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Find out how to get the most out of your electric pressure cooker or instant pot. You will learn how pressure cooking works, what makes contemporary electric pressure cookers safer and easier to use than the previous generation of machines, and the advantages of cooking various foods under pressure.
Featured recipes include the best-ever hard-boiled eggs; rice with vermicelli; and cod with tomatoes, olives, and capers.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022 Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
Classrooms 1 – 13 are located in the Learning Center on the Regenstein Learning Campus. Park in lot six and follow the walking path along the Robert R. McCormick Foundation Plaza and entry drive. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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Introducing our Essential Mixology Course – a class that will teach you a skill-set that can enrich your life! This 3-hour excursion through mixology, where you will learn everything from the essential of cocktail creations to the nuances of pairing fresh fruit and herbs with unique spirits, will have you surprising and entertaining guests and/or...
Saturday Feb 11th, 3pm - 6pm Central Time
Take the chill out of the air with the culturally diverse and mouth-watering cuisine of the Caribbean in this hands-on class. Menu: Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad with Lime Vinaigrette Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice Fried Plantains Spiced Pineapple Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan) Skills covered in class: Getting familiar with Caribbean...
Wednesday Feb 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Gnocchi may pre-date pasta, but these little knuckle-shaped dumplings still receive pride of place in Italian cuisine, from Nona’s table to the finest ristorante. Learn to prepare a variety of gnocchi paired with seasonal accompaniments for a perfect match of flavors in this hands-on class. Menu: Baked Potato Gnocchi with Italian Sausage and...
Tuesday Feb 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time
Mamma Mia! In this hands-on class, you’ll master the art of creating authentic Neapolitan pizzas. Menu: Kale Salad with Pancetta and Parmesan Pistachio Pesto, Italian Sausage and Fontina Cheese Pizza Spinach, Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Pizza with Provolone Quattro Formaggi White Pizza Skills covered in class: Working with yeast dough ...
Wednesday Mar 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time
Whether you are looking for something for a busy weeknight or weekend, these three easy, flavorful dinners will bring the family together. Each recipe requires simple preparation but is still loaded with nutrition and flavor. You will learn how to make broccoli and beef stir fry, a hot noodle salad with every color in the rainbow, and chicken...
Saturday Feb 4th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time
Chilly temperatures call for comfort food, and a hearty soup is a healthy answer. This class will feature a chunky butternut squash, kale, and white bean soup, packed with colors, flavors, and texture, and topped with a garnish of crunchy homemade croutons. During recipe preparation, you will gain knife and sauté skills, as well as learn how...
Tuesday Feb 7th, 11am - 1pm Central Time
Layered with vegetables and butter, breads are the star of an Indian meal. In this cooking class, make fresh, stuffed, north Indian flatbreads, known as paratha, such as aloo (potato), gobi (cauliflower), paneer (cottage cheese), palak (spinach), and lachha (layered) paratha. You will learn dough preparation, how to cook the bread, and suggestions...
Thursday Feb 23rd, 5pm - 7:30pm Central Time
Sizzling, thick and juicy, Chicago steak is famed the world over. Join us as we take the classic steakhouse formula and prepare an iconic dinner in this hands-on class. Menu: Sautéed Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Herb Compound Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Breadcrumbs Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes ...
Friday Feb 24th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
You have the heart of a mom, but often, you need the mind of a doctor. In this workshop, we’ll cover natural home remedies for minor mishaps and common everyday situations that don’t require an office visit. And yes, they work! You’ll learn tips for fighting cold & flu naturally and what things like a fever mean to the body. Plus, discover...
Tuesday Feb 28th, 12pm - 1:30pm Central Time
Drawing on oral histories, personal reflections, and the Newberry’s Chicago collection, class participants will have a chance to co-author Chicago’s past, present, and future. Every Chicago street corner has a story—many stories—where past, present, and future identities intersect. From Little Village to Little Vietnam, Chicago has stories...
Thursday Mar 2nd, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
Discover the possibilities of cooking gluten-free with chickpeas—high in both fiber and protein. You will learn how to incorporate the vibrant flavors of India in a variety of different gluten-free dishes including chickpea avocado salad and chickpea masala curry served with basmati rice.
Thursday Mar 2nd, 5pm - 7pm Central Time
Not even the Spartan army could resist the food of the gods you will prepare in this hands-on class. Menu: Shrimp Santorini (Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic, Tomatoes and Dill) Lamb and Cumin Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and Feta Cheese Orange-Semolina Cake with Whipped Cream Skills covered in class: Getting familiar...
Saturday Mar 4th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
There's good reason why Spain is such a culinary hot spot. Come experience the bold and zesty flavors of this country, and discover what the buzz is all about in this hands-on class. ¡Ole! Menu: Arugula Salad with Cucumbers, Fennel and Goat Cheese Vinaigrette Gambas Con Ajillo (Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic and Saffron) Sautéed Strip...
Saturday Mar 4th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
A vegetable-based lasagna is healthy twist on a traditional comfort food. In this cooking class, you will learn methods for creating a basic tomato sauce that is used in the lasagna and adaptable to other recipes. You will also gain techniques for roasting vegetables in the oven as well as in an air fryer.
Thursday Mar 9th, 5pm - 7pm Central Time
Delicious baked goods are easily achievable without the wheat! With a little know how and an arsenal of wheat substitutes and savvy techniques, you’ll learn how to prepare impressive gluten-free treats in this hands-on class. Menu: Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Muffins Thumbprint Cookies with Seasonal Fruit Jam Flakey Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey-Lavender...
Friday Mar 10th, 11am - 2pm Central Time
Healthy Gut, Healthy You: Alleviate Acid Reflux, Constipation & Restore Digestion Did you know that 70% of the immune system is located in the gut? That’s why a healthy digestive system is THE KEY to good health. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, chronic constipation effects 1 in 6 Americans. So, with gas, bloating, diarrhea,...
Tuesday Mar 14th, 12pm - 1:30pm Central Time
Ooh la la! These Parisian recipes bring a whole new meaning to the City of Light in this hands-on class. Menu: French Onion Soup with Gruyere Crouton Mixed Green, Hazelnut and Goat Cheese Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Poulet Rôti avec Pomme de Terre (Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Fresh Herbs) Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème Skills covered...
Saturday Mar 18th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Nourishing your body midday is crucial so that you can be productive throughout the afternoon. This hands-on cooking class features easy, make-ahead lunches that will keep you satisfied all week long: Greek bean salad, hearty minestrone soup, and quinoa with roasted vegetables.
Saturday Mar 25th, 11am - 1pm Central Time
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