Registration opens on December 7 for Urbana Park District's spring classes 

Technically, spring doesn't start until March, but we can't wait to get back into the kitchen. So we're going to start the 4th season of "Flavor Principles of Ethnic Cooking" series on February 16, 2023 with a classic French dinner party. On the menu is my easy streamlined coq au vin recipe served with ratatouille and potatoes au gratin. We'll start the evening with a bowl of French onion soup, a selection of imported cheeses, and a tasting of imported French wines. After dinner, we'll enjoy a few digestifs.

This series sells out fast, so mark your calendars and register here as soon as the link becomes available on December 7 (or check my website for a direct registration link). Later this spring, we will also be eating our way through Thailand and Russia. Each session of this fun dinner-party-style demo series will include a two-course dinner complete with wine, beer, and/or special cocktails. All classes in this series will take place at Urbana Park District's Phillips Recreation Center. Menus and additional details are posted here

Discussions have also started about the summer season of this series. So far we're considering Moroccan, Hawaiian, Vietnamese, Turkish, Jewish, and Indonesian cuisines. Where would you like to travel to? Do you have any suggestions? Just send me an email.