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New Year, New Cooking Skills

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook--try new recipes, learn from
your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” 
- Julia Child, My Life in France 

Aspiring chefs, young and old, can find a course that fits their skills and interests this winter. Cooking classes make great gifts as well! Here are a few highlights from ‘what’s cooking’ in our kitchens.

Basic Cooking Skillsa great gift for teens and college kids
#344587 at Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center
January 12, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
This course covers the basics and participants will learn by doing and enjoy a lovely lunch at the end to celebrate their success. Learn the difference between sauté, stew, roast and braise and practice knife skills including sharpening. Bring an appetite and leave with new kitchen confidence and recipes!  A $15 food fee is due to the instructor at the start of class.

The Great Dinner Partybecome a hostess with the mostest
#344589 at Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center
January 26 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
The holidays are over and so are the family obligations. Now it’s time to celebrate with friends. This class will inspire you to host a dinner party for a friend’s birthday, a job promotion, or just because. Participants will learn how to plan, prepare, and serve a three-course meal including risotto with squid, chicken breast supreme, and coconut cream pie. We’ll even cover wine selection! We eat what we prepare so come hungry and bring $15 for a food fee due to the instructor.

Valentine’s Day is for Chocolate Loversbut chocolate isn’t just for Valentine’s Day
#344545 at White Oak Community Recreation Center
February 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Homemade chocolate treats make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. They are easier to prepare than one might think, they taste richer than your typical store-bought chocolate, and they are made with love. Participants will learn to make a chocolate mousse, truffles, and a rich chocolate cookie bar that will please the most demanding of chocolate lovers. Bring a container to take home your treats and $15 for a food fee due to the instructor.