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Expand your knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes at UNM Continuing Education. Are you known for your dinner parties, or would you like to be? Then our cooking classes are for you. Learn new cuisines in fun and delicious lessons. Increase your culinary abilities to spice up your menus.

Our instructors are professional chefs. Most cooking classes follow a one-evening format. Practice cooking hands-on, and enjoy a great meal that you helped prepare.

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Cooking - Upcoming Classes

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Salads can be composed hot cold side, main tossed grains or greens limited only by your imagination. We will create Chicken Salad Chinois, Warm Scallop Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Best Ever Caesar salad, Tabouleh Salad and Wild Rice Salad. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03252
$55
5/9/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Sometimes you want something fast and delicious but out of the ordinary. You will leave this class with new recipes to please the whole family! Buckwheat Crepes, Oven Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Peppered Bacon, Hollandaise sauce on Yam Biscuits anyone? Come hungry! Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03253
$59
4/20/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Bon appétit! Take elegant French cuisine to a practical level and learn about the hearty foods found in the bistros, the simple little restaurants of France. You'll make a menu of Poulet Dauphinoise Eggplant with Tomatoes and cheese, Green beans with garlic and breadcrumbs Gateu au Chocolate. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03261
$59
4/18/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Grilling - vegetables, meats, fish, and preparing rubs from scratch for all of them. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03262
$59
5/4/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Grilling - vegetables, meats, fish, and preparing rubs from scratch for all of them. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPB-PE

03262
$59
6/1/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Take your taste buds to Spain! In this class, you'll learn to make what's widely regarded as the Spanish national dish, Paella Valenciana, a fabulous dish of rice, seafood, and chicken. You'll make an entire Spanish menu with Paella at the centerpiece, for starters, Gazpacho, tapas and Flan for dessert. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03267
$59
4/25/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Take a culinary tour of the wonderful, sun-drenched Mediterranean to discover new dishes and exotic spice combinations from Greece, Provence, Morocco, and beyond. During class you'll learn how to make Greek Moussaka, Baklava, Moroccan Chicken Tagine, and more. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03268
$59
4/4/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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New Mexico's unique foods and rich cultural traditions are expanded in this class. We will use the finest ingredients from our state to create new dishes that will please. Green Rice, New Mexican lasagna, and empanaditas. Come enjoy our New Mexican Culture of flavors to the next level! Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03272
$59
4/18/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Learn to love traditional Lasagna with our Italian food expert and entrepreneur Lucio. The course is based on a recipe which has been perfected through 30 years of practice and experimentation. You will walk through all the steps of preparing traditional lasagna; with meat and vegetable ragu, besciamelle sauce, mozzarella, and Parmigiano '" no ricotta! a process that takes time and love. Will end the class eating what we have cooked. A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Section SPA-PEP

03281
$59
4/22/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lucio Lanucara
Los Altos Christian Church

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Learn basic cooking techniques as well as developing new recipes to please all. You will learn how to read a recipe, how to put it all together in a timely manner and have the confidence to try new things. This class is a must for those who want to go forward in their culinary experience! You will learn knife skills, how to properly cut vegetables and fruit, and how use substitutions in recipes and have the same end result. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03286
$59
4/6/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Do you have basic cooking skills and want to know more? Are you ready to take the next step in your culinary adventure? Join us and continue to hone your kitchen skills! Learn more intricate cooking techniques as well as practice more complex recipes. Learn about seasonal ingredients and try new recipes. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03287
$59
4/11/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Tired of the bar scene? Come cook! Meet new people. Hang out in the kitchen and make a delicious meal and eat on the patio in the north valley! Note: A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03292
$59
5/5/17
Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Italy's regions are rich with delicious, culinary ingredients. Go on a dining exploration and discover the delicious regional flavors of Italian cuisine. You'll make several recipes including: Abruzzo Chicken and Eggplant Casserole, Apple Nut Torte from Florence, Risotto from Milan, and so much more. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03294
$59
5/2/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Children that are at least 10 years old can take this hands-on class with their parent or guardian. We will be baking breads, fruit tarts and or course cookies! Note: A $15 food fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03308
$59
4/21/17
Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Learn to prepare palak paneer (spinach with cheese), a side dish prepared with bell peppers and potato, and a dessert soup - sabudana kheer - prepared with sago cooked in milk and sugar. Note: A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03312
$59
4/8/17
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Learn to prepare palak paneer (spinach with cheese), a side dish prepared with bell peppers and potato, and a dessert soup - sabudana kheer - prepared with sago cooked in milk and sugar. Note: A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPB-PE

03312
$59
5/13/17
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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In this class, we bring together a variety of breakfast items to prepare a quick and delicious dinner. The menu includes poori, fried bread made with wheat flour; channa masala, chickpeas in a spiced tomato-onion sauce, and a dessert of shrikhand, sweetened hung yoghurt flavored with cardamom and saffron.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03313
$59
4/29/17
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Note: Participants who wish to transfer their registration from one cooking class to another must do so three days prior to the start of the class they are transferring from. There will be a $20 transfer fee for those students transferring after that period.


UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Cooking Classes.

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