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Palo Alto Adult School offers an excellent cooking curriculum at the best prices in the area. With professionally trained chefs as our instructors, our students return each quarter to enhance their culinary repertoire.

NOTE: Our classes vary from minimal to extensive hands-on preparation. Cleanup is minimal. Food fees are included in the registration fee, so don’t come full! No refunds will be given for missed classes. Classes are listed in date order. Bring containers for possible leftovers.

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Call (650) 329-3752

  • 3 NEW SPRING SALADS (**NEW**)

    Prepare 3 unique salads and vinaigrettes that use the bounty of springtime fruits and vegetables.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 3
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Michelle Greenebaum, michelle@togetherinthekitchen.com

  • SOURDOUGH AND MALT (**NEW**)

    Whole grain flour, sourdough leavening and enzyme-active malt, are basic to 100% whole grain bread-making without added sugar.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 8
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Monica Spiller, barmbaker@aol.com, www.wholegrainconnection.org

  • CHOCOLATES TO THE RESCUE (**NEW**)

    Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Students will learn to make yummy chocolate tart, chocolate truffles and chocolate cake.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 10
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • WHOLE WHEAT PASTA MAKING (**NEW**)

    100% Whole wheat pasta can easily be made at home using a classic pasta rolling machine to sheet and cut the dough

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 15
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Monica Spiller, barmbaker@aol.com, www.wholegrainconnection.org

  • OAXACAN FAVORITES

    You’ll use authentic ingredients as you learn how to construct a fresh, palate-cleansing citrus and jicama salad, vegetarian and chicken chile rellenos, and more!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 23
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • MOLE NEGRO

    The Oaxacan mole is a set of gastronomy moles from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The mole is a type of sauce that combines chiles and spices, thickened with corn, and various meat dishes and vegetables are added.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: June 6
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • GERMAN MEATBALLS

    Interested in German cooking? In this hands-on class, you’ll cook and taste German meatballs two different ways.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 28
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Kathleen Stender-Theuring, kathleen.st.theuring@gmail.com

  • SATISFYING MAIN COURSE SALADS!

    Want to turn your simple salad into a main course?

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 29
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • OAXACA: Land of the Seven Moles

    Oaxaca is known as the Land of the Seven Moles because of the seven versions of mole sauce.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 9
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • INDIAN CUISINE – Northern India

    The traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its fabulous herbs, spices, pulses and legumes.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 11
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Ramesh and Bharati Joshi

  • TAMALE PARTY

    Learn the special art of authentic tamale-making in this hands-on clas

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 18
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • SATISFYING VEGETARIAN SOUPS AND SANDWICHES—EASY MEALS

    Learn to make easy savory (vegan) meals without dairy and egg (gluten free options too!)!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 23
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2018
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

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