Cook LA Cooking School

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    Indian Flavors Cooking Class

    Sari shopping may be in your future after you learn the truth about Indian flavors. This incredible cooking class will take you to India without ever leaving the kitchen. You will discover the basic recipes, spices and techniques that make Indian food unique. The best part is that everything you prepare will be safe for vegetarians to eat. The next time your family asks about dinner, you can amaze them with fresh naan bread and spicy red lentil dahl. You will also learn how to make baked samosas, vegetable biryani, pilaf chicken tikka masala and chai latte from scratch.
    Indian Flavors Cooking Class

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn to make the complex flavors of Indian cooking
    • Discover new spices and herbs to enhance your cooking
    • Make mouth-watering meals from scratch
    • Experience Indian food from a new perspective
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    Meatless Mondays: Vegetarian Cooking

    Whether you’re looking to cut down on your meat intake or you’ve been cooking with the Earth’s bountiful ingredients for years, this class will take you on a nutritious journey that everyone can enjoy. With a professional instructor as your guide, learn to prepare full flavored recipes that rely solely on vegetarian ingredients. You’ll cook up such delectable dishes as quinoa with stuffed peppers, roasted root vegetable salad, spaghetti squash with a pesto sauce, and glazed avocado cupcakes. You’ll walk away with not only new kitchen skills, but also a deeper understanding of how a vegetarian diet can benefit your body and leave your taste buds satisfied.
    Meatless Mondays: Vegetarian Cooking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Reconnect with Mother Earth as you learn to cook in the vegetarian style
    • Prepare such delicious dishes as quinoa with stuffed peppers and roasted root vegetable salad
    • Learn to cook meals that are both nutritious and full of flavor
    • No experience necessary
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    Pizza Night Workshop

    What could be better than a fresh pizza pie? Perhaps one that was proudly made by your own hands. At Cook LA, you can master the art of your favorite pie through the guidance of a professional instructor. Dough, sauces, toppings -- including mushrooms, onions, olives, pepperoni, peppers -- and even dessert pizza (Nutella dessert pizza with slivered almonds) will be on the menu as you learn the art of using your ingredients to make a delicious dinner the whole family can enjoy. You’ll head home believing you’re the next master chef or, at the very least, that you won't have to be on a first name basis with the delivery guy anymore. All levels of experience are welcome to attend.
    Pizza Night Workshop

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Put the takeout menus away and learn to make your own perfect pizza
    • Experience how to master all necessary ingredients, from dough to toppings
    • Enjoy a great activity for friends and family with gourmet pizza grilled or baked
    • Taste nutella dessert pizza with slivered almonds
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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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    Terrific Thai Cooking Class

    Do you wish you could make fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce at home? This class will teach you the basics of cooking Thai food. You will discover new flavors and spices as you learn more about balancing the heat in your food. Convert your kitchen into an exotic paradise by making jicama, mango, Thai salad or rice soup with chicken, cilantro and crispy garlic. Beef, tofu and zucchini in red or green curry sauce, paht Thai noodles with chicken and sweet rice pudding or crispy bananas with a chocolate sauce are also on the menu.
    Terrific Thai Cooking Class

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn how to make hot and spicy Thai food
    • Discover how to balance flavors in your dishes
    • Make your own delicious peanut dipping sauce
    • Spice up your next family meal
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    Cooking Basics (includes fish basics)

    Serve up the finest foods the sea has to offer and gain a new level of culinary skill with this basic cooking course from Cook LA. Working in groups, you’ll learn to cook up such delectable menu items as grilled Baja fish tacos with coleslaw, poached salmon with cucumber dill sauce, and seared Ahi tuna crostini. For dessert, you’ll prepare a seasonal fruit sorbet from scratch. To enhance your experience, a live chef demo will be included in your evening. At the end, you’ll enjoy your creations along with your drink of choice — plus, this class is BYOB!
    Cooking Basics (includes fish basics)

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn the basics of cooking fish in a hands-on environment
    • Go over such items as grilled Baja fish tacos with coleslaw and seared Ahi tuna crostini
    • Gain further understanding of techniques from a live chef demo
    • Enjoy a BYOB setting and seasonal fruit sorbet for dessert
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    Knife Skills 101

    Ever feel like you're in the middle of a battle when slicing bread -- or, instead, do you relinquish in fear when you see a butcher knife? Learn how to befriend your kitchen tools with this introductory knife skills class. Here, you’ll learn techniques such as slicing, dicing, and mincing along with the proper safety measures to take when performing each new skill. You’ll also learn how to select and care for your knives, ensuring a better kitchen experience. At the end of your class, you’ll enjoy a light meal prepared with the food you’ve cut, along with your drink of choice -- plus, this class is BYOB!
    Knife Skills 101

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn how to slice and dice like a pro with this introductory knife skills class
    • Receive the wisdom of a certified chef instructor through mincing, dicing, and slicing techniques
    • Gain valuable knowledge on technique, safety, and care
    • Enjoy a light meal with a drink in hand
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    French Cooking

    Looking to add a new twist to your dinner routine? Cook LA’s got you covered. Cook up the tastes of France and learn from the recipes of the master in this Cook LA class, perfect for all skill levels. With a professional instructor as your guide, you’ll explore menu items from none other than Julia Child’s famous book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Cook up such classic recipes as individual French onion soup, classic potato gratin, Soubise (onion and rice casserole), and Coq Au Vin (chicken). For dessert, you’ll serve up seasonal fruit clafoutis. Sip a complimentary glass of wine as you simmer or bring your own bottle with no corkage fee. What better way to spend an evening than learning a new skill from the recipes of the master herself?
    French Cooking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn to cook fabulous recipes from Julia Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”
    • Try your hand at such magnificent menu items as individual French onion soup and classic potato gratin
    • Create a new dinner experience for your family with dishes like Coq Au Vin and Soubise
    • Enjoy a BYOB setting and seasonal fruit clafoutis for dessert
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    Spanish Tapas Cooking

    Learn to cook up those savory little plates of Spanish delights that are sure to make your next party a hit in this Cook LA class. Follow along as a professional instructor teaches you the tradition of tapas, a daily ritual carried out at the best cafes and restaurants in Spain. You’ll create such delicious dishes as tortilla espanola, albondigas (spanish meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce), vegetable empanadas, paella with chicken, and arroz con leche (sweet rice pudding cups). Sip a glass of red or white Sangria as you savor the fabulous fresh ingredients that you — yes you! — have cooked to perfection. Now there’s something to say “Ole!” about.
    Spanish Tapas Cooking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Experience cooking in the Spanish tradition as you learn the ins and outs of making tapas
    • Prepare such classic dishes as vegetable empanadas, paella with chicken, and arroz con leche
    • Sip a glass of delicious Sangria as you create your dishes
    • No experience necessary
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    Simply Healthy Cooking

    Eating healthy is definitely the way to go these days, but who actually has the time to make that kind of commitment? With Cook LA’s health-focused cooking class, you do! Learn to make fresh, fast dishes that not only benefit your body, but also taste delicious. You’ll prepare five courses including edamame and spinach hummus with endive spears, roasted root vegetable salad with toasted pepitas, and glazed chocolate-avocado cupcakes. Sip on a cranberry tea cocktail spritzer (yes, even the drinks have a healthy twist) as your professional instructor guides you through each step of the cooking process. No experience? No problem. All levels are welcome on this healthy living adventure.
    Simply Healthy Cooking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn to cook healthy, quick meals and stock your pantry with all the essentials
    • Prepare delicious courses that include hummus, lentil soup, and fillet en papillote
    • Enhance your cooking repertoire by learning the essentials of flavoring and knife skills
    • No experience necessary
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    French Pastries Baking

    If there’s one thing France takes the gold medal for is, without a doubt, pastry making. Those delectable, flaky, buttery bits of heaven are enough to make any mouth water . . . and any wallet open. Tired of spending all of your savings to satisfy your sweet tooth? Learn the secrets to making your own French pastries at home through this introductory baking class. A professional pastry chef will guide you as you whip up tantalizing treats including cream puffs, madeleines, chocolate ganache, and napoleons. No experience? No problem. All skill levels are invited to take this adventure in French baking.
    French Pastries Baking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn the art of French baking from an experienced pastry chef
    • Create delicious pastries including madeleines, cream puffs, and napoleons
    • Develop new baking skills in the French tradition
    • No experience necessary
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    Italian Love Affair Cooking

    Are you ritually shouting “mangia!” to your family as you serve up that delivery pizza each week? Take your love of Italian cuisine to new heights as you learn to cook a full Italian dinner menu your family will love. With the guidance of a professional instructor, you’ll prepare a gluten free menu of such delicious European fare as Italian wedding soup, Zucca e Patate Gratinate (butternut squash and potato gratin), Italian grilled skirt steak, and Torta di Ricotta e Mandorle (almond ricotta cake). In the true Italian spirit, wine tastings will be served to accompany your meal.
    Italian Love Affair Cooking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Travel on a European culinary adventure as you learn to cook in the Italian tradition
    • Prepare such timeless foods as Italian wedding soup, roasted potatoes, and Italian grilled skirt steak
    • Learn the ins and outs of healthy eating as you cook an entirely gluten-free menu
    • No experience necessary
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    Cuban Cuisine Cooking

    Learn to cook perfect Cuban dishes that will amaze your family and friends. This class will introduce you to the flavors, ingredients and techniques of Cuba. Learn how to make grilled Cuban garlic chicken with a mojo sauce, black beans with yellow rice and pan fried plantains with dipping sauce from scratch. You will also discover why Cuban ceviche is different from other styles. You can even make a vegetarian version of the ceviche to fit your lifestyle. You will finish your evening with a fun Cuban dessert.
    Cuban Cuisine Cooking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Discover the secrets of Cuban cuisine
    • Be transported to the tropical island through food
    • Finally get the courage to cook plantains (!)
    • Learn the spices and flavors of Cuba
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    Cooking with Beer

    Lots of folks cook with wine, but what about beer? They aren’t just a convenient beverage to go with your meal - adding beer to your cooking can radically change your comfort foods. This class will teach you how to properly incorporate several types of beers like stouts and lambics, into your cooking. You will learn how to make beer and cheddar soup, German style fried potatoes, sweet beer bread, honey and porter glazed chicken skewers and Guinness chocolate cake with stout buttercream or cream cheese frosting.
    Cooking with Beer

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Find out how to cook with beer the right way
    • Discover new flavors added using stouts, lambics and golden ales
    • Eat, drink and learn how to be the next beer chef
    • Learn to make comfort food with just a touch of alcohol
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