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All Thai'd Up

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious , authentic Thai dishes at home? With Chris Toy you will create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Learn the techniques for making the perfect Pad Thai, Summer Spring Rolls and Thai Wonton Soup. As a bonus Chris will share tips for using and maintaining a wok. Food fee of $10 included in cost. No discounts.

Full Course

All Thai'd Up

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Jan 31, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious , authentic Thai dishes at home? With Chris Toy you will create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Learn the techniques for making the perfect Pad Thai, Summer Spring Rolls and Thai Wonton Soup. As a bonus Chris will share tips for using and maintaining a wok. Food fee of $10 included in cost. No discounts.

Full Course

Bake the Night Away!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is really about! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

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Bon Appetite!  Small Bites of French Specialties!

$40

with Deb Arter

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6 pm

If winter has you down, how about a trip to France for an evening?  Let Deb guide you through tapenade with pita triangles,  French crepes with two fillings, tart flambee and mini chocolate silk tartlets.  You will take home extras to savor the flavors the next day as well.  Deb's enthusiasm is contagious.  She combines her degrees in International Relations and Visual Arts in a unique fashion in these classes.  You will meet new friends and learn how to savor food like the French.  Wear a beret!  $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Cheese Making Fundamentals

$60

with Long Branch

Calendar Mar 10, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

In this four-hour class, students will have a hands-on experience in making a variety of cheeses. This cheese making class will start with the making of feta cheese using local goat's milk if available. From there, students will make Monterey jack cheese using cow's milk and then make ricotta. Samples of the cheese will be presented with some apples and crackers during the course. At the end of the course, students will take home feta and ricotta cheese. Along with the cheese, students will also receive muslin cloth, mesophilic and chevre starters for making cheese, and all the recipes. The making of chevre cheese will also be discussed. This course will be taught with the focus of being able to make cheese using common kitchen equipment. Please bring 2 small containers to bring cheese home in. Please Note: this class will be held at Diana’s home kitchen at 919 Post Road in Bowdoinham. Students should go directly there. No discounts.

Cheese Making Fundamentals

$60

with Long Branch

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

In this four-hour class, students will have a hands-on experience in making a variety of cheeses. This cheese making class will start with the making of feta cheese using local goat's milk if available. From there, students will make Monterey jack cheese using cow's milk and then make ricotta. Samples of the cheese will be presented with some apples and crackers during the course. At the end of the course, students will take home feta and ricotta cheese. Along with the cheese, students will also receive muslin cloth, mesophilic and chevre starters for making cheese, and all the recipes. The making of chevre cheese will also be discussed. This course will be taught with the focus of being able to make cheese using common kitchen equipment. Please bring 2 small containers to take cheese home in. Please Note: this class will be held at Diana’s home kitchen at 919 Post Road in Bowdoinham. Students should go directly there. No discounts.

Chocolate Lovers Splurge!!

$43

with Deb Arter

Calendar Feb 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chocolate is good for you, right? It’s full of antioxidants, not to mention total yumminess. And nothing says delicious quite like chocolate! In this one night class, we will prepare molten lava cakes, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and take home a fudge sauce to die for! Bring your sweet tooth and an empty container or two for a night of sinful decadence. Recipes and generous samples of all things we create will be distributed. Laughter and brimming bellies guaranteed! $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Cooking for Immunity

$45

with Sara Cromwell

Calendar Feb 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Cold and flu season is here and who wants to get sick? The time to start boosting your immunity is now. Sara will show you how to add certain herbs and spices to your everyday cooking and introduce you to new recipes intended to strengthen and support your immune system. No discounts.





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