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Save the Date for These Cooking Classes

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It’s time to pull out your cooking utensil and really USE them! You can learn the basics, cook with your kids, or impress your friends with a delicious European meal, and we have the class to get your started!

To register for these classes and more visit RecWeb or call 240-777-6840

Cooking Skills 2 (1 session, $65)
This class is a good follow up to anyone who has taken Basic Cooking Skills but it is not a requirement. This is a great class to help you get more comfortable in the kitchen! Participants ages 15 and up will learn knife skills along with more techniques to improve kitchen skills. We will prepare a delightful new appetizer recipe of Stuffed Mushrooms, then an entree of Braised Beef Short ribs with Vegetables and Home Made Noodles. Dessert will be a homemade Pear and Walnut Tarte Tatin with a Whipped Cream Topping. We eat what we fix, so bring an appetite. Take home recipes are provided. A $15 food fee is due to the instructor at class time.
377124 on 5/10 at Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Kid’s Kitchen: Food, Fun and Fitness (1 session, $65)
Kids ages 10-15 will learn practical messages about nutrition, physical activity, and good health that are simple, interactive, and fun. Participants will engage in hands-on food and fitness activities and prepare delicious recipes from all the food groups (grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat) to develop a healthy lifestyle of eating and exercise. A $15 material fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
376327 on 5/17 at Mid-County Community Recreation Center from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Real German Cooking (1 session, $65)
Chefs ages 15 and up will discover that ‘German food is more than just sausages, schnitzel, and sauerkraut,' as explained by Jeremy Nolen, chef at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia. 'New German cooking is all about bringing something old back with a twist,' said Nolen about his approach towards modernizing German cuisine here in the states. He isn't looking to reinvent the wheel. Rather, Nolen aims to update German food by gearing it more toward current food trends that Americans recognize. We will start off with Sausage-Stuffed Pork Roast where we will learn to butterfly and open-out a pork loin roast, stuff it with our own homemade sausage stuffing, then roll, tie, brown and roast it. To accompany the pork, we will prepare a chipotle potato risotto, rich with cheese and fresh herbs along with a side of Fresh Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews. Dessert will be an old-fashioned Amish Cream and Sugar Pie. Take home recipes and don't forget that we eat what we fix, so bring an appetite! A $20 food fee is due to the instructor at class time.
377126 on 5/31 at White Oak Community Recreation Center from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Food and Wines of the Loire Valley (1 session, $55)
Participants must be age 21 and older. The Loire Valley is located in the central area of the Loire River in France. According to Wikipedia, “It is referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river.” We will prepare a cheese plate with appropriate garnishes of fruit and crackers to feature Selles-sur-Cher, Crottin de Chavignol (this cheese was originally conceived to accompany Sancerre wine), and Sainte-Maure, Pyramide de Valencay (his pyramid-shaped goat's cheese, dusted with ashes, boasts a Label regional, a guarantee of authenticity). We will also create a a Marinated Poached Fresh Tuna with Caper and Anchovy Sauce followed by a Loire Valley favorite home cooked dish of Pork with Arugula, Prosciutto and Tomatoes. A great Friday date night out, so round up a baby sitter (if necessary) and sign up now for a class with a reputation for fun and good food as well as good wine and a little education, all in one evening. Remember that we eat what we fix in this class, so bring an appetite. Take home recipes and detailed wine notes provided. $25 food and wine fee due to the instructor at class time.
377130 on 6/6 at White Oak Community Recreation Center from 6:30 - 9:30 pm