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The key to great cooking boils down to solid technique and great ingredients. Join us for this intensive journey through the basics -- the end result is greater kitchen confidence and less reliance on recipes! Each class will feature a full arsenal of dishes utilizing the techniques learned -- we will work with the very best cuts of meat, seafood, and produce from local purveyors. Students will work in pairs and prepare everything on the evening's menu providing for a generous amount of practice. Students will then sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor throughout each class. This is, by far, our most intensive class, but also our most fun! And best of all, no experience is required! This class meets on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-10pm.Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $425/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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Do organic carrots taste better than conventional? How about local verse imported? And should you buy them anyway, even if they don't taste any better and are more expensive? Join me on August 21st to start thinking about these questions in a fun, interactive, and delicious format. In "Beyond Buzzwords - Exploring our Food Values" we'll use comparative tastings, activities and discussion to explore the many factors - like local, free-range, and fair trade - that we're encouraged to think about when making eating and shopping decisions. You'll walk away with new information to consider in your shopping decisions and some practical tools to use in the store. $20 gets you an evening of food discovery and discussion. Buy your ticket at www.tammystastings.com/shop.
Great Oak Cohousing, 500 Little Lake Dr. $20. 734-276-3215. email@example.com www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
Aug. 16, 21, 27, & 28. Topics include “Back to School: Quick, Easy, and Delicious Seafood Meals” (Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.), “Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan” (Aug. 21, 7 p.m.), “Baking Bread: Loaf Pan and Sandwich Breads” (Aug. 27, 6 p.m.), and “Health Starts Here: Fall Favorites” (Aug. 28, 5 p.m.).
Various times, Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5 (Aug. 16 & 21) & $10 (Aug. 27 & 28). Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics: Interesting white wines (Aug. 2), French reds (Aug. 9), USA Chardonnay (Aug. 16), California red blends (Aug. 23), and Michigan wines (Aug. 30).
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
Hands-on cooking demo by Whole Foods healthy eating specialist Jan Kemp.
6-8 p.m., Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw. $15. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
This class is a burger throwdown if ever there was one! This class isn't just for vegetarians!! We dare you to open your mind!Are you looking to switch up your 'same old' traditional beef and turkey burgers? We've got ideas for the 3 BEST veggie burgers EVER!! They're all made with fresh veggies and beans and paired with gourmet condiments.Menu: Red Lentil Veggie Burger with Spicy Mango Ketchup; Southwest Black Bean Burger with Corn Salsa and Avocado-Citrus Vinaigrette; Beet Burgers with White Cheddar and Fried EggRegister online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Old-fashioned German dinner served a la carte (approximately $7-$10) with wine, beer, pop, and coffee for sale. Dancing to German and American music by Sorgenbrecher (June 30 & July 28) and Enzian aus Detroit (Aug. 25)
4-11 p.m. (no admission after 9 p.m.), German Park, 5549 Pontiac Trail (7 miles north of Ann Arbor; look for the banners and signs marking the entrance). $5 (children 12 & under, free). No one under 21 admitted without parent or legal guardian. No pets. 769-0048 (weekdays). [map]