Season wrap-up: all fall 2022 classes sold out
This fall, I taught a total of seven ethnic cooking classes around town (three at Urbana Park District and four at Common Ground Food Co-op). Every class was filled and we had some great dinner parties, ate a lot of good food and drank a lot of wine, beer, sake, soju, and even grappa. We traveled the world and tasted delightful treats from China, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. We cooked up classic dishes like Sichuan-style Kung Pao Chicken, Korean bibimbap, Indian tandoori chicken as well as more challenging delights like Greek-style grilled octopus, pig ears in hot oil, and braised pork belly (see more pictures on Instagram or Facebook).
But there's more to come: In the spring, we've planned six more classes with all new menu items. I've also committed to teaching 18 classes per year with six brand new classes planned for the summer and six more coming next fall. In each season, my "deep dive" series will continue at the Common Ground Food Co-op where we will explore one regional cuisine in depth, while the "Flavor Principles of Ethnic Cooking" series will continue at Urbana Park District with introductory surveys to exotic ethnic flavors from around the world. All my classes have a maximum of 10 students, so book early to guarantee your seat.