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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 the intricacies of making holiday tamales. Make your own tamales and then get some in depth information from the chef. Enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor at the end of the class. You will master and enjoy Red Chile and Pork Tamales, and Vegetarian Tamales. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAB-PE

03251
$59
11/28/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Learn the intricacies of making holiday tamales. Make your own tamales and then get some in depth information from the chef. Enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor at the end of the class. You will master and enjoy Red Chile and Pork Tamales, and Vegetarian Tamales. Note: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA-PE

03251
$59
11/30/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Cookies are like the jewels in a Kaleidoscope. All different sizes, shapes and colors. Here is a selection to make and keep in the freezer for gifts or unexpected guests. Rugelach, Blue Corn Butter Cookies, Lemon Shortbread, Caramel Almond Squares, Chocolate Dipped Biscotti. A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA-PE

03274
$59
12/5/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
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 FAA-PE

03304
$59
12/5/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Paleo Cooking is a healthy way to eat, have an abundance of energy and lose weight! We will utilize different meats, vegetables, fruits and juicing in this class! Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03305
$59
1/18/18
Thu 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 WIA-PE

03296
$59
1/23/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 WIA-PE

03286
$59
1/25/18
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Join us and learn a few of the fundamentals of Italian cooking. Make Focaccia Barese, focaccia prepared in the South with 2 types of flour, potatoes, and cherry tomatoes; Frico, a Northern Italian recipe similar to hash browns, but adding onions, cheese and other ingredients, and compact. Italian cooking is not just pasta! A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Section WIA-PE

03314
$59
1/27/18
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lucio Lanucara
Los Altos Christian Church

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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 WIA-PE

03260
$55
1/30/18
Tue 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 Brie and Leek Tart with homemade pie crust,Coq au Vin (chicken in red wine) Potatoes Boulangere, Baba au Rum'. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the beginning of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03261
$59
1/30/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
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 WIA-PE

03304
$59
2/1/18
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 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 WIA-PE

03313
$59
2/3/18
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Soup is the perfect starter and a hearty main dish. Learn to cook up a variety of soups starting with the basics of making chicken stock. Then apply that skill to make elegant first course soups and thick, hearty soups. You'll create: Cream of Carrot and Rice soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Soup au Pistou (Provencal vegetable soup) and more. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03255
$55
2/6/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Gluten free living is becoming more common for individuals coping with Celiac disease, and for those who just want to limit their use of flour. Learn to make several baked goods as well as make all purpose flour mixes. Breads, pizza dough, cookies, muffins plus a wealth of information in this class. Come and learn new ways of eating without sacrificing taste. Note: A $15 food fee collected at the start of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03301
$59
2/8/18
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Join us and learn a few more of the fundamentals of Italian cooking. We will make Calzone, the original Naples recipe with ricotta, mozzarella, and salami; and Mozzarella in Carrozza, the original Roman version of the mozzarella sticks. Italian cooking is not just pasta! A food fee of $15 will be collected at the start of the class meeting.

Section WIA-PE

03315
$59
2/10/18
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lucio Lanucara
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 WIA-PE

03294
$59
2/13/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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Learn how to prepare a multi-course meal for that special someone, whether it's your partner in life or your best friend. Create a lovely multi-course dinner complete with dessert to be shared. We will start with a handmade salad and dressing from scratch and end with a wonderful sinful dessert. This is a sweet experience to be shared with your sweetie! Note: A $15 food fee is payable at the start of class. Tuition is $55/student.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03300
$59
2/14/18
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: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03295
$59
2/15/18
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 WIA-PE

03267
$59
2/20/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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There is nothing better than hot soup on a cold day. Join us and learn how to make homemade stocks, oven roasted vegetable soup and of course biscuits. These classics will serve you well throughout the year. 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 WIA-PE

03291
$59
2/22/18
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 WIA-PE

03311
$59
2/24/18
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
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'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: A $15 food fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03250
$59
2/27/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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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 WIA-PE

03283
$59
3/1/18
Thu 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 WIA-PE

03268
$59
3/6/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gilda Latzky
Los Altos Christian Church

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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 WIA-PE

03282
$59
3/8/18
Thu 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 WIA-PE

03312
$59
3/10/18
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vasundhararani Kandachar
Los Altos Christian Church

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Sauces are to food, what icing is to cake. Explore how versatile sauces can be from main course enhancements to pasta toppings, salad dressings, and dessert delicacies. During class we'll discuss various sauce families and make many different sauces including: Classic Béarnaise, Raspberry Mole, Tomato-Basil for pasta, Grand Marnier for dessert, and many more. Note: A $15 food fee will be collected at the first class. eeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

03290
$59
3/13/18
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 WIA-PE

03280
$59
3/15/18
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 WIA-PE

03279
$59
3/20/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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Cooking with fresh foods, herbs and low sugar alternatives. A healthy way to eat and learn new techniques.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 WIA-PE

03275
$59
3/22/18
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 WIA-PE

03271
$59
3/27/18
Tue 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 WIA-PE

03270
$59
3/28/18
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 WIA-PE

03253
$59
3/29/18
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, String beans with garlic and breadcrumbs, Gateau au Chocolat. 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
4/10/18
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 SPA-PE

03265
$59
4/19/18
Thu 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: A food fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class meeting.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

03295
$59
4/25/18
Wed 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
5/1/18
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
5/4/18
Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 WIA-PE

03252
$55
5/8/18
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 SPA-PE

03258
$59
5/9/18
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 SPA-PE

03279
$59
5/10/18
Thu 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: 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 SPA-PE

03280
$59
5/16/18
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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 SPB-PE

03302
$59
5/17/18
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Janice Laird
Jan's on 4th

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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
5/23/18
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 SPA-PE

03283
$59
5/31/18
Thu 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
6/2/18
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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