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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.

Cooking - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

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 SPB‐PE

03311
$65
5/25/2019
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03312
$65
6/1/2019
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03296
$65
6/5/2019
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: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

03282
$65
6/12/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 palate.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee collected at start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03304
$65
6/13/2019
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: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee will be collected at the start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03262
$65
6/14/2019
Fri 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 vicchyssoise, salad nicoise French bread, a plum‐almond tart and a homemade pie pastry.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03261
$65
6/18/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Parents enroll and come with your child (at least 10 years old) for this hands‐on class for baking child‐friendly recipes. We will be baking breads, fruit tarts and or course cookies! NOTE: A $15 fee for parent and $15 fee for child are payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

03308
$65
6/20/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Perfect a delicious talent! Hands‐on practice and demonstrations will help build your high altitude baking skills. You'll put in to practice baking techniques and learn about topics including the chemistry of baking, and weights and measures as applied to cakes, breads, and pastries.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. $15 food fee will be collected at the start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03250
$65
6/25/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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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: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. $15 Food Fee payable to instructor at the first class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

03257
$65
6/26/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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

Section SUA‐PE

03280
$65
6/27/2019
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. $15 food fee will be collected at the start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03267
$65
7/9/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 Food Fee collected at start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03302
$65
7/10/2019
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee collected at start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03306
$65
7/11/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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New recipes! Bhel puri, a crunchy, vibrant mixture of flavors; rajma masala, a comforting and nourishing preparation of red kidney beans; as well as paneer laddu, a dessert made from homemade cheese and dressed up with nuts.

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

Section SUB‐PE

03312
$65
7/13/2019
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'll learn how to make Greek Moussaka, Baklava, Moroccan Chicken Tagine, and more.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

03268
$65
7/16/2019
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 start of the class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

03265
$65
7/17/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is payable at start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03295
$65
7/18/2019
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: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee will be collected at the start of class.

Section SUB‐PE

03262
$65
7/19/2019
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Section SUA‐PE

03294
$65
7/23/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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

Section SUA‐PE

03279
$65
7/24/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Churmuri, crunchy snack that wakes up the taste buds; cauliflower and peas kurma, sauce is a zesty mix of spices with coconut; sweet pongal, rice and mung dal sweetened in a jaggery and coconut sauce.

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

Section SUA‐PE

03311
$65
7/27/2019
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee payable at start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03286
$65
7/31/2019
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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

03285
$65
8/1/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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In this introductory class you'll learn how to make fresh egg pasta, primarily a specialty of the north of Italy. You'll learn how to roll the sfoglia (sheet) with the rolling pin and the pasta machine and the different methods to mold tagliolini, tagliatelle, fettuccine, pappardelle, among others, and we'll pair them with two different sauces.

Note: SERIES: Four classes make up this series. Can be taken individually. Session#1: Fresh egg pasta dough, Session #2: Semolina pasta dough, Session #3: Stuffed pasta dough, and Session #4: Lasagne. UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is paid to the instructor at the beginning of class. UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03321
$65
8/7/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Laura Castiglion
Three Sisters Kitchen

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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: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

03271
$65
8/8/2019
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 a much‐loved Indian breakfast combo serving dosa made from an 'instant mix' of flours and veggies; tomato chutney, a flavorful side for the dosa; and banana rasayana, fresh sliced bananas in a sweet sauce.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee will be collected at the start of the class.

Section SUA‐PE

03313
$65
8/10/2019
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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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: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of class.

Section SUA‐PE

03310
$65
8/13/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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The class will focus on the southern Italian tradition of making fresh pasta without eggs. A good eggless dough made from durum wheat semolina flour is perfect to absorb flavors and sauces. We'll have fun crafting the most common shapes such as orecchiette (little ears), cavatelli (little hollows), gnocchetti (little gnocchi), trofie (short, thin, twisted pasta) and we'll pair them with two traditional sauces.

Note: SERIES: Four classes make up this series. Can be taken individually. Session#1: Fresh egg pasta dough, Session #2: Semolina pasta dough, Session #3: Stuffed pasta dough, and Session #4: Lasagne. UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section SUB‐PE

03321
$65
8/14/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Laura Castiglion
Three Sisters Kitchen

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Learn the ins and outs of the instant pot. We will go over all those buttons and what to do with them using varies meats, vegetables, soups, and desserts. Come with questions and leave with answers and good food!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee collected at start of class.

Section SUB‐PE

03304
$65
8/14/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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

Section SUA‐PE

03284
$65
8/15/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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If you love fresh ravioli but think you could never make it yourself, this class will change your mind. For Italians this is a favorite for special occasions and holidays. During this class the instructor will walk you step by step through ravioli making–from rolling and cutting dough to make the perfect filling, to shape, seal and cook it properly. You don't want it to open and lose its precious stuffing while it's cooking!

Note: SERIES: Four classes make up this series. Can be taken individually. Session#1: Fresh egg pasta dough, Session #2: Semolina pasta dough, Session #3: Stuffed pasta dough, and Session #4: Lasagne. UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section FAA‐PE

03321
$65
8/21/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Laura Castiglion
Three Sisters Kitchen

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The iconic dish that represents the Sunday family meal. After this class you'll be ready to surprise your guests with your homemade lasagne. Lasagne is the way to go when you have a large group of people coming over. You can prepare it in advance and stick it in the oven while you're preparing the rest of the meal. We'll prepare two traditional types of lasagne: one with plain dough, rolled out very thin and with many layers and the other with spinach flavored dough, rolled out thicker and with less layers. Forget about ricotta and marinara sauce and learn how to prepare it the original Italian way: sfoglia (pasta sheet), béchamel sauce and rag

Note: SERIES: Four classes make up this series. Can be taken individually. Session#1: Fresh egg pasta dough, Session #2: Semolina pasta dough, Session #3: Stuffed pasta dough, and Session #4: Lasagne. UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. A $15 food fee is paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section FAB‐PE

03321
$65
8/28/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Laura Castiglion
Three Sisters Kitchen

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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.


UNMUNM Tuition Remission

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

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