Courses

This advanced knife skills class is for the home cook who wants to improve their accuracy and detail. You will learn and practice more intricate cuts such as fine dicing, julienne, brunoise, bias, supreme, and chiffonade. We'll define these terms and discuss the best applications for fancy cuts. You should be able to handle a knife properly, and have extensive daily experience with consistent and even basic cuts such as chopping, slicing, and dicing. With your newly-honed advanced techniques, you will impress your dining companions and elevate both the presentation and texture of your culinary creations.


Sunday, February 26, 2023, Online Only
Join Chef Tess as she leads you through making a variety of the most delicious California rolls that have you wondering why you haven't tried making them before. California sushi roll combinations are limited only by your imagination. Vegetarian, with or without seaweed, spicy or not -- it is totally up to you! Learn the skill of creating seasoned sushi rice and spicy mayo, and how to stuff, wrap and shape the rolls. Make it a date or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen!


Saturday, May 13, 2023, Online Only
Have you ever taken a bite of one of America's favorite double-stacked burgers with that special sauce, served under the golden arches, and wondered how it was made or if you could make it yourself? This virtual cook-along class has the answer! Join Tess as she shares her secrets to creating this mouthwatering goodness at home. We'll make homemade sesame seed buns, delicious patties, and "secret" special sauce, and add homemade no-churn ice cream for dessert!


Saturday, February 25, 2023, Online Only
Do you love Indian food but are intimidated by the idea of making it yourself? Do you need more vegetarian options to spice up your dinner routine? Perhaps you want to learn variations, enhance your flavors, or work with the ingredients you currently have on hand. This class will teach you the fundamentals of working with legumes and split pulses, sourcing and utilizing vibrant Indian spices, developing layers of flavor and perfecting a "tadka."


Thursday, February 16, 2023, Online Only
Ethiopian/Eritrean food has become a favorite among foodies worldwide. Experience the thrilling taste of exotic spices paired with daily ingredients such as vegetables, beans, and lentils, or meat sautéed with flavored butters and healthy oils. Every step in this virtual class is educational, informative and a delicious trip into the food culture of these historic countries. Enjoy cooking along from the comfort of your own kitchen.


Monday, February 13, 2023, Online Only
Dive into the world of unique rolled and stuffed pizzas and marvelous focaccia bread in this virtual cook-along class. Learn how to make your own homemade focaccia bread, a wonderful rolled pizza called stromboli, and the stuffed pizzas we know as calzones.


Saturday, March 25, 2023, Online Only
If there were a food combination where nutrition meets deliciousness and simplicity, it would be called falafel! Experience the fun of falafel while participating in this virtual cook-along class! Learn how to create fantastic full-flavored falafel, delicious homemade pita-pocket bread, yogurt tahini sauce, and marvelous hummus.


Saturday, May 6, 2023, Online Only
Discover and apply the six rules of mouth-watering culinary garnishing! First, whip up a homemade creamy vegetable-based soup. Then, learn to prepare an array of potential garnishes for the soup, including toasted nuts and seeds, spice oils, pistou, fresh herbs, and crackers. You'll build an arsenal of tools such as knife skills, flavor and texture pairings, sauce creation, and artistic plating so that you can professionally garnish everything you serve up, from tacos to eggs to dessert.


Saturday, March 11, 2023, Online Only
Restaurant-quality egg rolls and samosas can be made right in your own kitchen! These appetizers are jammed with flavors from around the world and can be a quick way to incorporate leftovers into something new and fun to eat. Make a variety of egg rolls, samosas, and dipping sauces in this virtual class.


Monday, June 26, 2023, Online Only
Gnocchi are bite-sized tender soft pillows of pasta goodness with the ability to take on added flavor to create mouthwatering meals that will become family favorites. They are even simpler to make than other fresh pasta options. During this fun-filled class, you will learn how to create these little morsels and turn them into a scrumptious meal.


Saturday, April 22, 2023, Online Only
Perfect your pierogies during this virtual cook-along class! Start with homemade dough and filling that will make your taste buds dance for joy! You'll also discover how to freeze these little dumplings and store them for a rainy day.


Saturday, April 29, 2023, Online Only
Create two amazing meals that would typically take hours in a fraction of the time using the Instant Pot. Choose one for your cook-along and watch a demonstration of the other. If you have two Instant Pots, you could even make both! You'll also learn how to bake delicious potato dinner rolls from scratch to go with the chili.


Saturday, March 11, 2023, Online Only
The word "mezze" refers to what we all know as finger foods and dips. Many Mediterranean meals consist of assorted mezze items that come together to create the most wonderful flavors, tastes and textures. Dazzle your family and guests with a delicious, full-flavored Mediterranean mezze meal that will leave everyone asking for more!


Saturday, March 4, 2023, Online Only
Here's your chance to learn useful Spanish vocabulary and conversation components centered around food and cooking that can be applied to real-life settings. Topics include typical Hispanic dishes, restaurant vocabulary, understanding the market experience, setting the table, cooking from a recipe, food vocabulary, and conversation elements.


June 5-26, 2023, Online Only
Experience the time-honored art of creating pasta from scratch in this hands-on virtual cooking class. Mimi will teach you how to throw together the perfect pasta dough and slice it into noodles. You'll also learn how to make a delicious garlic tomato sauce to smother your freshly-made noodles, creating a rich and satisfying homemade dish.


Tuesday, June 20, 2023, Online Only
Ethiopian food is light, healthy, and flavorful, ranging from mild to a little spicy, and very vegetarian-friendly. It can be addictive both in cooking it as much as eating it. Discover new cooking techniques as Mimi shows you ways to easily pair exotic spices with daily ingredients such as beans, lentils, and vegetables sautéed with flavored ghee and healthy oils.


Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Online Only
In this hands-on virtual cooking class with Mimi, discover how to cook Mediterranean cuisine that erupts with zesty and exciting flavors. From classic, refreshing hummus to a delightful Mediterranean salad with grilled chicken breast, it doesn't get any better than this!


Monday, June 12, 2023, Online Only