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Amateur cooking classes / schools

fredamoon Jun 16, 2009 10:44 AM

I'm curious if anyone knows of interesting, unusual, great cooking classes / schools / programs. I'm interested in learning something new, as an amateur cook -- just for fun. I was thinking about the raw foods institute down in Fort Bragg, CA (even though I'm not a raw foodist) or the Apple Farm in Anderson Valley, CA but I'm wondering what else is out there.

Any thoughts?


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    dawgfood May 11, 2010 04:59 PM

    What a good idea... I would love to find a soup class locally.

    1. dave_c May 10, 2010 12:33 PM

      Sea Breeze Farms offers a butchery and charcuterie class.

      I just found out about it, but it looks like that last class was in April.
      I don't know what the next class will be held, maybe later on in the year after some of the piglets are old enough?


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        libstewart May 7, 2010 01:14 PM

        Primo Grill in Tacoma has classes.

        Primo Grill
        601 S Pine St Ste 102, Tacoma, WA 98405

        1. daryn May 6, 2010 07:20 PM

          You can find a lot of great local cooking classes on TeachStreet.com.


          If you like Asian cooking, there's a great local school called NuCulinary:


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            Cosby Jun 18, 2009 04:59 PM

            Here's a link to "Robert Reynolds Chef School"


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              howard 1st Jun 18, 2009 09:33 AM

              both northgate (386-4283) and bitterlake (615-0227) community centers offer a variety of cooking classes geared to home cooks

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              1. re: howard 1st
                babette feasts Jun 18, 2009 08:15 PM

                UW Extension might also be a place to look.

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                kerryog Jun 17, 2009 12:08 PM

                My favorite Culinary Communion has unfortunately closed, but I'm taking a class this Saturday at Rover's on sauces this Saturday and will report back. And I've been intrigued by Diane's Market Kitchen, but haven't had a chance to take a class.

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                1. re: kerryog
                  cocktailhour May 11, 2010 12:30 PM

                  Gabriel, who owned Culinary Communion, is now running The Swinery in West Seattle. It is about to start cooking classes and it has a website. whatever the controversies with Gabe, he knows food, can teach, and is enthusiastic.

                  The Swinery
                  3207 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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