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Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 9.20.22

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Sep 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissan as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Cooking Mushrooms

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

Cooking the Tastes of Cajun and Creole

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Have you ever been curious about Cajun and Creole cuisine? It has amazing origins from several cultures. Jordan Benissan of Me Lon To Go recently added these cuisines to his menu to great success. You will learn the history and culture of this food with possible dishes such as Whole Red Snapper with Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya, Gumbo, Cioppino (a stew which can include lobster, scallops, king crab legs, shrimp, basil, parsley, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, shallots, garlic, a vegetable white wine broth with tomato paste and fresh tomatoes), or the classic New Orleans dish, Étouffée. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 10.4.22

$49

with Dee Patel

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu features a daily special and several of her most popular dishes will be among those you will learn in this class, such as Channa (chickpea) Masala, Pakora and Puri Bread. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Cooking Modern European

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Enjoy a modern interpretation of European cuisine in this new class with Me Lon Togo’s Jordan Benissan. Jordan’s native Togo was a territory of France from 1916 to 1960, which is reflected in the many French-influenced dishes of Togo where the official language is still French. Come learn his Togolese version of classic dishes which might include Beef Bourguignon, Navarin Lamb Stew, or Monkfish Osso Buco. The registration fee includes all ingredients.

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 10.18.22

$49

with Dee Patel

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu features a daily special and several of her most popular dishes will be among those you will learn in this class, such as Channa (chickpea) Masala, Pakora and Puri Bread. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 10.26.22

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Oct 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissan as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Cooking Chinese

$49

with Nanfei Wang

Calendar Oct 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class, you will learn how to make real northeastern Chinese dumplings from scratch, including how to make the dough and the dumplings' fillings using beef, shrimp and vegetables, along with a delicious dipping sauce. Let's have a dumplings dinner party! Great food with cultural significance!

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