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Whether you're learning how to decorate a cake or how to best pair wines with food, these courses make it easy to entertain!
 
Shake up your normal dinner routine by discovering how to use savory Indian spices believed to help heal the body. Prepare and sample inexpensive entrees including palak paneer with spinach and Indian cottage cheese and kaali daal with black lentils, also known as mah-ki-daal. The menu changes with each class, so repeat students are welcome. $20 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/5/2017, ending 9/26/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Damonte Ranch High School Location : 
  Damonte Ranch High School.

Instructor : Shipa Zed 



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Discover the world’s five major distilled spirits, one each week, including vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whiskey. Through lecture, discussion and tasting learn their unique histories, explore their use in common cocktails and sharpen your senses to judge spirit quality. The last session will be an optional tour of three local microdistilleries on the Reno Booze Bus. $15 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 10/18/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Location : Total Wine and More Location : 
  Total Wine and More.

Instructor : Thomas Adams 

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Discover the connection between emotions and eating habits and the causes of emotional eating including stress, boredom and social pressure. Explore your own patterns of food choices and what attracts you to certain foods. 

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 9/30/2017, ending 10/7/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Paula Bosler 



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Discover how beer is crafted and trace the brewing process, from ingredients to fermentation, with a fourth-generation brewer as your guide. Learn the evolution of beer making from 4,000 years ago to the present day and enjoy tasting ales including Honey Pale Ale, Porter and Galena Gold Amber. Savor beers that have been barrel-aged from four to 12 months and increase your knowledge through grain and hops tastings. Then take home a souvenir StoneyHead Brewery glass and a complimentary 4-pack of the StoneyHead brew of your choice.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/1/2017, ending 10/1/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Location : StoneyHead Brewing Location : 
  StoneyHead Brewing.

Instructor : Paul Michelini 



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Transform dinner into an exotic adventure with handcrafted Persian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food including a walnut and pomegranate-flavored meat and rice dish called fesenjan. Create kofte berenji, fruit and nut stuffed meatballs, and javaher polo, a multi-colored wedding rice with saffron, orange peel, caramelized carrots, berries, almonds and pistachios. Top it all off with a classic baklava. $20 materials fee  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/7/2017, ending 10/14/2017

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Holy Cross Lutheran Church Location : 
  Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Instructor : Mitra Zahedni 



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Explore delicious ways to use essential oils in the kitchen. Customize your own Chef’s Essential Oils Kit from several flavor options. Learn tips and recipes for preparing drinks, appetizers, entrees and baked goods with the fragrance of pure, natural oils. $25 materials fee  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/16/2017, ending 10/16/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Janna Crews 



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Enjoy a journey through the world of bubbling wines. Learn the delightful differences among Proseccos from Italy, Cavas from Spain and Sekts from Germany and how these delicious varieties are created. Complete the experience with a tasting of the world’s finest sparkling wine, Champagne, and discover what truly sets this French winemaking region apart. $25 materials fee includes wine and snacks.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : Total Wine and More Location : 
  Total Wine and More.

Instructor : Rebecca Davidson 



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Make excellent pizza dough from scratch using yeast or sourdough starter. Get tips, techniques and hands-on experience rolling, stretching and preparing dough. Add sauce, cheese, your preferred veggies or meats and pop your creation in the oven. Take home a unique, delicious creation, starter and cool new pizza recipes. $15 materials fee  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Location : Damonte Ranch High School Location : 
  Damonte Ranch High School.

Instructor : Mark Jelen 

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Learn how to hand brew at home like an expert, sample different origins to identify their differences, and discover how proper brewing brings out the uniqueness of specialty coffee. Then learn more about the roasting process and take home a gift bag of your favorite coffee. $10 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $10.00

Location : Hub Coffee Roasters Location : 
  Hub Coffee Roasters.

Instructor : Erynne Moss 



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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook and eat. The Daughters of Norway will take you through the steps to make lefsa, meatballs, desserts, holiday fare and more. Cookbook included.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 11/4/2017, ending 11/4/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Faith Lutheran Church Location : 
  Faith Lutheran Church.

Instructor : Perralina Palm 



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Make festive cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Using a simple sugar cookie dough and icing recipe, discover various icing consistencies and when to use which icing. Learn tips and tricks for fancy decorating with airbrushing, stencils, fondant, molds and edible images. Make your custom cookies gift-ready with decorative packaging and take home a box of 12 to 16 unique cookies for the perfect handmade gift. $25 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 11/7/2017, ending 11/14/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : Damonte Ranch High School Location : 
  Damonte Ranch High School.

Instructor : Leigh Anne Page 

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Catch the holiday spirits by learning to prepare tasty variations of old fashioned and pumpkin cocktails and hot toddies. Impress your friends with your mixology or just make a great cocktail for yourself. Learn the characteristics of various spirits, cocktail basics and palate training, and sample delicious applications of your new knowledge. $25 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 12/11/2017, ending 12/11/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Nicole Barker 



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