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A Cook and Two Books Blog #1:  Death Comes in Through the Kitchen

I am so lucky to do what I do for a living.  It is as far away from having a “regular job” as I can get, and that has been my goal for many years–actually since Junior High School, but that [...]

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Mediterranean Lifestyles (5:30– 8pm) @DelecTable

Enjoy a delicious dinner while you learn what makes Mediterranean food such a gourmet experience, and why it’s so healthy! This is a hands-on class, followed by enjoying the dinner you help [...]

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Northern Italian Luncheon (12-1pm) @DelecTable

What distinguishes Northern Italian cuisine? Chef Joel will show you how to make fresh local foods, such as Rainbow Trout – now available again at the Farmers Markets – into a new taste [...]

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Seafood 301 @DelecTable (5:30– 8pm)

Take the plunge and splurge on this sure-to-be-memorable Crab and Lobster Extravaganza! Learn the techniques of roasting crab legs, grilling/broiling lobster tails, and poaching a whole lobster. [...]

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Kids Nigerian Cuisine (5-7:30pm)

Nigerian cuisine contains dishes and food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that comprise this West African country and features colorful and lavish dishes, with deeply flavored sauces and [...]

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Kids Korean Cuisine (5-7:30pm)

Have you thought about Korean cuisine with both Koreas often in the news, since the Olympics?  Enjoy this Korean-inspired menu that is not only easy to prepare but is also Matissuhyo! [...]

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Kids Polish Cuisine (5-7:30pm)

Polish cuisine has been influenced by many other European cultures and has incorporated some the best of each, featuring many rich, lavish, delicious dishes.  In this class kids will prepare the [...]

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Parent-Child French Bistro (1-3pm)

These French Bistro recipes are delicious and easy to prepare, much like the home-style cooking served in most French bistros.  On the menu: Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée (French Onion Soup [...]

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Teen Cuisine: All About Fries (2-4:30pm)

Not just French Fries!  You can make delicious fries out of many foods.  In this class, teens will learn the basics of safely frying food and well as tips on how to “Oven Fry.”  Participants will [...]

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International Islands Mini-Camp: Caribbean & Filipino Cuisines-Day2 (10-1pm)

It’s like a culinary cruise around the Caribbean and beyond (without any risk of sea-sickness)!  Kids will get to try different delicious tropical Island dishes with exotic names and some new [...]

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International Islands Mini-Camp: Caribbean & Filipino Cuisines-Day1 (10-1pm)

It’s like a culinary cruise around the Caribbean and beyond (without any risk of sea-sickness)!  Kids will get to try different delicious tropical Island dishes with exotic names and some new [...]

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Kids Candy Workshop (5-7:30pm)

Kids will get to make these sweet treats to try and also to take some home to share (or not!): Chocolate Caramel Corn; Pastel Summer Mints; Marvelous Maple Fudge; White Chocolate and Coconut [...]

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Adult South American Street Food (5:30-8pm)

Street foods are tasty, popular fresh dishes that highlight favorite local flavors and ingredients.  These different dishes highlight regional favorites from around South America.  On the Menu:  [...]

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Adult Pakistani Street Food (5:30-8pm)

Street foods are tasty, popular fresh dishes that highlight favorite local flavors and ingredients.  These Pakistani street foods are savory, mouth-watering delicacies that you’ll want to make [...]

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Parent-Child Summer Candy Class (1-3pm)

Spend a Sunday afternoon with a special child making some sweet treats!  Adult-Child pairs will get to make these yummy treats to taste and will also get to take some home to share (or not!): [...]

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Kids Summer Baking Workshop (10a-1pm)

Fun class for kids who love to bake.  We’ll heat up the kitchen so you don’t have to heat up yours.  This class will add to your kids’ baking repertoire with delicious new recipes and techniques [...]

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Teen Cuisine: All About Ravioli (5-7:30pm)

Teens will learn how to make egg pasta dough from scratch and roll it out to make ravioli.  They will then prepare four different homemade fillings to make delicious fresh Ravioli for a sumptuous [...]

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Kids Chocolate Workshop (5-7:30pm)

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  Kids will learn about cooking with chocolate and will make these scrumptious chocolate treats to try as well as to take some home to share (or not!).  On the menu: [...]

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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza (5-7:30pm)

Kids will work together to make pizza dough and tomato sauce from scratch and then prepare a variety of delicious homemade pizzas.  On the menu:  Classic Pizza Dough; Whole Wheat Pizza Dough; [...]

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Mamma Mia: That’s Italian!-for Kids (5-7:30pm)

Kids will learn how to prepare a classic homemade Italian meal and will get to enjoy eating it – maybe even with red-checked tablecloths!  On the Menu:  Minestrone Soup; Creamy Caesar Salad; Mama [...]

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Teen Cuisine: All About Dumplings (5-7:30pm)

Teens will work with different wrappers, as well as make home-made dough and fillings to make a delicious Asian-inspired Dumpling meal!  On the menu: Shui Jian Bao (Pan-Fried Leek Buns); Jiao Zi [...]

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International Mini-Camp: Pan-Asian Cuisines-Day 2 (1-4pm)

Take a culinary adventure across Asia!  Dishes from many different Asian countries will be prepared so kids can explore new flavors and ingredients.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $100. Day [...]

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International Mini-Camp: Pan-Asian Cuisines-Day 1 (1-4pm)

Take a culinary adventure across Asia!  Dishes from many different Asian countries will be prepared so kids can explore new flavors and ingredients.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $100. Day [...]

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Kids Summer Rolls Workshop (5-7:30pm)

Summer rolls are delicious and nutritious.  Fresh, not fried; filled with fragrant fresh herbs, rice vermicelli and protein; then wrapped in rice paper and served with dipping sauces, summer [...]

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Adult Ramen Noodles Workshop (5:30-8pm)

No packets of skinny noodles or pouches of MSG in this class.  Learn to make the noodle dough from scratch, then roll, stretch and cut the dough into fresh noodles to be boiled and enjoyed with a [...]

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Parent-Child Summer Rolls (1-3pm)

Summer rolls are delicious and nutritious.  Fresh, not fried; filled with fragrant fresh herbs, rice vermicelli and protein; then wrapped in rice paper and served with dipping sauces, summer [...]

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Adult Cheese-Making Workshop (5-7:30pm)

In this class adults will learn to make homemade cheese from scratch (well, actually from milk)!  Basic principles of cheese-making and materials will be discussed.  Participants will then make [...]

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Kids Cheese-Making Workshop (5-7:30pm)

In this class kids will learn to make homemade cheese from scratch (well, actually from milk)!  Basic principles of cheese-making and materials will be discussed.  Kids will then make cheese and [...]

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International Mini-Camp: Jamaican & Persian Cuisines-Day2 (1-4pm)

Try some new, international flavors from these two cultures with amazing culinary offerings.  Persian food, like Persian culture, has been around since the dawn of civilization and incorporates a [...]

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International Mini-Camp: Jamaican & Persian Cuisines-Day1 (1-4pm)

Try some new, international flavors from these two cultures with amazing culinary offerings.  Persian food, like Persian culture, has been around since the dawn of civilization and incorporates a [...]

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Kids Hawaiian Cuisine (4:30–7pm)

Try a taste of Hawaii – without the airfare!  You’ll love the sweet-and-salty flavors of many Hawaiian dishes.  On the menu:  Spam and Kimchi Musubi (Yes, a Spam and mild Kimchi sushi roll that’s [...]

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Parent-Child Beignets & Profiteroles (1-3pm)

Make delicious French pastries with a special child!  In this class, Adult-Child pairs will learn to make Pâte à Choux, the pastry dough used in many classic French pastries, as well as crème [...]

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Teen Cuisine: All About Ramen (5-7:30pm)

No packets of skinny noodles or pouches of MSG in this class.  Learn to make the noodle dough from scratch, then roll, stretch and cut the dough into fresh noodles to be boiled and enjoyed with a [...]

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Blue Tie Bash Fundraiser (6pm on)

Madison’s premier benefit for urologic cancer awareness. 2nd annual Blue Tie Bash gala to support  research in urologic cancers and men’s health at UW School of Medicine and Public [...]

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Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

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Summer Camp: Noodles!, Day 1 (9a-12p)

Each day of this intensive 4-Day Camp participants will learn and practice unique noodle-making techniques, then use the noodles they make to prepare a variety of delicious savory dishes. [...]

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Peppercorns

I was on WKOW’s “Wake Up Wisconsin” show early this morning and thought I’d talk about pepper.  I love pepper.  It goes on anything but dessert for me (tho I know that black pepper ice cream is [...]

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French Bistro Lunch – Cooking Demonstration @ DelecTable (12-1pm)

Do you want to know some ways to make your salads special? Or make perfect shrimp in white wine? Enjoy a delicious lunch while learning professional secrets from Chef Joel! Accompany your meal [...]

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Seafood 101 @ DelecTable (5:30– 8pm)

Intimidated by seafood? Chef Joel will walk you through a seafood dinner from your initial plan to the finished meal. He’ll share ideas for selecting the best seafood at the market, along [...]

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Sauces @ DelecTable (5:30– 8pm)

Enjoy a delicious dinner while you learn the basics of classic French sauce preparation! These sauces can turn an ordinary meal into a superb one. They’re not difficult! You’ll be [...]

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VomFASS’s DelecTable

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Food & White Wine: Tastes of Summer (6-8:30pm) @UnionS

Why do some food and wine combinations dance gracefully on your palate and others stand around and disagree? Learn the basic characteristics of three major white wine varieties: Chardonnay, [...]

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Sake Dinner (6-8:30pm) @UnionS

Try several varieties of sake (cold and warm) with some delicious Japanese recipes. We will pair sakes with Miso Soup with Shrimp and Sea Vegetables; Japanese Chicken and Shiitake Mushroom [...]

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Quick & Easy Summer Meals (6-8:30pm) @UnionS

Summers are too special to spend hours cooking. Learn to create easy but tasty summer meals. We will explore Peppery Chicken Meatballs with Cherry Tomatoes and Honey Orange Yogurt Sauce; Boston [...]

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Adult Knife Skills Workshop (6-8:30pm) @UnionS

This popular and informative class helps you learn and practice the techniques that help take the chore out of cooking, plus impress your friends! Techniques include: deboning a chicken; dicing [...]

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Comfort Food: New Spring Classics (6:30-9pm)

Enjoy preparing and then tasting these sure to be new springtime (or anytime) favorites: Cream of Asparagus Soup with Goat Cheese Crostini; Mediterranean-Style Turkey Patties with Olive and Herb [...]

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Seasonal Chefs: A Cook and Two Books at the Monona Public Library (6-8pm)

An exciting collaboration between the Mystery to Me Bookstore and Chef Joel Olson: author visits and a culinary interpretation of their thrilling mystery-themed books. Plus recipe feedback with [...]

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Monona Public Library

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Kids Knife Skills Class (5:30-7:30pm)

Empower your child to help with the cooking by learning real knife skills/techniques that will stay with them for as long as they cook!  Children are great at chopping, dicing and mincing when [...]

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Cooking, Manners and Etiquette Mini-Camp, Day 2 (5:30-8p)

This highly popular and effective etiquette class is designed for kids ages 10-15.  On day two, students will prepare a four-course meal that they will help to serve restaurant-style.  While they [...]