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FOOD:734 A Taste of India: Complete Chicken Dinners04/06-04/06  

If you enjoy the flavors of Indian food, come learn to prepare these dishes for yourself. You'll help prepare and enjoy traditional Indian flavors in: kadhahi chicken (boneless chicken with peppers, tomatoes and onions in a fragrant sauce), kheema matar (ground up chicken with peas, cashews and spices), mix dal (two types of lentils with ginger, garlic and spices), kheer (rich and creamy rice pudding flavored with cardamom and nutmeg), pulav (fragrant basmati rice with veggies and spices). Served with naan. Class is hand-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50461
  • Meeting Dates= 04/06-04/06
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Seema Shintre
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  A Taste of India: Traditional Fish & Chicken Entrees with Side Dishes04/13-04/13  

If you enjoy the flavors of Indian cuisine, come learn how to prepare these popular dishes. You'll help prepare and enjoy traditional Indian flavors in: fish molee (fish cooked in coconut milk, tomatoes and spices), kheema mater (ground chicken with peas and cashews), daal palak (lentils and spinach with spices), peas pulav (fragrant basmati rice with peas and cumin). Served with naan and raita. Class is hand-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50462
  • Meeting Dates= 04/13-04/13
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Seema Shintre
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  A Taste of India: Vegetarian Meal03/23-03/23  

If you enjoy dining out in Indian restaurants, come learn how to prepare these delicious vegan dishes yourself at home. It's not difficult once you've been shown how to do it. You'll prepare and enjoy sampling: ven pongal (rice and lentils, seasoned with fragrant spices), samosa (homemade pastry dough filled with spicy potatoes and peas), cabbage (bhaji cabbage, peas and potatoes with spices), chapati, daal palak (sweet and sour lentils with spinach). Class is hand-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50465
  • Meeting Dates= 03/23-03/23
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Seema Shintre
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:747 Advanced Knife Skills01/31-01/31  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * You probably have several good quality knives in your kitchen and know which ones to use for various tasks. But do you know to use them most effectively? Or know how to take care of them properly to protect your investment? And are you well-skilled at knowing how to properly cut meats, fish, vegetables, etc. for most uniform cooking? This class will begin with knife care and safety, and then move on to the classical French cuts of meats and vegetables. Class includes demonstration and practice. Bring an apron and hat or hair net and wear closed-toe shoes. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50330
  • Meeting Dates= 01/31-01/31
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Cancelled 
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:703 Airbrushing Techniques for Cake Decorating03/22-03/22  

Airbrushing is a unique technique for creatively adding color to special occasion cakes. Liquid food-safe colors are sprayed through a needle tip with compressed air, giving the cakes a beautiful "painted" look. In this hands-on class, you'll get experience using an airbrush like the pro's do it, enabling you to make your creative pictures on cakes. You'll practice using ready-made stencils and learn how to make your own, do shadowing and shading to make things look dimensional, and learn how to layer colors. Equipment and supplies are provided for use in class. Airbrushing techniques can take your decorated cakes to the next level, giving them a distinctive, professional finish. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $42.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50050
  • Meeting Dates= 03/22-03/22
  • Meeting Days= Su
  • Meeting Times= 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Airbrushing: Beyond the Basics05/03-05/03  

For those who already have airbrushing skills. Airbrushing is a unique technique for creatively adding color to special occasion cakes. Liquid food-safe colors are sprayed through a needle tip with compressed air giving the cakes a beautiful "painted" look. In this class, you'll get hands-on experience with more advanced airbrushing techniques including making and using multiple stencils to create "layered" finished projects, and more intricate shadowing and shading for amazing dimensional looks. Equipment is provided for use in class and supplies are included. Airbrushing techniques can take your decorated cakes to the next level by giving them a distinctive professional finish. Prerequisite: Airbrushing Techniques for Cake Decorating. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $42.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50546
  • Meeting Dates= 05/03-05/03
  • Meeting Days= Su
  • Meeting Times= 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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FOOD:722 Around the World with Yogurts - DIY03/11-03/11  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * There are many different kinds of yogurts, beyond what you can buy in your local grocery store. Come experience several different types from around the world. All yogurts are "generational," some are heated, others not, but all are fermented to make delicious products. In addition to tasting them plain, we'll be making several recipes, including a yogurt cheese, a dip, and a yogurt drink. If you love yogurt, come experience different varieties then go home and do-it-yourself! Bring a few small glass jars to take home some "mother" cultures. Cost for adults 60 and over $22.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50070
  • Meeting Dates= 03/11-03/11
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Jane Campbell
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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FOOD:706 Artisan Breads: Flat Breads03/07-03/07  

There are hundreds of types of flatbreads that are made worldwide. The textures of flatbreads vary from crispy, puffy, soft, flaky, tender or light. Come learn the variations of pizzas and flatbreads and how to insure that yours turns out perfectly in your home oven. The class will concentrate on pizza, pita, focaccia and lavash. If time allows, we'll experiment with breadsticks. Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50575
  • Meeting Dates= 03/07-03/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  Artisan Breads: Sourdough04/18-04/18  

Learn to make delicious sourdough bread your whole family will enjoy. You'll learn the many ways you can begin your own starter, from purchasing a starter kit to using wild yeast. We'll make sourdough bread in class using the instructor's own sourdough starter and you'll get a sample of the starter to take home. Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50689
  • Meeting Dates= 04/18-04/18
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  Basic Home-Baked Yeast Breads (& Beyond!)01/24-01/24  

Imagine filling your home with the delightful aroma of baking bread and sharing warm-from-the-oven home-baked breads with family and friends! Learn to make a variety of old-fashion homemade breads made perfect for modern appetites. We're sure you'll enjoy our basic white bread, whole wheat bread, easy cinnamon bread, pita bread, cheese bread and more. Class is hands on. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50422
  • Meeting Dates= 01/24-01/24
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  Bread Machines: No-Fuss Homemade Breads02/28-02/28  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Do you have a bread machine still in the box or hidden away collecting dust? It's time to get it back out and get this handy, time-saving appliance back into action. Take the hard work out of making bread and you'll find yourself making it more frequently. We'll show you how to make the most of that under-used appliance. We'll show you a variety, from simple loaves to shaped breads, both sweet and savory. Some recipes can also be made using a mixer/processor with a kneading attachment. This class is mostly demonstration with some hands-on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.00..

  • Registration Code= 201505 50635
  • Meeting Dates= 02/28-02/28
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Lisa Payne
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:761 Brew Your Own Beer at Home03/25-03/25  

Have you ever wanted to make your own beer to match your own taste, but weren't sure where to start? Come to this one-night class to learn how to prepare a batch of ale from beginning to end. Discussion will include beer styles, preparation steps, equipment, bottling, and resources for the home brewer. This is a demonstration "show & tell" class (no drinking). Participants will assist in preparing a batch of ale (unfermented) and take a sample to ferment at home. Must show proof of 21 years or older. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50125
  • Meeting Dates= 03/25-03/25
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= St Louis Wine & Beermaking 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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FOOD:701 Cake Decorating for Fun or Profit: Beginning01/26-02/23  

Unleash your creativity with cake decorating! This introductory course includes instruction and practice in the use of basic tools to torte, fill, and ice your cakes. Decorate them with flowers, writing, figure piping and borders to make your cakes creative, casual, elegant or romantic. Join for fun or for the rewards of starting your own business. Supplies extra. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. No class 2/16. Cost for adults 60 and over $31.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50060
  • Meeting Dates= 01/26-02/23
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Hixson Middle School 121
  • Instructor= Cynthia Sciaroni
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Cake Decorating for Fun or Profit: Beginning03/03-03/24  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Unleash your creativity with cake decorating! This introductory course includes instruction and practice in the use of basic tools to torte, fill, and ice your cakes. Decorate them with flowers, writing, figure piping and borders to make your cakes creative, casual, elegant or romantic. Join for fun or for the rewards of starting your own business. Supplies extra. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Cost for adults 60 and over $39.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50320
  • Meeting Dates= 03/03-03/24
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Affton White-Rodgers CC B
  • Instructor= Carla Soll
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Cake Decorating for Fun or Profit: Beginning & Intermediate02/03-03/31  

Unleash your creativity with cake decorating! This combined course begins with instruction and practice in the use of basic tools to torte, fill, and ice your cakes. Decorate them with flowers, writing and borders to make your cakes creative, casual, elegant or romantic. Then you'll enhance your artistic skills and creative abilities with the icing rose, run sugar techniques, figure piping, and basket weave. More as time permits. Join for fun or for the rewards of starting your own business. Supplies extra. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. No class 3/17. Cost for adults 60 and over $42.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50059
  • Meeting Dates= 02/03-03/31
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Student Center PDR-A
  • Instructor= Latrice Turner
  • Fees= $ 79.00
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FOOD:702 Cake Decorating for Fun or Profit: Intermediate03/23-04/13  

Enhance your artistic skills and creative abilities in this intermediate level class. Learn the icing rose, run sugar techniques, additional flowers, and basket weave. More as time permits. Basic cake decorating skills required. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Supplies extra. Cost for adults 60 and over $31.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50061
  • Meeting Dates= 03/23-04/13
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Hixson Middle School 121
  • Instructor= Cynthia Sciaroni
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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FOOD:704 Cake Decorating: Contemporary Wedding Cakes04/20-05/04  

What wedding cake styles are modern brides requesting? Come join us to learn contemporary wedding design including Quilting, the Ombre Effect, Lacy Embossing, Fondant Appliques, and the easiest way to add shimmer to your cakes. You'll also learn about support, transportation, and set up. The first class is informational and a supply list will be given. Prerequisite: Beginning Cake Decorating. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Cost for adults 60 and over $40.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50062
  • Meeting Dates= 04/20-05/04
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Cynthia Sciaroni
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Cake Decorating: Contemporary Wedding Cakes04/07-04/21  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * What wedding cake styles are modern brides requesting? Come join us to learn contemporary wedding design including Quilting, the Ombre Effect, Lacy Embossing, Fondant Appliques, and the easiest way to add shimmer to your cakes. You'll also learn about support, transportation, and set up. The first class is informational and a supply list will be given. Prerequisite: Beginning Cake Decorating. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Cost for adults 60 and over $32.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50055
  • Meeting Dates= 04/07-04/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Student Center PDR-A
  • Instructor= Carla Soll
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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FOOD:747 Cheese-making at Home - DIY (Beyond the Basics)04/11-04/11  

Homemade cheeses are delicious and not that difficult to make. In this day-long workshop, our experienced instructor will demonstrate the steps and explain all the important things you need to know to be successful. You'll get an understanding of more advanced cheese-making by learning to make Feta, Mozzarella, and Gouda cheeses. Demonstration with class participation. In addition to tasting them all, you'll get to take home samples along with a simple starter kit for doing it yourself, directions and recipes, and a list of local and online resources for cheese-making supplies. It is recommended (but not required) that you take the basic cheese-making class first. Bring a sack lunch for the noon break. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $43.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50069
  • Meeting Dates= 04/11-04/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Lisa Payne
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Cheese-making at Home - DIY for Beginners03/28-03/28  

Homemade cheeses are delicious and not that difficult to make. In this day-long workshop, our experienced instructor will demonstrate the steps and explain all the important things you need to know to be successful. In this class, you'll get an understanding of the basics of cheese-making by learning make Neufchatel, ricotta, yogurt and yogurt cheese, and a lemon yogurt cheesecake. Demonstration with class participation. In addition to tasting them all, you'll get to take home samples along with a simple starter kit for doing it yourself, directions and recipes, and a list of local and online resources for cheese-making supplies. Bring a sack lunch for the noon break. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $42.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50068
  • Meeting Dates= 03/28-03/28
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Lisa Payne
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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FOOD:734 Chinese Take-out (at home)03/10-03/10  

Addicted to your favorites on your local Chinese restaurant's take-out menu but looking to save some cash or perhaps eat a little bit healthier? Learn how to make your Chinese favorites at home with fresh vegetables and sometimes, less oil. In this class, we'll learn how to make Crab Rangoon 3 ways (traditional fried, baked, and as a dip) as well as General Tso's Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Pork Spring Rolls, Szechuan Beef, Fried Rice, and Egg Drop Soup. Come hungry and bring take-home containers. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50325
  • Meeting Dates= 03/10-03/10
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:705 Classic Greek Pastries02/02-02/02  

From delicate and fragile to crunchy and chewy, Greece is known for its confections, cakes, and cookies. Made with an abundance of honey, nuts, fruits, and creams, these mouth-watering treats will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. We'll make the ever popular Baklava with our super easy recipe, Melomakarona (honey cookies with walnuts), Kataïfi (almond & walnut pastry in syrup), and Melopita (honey pie). Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. There will be plenty of taste-testing plus you can take some home for later. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50545
  • Meeting Dates= 02/02-02/02
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:760 Classic Wines of the Old World03/10-03/10  

France, Italy, Spain and Germany are where it all started. This will be an overview of some of the most influential wine producing areas of the old world such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chianti and more. Wine tasting will be accompanied by explanations of the influence of growing environment, fermentation, aging and bottling processes used to produce the wines. $20 material fee payable at class. Must show proof of age 21 to participate. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50317
  • Meeting Dates= 03/10-03/10
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= The Wine Barrel 
  • Instructor= William Polhemus
  • Fees= $ 15.00
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FOOD:765 Coffee College03/04-03/04  

Have you wondered what the difference is between cappuccino and latte? Have you wished you could distinguish between Kenyan or Columbian coffee or even knew the difference between packaged, bagged and fresh coffee? Then come to our Coffee College and learn the characteristics of beans from different growing areas, taste several coffees that will provide you with a good sample of coffees from all over the world, and learn the different roast levels that impact the flavor, feel and aroma of coffee. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50130
  • Meeting Dates= 03/04-03/04
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Alaska Klondike Coffee Co 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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FOOD:742 Comfort Food Classics04/23-04/23  

We all like foods that make us feel good inside. And knowing we can make them anytime with these recipes is even better! You'll help make and sample these old favorites (some with a new twist): Gouda mac'n cheese with bacon, pork chops in sherry mushroom gravy, oven-roasted crispy chicken, hungarian-style goulash, herbed pork cutlets in gravy, and much more. This array of recipes would satisfy anyone's appetite and make you proud to serve. Class is hands-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50435
  • Meeting Dates= 04/23-04/23
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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FOOD:760 Compare and Contrast Different Wine Varietals05/12-05/12  

* * * NOTE: Date change from May 5 to May 12 * * * What's the difference between Bordeaux and a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon or the difference between Sancerre and California Sauvignon Blanc? This will be a side-by-side tasting where we will be comparing the same grape varietals from different regions and identifying their individual characteristics. Included will be sensory components (i.e., apples, gooseberries, eucalyptus, etc.) to better identify the aromatics and flavors found in wine. $20 materials fee payable at class. Must show proof of age 21 to participate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50319
  • Meeting Dates= 05/12-05/12
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= The Wine Barrel 
  • Instructor= William Polhemus
  • Fees= $ 15.00
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FOOD:708 Cookie Cactus Garden01/26-01/26  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Don't have a green thumb? Not to worry! Make, decorate, and construct this fun cactus garden out of cookies. It’s as much fun to eat as it is to "grow!" You'll leave class with a completed "cactus garden bouquet" to keep or to give as a very unique gift. All materials included. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50543
  • Meeting Dates= 01/26-01/26
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:711 Cooking Basics: Chicken & Spuds03/03-03/10  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Delicious chicken and potato dinners can be yours at home anytime after you learn how to make these tasty variations in two evenings: (1) fried chicken with a twist, twice-baked potatoes, seasoned broccoli, and butterscotch rice crispies; (2) "choose-your-own-adventure” chicken wings including buffalo, teriyaki, ranch, or lemon pepper, with potato salad, candied carrots, and s'mores. Yum! This class teaches very basic food preparation. Taught at a slower pace for easy level skill development. Bring take-home containers. Cost for adults 60 and over $50.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50524
  • Meeting Dates= 03/03-03/10
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Latoya Chauncey
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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  Cooking Basics: Pasta Anytime!04/07-04/14  

Some of your favorite dinner foods take on new styles and flavors in this two-evening class cooking with pasta. You'll help make a complete dinner: (1) tuna noodle casserole, zesty garden salad, and strawberry shortcake; (2) chicken cacciatore with linguini, cucumber and tomato salad, garlic bread, and apple crisp. This class teaches very basic food preparation. Taught at a slower pace for easy level skill development. Bring take-home containers. Cost for adults 60 and over $40.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50525
  • Meeting Dates= 04/07-04/14
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Latoya Chauncey
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Cooking Techniques Made Easy02/19-02/19  

With a few easy techniques, you can create delicious "from scratch" meals. You'll learn to measure, dice, slice, chop, roast and bake. The helpful hints, guidance in class and easy to follow recipes will sharpen your culinary skills and have you cooking great meals yourself at home. Tonight's recipes will include classic Caesar salad with homemade dressing, chicken cutlets with almond butter, rosemary orange-glazed pork tenderloins, southern style green beans and shortbread cookies. Class is hands on. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50430
  • Meeting Dates= 02/19-02/19
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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FOOD:765 Couples Cook: Flavors of the Mediterranean - A Taste of Italy & Greece03/13-03/13  

Make plans to join us for an evening of delicious dining. You'll enjoy the flavors of Italy and Greece with Zuppa Tuscana soup, Insulatadi riso lenticchi (lentil-rice salad), Pastichio (pasta casserole with béchamel sauce), Cotoletta Milanese (Pork Chops Milanese, Torta di mele (apple cake), Patate al forno (roasted potatoes with red onions), Cremosa Merluzzo cotto in salsa alle erbe (cod baked in creamy herb sauce). There will be additional recipes for you to enjoy that will complement these and complete this wonderful evening activity for partners only. Fee is per person. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50424
  • Meeting Dates= 03/13-03/13
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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  Couples Cook: Romantic Valentine's Dinner02/06-02/06  

Bring your sweetie for a fun night of couples cooking and dining on these great recipes: Pork tenderloin with mushroom stuffing, stuffed baked potato soup, salmon with creamy dill sauce, cookie dough brownies, raspberry vinaigrette salad, to name a few. The instructor will have additional delicious recipes for you to enjoy that will complement these and complete this wonderful evening activity for partners only. Fee is per person. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50427
  • Meeting Dates= 02/06-02/06
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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  Couples Cook: Romantic Valentine's Dinner02/13-02/13  

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  • Registration Code= 201505 51266
  • Meeting Dates= 02/13-02/13
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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  Couples Cook: Spring Buffet04/10-04/10  

Make plans to join us for an evening of delicious dining and fun in the kitchen. Enjoy preparing and sharing these springtime dishes: smothered pork marsala, roasted fingerling potatoes with arugula, spicy garlic chicken with lemon glaze, spinach salad with basil green goddess dressing and cinnamon apple muffins. There will be additional recipes to complement these and complete this wonderful evening activity for partners only. Fee is per person. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50467
  • Meeting Dates= 04/10-04/10
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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FOOD:722 Crazy for Kefir & Kombucha03/25-03/25  

Did you know you can make wonderful probiotic drinks at home? Come sample two different kefirs, kombucha, and kvass, then see a demonstration of how to make them. You'll also learn how to second ferment each one. These drinks are good for your health and you'll discover how easy and tasty these probiotic drinks are. Bring 4 glass jars to take home products for home fermentation. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50071
  • Meeting Dates= 03/25-03/25
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Jane Campbell
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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FOOD:705 Delicious Cakes03/28-03/28  

Come find out how easy it is to bake a cake from scratch. You'll help make: apple cake, chocolate pound cake, classic sour cream cake, lemon chiffon cake, German Black Forest cake . Come and enjoy a day of baking (and eating)! You may never use a boxed mix again. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 51017
  • Meeting Dates= 03/28-03/28
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:734 Dining Global: Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches from Around the World02/17-02/17  

Savor the flavors of global and regional specialties with one-pot wonders from around the world, salads with flair, and delicious soups like Greek lemon chicken orzo, Italian wedding soup, Spanish paella, Brazilian stew, miso soup and egg drop soup. We'll also make a classic Greek salad, a strawberry salad, and a Caesar salad - all with homemade dressings. Finally, we'll revel in the simple joy of a good sandwich as we devour our own New Orleans muffalettas, Mediterranean halibut sandwiches, Monte Cristos and more. Come hungry and leave with your lunch for tomorrow. Bring take home containers. Class is hands on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50324
  • Meeting Dates= 02/17-02/17
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:747 Dinner & a Movie: "Chocolat"03/27-03/27  

Vianne Rocher and her young daughter are drifters. They move to a conservative town in rural France and open a chocolate shop during Lent. They're met with suspicion and opposition until Vianne begins to work her magic with her culinary art, helping the townspeople through her chocolates. Although the townspeople are won-over by her charm and chocolates, the mayor is determined to shut her down. A buffet featuring movie-inspired foods will be served. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm; film begins at 7:15 pm. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 3/13. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50333
  • Meeting Dates= 03/27-03/27
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg ABDR
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Dinner & a Movie: "No Reservations"01/30-01/30  

Kate lives her life like she runs the kitchen at her upscale restaurant in Manhattan -- with a captivating but intimidating intensity. When her only sister dies and her ten-year-old niece comes to live with her, she struggles to be a parent while her formerly well-controlled restaurant kitchen is transformed by a new chef. Kate suspects that the loose, Italian-trained Nick wants to replace her. A buffet featuring movie-inspired foods will be served. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm; film begins at 7:15 pm. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 1/16. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50329
  • Meeting Dates= 01/30-01/30
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg ABDR
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  Dinner & a Movie: "Simply Irresistible"02/27-02/27  

Chef Amanda Shelton is running the trendy, legendary (and inherited) Southern Cross restaurant into the ground. An intervention by a cab-driving, Cupid-like guardian angel crosses Amanda's path with Tom Bartlett, who is opening a 4-star restaurant for his boss. Amanda, hopelessly in love with Tom, suddenly has the gift of infusing her dishes with powerful emotions that overwhelm diners with ecstasy. A buffet featuring movie-inspired foods will be served. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm; film begins at 7:15 pm. Withdrawal deadline for refund: 2/13. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50332
  • Meeting Dates= 02/27-02/27
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg ABDR
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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FOOD:742 Down Home Country Fish Fry02/04-02/04  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Throw your own down-home fish fry -- just in time for Lent. We'll prepare classic recipes that are easy to make and promise rave reviews. Southern-fried catfish, beer-battered cod and buttermilk Cajun fried shrimp will star the show, sided with home-style lemon tartar sauce, jalapeno hush puppies, smoky pimiento cheese tri-colored slaw with with lime dressing, crispy mac & cheese, and finish this scrumptious meal with a caramel sheet cake. Class is hands-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50034
  • Meeting Dates= 02/04-02/04
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Suzanne Corbett
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:708 Easter Cookie Bouquet03/16-03/16  

Make, decorate, and construct a deliciously edible Easter Cookie Bouquet centerpiece in one easy lesson. You'll leave with a completed "bouquet" to grace your holiday table or to make someone else's holiday special! Class is hands on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50051
  • Meeting Dates= 03/16-03/16
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:736 Fish! What a Catch!02/13-02/13  

* * * NOTE: Class has been moved to Room 111, Hospitality Building - Look for signs at entrance * * Most of us don't attempt to cook fish at home, either because we always ruin it or because home-cooked fish just seems "boring." Chef Mark will show you that cooking flavorful fish is very easy and can provide endless variety. In this class, we'll be steaming, sautéing, baking, broiling or grilling, poaching, and frying fish to make appetizers, soups or stews, and main courses. Class is hands on. Bring an apron and hat or hair net and wear closed-toe shoes. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50331
  • Meeting Dates= 02/13-02/13
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg 
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:703 Flowers, Borders, & Traditional Techniques with Buttercream02/07-02/07  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * If you're comfortable with the basics, this class will show you how to make your decorated cakes look extraordinary. Expand your skills with additional icing flowers, embellished borders, and traditional techniques including the icing bow and cornelli lace. More as time permits. Basic cake decorating skills and experience required. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. Supplies extra, list provided. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50064
  • Meeting Dates= 02/07-02/07
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:705 German Pastries03/02-03/02  

German pastries are individual-sized baked goods. They're perfect for when a whole cake is too much or you'd like to have a variety of choices on hand for your guests. In this class, we'll be making Danube Waves cake, Bee Sting cake (with almonds and honey), and traditional apple strudel. Class is part demonstration with some hands-on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50031
  • Meeting Dates= 03/02-03/02
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:724 Girls' Night Out: Cinco de Mayo04/17-04/17  

* * * NOTE: Class has been moved to Room 111, Hospitality Building - Look for signs at entrance * * It's never too early to get ready for one of the biggest parties of the year. Cinco de Mayo is taking over St. Patrick's Day as America's favorite day to Par-tee! There are endless varieties of easy-to-make appetizers that keep you munching throughout the afternoon and late into the evening to accompany whatever you're drinking. Join us as we make about a dozen different Cindo de Mayo party foods that are sure to make your celebration a blast! Class is hands-on. Bring an apron and hat or hair net and wear closed-toe shoes. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50327
  • Meeting Dates= 04/17-04/17
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg 
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:716 Girls Night Out: Diva Cupcakes!02/20-02/20  

Come spend a fun, creative evening with your best girlfriends learning to create pretty cupcakes with a diva theme. You'll make a high heel shoe, purse, hat, and dress cupcakes. In addition, you'll see how to make and decorate a cupcake "cake" to go with the theme. There will be plenty of taste-testing plus you can take some home for later (or for the car ride home!) Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50043
  • Meeting Dates= 02/20-02/20
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:724 Gluten Free Spring Brunch03/26-03/26  

Spring celebrations include family get-togethers with lots of sweet and savory dishes. Whether you are hosting your own or attending a brunch and bringing a special dish to share, this class can help. We'll be making classic brunch items with a gluten-free twist. Recipes will include: spinach quiche, Mediterranean strata, lemon poppy seed scones, and carrot cake roll to name a few. Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50559
  • Meeting Dates= 03/26-03/26
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  Gluten-free Desserts05/07-05/07  

If anyone in your family is gluten intolerant, this class is just in time for spring celebrations. These gluten-free baked treats will satisfy the sweet tooth in you and your family and friends. Recipes include flourless chocolate and vanilla marble cake, chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies, blackberry tartlets with vanilla-flavored mascarpone cream and more. Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. *Note: we will be working in a facility that may have been cross-contaminated with some gluten-containing ingredients. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50571
  • Meeting Dates= 05/07-05/07
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:706 Gluten-free Pizza, Breads & Rolls04/23-04/23  

Are you or family and friends gluten intolerant or are you choosing to restrict gluten in your diet? Are you afraid you'll have to give up breads and pizza forever? Not to worry! This class will give you the skills to add tasty gluten-free breads, rolls and pizza back into your diet. The class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. *NOTE: We'll be working in a facility that may have been cross-contaminated with some gluten-containing ingredients. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50564
  • Meeting Dates= 04/23-04/23
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:747 Holiday Brunch Ideas02/28-02/28  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * "What makes a successful brunch? Food that "wows” your guests! We will prepare several recipes that will utilize some easy techniques and creative ideas that can transform 'traditional' breakfast and dinner items into top notch offerings. Chef Mark will teach to how to prepare a memorable, show-stopping brunch. Class is hands-on. Bring an apron and hat or hair net and wear closed-toe shoes. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50315
  • Meeting Dates= 02/28-02/28
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:705 Impossibly Easy & Simply Elegant Mini Pie Tarts03/24-03/24  

Do you purchase pie shells from the grocery store because you're terrified that you'll butcher a pie crust from scratch? Well fear no more! In this class, you'll see just how easy it can be to make simple buttermilk pie crusts while we put together some surprisingly easy, elegant mini tarts. Everyone will get lots of practice making their own mini pie crusts. You'll also learn to make a several types of pie fillings, such as homemade vanilla custard, from-scratch cherry pie filling, and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. You'll take home pie crusts to freeze (imagine the convenience, taste, and homemade quality!) as well as pies that are ready to eat, so bring a take-home container. Class includes demonstration and hands-on practice. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50321
  • Meeting Dates= 03/24-03/24
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:747 Introductory Knife Skills (with dinner!)02/24-02/24  

Are you ready to do more cooking at home but unsure of yourself when it comes to techniques for using a chef's knife safely and effectively? In this class, the instructor will discuss knife safety and demonstrate a variety of classic cuts and simple cutting techniques. You'll learn how to use a knife safely, how to properly care for a knife, and how to recognize quality when shopping for a knife. Then, you'll practice simple knife cuts with your very own chef knife that will be yours to keep for attending this class! By the end of class, you'll be able to safely dice an onion and turn carrots, celery, and potatoes into uniform pieces with confidence. There will be plenty of time for practice, questions, and one-on-one guidance as you practice your new knife skills while making a few soups and salads for a tasty dinner. Class includes a lecture and hands-on cooking. Cost for adults 60 and over $47.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50326
  • Meeting Dates= 02/24-02/24
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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  Introductory Knife Skills: Part 204/21-04/21  

So now that you know the basics of using your chef knife are you ready for more? In this class, we're going to take your knife skills to the next level. We'll review the basics of dicing, chopping, and mincing (covered in the introductory class) then the instructor will demonstrate some new techniques that you can practice as we prepare a simple dinner to share. In this class, we'll learn how to carve a roasted chicken, how to cut some of the odder shaped fruits and vegetables like pineapples and melons, and some surprisingly easy knife cuts that make for beautiful presentations. Class includes a lecture/demonstration and hands-on cooking. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50314
  • Meeting Dates= 04/21-04/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:718 Irresistible Vegetables: Who Knew?04/14-04/14  

Are you tired of cooking corn, broccoli, carrots, and peas the same old way every night? Re-discover the wonders of veggies through simple, often quick recipes that will leave your whole family coming back for more. Put excitement and variety back into your mealtimes with over a dozen new recipes that you'll try in this class, like cauliflower au gratin, bacon asparagus, Chinese green beans, Marsala Brussels sprouts, chocolate zucchini bread, celery chestnut casserole, and much more. Come hungry and bring take home containers. Class is hands on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50323
  • Meeting Dates= 04/14-04/14
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:740 Killer Ribs03/28-03/28  

* * * NOTE: CLASS WILL BEGIN ON TIME BUT END LATE, 1-1:30pm * * * Everyone knows how to make ribs, right?!? Just dunk 'em in BBQ sauce and blacken them on a grill. Chef Mark will show you a better technique that will make awesome ribs, from start to finish. You'll learn how to properly trim and prepare ribs for grilling, baking and braising. We'll make dry rubs, basting or mop sauces, glazing sauces and braised skillet sauces. You'll truly be the "Rib King" after this! Class is hands-on. Bring an apron and hat or hair net and wear closed-toe shoes. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50328
  • Meeting Dates= 03/28-03/28
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg 111
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:728 Louisiana Mardi Gras Mambo02/03-02/03  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Forget gumbo with red beans and rice -- this class brings a whole different mix of Cajun and Creole recipes sure to make the good times roll. Join us for Louisiana crab-stuffed catfish with Cajun remoulade, crawfish etouffee, corn maque choux, spinach salad with Cajun pecans and poppy seed dressing ending with bananas foster upside-down cake for dessert. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50035
  • Meeting Dates= 02/03-02/03
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Suzanne Corbett
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:760 Make Your Own Wine at Home04/22-04/22  

Would you like to try making your own wine? Home wine-making is an enjoyable and satisfying hobby. The quality of home-made wines can be amazing. Many tips and simple instructions from our experienced home wine-making expert will lead the way to making the process easy and improve your efforts at home. This is a demonstration "show & tell" class (no drinking), with step-by-step instructions that will take you from start to finish. Participants will assist in preparing a batch of wine (unfermented) and take a sample to ferment at home. Must show proof of age 21 to participate. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50126
  • Meeting Dates= 04/22-04/22
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= St Louis Wine & Beermaking 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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FOOD:738 Meet Meat02/11-02/11  

Have the many different cuts of beef in the meat department got you confused and bewildered? Come hone your consumer skills in purchasing meat, learn to select the best cooking techniques for each type of cut, and understand how you can enhance flavor and tenderness of the most expensive item on your menu. Then, we'll prepare and taste: beef stroganoff, vegetable beef soup, pork tenderloin, chili, brisket (demonstration). Class includes hands-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50463
  • Meeting Dates= 02/11-02/11
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Shirley Rauh
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:718 MORE Ancient Grains04/09-04/09  

Join us to learn about the fascinating history of ancient grains and their nutritional benefits. You'll see how to cook these tasty ancient grains and incorporate them into recipes. Cooking with old-world grains adds texture, variety and healthy nutrients to your meals. You'll help prepare and sample several recipes made with teff, millet and wheat berries. Several of the recipes will be suitable for a gluten-free diet. Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50562
  • Meeting Dates= 04/09-04/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:705 Moroccan Sweets04/25-04/25  

Moroccan sweets are a unique blend of influences including Arab, French and Berber cultures. The instructor worked with a women's baking association while living in Morocco. The beautifully crafted desserts explore the natural colors and textures of the ingredients. You'll work with almonds, peanuts, warqa (filo dough), sesame seeds, honey, dates, orange flower water, and chocolate. Moroccan mint tea will be prepared and served. Come join us in a hands-on class to explore this delicious side to the culture. Park on Hartford or Hampton.Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50625
  • Meeting Dates= 04/25-04/25
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Lisa Payne
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:747 Mother Sauces & Their Offspring03/13-03/13  

* * * NOTE: Class has been moved to Room 111, Hospitality Building - Look for signs at entrance * * *Sauces make everything taste better. Sauces are often considered one of the greatest tests of a chef's skill. The successful pairing of a sauce with a food demonstrates technical expertise, an understanding of the food, and the ability to judge and evaluate a dish's flavors, textures, and colors. Learn to make the 5 basic mother sauces (Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Hollandaise, and Tomato) from which hundreds of other sauces are derived. Break into the mystery of tasty, restaurant-style pan sauces and you'll add vibrant new spark to your favorite dishes. Class is hands-on. Bring an apron and hat or hair net and wear closed-toe shoes. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $25.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50334
  • Meeting Dates= 03/13-03/13
  • Meeting Days= F
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - Hospitality Bldg 
  • Instructor= Mark Williams
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:724 Petit Fours for Spring Parties & Teas03/12-03/12  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Make your next spring party extra special with these delightful petit fours you've made yourself. These flavorful, small cakes are beautifully decorated for special events. They're so easy to make and so wonderful to eat! Class is hands-on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50054
  • Meeting Dates= 03/12-03/12
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:760 Rhone Around the World02/03-02/03  

* * * NOTE: CLASS DATE CHANGED TO FEB 3 (TUES); was FEB 13 * * * Come experience the influence France's Rhone region, where Syrah is king, has had on America, Australia, and South Africa. Wines included will be a G.S.M, Grenache, and Viognier. Wine tasting will be accompanied by explanations of the influence of growing environment, and the fermentation, aging, and bottling processes used to produce the wines. $20 material fee payable at class. Must show proof of age 21 to participate. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50316
  • Meeting Dates= 02/03-02/03
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= The Wine Barrel 
  • Instructor= William Polhemus
  • Fees= $ 15.00
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FOOD:705 Say "Cheese"cake02/18-02/18  

Always a favorite, we'll make minis, savory, traditional and a cheesecake bar to wow your family and friends. Grasshopper, mocha, salted caramel, amaretto and taco cheesecakes. We'll include garnishing, demonstration, hands-on preparation and tasting (of course!). Cost for adults 60 and over $26.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50464
  • Meeting Dates= 02/18-02/18
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Shirley Rauh
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:703 Sculpted Cakes01/31-01/31  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Do you admire those sculpted cakes you see on TV shows and in high class cake shops? You can learn how to do those yourself. In this class, you'll develop the skills to design the desired shape and structure of a sculpted cake, carve, ice and decorate using multiple materials and techniques. Basic cake decorating skills required. This class can be taken by itself or as part of the Cake Decorating Certificate Program. You'll make a Mallard duck cake in this class. Supplies included. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $41.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50056
  • Meeting Dates= 01/31-01/31
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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FOOD:712 Some Like it Hot: Fiery Foods!04/22-04/22  

* * * NOTE: DATE CHANGE, was 2/10 now APRIL 22. * * * It may be cold outside, but this class will warm you up! If you love Tabasco and other hot sauces, this class will give you even more reasons to crave the heat. We're featuring a variety of hot sauces and chiles that add flavor beyond the heat to such dishes as shrimp salad with smoked chile vinaigrette, buffalo chicken soup, chipotle cream cheese and chicken quesadilla, Thai chicken red curry, chile-glazed pineapple sundaes. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50036
  • Meeting Dates= 04/22-04/22
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Suzanne Corbett
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:702 Spring "Cupcake Critters"02/26-02/26  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * There's no end to the fun things you can create with cupcakes and icing. In this hands-on class, you'll make critters and characters that will include: a puppy, a lady bug and an alligator. You'll also make and decorate a cupcake "cake" by arranging cupcakes and decorating to form a watermelon. No special talent or skills required. All supplies included. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50049
  • Meeting Dates= 02/26-02/26
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:705 Spring Cupcake Spectacular!03/31-03/31  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Come join us for a fun morning creating spring theme cupcakes! In this hands-on class, you'll be introduced to filling and decorating cupcakes using a combination of buttercream and fondant. We'll transform simple cupcakes into spectacular desserts with Easter, Mother's Day, bridal, and graduation themes. So come tap into your creativity (we'll provide the ideas and show you how). Your friends and family will be impressed when you serve up a display of delicious and beautiful cupcakes for your special event desserts. Cost for adults 60 and over $30.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50225
  • Meeting Dates= 03/31-03/31
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Affton White-Rodgers CC B
  • Instructor= Carla Soll
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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  Swedish Sweets03/19-03/19  

Although Sweden isn't internationally famous as a culinary hotspot, the country's dessert scene offers plenty of delicious, culturally classic desserts. We'll be making Pepparkakor (traditional Scandinavian sugar and spice cookies), Toscakaka (Tosca cake - Swedish almond cake), Kladdkaka (Swedish sticky chocolate cake), and Chockladbullar (no cook cocoa balls). Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. There will be plenty of taste-testing plus you can take some home for later. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50544
  • Meeting Dates= 03/19-03/19
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Debra Hennen
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:744 Taking "Tea"04/01-04/01  

Rediscover the art of taking Afternoon Tea. A demonstration of how to brew the perfect pot of tea and a bit of insight into the history of afternoon and high teas will be served up with an update of classic favorites: petite tea sandwiches such as curried chicken, bacon olive, blue cheese walnut, savory radish and watercress; cheddar cheese straws, Parmesan thyme shortbread, chive gourgeres, salmon mousse, lemon pound cake, and chocolate cherry scones with lemon curd and mock Devonshire cream. You'll feel like royalty! Class is hands-on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50037
  • Meeting Dates= 04/01-04/01
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Suzanne Corbett
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:742 Tasty, Easy Vegetable Side Dishes05/07-05/07  

If you're looking for ways to jazz up vegetables, this class is for you. You'll help make and enjoy these recipes: lemon butter Brussels sprouts, haricots verts (young French green beans) with lemon and apricots, baked apples and squash, Swiss green beans, sweet potatoes with honey cinnamon, and much more. Always something exciting and different from our instructor's recipe box. Class is hands on. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50466
  • Meeting Dates= 05/07-05/07
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Flo Valley - Science&Math Bldg 129
  • Instructor= Eileen Fraser
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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FOOD:702 'Test-out' Option: Cake Decorating Certificate Program01/24-01/24  

If you already have cake decorating skills and would like to "test out" of the basic skills classes (beginning, intermediate) so you can complete the rest of our Cake Decorating Certificate, sign up for this session. We'll send you a supply list of things to bring and our instructor will assess your skills and readiness for the more advanced classes. Cost for adults 60 and over $34.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50057
  • Meeting Dates= 01/24-01/24
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Cynthia Sciaroni
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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FOOD:718 The Wonderful World of Fermented Vegetables04/08-04/08  

Come experience the wonderful world of fermented vegetables. We'll have samples of krauts, kimchis, and other fermented vegetables for you to try. These fermented vegetables are rich in nutrients and healthy probiotics. You'll be making your own sauerkraut with cabbage and vegetables, but that's just the start! We'll move on to kimchi, learning what makes those combinations and processes different from sauerkraut. Other vegetables can be fermented, too (without whey) and we'll show you how. Bring a large bowl and several large glass jars with lids for taking home what you've prepared. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50072
  • Meeting Dates= 04/08-04/08
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 31
  • Instructor= Jane Campbell
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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FOOD:708 Valentine's Day Cookie Bouquet02/12-02/12  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Make, decorate and construct a deliciously edible Valentine Cookie Bouquet centerpiece in one easy lesson. It makes a wonderful gift! You'll leave class with a completed cookie "bouquet" to keep or to give that special someone on your Valentine's Day list. Class is hands on. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50053
  • Meeting Dates= 02/12-02/12
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:707 Valentine's Hand-Dipped & Molded Chocolates02/05-02/05  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * There's no better way to say "Be Mine" for Valentine's Day than with your own hand-dipped and hand-molded chocolates. You'll be making (and tasting) molded and dipped chocolates such as: caramel, peanut butter, mocha, and fruit. Learn easy packaging ideas to get the chocolates ready for gift giving. Class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Cost for adults 60 and over $28.75.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50052
  • Meeting Dates= 02/05-02/05
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:742 Vegetarian Soups from Around the World02/19-02/19  

The first day of spring is still a month away but that means there is still plenty of cold weather left for vegetarian and vegan soups that will warm you up as they fill you up. Some of the soups that we'll be making include: French onion, roasted vegetable, sopa de frijol (black bean soup), creamy potato and leek and more. We'll also make croutons and crackers to go with the soups. Some of the dishes will accommodate a gluten-free diet or can be easily modified. The class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on. Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50556
  • Meeting Dates= 02/19-02/19
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:752 Vegetarian Super Bowl: Small Plates & Appetizers01/29-01/29  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Everyone knows that Super Bowl Sunday isn't just about football! Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day, behind Thanksgiving. Come join us for vegetarian-vegan small plates and appetizers that are guaranteed to please all your guests. Recipes include mini corn and leek flautas, mini meatless Reubens, zucchini chips and more. Some of the dishes will accommodate a gluten-free diet or can be easily modified. The class is a combination of demonstration and hands-on Bring a take-home container. Park on Hartford or Hampton. Flagpole in front. Class is hands-on. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.25.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50547
  • Meeting Dates= 01/29-01/29
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Culinary Arts House 
  • Instructor= Dianne Johnson
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:712 What's in Your Spice Cabinet? An Exploration of Cooking Spices04/07-04/07  

* * * NOTE: Class rescheduled for April 7 * * * ***Class has been cancelled for 3/31, instructor sick****Have you ever stared at the hundreds of little bottles in the spice aisle in your grocery store perplexed and thinking "what does THAT smell/taste like and what do you DO with it?!?" Come find out! In this exploratory course, you'll prepare recipes and experience a wide variety of spices from Anise to Turmeric. You'll learn what they are, what they taste and smell like, what type of foods or cuisines they are best for and of course how to cook with them (hands-on) to make awesome dishes from curry chicken to Jamaican jerk pasta. If you're ready to bring some new spice into your life with flavors like paprika, fennel, cardamom, white pepper, cloves, allspice and more, then this is the class for you! Come hungry and bring take home containers. Class is hands on. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50322
  • Meeting Dates= 04/07-04/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School C 191
  • Instructor= Michelle Melton
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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FOOD:760 Wine & Chocolate Pairing02/18-02/18  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * February is the perfect time to enjoy the mood-lifting endorphins released by eating a good piece of chocolate. Pair that chocolate with a glass of wine and you have a winning combination. Maddie Earnest of Local Harvest Grocery will introduce you to some of the finest Missouri chocolates and let you taste the suggested wine pairing. Come prepared for sampling! Must show proof of age 21 to participate. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50267
  • Meeting Dates= 02/18-02/18
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Location= Local Harvest Cafe 
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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  Wines of Spain04/07-04/07  

Spanish wines are gaining popularity due to their quality and affordability. There is also a transformation in the wines of Spain whereas the benchmark traditional style of wine is being complimented by a growing influence of a more modern style. Wine tasting will be accompanied by explanations of the influence of growing environment, fermentation, aging and bottling processes used to produce the wines. $20 material fee payable at class. Must show proof of age 21 to participate. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50318
  • Meeting Dates= 04/07-04/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= The Wine Barrel 
  • Instructor= William Polhemus
  • Fees= $ 15.00
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