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Bake Your Own Bavarian Pretzels

Bavaria is calling! Learn how to make super delicious Bavarian style soft pretzels. German native Andrea Meyer will teach you how to make the pretzel dough, form the perfect pretzel and share her tips on how to bake the most delicious soft pretzel like a pro. Treat yourself and your family to this fun, hands-on experience. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Continue the Tradition - Quick & Easy Tamales

Continue the tradition of making pork tamales with Chris Gonzales of San Antonio Tamales. In this hands-on class, you will learn the process for making tamales from start to finish. You will learn how to season and prepare the pork, prepare the corn husks, the proper techniques for spreading masa, and steaming the prepared tamales. Bring your friends and family and help preserve this tradition for future generations. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Come hungry!

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Delish Side Dish - Mexican Rice and Beans

Rice and beans are two side dishes that are a must with nearly every Mexican entrée. Learn how to make authentic, delicious, homemade rice and charro beans with Chris Gonzales of San Antonio Tamales. He will teach you step-by-step how to add the right seasonings and cook the beans and rice to perfection. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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German Kaiser Rolls (Broetchen)

In Germany, Kaiser Rolls can be bought fresh daily in bakeries everywhere, however they are hard to find in the US. If baking your own delicious Kaiser Rolls has been on your bucket list, this class is for you! German native Andrea Meyer will teach you how to bake the most delicious German breakfast rolls straight from the oven. Treat yourself and your family to this fun, hands-on experience. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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German Schnitzel & Potato Salad

Bring an apron, roll up your sleeves and learn how to prepare Schnitzel and German potato salad. German Schnitzel is made with pork and is served with a vinegar-based potato salad - it's the best! German native Andrea Meyer will share her tips and tricks for creating this quintessential German dish. Every tourist to Germany has had Schnitzel, and now you can learn how to make it - perfectly - in your own kitchen! Treat yourself to this fun, hands-on cooking class. Please bring a to-go container, an apron and a $12 supply fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Gluten Free Bread & Hummus

Many people cannot tolerate gluten, but most people love bread. If you love nuts and seeds, this bread is for you! Learn how to bake a whole-grain, nutrient dense gluten free bread. No mess, no kneading... this bread will change your life! Chopra Center Certified Wellness Instructor Andrea Meyer will also share her favorite hummus recipe with you, which is a fabulous spread for your new favorite bread. Together they make a perfect pair. Please bring a to-go container and a $10 supply fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Ignite Your Taste Buds - Summer Salads with a Twist

Nothing says summer quite like a fresh and zesty salad. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to prepare a variety of summer salads using homemade dressings and herbs from the garden. Allow Chopra Center Certified Instructor Andrea Meyer to show you how to bring healing foods full of flavor to your plate. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Kaffee & Kuchen (Coffee & Cake)

The German tradition of afternoon coffee and cake is a wonderful time to sit down and catch up with family and friends. There is not a specific cake for this tradition, so it can be an elaborate torte or just a simple sponge cake topped with seasonal fruit. German native Andrea Meyer will share her favorite recipe and students will craft sponge cakes topped with seasonal fruit (known in Germany as Obstkuchen). Treat yourself to a slice of cake and some freshly brewed coffee. Students will work together in class to create multiple cakes. Please bring a to-go container and a $10 supply fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Let's Get Saucy

When you hear “sauce,” what comes to mind? A good repertoire of sauces can add smiles to your dinner guests' faces and take any dish to the next level. In this fun, hands-on class led by Katrina Filippone you will learn to create the “mother sauces” – five classic French sauces, and how to troubleshoot with thickening agents and liquid when oopsies happen. Please wear closed toe shoes and an apron; tie back long hair, remove all jewelry below the wrists and bring a to-go container to class. A $13 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Bombay Thali

Thali is an Indian-style meal served on a metal plate (also called a thali) made up of various dishes including rice, a selection of vegetables and proteins, Roti (Indian flatbread) and Raita (an Indian condiment used to cool the palate). You will learn to make these delicious Indian vegetarian dishes for two with India native Raji Kailasam. Come hungry and bring a to-go container, an apron, cutting board and a $10 supply fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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