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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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Tastings of several wines.
6 p.m. (tentative), Vinology, 110 S. Main. Cost TBA. Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]
Vinology wine experts explain how to train your nose to smell the flavor profile, complexity, and even flaws, of 3 wines. Paired with 3 food courses.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $40 (plus tax and tip). Reservations required. 222-9841. [map]
Sept. 18, 25, & 26. Topics include “Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Italian Favorites” (Sept. 18), “Home Style Vegan” (Sept. 25), and “Health Starts Here: How Do I Cut Back on Dairy?” (Sept. 26).
7 p.m. (Sept. 18) & 6 p.m. (Sept. 25 & 26), Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5 (Sept. 18) & $10 (Sept. 25 & 26). Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
• First travel to Dexter to visit the Cornman organic farm, a Zingerman’s Community business, growing fresh produce for Chef Alex Young’s Roadhouse. • Then Walter Hayes State Park (Irish Hills) for a picnic lunch. • Then to Frog Holler Farm in Brooklyn, a long-time vendor at Ann Arbor’s Farmers Market. • The trip involves a half-mile of easy walking on dirt roads at each farm. There will be presentations and demonstrations. Options are available for individuals to rest on benches. • This trip is a great introduction to the upcoming Thursday Lecture Series, "Our Food Supply: A Complicated Story."Please register ASAP.
Meet near Ann Arbor. $52 includes picnic box lunch from Great Harvest Bakery. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org
Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers.
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks**Are you living with a gluten allergy, or intolerance, or perhaps just interested in modifying your diet? If you've been trying to navigate the gluten-free world and are a little overwhelmed, or seek more helpful information, these classes are designed to provide education and plenty of new ideas! Each class features a unique menu.Menu: Cornmeal pancakes (with macerated berries), millet oat bread BLT's (with basil pesto and avocado), baked kale chips and crunchy spiced chick peas and chardonnay poached fruit (with vanilla bean Chantilly cream). Register online at: www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Talks by 4 Back to the Roots cafe (Chelsea) staffers. Barista Benjamin Hall discusses the health benefits of coffee, herbalist Shana Weddington discusses the importance of integrating herbs and teas into a healthy diet, sushi chef Steven Ackerman shows how to make sushi, and executive head chef James Woodward leads a discussion on “What Is Real Food?”
3-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Strolling dinner with beer & wine, a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. Also, live music by pianist Brandy Sinco. A benefit for the local family-oriented homeless shelter, Alpha House.
6:30-9 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 in advance, $60 at the door. 822-0220. [map]