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

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Chicken 101

Did you know you can make a sauce out of chicken wings? Did you know a chicken carcass can be turned into broth? After this class you will be capable of utilizing an entire chicken like a kitchen professional. You will learn how to break down a whole chicken and debone it and how to use individual parts and different types of cooking methods. This class can help your wallet in the grocery store and expand your culinary abilities. 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 $20 supply fee is payable to Instructor Katrina Filippone 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 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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German Beef Rouladen

A wonderful comfort food, this traditional German meat dish will surprise you with its perfect balance of texture and flavors. German native Andrea Meyer will share her recipe and cooking tips so you can create perfectly formed rouladen with its flavorful fillings and exquisite gravy in this hands-on cooking class. As a bonus, you will learn how to make bread dumplings. Please bring a to-go container, an apron, and a $12 food fee, which 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 food fee, which is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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German Streusel Cake

Bring an apron, roll up your sleeves and learn how to make a delicious German Streusel Cake. You will learn how to make this cake your own by choosing seasonal fruits and toppings. This recipe and cooking experience may create a flashback into your grandmother’s kitchen. Join German native Andrea Meyer and create a tasty dessert everyone will love! 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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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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Introduction to Fondant Modeling

Take your cake decorating skills to the next level and make your cakes memorable. In this class you will learn the basics of working with fondant and key shaping techniques to create fun, three-dimensional figures for cakes and cupcakes. Bring six or more undecorated cupcakes in a take-home container and an apron. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instructor is Melissa Tarun.

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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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Pretty Piped Floral Bouquets

You can have your flowers and eat them too! Apply the principles of floral design to your cakes or cupcakes! Piping flowers can be tricky. If you’ve always wanted to know how to pipe buttercream flowers – here is your chance to learn from Wilton Trained expert Melissa Tarun. She will teach you techniques for applying color, piping flowers, and how to use other decorating techniques as filler for a bouquet. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Sharpening Your Knife Skills

Would you like to chop food fast and accurately like the chefs on “The Food Network?” Learn how to sharpen your knives, the different types of knives and their uses and how to make cuts like the professionals do. 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. Instructor Katrina Filippone is a graduate of The Art Institute of San Antonio and a former pastry cook and baker. A supply fee of $14 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Nutritious Quick Eats

Mung beans are an essential component of curries and Indian dishes. In this session of The Indian Food Diaries, instructor Raji Kailasam will teach you how to use split mung beans cooked three ways. These dishes will immensely satisfy your craving for something lightly sweet, something that is lemony and something that is lightly crunchy! Raji Kailasam is a native of Chennai, India and has been teaching Indian cooking in San Antonio for four years. 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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The Indian Food Diaries: Paneer Butter Masala

Learn to make Paneer Butter Masala from scratch with India native Raji Kailasam. Butter Masala is a rich gravy dish generally made in an elaborate style for a feast. In this session of The Indian Food Diaries, you will make the Paneer, Garam Masala (Indian spice mix) and the gravy. 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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The Indian Food Diaries: Potatoes (Beginners, Experts and Anyone in Between)

Cooking with Indian spices doesn’t have to be complex. The focus of this class is to allow you an opportunity to become familiar with Indian spices by pairing them with potatoes and other vegetables. You will make a few curries and one gravy with the all-time favorite potato. Please bring a to-go container, an apron, cutting board and a $10 supply fee, which is payable to instructor Raji Kailasam at the beginning of class.

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