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COOKING CLASSES

Scheduled Cooking Classes

Appetite for Books offers cooking demonstrations and tastings to groups at all levels of culinary skill. With a professionally equipped kitchen, Appetite for Books is the only cookbook store of its kind in Montreal! Led by Chef Jonathan, we invite you into the kitchen to explore the various styles of cuisine and culinary techniques. There will be plenty to eat, so be sure to bring your appetite!

Full payment must be made at time of registration. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.

To register for a class, you may register in person at the store, by email at [email protected], or telephone. Please call us at 514-369-2002.

We offer 10% discount on books purchased during classes.

Cancellation Policy:

Classes & Events are Non-Refundable.

If you are unable to attend a class, a minimum five days notice prior to the class date is required to be eligible for a store credit for a one-time only rebooking or can be used toward book purchase. We are unable to issue a store credit for cancellations with less than five days notice.

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2022 COOKING CLASSES
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AUGUST 2022

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10 minute Chinese Takeout 

Kwoklyn Wan

10-Minute Takeout is the fastest, easiest ever cookbook for all your favorite Chinese dishes. Cooking star Kwoklyn Wan offers 80 inventive ways of getting food on the table in 10 minutes flat, from start to finish – quicker than doing an online order or picking up the phone! 

This class will explore the art of quick dishes without sacrificing flavor in the pursuit of speed. You will leave this class excited and newly informed about how easy it is to get your Chinese takeout fix faster than ordering it!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
6:30 pm
$105 or $129 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Bad Manners Fast As F#ck,

101 Easy Recipes to Pack your Plate

by Bad Manners

Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck holds your hand and explains ingredients so you'll feel confident knowing exactly what the f*ck you're cooking. This kickass kitchen primer also serves up health benefits and nutrition to remind everyone, from clueless newbies to health nuts, how a plant-based lifestyle benefits our bodies, minds, environment, and pocketbooks. THAT'S RIGHT. EAT GREEN, SAVE GREEN.
So scared of commitment you can't even dedicate some time to cook? This class is here to fix that sh*t by showcasing recipes that are guaranteed to be faster than delivery, so you can whip up some tasty meals with simple ingredients regardless of when you stumble home from work.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
6:30 pm
$105 or $129 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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The Family Meal,

Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià

What does Ferran Adrià eat for dinner — and how did he feed the hard-working staff at his fabled elBulli, the first 'destination restaurant', nestled on the Mediterranean coast north of Barcelona? The Family Meal features a month's worth of three-course menus created for and by Ferran and his team — meals that nourished and energized them for each evening's service. 

This class will explore relatively everyday dishes are executed with haute-cuisine precision, and include a few, unusual twists. You will learn top-table insights and tricks to show off tried-and-test dishes, enabling you to nip in and out of the kitchen with enviably agility. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
6:30 pm
$105 or $153 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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For The Table

Anna Stockwell

From a rising food star, a toast to the art of the dinner party
During socially distanced times, the perfect dinner party might have felt like a lost art, but in For the Table, writer Anna Stockwell provides all the tools needed for bringing back the ritual of hosting memorable yet modern dinner parties.

This class will explore easy, adaptable, and crowd-pleasing recipes that are perfect for entertaining. In this class, you will discover that dinner parties don't have to be formal or fussy, or even a lot of work, to be celebratory and gratifying. You will leave this class inspired to gather people around your table for dinner parties!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
6:30 pm
$105 or $141 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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The Cook You Want To Be

Andy Baraghani

In The Cook You Want to Be, Baraghani shows home cooks on how to hone their own cooking styles by teaching the techniques and unexpected flavor combinations that maximize flavor in minimal time.

This class explores recipes that cooks will find inspiration to riff on, quick meals for hurried weeknights, condiments galore, and memorable meals to impress dinner guests. During this class you will learn go-to recipes and knowledge, delicious, and simple home cooking for modern times.We will help define and develop your personal cooking style—and become the cook you want to be.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22
6:30 pm
$105 or $143 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Sea Salt and Honey

Celebrating the Food of Kardamili

Nicholas, Chloe, Olivia Tsakiris

Sea Salt and Honey pays tribute to authentic and Greek-inspired cuisine, and is a culinary celebration of a place where the love of the land, of nature, and of a simple but rich life makes you feel at home.  

In this class you will learn healthy, fresh, feel-good, uncomplicated, and everyday recipes. You will be instantly transported to Kardamili exploring the cooking techniques and skills to maximize health, flavor and nutrients.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
6:30 pm
$105 or $140 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

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Knife Skills 1

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st
6:30 pm
$130 includes knife
with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

FALL CLASSES!

SEPTEMBER 2022

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Knife Skills 1

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
6:30 pm
$135 includes knife
with Jonathan

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In Praise of Veg

Uniquely organized by color, this book is filled with countless flavor combinations, rule-of-thumb methods to buy, store, and cook vegetables, recipe shortcuts and tips, and wisdom from more than 50 of the world’s top chefs. In Praise of Veg will help beginners and avid cooks alike turn daily vegetables into easy and delicious meals. This is veg, but not as you know it . . . yet!
In this class, you will learn all things vegetable. How to pick them, how to store them, and most importantly, how to prepare them in ways that make them the centerpiece of any meal. No matter your skill level, you are sure to come away from this class having learned something valuable to integrate into your day-to-day.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

6:30 pm

$110 or $146 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Asia

Brian Huskey

This comprehensive cookbook takes you on a tour of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines. Strike the perfect balance between contrasting textures and flavors to create a unique sensory experience with these sensational dishes.
In this class, you will learn how to cook dishes from varied Asian cuisines and learn some of the history behind the ingredients and flavors used. You will get a sense of the types of dishes available in each cuisine and the confidence to recreate your favorites in your own kitchen.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
6:30 pm
$110 or $148 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Meat-Free Mexican

While meat and fish are important components of Mexican cooking, more often than not its salads, vegetables and pulses that are the stars. Plant-based Mexican food has so much to offer!
On this evening, we are going to bring you into the vast world of plant-based Mexican food. By using anything from vegetables to pulses and mushrooms, delicious and flavorful dishes are right at your fingertips. Whether you’re searching for new recipes to include in your diet that is exclusively plant-based or trying to incorporate more vegetables in your day-to-day, you will leave here with all of the inspiration that you need to do just that.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
6:30 pm
$110 or $140 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Modern Bistro

America's Test Kitchen

Bistro cooking is intimate and inviting, rustic yet casually elegant. Why eat out? Bring home the bistro and make your table the delicious place everyone wants to linger, with more than 150 classic and modern dishes to share.

Designed to bring you decadence with ease, this class will teach you to recreate French recipes using simple techniques and everyday tools, making it possible to turn any dining table into seat at a classic, accessible, French bistro.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

6:30 pm
$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Middle Eastern

DK & Australian Women's Weekly

From mouth-watering tagines to crispy falafels and velvety hummus, these easy-to-follow recipes will add new heights to your everyday cooking. With a focus on fresh ingredients, rich flavor combinations, and healthy, balanced meals, and packed with plenty of vegetarian, pescatarian, and plant-based options, these versatile recipes are to be enjoyed by everyone.
In this class, we will explore Middle Eastern cuisine and cook recipes that will be sure to delight. With a focus on fresh, balanced meals, the no-fuss recipes you will learn are sure to be a favorite for any occasion, from an average weekday lunch to a dinner for a special occasion.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
6:30 pm
$110 or $132 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Magnificent Book of Vegetables

Alice Hart

The hunger for thoughtful, wholesome and truly delicious vegetarian recipes is only increasing, especially now that we all know that eating more veg is good for our health -- and the planet. In The Magnificent Book of Vegetables, trained chef and food writer Alice Hart shares over 80 tantalizing recipes that not only taste great, but will also leave you feeling amazing.
Jonathan will introduce recipes to help you include more veg into your everyday, easily and deliciously. With tips and tricks to save you time and money, you are sure to walk away with a new perspective on the magnificent world of vegetables.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

6:30 pm

$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

OCTOBER 2022

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Essentials of Classical Italian Cooking

Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. In this, her magnum opus, she gives us a manual for cooks of every level of expertise—from beginners to accomplished professionals.
This class takes you through the wonderfully varied world of Italian cuisine. Based on the renowned cookbook, Essentials of Italian Cooking, you will be taught techniques and recipes that have stood the test of time and learn what you need to cook delicious Italian food for yourself and the ones you love.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

6:30 pm

$110 or $154 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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Cinnamon and Salt

Emiko Davies

In Cinnamon and Salt, Italy-based food writer Emiko Davies delves into the rich, multicultural history of Venice and its unique cuisine, detailing more than sixty classic and modern recipes, from fried to sweet and from small plates to drinks.
Let us transport you through the regional cuisine of Venice. From drinks to meals, sweet to savory, there are so many flavors to explore. You will learn the art of the Venetian appetizer and come away with recipes to add to your repertoire of favorite dishes.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
6:30 pm
$110 or $134 with cookbook included

with Giuseppe

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Kin Thai

John Chantarasak

Kin Thai translates as 'Eat Thai' and is a collection of delicious recipes that shine a light on lesser-known Thai cuisine as well as more popular Thai food classics. In addition to using ingredients native to Thailand, the author explores the origins of the western ingredients, explaining their place in Thai cuisine, and how the competent home cook can use them to achieve Asian flavors.
This is an ideal class to learn classic Thai dishes with a twist. By showing you how to incorporate western ingredients while maintaining the familiar flavors of Thai food, you will get the knowledge you need to encourage you to cook and ‘Eat Thai’.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

6:30 pm

$110 or $150 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Simply Genius

Food52

There's no better way to learn how to make great food than to stand at the elbow of a skilled cook, ask questions, and watch their every move. In Simply Genius, Food52 founding editor Kristen Miglore gives you access to genius cooks like Samin Nosrat, Yotam Ottolenghi, Leah Chase, Jacques Pépin, and more, as they share their brilliant cooking tips through a collection of essential recipes.
In this class you will learn not only how to make rewarding recipes, but also what to do in case it all goes sideways. Packed full of recipes from well-renowned chefs, you will learn how to cook delicious meals without the fuss, how to maximize your time, and how to use what you’ve learned to become more and more comfortable in the kitchen.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:30 pm
$110 or $148 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Knife Skills 1

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

6:30 pm
$135 includes knife
with Jonathan

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Dinner in One

Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark brings her home cook's expertise and no-fuss approach to the world of one-pot/pan cooking. With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour, the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner.
Designed to streamline suppertime, this class is full of midweek recipes with minimal cleanup. We will take you through the construction of whole courses in one pot, pan or baking sheet and show you how to maximize flavor while minimizing mess.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
6:30 pm
$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Don't Worry, Just Cook

Bonnie Stern & Anna Rupert

“I tell you not to worry because I’ve done all the worrying for you!”
In this book, you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes for all-day breakfasts, soups, starters, and side dishes, as well as breads and vegetarian, fish, and meat mains. And, for those wanting something sweet,
Bonnie and Anna have included plenty of desserts! 
Following the recipes developed by a woman and her daughter, this class will take you through the simple instructions and lessons learned by trial & error to create our favorite dishes from this book. You will learn to make delicious, nourishing recipes that have been loved by many and that will help you build your cooking techniques and confidence in the kitchen. Food is meant to be shared, and we hope you will find something that you want to share again and again.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
6:30 pm
$110 or $138 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Arabiyya

Reem Assil

Arabiyya celebrates the alluring aromas and flavors of Arab food and the welcoming spirit with which they are shared. Written from her point of view as an Arab in diaspora, Reem takes readers on a journey through her Palestinian and Syrian roots, showing how that heritage has inspired her.
This class will bring you along as we explore the beautiful and delicious food of the Reem Assil’s culture and create dishes for any occasion. With the goal of cooking and eating together, this class will teach you recipes that will encourage you to bring your friends and family into the kitchen with you to create fragrant dishes and lasting memories that you will cherish for years to come.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

6:30 pm
$110 or $148 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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The Vegan Chinese Kitchen

Hannah Che

In The Vegan Chinese Kitchen, Hannah Che shows us the magic of Zhai cai, or vegetarian cooking, a fascinating subset of Chinese cookery that emphasizes umami-rich ingredients and can be traced back over hundreds, if not a thousand, years to Buddhist temple kitchens. This will delight vegans and omnivores alike, inviting you not only to explore a whole new world of flavors and ingredients, but also to create conversations about food, cultural traditions and identity, and wholesome, sustainable cooking.
Based on the author’s journey to eat a plant-based diet, this class will take you through recipes that align with ancient Buddhist practices and explore the rich history and flavor that has been developed over a thousand years. You will learn to cook delicious meals with the depth of flavor associated with umami and a combination of generational and modern cooking techniques.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
6:30 pm
$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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The Spanish Home Kitchen

José Pizzaro

In The Spanish Home Kitchen, José Pizzaro travels back to his mother's house to draw inspiration from the flavors he grew up with, and shares over 80 of his favorite recipes, gathered from all over Spain.
Inspired by Pizzaro‘s beloved family recipes and the flavors of his childhood, the dishes served in this cooking class boast a variety of textures and flavors that you’ll want to recreate at home for your own family.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
6:30 pm
$110 or $160 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

NOVEMBER 2022

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Ammu

Asma Khan

Ammu is a collection of recipes from Asma Khan’s childhood, her Indian family kitchen. It is a celebration of where she comes from, of home cooking, and the inextricable link between food and love. It is also a chance for Asma to honor her ammu—mother—and to share with us the recipes that made her and rooted her to home.
In this class, we will share with you the recipes that Asma’s mother shared with her and take you through the comforting home-cooking that has been passed down in her family from generation to generation.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

6:30 pm
$110 or $146 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Persiana Everyday

Sabrina Ghayour

Designed to ensure maximum flavor with the greatest of ease - including no-cook, quick-prep, quick-cook and one-pot dishes, Persiana Everyday is full of generous, inviting and delicious recipes to cook again and again for family and friends.
Through this selection of quick and easy dishes, you will learn the basics of Persian cuisine, begin to explore the flavors and techniques that can be easily added to your day-to-day, and discover meals that you will be excited to make any day of the week.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

6:30 pm
$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Taste Tibet

Julie Kleeman & Yeshi Jampa

Nourishing, simple, seasonal food that heals as well as fuels:
This way of eating might be popular today, but it has been traditional in Tibet for over 8,000 years. Taste Tibet is a collection of over 80 recipes from the Tibetan Plateau, written for today’s home cook. 

You will not only be guided through seasonal cooking, but also be getting a glimpse into how to use seasonal ingredients to create flavorful, comforting Tibetan dishes and give some insight into the nomadic food culture that influences this style of cooking.

MONDAY, NOVMBER 14

6:30 pm
$110 or $146 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Make This Tonight

Tastemade

Whether it’s a quick weeknight meal or an all-out weekend affair, the 100 recipes in Make This Tonight are high on wow factor and low on effort, because Tastemade is here to tell you that delicious food is an attainable goal every single day of the week.
Designed to cultivate your culinary curiosity, this class will show you how to construct delicious meals as simply as possible. You will come away with tips and tricks to cook, prepare and preserve food that will surprise you and delight anyone lucky enough to be invited over for dinner.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

6:30 pm
$110 or $140 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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101 Thai Dishes You Need To Cook Before You Die

Jet Tila

With dishes ranging from tantalizing classics and popular street foods to unsung heroes spanning the regions, this cookbook is your one-stop guide to the rich culinary traditions of Thailand. This book also presents an exciting collection of plant-based takes on popular dishes to welcome everyone to the table and show the range of possibilities in the modern Thai kitchen.
This class will take you through regional recipes, classic Thai dishes and their plant-based equivalents that will encourage everyone to dive into the vast world of Thai cuisine. From street food to comfort food, you will learn how to recreate authentic dishes from recipes designed for success.

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Make Every Dish Delicious

Lesley Chesterman

Stop searching the web for what to cook for dinner. From the best roast chicken to the most sumptuous brownie, Lesley Chesterman’s perfected recipes have you covered—tonight, and always.
Designed to teach you dishes for every day, this class will take you through the construction of delicious meals that are simple enough that you can cook everyday and look forward to it. With tips and tricks for seasoning and perfecting your technique, you can trust that the recipes have been developed with home cooks in mind and will deliver of flavor and quality every time.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

6:30 pm
$105 or $153 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Go-To Dinners

Ina Garten

In Go-To Dinners, Ina shares her strategies for making her most satisfying and uncomplicated dinners. Many can be made ahead and assembled at the last minute or thrown in the oven right before dinner. These go-to recipes will give you the confidence to create dinners that will bring everyone to your table.
Focused on simple and uncomplicated recipes, this class will teach you the ins and outs of Ina Garten’s favorite minimal prep and prep-ahead dinners so that you can enjoy the recipes without the pre-dinner rush.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
6:30 pm
$110 or $148 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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One

Jamie Oliver

Packed with budget-friendly, one-pan dishes you can rustle up any time, ONE has everything from delicious work from home lunches to quick dinners the whole family will love; from meat-free options to meals that will get novice cooks started.
Jamie Oliver is back again with simple recipes that we will take you through in this class. Focused on providing the most flavor with the least amount of prep, and leaving the least cleanup behind, we will show you that your meals doesn’t have to be stressful and can be both delicious and quick.

WEDNESDAY, NOVMBER 16

6:30 pm
$110 or $144 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Ottolenghi Test Kitchen

Extra Good Things

Yottam Ottolenghi

The Globe and Mail bestselling author Yotam Ottolenghi and his superteam of chefs bring you the second installment in the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen series, delivering maximum-flavor recipes with cook-it-forward elements that can turn any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite.
In this class, you will be taught adaptable skills that will help you improve by improvisation. By teaching you dishes comprised of multiple, simple recipes, you will learn to cooks elements that can be used across the week and combined with your existing staples to elevate the flavor of dishes you already love.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

6:30 pm
$110 or $140 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

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Smitten Kitchen Keepers

Deb Perelman

In her third book, Perelman presents 100 new recipes (plus a few old favorites from her site) that aim to make shopping easier, preparation more practical and enjoyable and food more reliably delicious for the home cook.
This class will introduce you to recipes that that we hope will serve you well for years to come. By focusing on practical and reliable ingredients, you will learn to make kitchen classics that come out delicious every time.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

6:30 pm
$110 or $142 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

6:30 pm
$110 or $134 with cookbook included

with Jonathan

DECEMBER 2022

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Knife Skills 1

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
6:30 pm
$135 includes knife
with Jonathan

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