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A Tour of Bavaria - 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, apron and a $13 food fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Adulting in the Kitchen - Basic Cooking Tip & Tricks (Lovin from the Oven)

“Adulting is hard!”, but not when you know some basic cooking and meal planning tips, tricks and foolproof recipes! Join us for a hands-on workshop of basic cooking techniques. Bake, roast and broil your way to delicious and healthy meals all prepared in your oven. From “done-in-one” casserole dinners to easy desserts, just about anything can go in the oven. You will also learn some quick oven shortcuts! Tastings are included and sample recipes will be provided. A $6 supply fee is payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class.

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Adulting in the Kitchen - Basic Cooking Tips & Tricks (Quick & Delish, Blend & Mix)

“Adulting is hard!”, but not when you know some basic cooking and meal planning tips, tricks and foolproof recipes! Join us for a hands-on workshop of basic cooking techniques. Blender? Mixer? What are these appliances for? Get to know these kitchen workhorses and what you can do with them. Dinner and dessert from your blender? Check! Impress your friends with fancy appetizers using your mixer? Of course! Tastings are included and sample recipes will be provided. A $6 supply fee is payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class.

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Adulting in the Kitchen - Basic Cooking Tips & Tricks (Stovetop Success!)

“Adulting is hard!”, but not when you know some basic cooking and meal planning tips, tricks and foolproof recipes! Join us for a hands-on workshop of basic cooking techniques. Is your kitchen stovetop feeling neglected? Is your cooking level “can’t boil water”? Have no fear! Dust off those pots and pans, grab your apron and learn some quick and healthy one pan meal recipes as well as beverage and appetizer ideas, all cooked “on the hob.” Tastings are included and sample recipes will be provided. A $6 supply fee is payable to instructor Melissa Tarun at the beginning of class.

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Bake Your Own Bavarian Pretzels

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 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Cake Boot Camp

This intensive cake decorating course for beginners will take your cakes from “meh” to marvelous! You will learn basic buttercream techniques such as frosting a cake, piping borders and creating flowers with icing. A supply list can be obtained by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net. This fast-paced class will help jumpstart your baking! Melissa Tarun is a Wilton Method Trained Cake Decorating Instructor and owner of Sweetest Whimsy. No discount.

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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 and 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 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Come hungry!

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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 food fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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The Indian Food Diaries: A Variety of Dhal

Are you a vegetarian who is looking to spice up your cuisine? What about someone who is trying to incorporate a different type of protein into their diet? Instructor Raji Kailasam has just the dish for you, Dhal. In this class, you will learn how to make a staple protein dish for most vegetarians. You will get crafty with five types of legumes and beans in order to make a few varieties of Dhal. Bring to-go containers and an apron. A food fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Nutritious Buttermilk Dishes

Not many people know how diverse buttermilk is, especially within Indian cuisine. In this class, you will explore this simple ingredient and all it can do. You will learn how to make fresh buttermilk from Indian yogurt (Dahi) or curds. You will also prepare one to two delicious stews using fresh vegetables and other ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, coconut, tamarind, chickpea flour and various spices. Bring to-go containers and an apron. A food fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor, Raji Kailasam.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Rice Pudding

Join us in The Indian Food Diaries' first ever dessert class. You will learn how to make two different varieties of rice pudding, one with dairy and Indian molasses (Jaggery) and a non-dairy version with coconut. Bring your sweet tooth and invite a friend. Instructor, Raji Kailasam, native of Chennai India, has been teaching in San Antonio for three years. Bring to-go containers and an apron. A $10 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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