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Hands-on Cooking: Indian Breads

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Layered with vegetables and butter, breads are the star of an Indian meal.  In this cooking class, make stuffed north Indian flat breads, known as paratha, such as aloo (potato), gobi (cauliflower), paneer (cottage cheese), palak (spinach), and lachha (layered) paratha.  Learn dough preparation and pairing options. Students will make fresh...

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$75

Hands-on Cooking: Cookie Candy

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Get inspired for holiday parties, gift giving, and dessert exchanges in this cooking class. You will make peppermint snowballs, chocolate cherry hazelnut bars, tipsy turtle bark, and peanut brittle. Take home a portion of each sweet treat.

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$75

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Demo Cooking: Savory Summer Pastries

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Basic pastry doughs serve as a base in both sweet and savory recipes. You will watch how to prepare an assortment of quick doughs for summer meals such as cream cheese dough in corn and ham empanadas, pâte à choux pastry in tomato basil ricotta eclairs, and biscuit dough in herbed biscuits with chorizo gravy.

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$63
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Demonstration Cooking: Sourdough Bread

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

New! If you love the flavor of sourdough bread but think you could never make it at home, this class will change your mind. Learn how to maintain a sourdough starter and the process of using it to create home-baked bread. Get ideas and recipes for other ways to use the starter, such as biscuits, pancakes, and pizza dough. Take home a portion of...

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$68.75

Hands-on Cooking: Classic Cakes

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Celebrate Bastille Day and “let them eat cake” in this hands-on baking class. You’ll master baking techniques such as using an egg foam, methods for creaming butter, and buttercream frosting basics as you prepare a variety of cakes: orange chiffon, yellow layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, and sour cream coffee cake.

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$75

Hands-on Cooking: Pies and Tarts

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore the basics of two types of pastry dough in this cooking class—a traditional flaky crust for sweet and savory pies as well as a sweet tart dough for a rich and crisp dessert base. Practice the different preparation, rolling, and shaping of both types.  Learn how to make:  Luscious lemon curd filling a bacon, arugula, and tomato...

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$75

Hands-on Cooking: Holiday Cookies

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn the basics of pie dough in this cooking class. Then, using seasonal ingredients, watch how to make a savory rustic tomato tart you can serve for brunch as well as a sweet lattice-topped peach pie for dessert. Students will sample the dishes made in this hands class and take home an entire unbaked pie to enjoy later.

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$67

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Hands-on Cooking: Pizza and Chili Party

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This hands-on cooking class will provide you with the basics to throw an easy fall party, perfect for football season. Make and enjoy an IPA-based onion dip, stout chili, and find out how to set up and build your own flatbread pizza bar.

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$75

Hands-on Cooking: Dough Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This cooking class features recipes and techniques from the dough chapter of Michael Ruhlman’s Twenty. Learn to mix, knead, roll, and cut yeast, pie, and cookie dough for recipes. Featured recipes: Dutch-oven bread Cinnamon buns Dutch apple custard pie Scottish shortbread Take home overnight cinnamon buns and pie dough. Lunch will be served...

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$87

Tomato Tarts and Blackberry Fools

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

As house manager of Great Dixter, Aaron Bertelsen is also in charge of the kitchen, cooking for study days and symposia, and for guests and visitors to the house. He is currently working on his first book on growing and cooking vegetables and fruit. In his cooking demo, he will make tomato tart and a blackberry fool. Seating is limited.

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$39

Demonstration Cooking: Vanilla

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Vanilla, the most widely used flavoring in baking, is the pod fruit of a vine in the orchid family. Learn how to use fresh vanilla beans and vanilla paste as well as how to temper eggs. Mix and cook up a batch of crepes. Featured recipes to make and taste include pastry cream, tropical fruit crepes with vanilla bean and rum butter sauce, and grilled...

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$56

Demonstration Cooking: Fish Cookery 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Different types of fish need various preparation techniques. You will learn three methods to prepare fish: steaming, baking, and poaching.  All new recipes include black pepper sake mussels with granny smith apples, tasty fish bake, milk-poached sole with bok choy and green curry, and salt-baked beet and citrus salad with almond gremolata.

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$70

Hands-on Cooking: Irish Tea

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Spend an afternoon at the hearth baking a variety of fair isle fare. Learn how to make two different kinds of scones, both sweet and savory. Featured recipes include smoked trout and cucumber toasts, date and bacon scones, Irish oatmeal, and maple scones, and Guinness stout cupcakes. Take home baked goods to share at your next afternoon tea.

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$79

Demonstration Cooking: Chocolate

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Chocolate is the most popular flavor in baked goods. Featured baking techniques include tempering chocolate and making meringue. Help scoop cookies and learn how to make three delicious desserts, including tipsy turtle bark, chocolate white chocolate cookies, and chocolate angel food cake.

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$56

Demonstration Cooking: Smart Snacks

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

New! Satisfy between-meal cravings with homemade, healthy snacks. Learn how to prepare: orange chipotle spice pecan mix pickled vegetables spinach white bean and tofu spread with baked pita chips.  You will also take home a snack-size portion of maple chile popcorn.

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$56
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