dreamstime_Julia BritvichSummer is all about relaxing and sharing with friends, so what better way to do it than by taking a cooking class and learning some fun new recipes or techniques to share with your gang? We’ve got a great summer line-up, that includes everything from pizza making (a perfect way to keep the kids entertained) and to beer brewing (take it now so it’s ready to enjoy on a hot August day) to terrific international cuisines (Japanese, Indian, world vegetarian) that really are highlight summer garden bounty. Oh–and don’t forget jam making and pickling so you can taste the sweetness of summer deep into next winter.
Here’s a featured line-up:
June 28, 2014: International Vegetarian
Robin Vives, a private chef and food historian, has been collecting recipes from friends all over the world. Come learn her favorite vegetarian ones in this class.
June 28 & 7/19: Brew Your Own Beer: Join the Craft Beer Revolution!
Just in case you missed it–Denver is beer bonkers! Join Toby Gerard and learn how to whip up your own craft beer and impress your friends.
July 1, 2014: Pizza Power
Creative & fun family friendly meals start here. You have to try the cauliflower crust to believe it! Yum!
Starts July 8, 2014 (3 weeks): Make Your Own Cheese
Make a variety of soft cheeses in this class taught by cheeseman extraordinaire, Rich McGaughey.
July 9, 2014: Big Batch Cooking: Cook Once and Eat Thrice
Cook less and enjoy more. Find out how big batch cooking can feed you and your family all week and save you time and $$ in the kitchen.
July 12, 2014: Jams, Jellies, & Preserves: Learn to Can
Canning is simple once you learn how and you’ll be able to enjoy home preserved summer fruits all year long.
July 13: Tea for the Duchess of Bedfordshire
Hailing from England, Rachel Iacino is a Cordon Bleu Certified Chef.  You’ll be transported across the ocean when you take this class!
July 16: Knife Skills:  Tips, Tricks & Techniques Used by Professional ChefsChef Trusan has delighted CFU students for several years with his great sense of humor and awesome knife skills.
July 20:  Brie Cheese Making at Home
The inimitable cheese master, Rich McGaughey is your guide.
July 26:  Wild Fermentation:  Make Your Own Probiotic foods for Optimal Wellness
More and more evidence is coming out that good gut health is important for general health and emotional well-being.  Probiotic supplements are expensive, but you can make your own for very low cost.
August 23–RAWvolution with Brigitte MarsBrigitte is renown for her understanding of natural health products and wholesome foods.  This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master.
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