Cooking Classes

By Wini Moranville

If, by chance, you’re not going anywhere new this summer, why not try cooking something new? Here are two culinary classes I caught wind of recently:

• “Recipes in a Snap” at Country Club Market; Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. ($50): This class features paella, that wonderful Spanish rice-chorizo-seafood dish. And for those of you who might wonder if this dish is truly easy, chef-instructor Terrie Kohl offers these reassuring words: “It’s a one-pot meal! I teach the recipe with tips on alternative ingredients so cooks can use what’s in-house.”

The class also features a watermelon and pineapple salad with queso blanco and, for dessert, strawberry margarita tiramisu. Kohl teaches her classes in her Clive home, and participants can bring their own beer or wine to enjoy with the recipes (which add up to a full meal).

Find more information (and other classes) here.

• “Ice Creams and Sorbets From Coconut Milk” at Wooden Spoons Workshops; July 28, 29 and 31 at 6 p.m. and July 30 at 11 a.m. ($45): Cooking instructor Deb Cazavilan’s creamless ice creams are designed for vegans, lactose-intolerant people, and anyone who could benefit from omitting dairy from their diet. She’ll showcase flavors such as dark chocolate with fleur de sel (a hand-harvested sea salt), banana vanilla bean and mint chip.

Not a coconut fan? You may be surprised As Cazavilan says, “I’ve found the coconut flavor really stays in the background if I use other flavor-forward ingredients, like dark chocolate and mint.”

Find more information (and other classes) here.



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