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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.

  • 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: September 13
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Ramesh and Bharati Joshi

  • COOKING FOR 1 OR 2: SATISFYING WHOLE GRAIN VEGAN BOWLS (**NEW**)

    Turn a basic bowl of short grain rice into a filling vegetarian meal. We’ll use the template of the Korean mixed rice dish bibimbap to make a delicious dinner.

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

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • GERMAN MEATBALLS (**NEW**)

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

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Kathleen Stender-Theuring, kathleen.st.theuring@gmail.com

  • MAKING 100% WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH STARTER (**NEW**)

    We shall make a sourdough with California grown Heritage wheat, which will be sprouted and made into malt, and milled into whole wheat flour to use as the source of micro-organisms…

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 23
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 1–4:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $65
    Instructor: Monica Spiller, barmbaker@aol.com, www.wholegrainconnection.org

  • HEALTHY COOKING WITH MICHELLE: SIMPLE, FRESH AND DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR FALL (**NEW**)

    Nutritious meets delicious in this fun hands-on cooking class!

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

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Michelle Greenebaum, michelle@togetherinthekitchen.com

  • 100% WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH BASKET BREADS (**NEW**)

    Using your own sourdough starter you will mix, proof, knead, rest, shape and bake basket loaves, with special attention to the details for whole grain dough.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 30
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 1–4:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Making 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter class
    Price: $65
    Instructor: Monica Spiller, barmbaker@aol.com, www.wholegrainconnection.org

  • OAXACA: Land of the Seven Moles

    Oaxaca is known as the Land of the Seven Moles because of the seven versions of mole sauce, only one of which is made with chocolate!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: October 4
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • COOKING FOR 1 OR 2: SATISFYING VEGAN NOODLE BOWLS (**NEW**)

    Turn a basic bowl of noodles into a filling vegetarian meal.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: October 16
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • TAMALE PARTY

    You will learn the special art of authentic tamale-making in this hands-on cooking class!

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

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • MAKING 100% WHOLE WHEAT SOURDOUGH STARTER (**NEW**)

    We shall make a sourdough with California grown Heritage wheat, which will be sprouted and made into malt, and milled into whole wheat flour to use as the source of micro-organisms…

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: October 21
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 1–4:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $65 for each session
    Instructor: Monica Spiller, barmbaker@aol.com, www.wholegrainconnection.org

  • OAXACAN SECRETS

    Diverse regional wonders! Zaida Kent, owner of The Oaxacan Kitchen Markets, Inc. will help you master authentic tools and ingredients to make…

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: October 25
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • 100% WHOLE GRAIN SOURDOUGH FRUIT, NUT AND SEED BASKET BREADS (**NEW**)

    Using your own sourdough starter you will mix, proof, knead, shape, rest and bake basket loaves, with special attention to the details for whole grain dough.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: October 28
    Day(s) of the week: Saturday
    Hour: 1–4:30 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: Making 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter class
    Price: $65
    Instructor: Monica Spiller, barmbaker@aol.com, www.wholegrainconnection.org

  • HEALTHY COOKING WITH MICHELLE: THANKSGIVING SIDES AND HOLIDAY DESSERTS (**NEW**)

    Nutritious meets delicious in this fun hands-on cooking class! Your instructor shows you how to make healthier versions of Thanksgiving favorites and Holiday desserts!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: November 2
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Michelle Greenebaum, michelle@togetherinthekitchen.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: November 8
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Ramesh and Bharati Joshi

  • SATISFYING VEGAN SWEETS FOR 1 OR MORE (**NEW**)

    Eager to indulge just a bit this holiday season? We’ll whip up some filled mochi, some almond custard, a mug brownie and roasted fruit in the oven, microwave or with a hand blender in a mason jar.

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

    Quarter: Fall 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com