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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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Learn about the many uses of spices and herbs. Dried vs. fresh, what is the difference? How to convert the recipe if you have dried and not fresh spices. How to make herb infused oil. How to dry fresh herbs and the many recipes that will enhance the spices and herbs without much salt in your dishes. All herbs are grown at the kitchen and used in this class. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

03306
$59
6/28/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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In this hands on class you will learn about the tradition of canning and preserving, how to get started, deciding what to can and preserve, the various methods of canning and preserving. You will also learn all about the importance of reducing safety risks and about all the benefits of taking part in this age-old tradition! Once you finish this course you will be well on your way to getting started in canning and preserving. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

03310
$59
6/29/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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In this class you will learn to use seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as quinoa and farro! Cauliflower pizza anyone? Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

03279
$59
7/6/17
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 SUA-PE

03262
$59
7/7/17
Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Come and explore the many uses of home grown vegetables right from my garden to your table. Peppers, tomatoes, leeks, and whatever we can find in the garden. Fresh and fabulous is the name of this class! Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PD

03257
$59
7/11/17
Tue 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 SUA-PE

03267
$59
7/11/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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This class is for busy people who want great tasting meals in a crock-pot. New recipes, new ideas as well as spicing up some old favorites! This class you eat first and then put the dinners together. This is a great class! Note: A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

03258
$59
7/18/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 SUA-PE

03268
$59
7/18/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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There is nothing like homemade tortillas and sopapillas with your bowl of green chile stew. Come taste New Mexico cuisine at its finest! Learn how to make red and green chile sauce that will please even grandma. Green chile chicken enchiladas, pinto beans in a pressure cooker and homemade salsa will start our fiesta. Come hungry! 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 SUA-PE

03284
$59
7/19/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Crêpes are quick to prepare and can be served at any time of the day. They can be served as a delicious breakfast or brunch, as an afternoon treat, or as a fancy appetizer or main course. Crêpes also make for show-stopping desserts. Join us and learn about the basic equipment required for making crêpes and how to prepare, flavor and tweak a basic batter in order to create delicious crêpes. 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 SUA-PE

03283
$59
7/20/17
Thu 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 SUA-PE

03312
$59
7/22/17
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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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 SUA-PE

03294
$59
7/25/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Join us and learn to make wonderful home cooked meals. You will make delicious chicken pot pie, assorted casseroles and stews. These one pot meals are hearty and delicious crowd pleasers. Note: A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Section SUA-PE

03296
$59
8/3/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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A plant-based diet is a healthy culinary option that continues to grow in popularity, join us and discover the vast array of delicious vegan food. Learn the fundamentals of natural foods and plant-based cooking while participating in cooking delicious plant-based recipes. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

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

Section SUA-PE

03265
$59
8/10/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 yogurt cheese flavored with cardamom and saffron.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

03313
$59
8/12/17
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Much of the original Cuban cuisine that we now know was strongly influenced by southern Spain, it also containes strong African, French and even some Chinese traits. Join us and learn to make frijoles negros, ropa vieja, cuban sandwiches and fricase de pollo. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Section SUA-PE

03280
$59
8/17/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Greece has an ancient culinary tradition with the most common ingredient being olive oil. Join us and take a trip to this ancient aisle as we discover the delicious and fresh ingredients that make up Greek cuisine. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

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Section SUA-PE

03282
$59
8/24/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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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