Monday, July 12, 2010

Cooking Classes at the Food Bank!

“A Taste For Your Senses” Cooking Class Series

Hosted by Chef Arturo Vargas
at the Food Bank of Yolo County
1244 Fortna Avenue
Woodland, CA  95776

All classes cost $30, materials included

Join us beginning this Monday, July 19 as we unveil a new series of healthy cooking classes at the Food Bank of Yolo County!  Whether you're "culinary-challenged" or just looking for ways to spice up some of your favorite recipes, you'll enjoy this fun informative foray into food!  Check out our current class schedule!

Current Class Schedule

*Monday, July 19  -  6:00pm-8:00pm*
Tortilla Class - Nothing comes close to the freshness and flavor of homemade tortillas. You’ll learn how to prepare the masa and make tortillas by hand with the best masa and tools. Tortillas can be used in several dishes and we’ll make a variety of Vegetarian Sopes in class.

*Friday, July 30  -  6:00pm to 8:00pm*
Veggie Thai - Come and learn how to give your healthy vegetables the flair of Thai flavors.

*Monday, August 2  - 10:00am-12:00pm*
Healthy Favorites: Mexican - What’s the difference between Oaxaca, Puebla, and Guerrero? Learn how to prepare authentic and healthy red, black, and green enchiladas.

*Monday, August 9  - 6:00pm-8:00pm*
Sensational Salsas - Are you a salsa fanatic? Here you will find great homemade salsa to fuel your passion for one of the world’s favorite foods. Come and join us for a colorful, zesty, spicy class.

*Friday, August 13  - 10:00am-11:30am*
Healthy Favorites: Chinese - Craving Takeout? Come learn how to prepare your favorite noodle dish at home, using fresh and local veggies.

*Monday, August 16  - 6:00pm-8:00pm*
Tamale Class - Join us to learn how to make a healthy upgrade to a delicious favorite: Oaxaca-style vegetarian, wrapped in banana leaves.

*Friday, August 20 - 10:00am-11:30am*
Tostada Fiestas - Come and join us for a Tostada Fiesta class and learn about Mexican herbs to combine with flavors with a fusion of vegetables.

*Friday, August 20  - 6:00pm-8:00pm*
Cooking with Peppers - Hot, Medium, and Mild; cooking with peppers, Mexican-style, from fresh peppers to dried chilies, expose yourself to a world of spicy tastes. We will review several varieties of peppers and chilies, their characteristics, and use to common dishes.

*Monday, August 23 -  10:00-11:30am*
Beyond Ramen - In this class you will learn how to turn inexpensive favorites into a healthy meal.

*Monday, August 30 -  6:00pm-8:00pm*
Stuffed with Taste - As bell peppers, zucchini, and chilies begin to appear at your local market, it is the perfect time to learn some healthy, delicious ways to make those veggies the focus of your meal.

Cash, check and credit card payments accepted.
For more information and to sign up for a class, please call:  (530)-668-0690,
or email

Don't delay!  Space is limited!

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