Urbana Park District: a recap and a preview for spring 2024

Back in fall 2021, I approached Janet Soesbe at Phillips Recreation Center with a cooking class proposal. Janet is the community program manager for all of Urbana Park District, and at the end of our 15 minute meeting, she signed off on a new cooking class series that we called "Flavor Principles of Ethnic Cooking." The series was a big hit and almost every class sold out.

After teaching more than 18 of these classes in their beautiful James Room Demonstration Kitchen, it's almost time to  celebrate our two-year anniversary. And how are we going to do that? By not changing a thing and repeating what we've been doing for the last two years. I mean, why fix something that's not broken?

So starting in spring 2024, we're going to offer the same cooking classes that we offered in spring 2022. This means if you tried to register for a class in the past but couldn't get in, this is your chance to try again. Be warned, some of these classes do sell out fast! So, please mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 6 because that's when registration opens for all Urbana Park District spring events. Better yet, subscribe to my email newsletters and I will alert you ahead of time when something new is about to be announced. 

Full menus for the spring 2024 edition of "Flavor Principles of Ethnic Cooking" is now online: www.cooking-with-paul.com/classes.html. In this series, you'll be able to learn how to make almost anything taste Chinese, Mexican, or Ethiopian. If you're curious as to what to expect in the future, just scroll down and glance at the PAST COOKING CLASSES section where you can explore menus and recipes from all 18 classes in this series.

More information about upcoming pop-up events and cooking classes can always be found at www.cooking-with-paul.com. For the latest news, feel free to subscribe to my monthly email newsletter.