
    • Make different pasta styles from scratch using handcrafting techniques
    • Cook up delicious sauces, meats, and vegetables to accompany
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." "• Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you'll make include: Baked Salmon in Soy Sake Sauce, Creamy Gnocchi di Semolina Gratinati with Parmesan Cheese, Crunchy Slice Citrus Strip Loin Steak with Garlic and more! Lickin' your chops yet?
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    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as baked salmon, gnocchi, strip loin steak and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews

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