Summer-Fresh Cooking Classes

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Above: Chef Terrie Kohl of Country Club Market offers several classes, including a timely one on cooking for the Fourth of July.

By Wini Moranville 

Learn new ways to bring summer’s bounty to the table with culinary classes offered by longtime local cooking instructors. Most classes cost $45 to $50 per person and include servings of the foods that are presented or prepared.
* Deb Cazavilan at Wooden Spoons Workshops will feature all-new salad recipes plus beautiful ways to present them in this year’s update of her popular class, “Serious Loaded Main-Dish Salads.” Whether you’re a carnivore, vegan or flexitarian, she says there will be plenty of options for everyone. Check out Cazavilan’s July schedule here. Wooden Spoons Workshops is at 1855 N.W. 84th Ave., Ankeny; 515-577-9937;
* Chef Terrie Kohl of Country Club Market will present a class on what to make for the Fourth of July; the easy-prep meal will include a grill, of course. She’ll also present classes that help demystify the Paleo diet, offering tasty ways of preparing recipes focused on back-to-basics produce and meat. Look for these and other upcoming classes with Chef Kohl here. Country Club Market is at 2624 N.W. 157th St., Clive; 515.987.5957;
* Alessandra Meschini at Cooking with Alessandra will show participants how to make chicken spiedini (that classic breadcrumb-coated, grilled chicken kebab). Other cooking classes in July include “Three Pasta Sauces for Summer” and an antipasto class featuring bruschetta and crostini. Look for Meschini’s July’s schedule here. Cooking with Alessandra is at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103; 515-508-9474;

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