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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

  • BAKED POTATO WITH ALL THE FIXIN’S (**NEW**)

    All of Julie’s classes begin with fresh vegetables and dips. Then we break into groups to prepare some of the recipes chosen for the evening.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: January 17
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson julie@findjoyinfood.com www.findjoyinfood.com

  • THE CORE NUTRITIONAL FOUNDATION TO PREVENT CANCER (**NEW**)

    In this informative class, students will gain practical knowledge on what kind of food (fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, dairy, meat, herbs and spices, etc.) can affect and prevent cancer growth.

    Duration: Two Sessions: January 22 & January 24
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, January 22 / 6–7 p.m. (Lecture Only); Thursday, January 24 / 6–8:30 p.m. (Cooking Class)
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $75
    Instructor: Chen Ben Ascher contact@mor-nutrition4life.com

  • AN EVENING IN OAXACA

    Zaida’s calm demeanor can put anyone at ease in the kitchen and it’s wonderful to learn from someone that was born and raised by amazing cooks in Oaxaca.

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

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • CHOCOLATE COATED AND DELICIOUS (**NEW**)

    We’ll explore the basics of melting chocolate for dipping, then dip strawberries, bananas and dried fruits in dark chocolate, plus make other things to dip as time allows.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: February 7
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson julie@findjoyinfood.com www.findjoyinfood.com

  • TAMALE PARTY

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

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: February 13
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • AMALFI COAST COOKING FEATURING SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI (**NEW**)

    Learn to prepare a delicious feast that will transport you to Italy’s Amalfi Coast where the stunning beaches of Sorrento, Positano, and Capri are bursting with sunshine, breathtaking views, and epicurean delights.

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

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Michelle Greenebaum michelle@togetherinthekitchen.com

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

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • PIES BEYOND THE TIN OR PAN (**NEW**)

    We’ll explore the basics of tin-less pies like hand pies, galettes, and upside-down pies.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 14
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Julie Shanson julie@findjoyinfood.com www.findjoyinfood.com

  • ROLL YOUR OWN SUSHI—AND DIY SPRING ROLLS! (**NEW**)

    Learn how to throw your own vegetarian Sushi and Spring Roll Party!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 19
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    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. The Joshis will teach you how to prepare aromatic, mild, low fat and nutritious Indian cuisine by demonstrating their techniques.

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

    Quarter: Winter 2019
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $60
    Instructor: Ramesh and Bharati Joshi