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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 basic cooking techniques as well as developing new recipes to please all. You will learn how to make ricotta cheese, gnocchi, homemade pasta sauce and focaccia bread. 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 SPA‐PE

03271
$59
05/23/2018
Wed 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.

Section SPA‐PE

03282
$59
05/24/2018
Thu 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 SPA‐PE

03283
$59
05/31/2018
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
06/01/2018
Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Learn to prepare crunchy pakoda in yoghurt sauce or kadhi pakoda, spicy and comforting mung bean sprouts masala, cumin‐flavored rice and milk and flour fritters or jamuns in cardamom‐flavored syrup. 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
06/02/2018
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Explore the mysteries of fish cookery. We will use various techniques such as poaching and stewing, and we will use recipes that best prepare this most healthy of all proteins. Enjoy Shrimp with Mango Curry Salad in Won Ton Cups, Bouillabaisse, Poached Salmon, Fish Steamed in the Chinese Manner and more. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03259
$59
06/05/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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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
06/05/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 SUA‐PE

03308
$59
06/06/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Do you like your cookies crunchy? Soft and gooey? Really fudgy? Learn how to manipulate ingredients to create the cookie texture you dream of. We'll bake the classic chocolate chip in a variety of ways. NOTE: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUA‐PE

03317
$59
06/08/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Learn to prepare a flavorful deep‐fried potato bonda, spiced black chickpeas with coconut or kadala curry, tangy lemon rice and sweetened split chickpeas or hayagreeva 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

03311
$59
06/09/2018
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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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

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03261
$59
06/12/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
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 SUA‐PE

03286
$59
06/13/2018
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
06/14/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Learn first hand how to develop clean easting habits. You will make and taste several delicious and healthy dishes with no sugar and no wheat. Join us and reap the benefits of clean eating.

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

Section SUA‐PE

03260
$55
06/15/2018
Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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It

Section SUA‐PE

03318
$59
06/15/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Perfect a delicious talent! Hands‐on practice and demonstrations will help build your high altitude baking skills. You

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03250
$59
06/19/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
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
06/20/2018
Wed 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.

Section SUA‐PE

03282
$59
06/21/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Break out those linen napkins and tea pot! In this class we will explore some of the essential, classic savory foods of Tea Time. We will also discuss etiquette and some fundamental rules for hosting a classic tea. On the menu: Fancy Three‐Cheese Bread, Turkey with Cranberry Chutney Finger Sandwich, and Mini Spinach and Feta Quiche NOTE: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUA‐PE

03319
$59
06/22/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03294
$59
06/26/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
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 make ricotta cheese, gnocchi, homemade pasta sauce and focaccia bread. 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

03271
$59
06/27/2018
Wed 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
06/28/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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In this class, we will learn how to make the delicately beautiful, delicious desserts that always grace a proper afternoon tea. We will also talk about the rules of tea etiquette, from china to hosting. On the menu: Scone with Rose and Raspberry Jam and individual fruit and crème tarts. NOTE: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUA‐PE

03320
$59
06/29/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Do you like your cookies crunchy? Soft and gooey? Really fudgy? Learn how to manipulate ingredients to create the cookie texture you dream of. We'll bake the classic chocolate chip in a variety of ways. NOTE: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUA‐PE

03317
$59
07/06/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Take your taste buds to Spain! In this class, you

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03267
$59
07/10/2018
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 SUA‐PE

03272
$59
07/12/2018
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
07/13/2018
Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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It

Section SUB‐PE

03318
$59
07/13/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Learn to prepare crunchy pakoda in yoghurt sauce or kadhi pakoda, spicy and comforting mung bean sprouts masala, cumin‐flavored rice and milk and flour fritters or jamuns in cardamom‐flavored syrup. 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
07/14/2018
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03268
$59
07/17/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Come and learn some easy recipes and tips for every day Asian cooking. Healthy cooking is only a few steps away. Learn to make Spring Rolls, Asian Chicken, Pad Thai and a few old favorites mixed in with new spices. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03295
$59
07/18/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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
07/19/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Break out those linen napkins and tea pot! In this class we will explore some of the essential, classic savory foods of Tea Time. We will also discuss etiquette and some fundamental rules for hosting a classic tea. On the menu: Fancy Three‐Cheese Bread, Turkey with Cranberry Chutney Finger Sandwich, and Mini Spinach and Feta Quiche NOTE: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUB‐PE

03319
$59
07/20/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
Los Altos Christian Church

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Tapas, small bites but full of flavor and filling. Learn what the Spanish have already figured out. You don't have to have a huge serving of food to have bountiful taste. Tapas are small bites such as fried avocados with salsa, Paella with pork and chicken. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03302
$59
07/25/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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
07/26/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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In this class, we will learn how to make the delicately beautiful, delicious desserts that always grace a proper afternoon tea. We will also talk about the rules of tea etiquette, from china to hosting. On the menu: Scone with Rose and Raspberry Jam and individual fruit and crème tarts. NOTE: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUB‐PE

03320
$59
07/27/2018
Fri 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Marley Miller
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 a much loved Indian breakfast combo serving savory upma with veggies, crunchy deep‐fried medu vada, coconut chutney and sweetened semolina with banana or sajjige. NOTE: A $15 food fee will be collected at the start of the class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

03313
$59
08/11/2018
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Learn how to prep and cook your meals in less than half the time! You will learn how to use your pressure cooker fearlessly. Using a variety of meats and vegetables in each class, you will be surprised at the combinations of meals that are possible. From green chile stew in 20 minutes, to creme brulee that will please any plate. 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

03304
$59
08/15/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Eat the fresh fruit from the trees we live among! Create fresh fruit pies, tarts and breads in this class with fresh seasonal fruit. 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

03285
$59
08/22/2018
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
08/23/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Come learn how to put meals together in a timely fashion and enjoy later. Busy people will truly benefit from this class. 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 SUA‐PE

03270
$59
08/29/2018
Wed 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‐PE

03257
$59
08/30/2018
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.


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