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The Wonders of Cast Iron //

Sunday, December 4, 2 – 4:30 PM
Location: Edina
Chef: Jeff Woodward
Just another pan or pot, you say? Oh, we beg to differ all right. Cast-iron cookware is one of the most versatile and downright amazing tools in your kitchen, and learning to use it properly can open up a whole new culinary world. Join Chef Jeff as he shows off the wonders of... [read more]

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Flavor Boost //

Tuesday, December 6, 6 – 9 PM
Location: Minneapolis
Chef: Jeff Woodward
Embrace the fat! When you bring healthful fats together with fresh herbs and good protein, the result is layer upon layer of amazing flavor. Chef Jeff will show you how to maximize the mouthwatering flavors of everything you make, even with standards like potato salad and soup.... [read more]

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Knife Skills //

Wednesday, December 7, 6 – 8 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Tracy Figueroa
Put down the knife! Well, at least until you know how to store, wash, hone, sharpen and cut with it. But not to worry, Chef Tracy will teach you all that and more in this technique-driven class that will have you fearlessly braving the blade.... [read more]

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$60.00
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The Perfect Roast Chicken //

Sunday, December 11, 2 – 4:30 PM
Location: Stillwater
Chef: Tammy Haas
Every good cook should know how to make a perfect, crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside roasted chicken. It's the ultimate winter supper, especially with this slew of delicious accompaniments.... [read more]

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Cooking for the Busy Professional //

Thursday, December 15, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: Minneapolis
Chef: Lorelei McInerny
You may be on the go, but that doesn't have to mean a life of takeout and frozen pizza. Watch as Chef Lorelei presents sensational recipes that take 40 minutes or less from start to finish. She'll also cover cooking tips and substitution techniques, so that no matter what you're... [read more]

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Do-Ahead Dinner Parties //

Saturday, December 17, 6 – 9 PM
Location: Edina
Chef: Jeff Woodward
Let the flurry of the holiday season rage elsewhere as you unwind with your pals at a small, cozy dinner party. Join Chef Jeff as he shows you some make-ahead recipes sure to wow your guests and leave you plenty of time for chatting by the fireplace.... [read more]

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An Introduction to Sauteing and Braising //

Sunday, December 18, 2 – 4:30 PM
Location: Edina
Chef: Van Keszler
Join Van as he discusses the surprisingly simple techniques of sauteing and braising, then puts them into action. You'll see how effective and versatile these methods can be, and go home with a handful of soon-to-be favorite recipes.... [read more]

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Mastering Sauces //

Monday, December 19, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: Stillwater
Chef: Manfred Krug
Some sauces are so fundamental and integral to cooking that they're called "mother sauces" because they form the basis of a whole family of other sauces. Chef Manny wows in this hands-on, foundational class that lets you show your mother some love.... [read more]

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Regular Price: $75.00

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Roasting: Meats and Vegetables //

Tuesday, December 20, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: Edina
Chef: Van Keszler
Although it's really quite simple, roasting can be intimidating. What temperature should you use? How do you know when it's ready to serve? Should the meat be seared? How often do you need to baste? Chef Van will answer all of these questions and teach you the restaurant-tested... [read more]

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Inventive Rotisserie Chicken Dinners //

Thursday, December 22, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Lorelei McInerny
Of all the quick meal selections at the grocery, the rotisserie chicken may take top place: already cooked, ready to put on the table, and almost universally loved. But let's face it: too many of those meals can get pretty one-note. No longer. Kick up your skills with creative... [read more]

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Cooking for the Busy Professional //

Tuesday, December 27, 6 – 8:30 PM
Location: Minneapolis
Chef: Lorelei McInerny
You may be on the go, but that doesn't have to mean a life of takeout and frozen pizza. Watch as Chef Lorelei presents sensational recipes that take 40 minutes or less from start to finish. She'll also cover cooking tips and substitution techniques, so that no matter what you're... [read more]

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How to Boil Water //

Tuesday, December 27, 8:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: St. Paul
Chef: Manfred Krug
The fat is in the fire with you in the kitchen. Cooks will save your bacon and get you boiling water in no time. This intensive series is one of our most popular offerings at Cooks for both the beginner and accomplished cook. As we cook (and eat!), Chef Manny will discuss, in... [read more]

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