A sampling of cooking classes, spring 2013

gio culinary studio homemade pastaWe've pulled together a list of upcoming cooking classes that look interesting or fun a few times and people seem to like it.

So, here's a new batch of classes for the next few months -- from risotto, to using the whole duck, to veggie burgers, to homemade pasta, to pastry, to canning...

This is not a comprehensive listing. If there's something not on her that you think is worth a mention, please share!

A lot of these classes tend to sell out -- in fact, there were a handful of classes we would have included here, but they're already full (sad trombone). So if something catches your eye, better to sign up earlier than later.

March 1: Puerto Rico | Different Drummer's
677 Prime's Jaime Ortiz on making four Puerto Rican dishes, including pernil and mafongo. $69

date: The Art of Risotto | Different Drummer's
Michelle Hines Abram "demystifies risotto." $65

March 9: Using the Whole Animal (Duck) | The Arts Center
Elise Mogensen on the "decadent, luxurious dishes" that can be made by the using the whole duck. (The February version of this class sold out.) $57

March 13: Handmade Ravioli | Gio Culinary Studio
Hands-on class and demo of three ravioli: mushroom, three cheese, and lobster. $60

March 14: Veggie Burgers | Different Drummer's
Tamara Flanders on six different types of veggie burgers. $65

March 17: Curries Around the World | The Arts Center
Elise Mogensen on making curries from Thailand, India and Pakistan, and Jamaica. $57

March 21: Pastry Party | Spoon and Whisk
Sue Hatalsky on pâte à choux, cream puffs, and eclairs. $45

March 28: Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! | Gio Culinary Studio
Hands-on class for "three distinct hand made pasta shapes, along with sauces." $65

April 4: Croissant from Scratch | Gio Culinary Studio
Demo and hands-on on making croissant, pain au chocolat, and savory fillings. $60

April 10: Chicken Trifecta | Spoon and Whisk
Comfort Kitchen's Rory Moran on making roasted chicken, fried Chicken, and chicken pot pie. $45

May 7: Waterbath Canning 101 | The Arts Center
Popular canning class with the From Scratch Club's Christina Davis. $60

The Arts Center advertises on AOA.

photo: Gio Culinary Studio


Great offerings. That photo doesn't really make my mouth water though.

I know Personal Wine Cellar in Glenville does some free "cooking with booze" style events occasionally. Looks like they've got one coming up on St. Patty's Day.


That's the raw..hand-made pici pasta J. Its a part of our pasta class. Real cooking is an art and a process ,..to a Chefs eye, the pic is beautiful, but you may prefer the finished product found here:


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