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The weather is changing - it's getting cooler and we crave warmer food. Come join us for a session of exquisite soup making. These are satisfying soups that you'll want to add to your cold weather cooking arsenal - and they're guaranteed to impress! Menu: Cauliflower Bisque with Red Chili Oil and Grainy Mustard Croutons; Mom's Chicken and Herb Dumpling Soup; Truffled Mushroom Soup with Wild Rice; Winter Squash Soup with Fried Sage. Full participation. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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Celebrate the season with a massive cookie exchange! Enjoy an afternoon full of baking, snacks, and holiday cheer! During class you will produce loads of cookies and share with your classmates at the end. Leave class with dozens of cookies to hand out as gifts to friends and family. Menu: Pear and Walnut Thumbprint Cookies; Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies; Homemade Fudge; Cranberry-Pistachio Oat Cookies; Chocolate-dipped Macaroons; Red and Green Monster Cookies. Full participation. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $95/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Dec. 4 & 7. Whole Foods staffers give demonstrations on “Holiday Baking with Superfoods” (Dec. 4) and “Health Starts Here Holiday Treats” (Dec. 7).
7 p.m. (Dec. 4) & 6 p.m. (Dec. 7), Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw. Free (Dec. 4) & $10 (Dec. 7). Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
Ann Arbor Cooks members demonstrate how to prepare maple apple pecan bread pudding, fresh cranberry and dark chocolate bark with almonds, chewy ginger molasses cookies.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Dec. 5, 11, & 13. Whole Foods staffers (except as noted) give demonstrations on “Health-Promoting Strategies for the Holiday Season” (Dec. 5, 5 p.m.), “Vegan Finger Foods and Vegan Desserts” with VegMichigan representatives (Dec. 11, 7 p.m.), and “Seafood Appetizers and Platters for the Holidays” (Dec. 13, 6 p.m.).
Various times, Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5 (except Dec. 13, free). Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
Occasionally canceled during the holidays; see dexterumc.org for schedule updates.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. $6 (families, $24; kids age 5 & under, free). 426-8480. [map]
Whole Foods wine buyers and thirstygirl.com wine experts lead tastings of 3 wine & cheese pairings.
8-9 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $15. 997-7500. [map]
SH&G Staffer Barb Kraft shares her family recipe and demonstrates techniques for making these traditional Italian holiday waffle cookies.
10 a.m.-noon, Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
One of Zingerman’s Coffee managing partners, Allen Leibowitz or Steve Mangigian, offers a free tour of the coffee company and talks about the intricate world of java.
11 a.m.-noon, Zingerman’s Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr.. Free. 929-6060. [map]
With chamber music and a talk by a club historian on the history of Gordon Hall.
1 & 4 p.m., Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd. (off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. just west of downtown Dexter). $20 (kids ages 4-14, $5). Reservations required. 424-0369, 395-5772. [map]