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Open classes from the previous catalog

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Vegetarian
All About Pie

Laurie Pfalzer

Join Chef Laurie for a fun and educational pie making class. Take the challenge out of pie crust with a little knowledge, a few handling instructions and quality ingredients. Learn the key to making tender, flaky and flavorful pie crust that is also simple to roll out. Each student will make a 6-inch Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie or Brandied Apple Pie that you will bake and take home. We’ll also taste Marionberry Pie, and Chef Laurie will demonstrate galettes, hand pies and turnovers. We’ll have time to discuss fruit varieties and troubleshoot your pie problems. For every season, pie is the answer. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.

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Gluten free
Vegetarian
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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Kory DeAngelo, M.S., R.D.N.

Chronic inflammation is associated with many health conditions and can leave you feeling tired, congested and foggy. In this class, you’ll be greeted with a warming cup of Golden Tea as Kory, a registered dietitian, demonstrates recipes and discusses foods to help quench inflammation and restore your vitality and health. In addition to valuable information and time for discussion, you’ll enjoy samples of Indian Spiced Lentil Soup with Wild Rice; Shredded Kale and Beet Salad with Hazelnuts; and Date Pistachio Bites. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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Gluten free
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April in Paris

Erin Coopey

Paris is a beautiful city full of wide boulevards with allées of gardens, shops, street markets and elegant restaurants — lovely anytime of year, but especially in spring. Join Chef Erin for an inspired French menu that sparks the imagination and has you dining in Paris along the Champs-Elysées. The menu, with wine pairings, includes Panisse (Chickpea Cakes) with Onion Marmalade; Flétan Grillé aux Salade de Asperges et Fenouil (Slow-roasted Halibut with Asparagus and Fennel Salad); Gratin Forestier (Potato and Mushroom Gratin); and Mousse au Citron (Lemon Mousse). With seafood, dairy and eggs; no gluten.

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Authentic Italian Pizza

Iole Aguero

Naples is the birthplace of both Iole and the best pizza on Earth, so it’s natural that the two come together in this class. Iole will walk you through the steps to making her perfected homemade crust as you work together to prepare Pizza Margherita with basil, tomatoes and olive oil drizzle; Classic Pepperoni Pizza; Spring Vegetable Pizza; and Gorgonzola Pizza with Pears and Walnuts. Meat optional, with dairy; no eggs.

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Vegetarian
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Baking with Whole Grains

Laurie Pfalzer

Discover the unique depth of flavors and textures in whole-grain flours such as spelt, amaranth, buckwheat, whole wheat, rye and emmer farro. Learn to adjust your own recipes to include a variety of whole-grain flours. Laurie will demonstrate both sweet and savory recipes that will delight the palate with complex flavors, including Whole Wheat Onion and Gruyère Hand Pies; Walnut Amaranth Thumbprints; Buckwheat, Rosemary and Orange Shortbread; Caramel Apple Cake with Rye and Whole Spelt; and Emmer Farro with Roasted Grapes. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Gluten free
Vegetarian
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Boost Your Thyroid

Ami Karnosh, M.S., C.N.

The thyroid is accountable to every cell in your body and governs metabolism. Discover which foods will benefit the thyroid gland and how to alter the foods that hinder it. Nutritionist Ami Karnosh will share useful nutrition information with you as she demonstrates a variety of thyroid-boosting recipes including a delicious mug of Hot “Macalate”; Warming Carrot and Leek Soup with Sea Vegetables; Brazil Nut Pâté; and a dessert of French Cherry Clafoutis. Vegetarian with eggs; no dairy or gluten.

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Brazen Braising

Darin Gagner

Braising is the art of letting your oven do the work for you. It’s a transformative technique that turns tough, economical meat cuts into culinary gold. You’ll get lots of information on how to achieve moist, full flavor from underutilized cuts as we prepare Red Wine-braised Pork Shoulder with Polenta, Parmesan, and Brown Butter Asparagus; and Italian Sweet and Sour Agrodolce Chicken. Plus, learn a gentle technique for delicate ingredients like fish when we prepare Coconut and Ginger- braised Ling Cod with Fresh Peas and Jasmine Rice. With meat, seafood and dairy; no eggs.

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Gluten free
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Brighten Up with Fresh Herbs

Erin Coopey

Many of us think of summer as herb season, but heartier winter herbs have their time for the limelight, too! From comforting to sophisticated, learn new ways to appreciate oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and sage. You’ll enjoy Spicy Roasted Chicken with Marjoram and Tomatoes; Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Rosemary and Smoked Salt; Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Thyme; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon; and Broiled Apples with Sage and Gruyère. With poultry and dairy; no eggs or gluten.

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Classic Cuban Cooking

Yary Oslund

Yary will share kitchen stories from her homeland of Cuba as she applies her professional chef skills to preparing healthy, exciting dishes from Cuba and the Caribbean. We’ll start with a refreshing Avocado, Onion and Grapefruit Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette. The main course is a Cuban specialty — Enchilado de Mariscos (spicy tomato seafood stew) served with Arroz Caribeño (Caribbean rice with coconut, lime and peppers). Flan de Coco (coconut flan) is a soothing finish to this marvelous meal. With seafood, dairy and eggs.

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Cooking with Oils

Nick Rose, M.S.

Which oil should I use for cooking and baking and which should I not heat at all? PCC Nutrition Educator Nick Rose will demystify the appropriate uses for the wide variety of oils available at PCC.

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Vegetarian
Eat Like It's Spring

Lisa Crawford

For ages 10 to 12, accompanied by one adult guest. Jump into spring by preparing an easy but impressive family meal celebrating seasonal ingredients! Work in small groups to create beautiful Savory Spring Tarts; and Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. We will top off our lovely meal with a delicious Sweet Strawberry Rhubarb Slump. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs. Class price includes one child and one adult guest.

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Elegant Dinner Party

Lee Baker

For ages 13 and up, accompanied by one adult guest. Learn how to make a completely delightful and elegant meal to recreate for guests at home. We’ll work in small teams to prepare an impressive menu, including a colorful Northwest Salmon and Leek Chowder; Phyllo-wrapped Roasted Vegetables; Tangy Carrot and Pineapple Salad; and Hand-dipped Chocolate Strawberries. With meat (bacon), seafood and dairy; no eggs. Class price includes one teen and one adult guest.

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Vegetarian
Fermented and Cultured Foods

Birgitte Antonsen

For centuries, fermentation has been used around the world as a health-promoting method for preserving foods. Today, fermented and cultured foods are recognized as enzyme-rich, probiotic super-foods that can aid digestion and detoxification, boost immunity, curb cravings and enhance the nutritional profile of dishes. Join Birgitte as she guides you through the process of making Kombucha; Traditional Beet Kvass; Cultured Salsa and Fruit Sauce; and Sourdough Pancakes. You’ll also leave with your own homemade Sauerkraut. Vegetarian with optional dairy (whey); no eggs or gluten.

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Food for Beauty

Marilyn Walls, M.S.

PCC Nutrition Educator Marilyn Walls will discuss which foods provide the vitamins and minerals that contribute to glowing skin and healthy hair. Plus, she’ll show you around PCC’s health and beauty section and talk about our product standards.

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Fuel for the Athlete

Jet Smith

Tired of chemical-laden gel packs and mouth-drying nutrition bars? Learn how to make and pack whole food snacks to keep you cycling and running at your peak with optimum nutrition, hydration and flavor. Once you have these easy techniques, the variety of snacks is only limited by your imagination. We'll make Layered Blueberry Mango and Bibimbap Rice Cakes (think sushi rice not puffed rice!); Nut Butter Power Cookies; and Chocolate Muffins. You’ll feel well-prepared for that century ride, adventure race or family trail day. With eggs and optional meat; no dairy or gluten.

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Gather Your Friends

Lynne Vea

Pull out your fancy hats! Lynne is going to show us just the right menu to celebrate the season for Mother’s Day, graduations or just an early ode to Al Fresco feasting. Start with a nibble of Oven-baked White Cheddar Coins with Pecans and Cayenne as we do a little Puff Pastry 101, featuring Mini Asparagus and Crabmeat Tarts with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts. Lynne will show you how to master presentation with Grilled Pumpkin Seed and Lime Zest-crusted Salmon with Two Simple Sauces; plus the quintessential Cantaloupe Swan and other garde manger finishing touches. It’s not a party without good wine suggestions and an irresistible dessert: Upside- down Glistening Fruit Torte with Fresh Berries and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream. With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.

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Vegetarian
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Gluten-free Baking

Maria Galvao

Rediscover the joys of baking — without the gluten! Maria has received much praise for her decadent gluten-free treats. She’s dipped into her recipe box to find some sweet favorites that are naturally gluten-free or adapt well to flour substitutions. She’ll show you different approaches for successful gluten-free baking, including using nut flours, custard-based desserts, and substituting alternative flour blends. You’ll love her Apple Tart; naturally gluten-free Hazelnut Cake; Portuguese Milk Tarts (Mini Custard Pies); and Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs; no gluten.

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free Inspiration

Heather Dickinson

Are you taking gluten and/or dairy out of your diet and don’t know where to begin? If you need some inspiration, this class is for you. Heather will share tips and tricks from her decade of experience with a GF/DF diet. She’ll demonstrate her tried-and-true recipes and cooking tips for Mini Quiche Bites, Chicken Pasta Alfredo and Dreamy Lemon Cake. With time for questions and suggestions on cookbooks, products, substitutions and more, this class will give you the tools and optimism you need for a successful gluten-free, dairy free lifestyle. With eggs and optional poultry and meat; no dairy or gluten.

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Vegetarian
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Go for the Greens!

Rachel Duboff

It’s easy to know you should eat more greens, but more challenging to know how to add them to your menu in an enticing way. Chef Rachel will ensure that you will understand leafy green vegetables. You’ll get up close to taste test the variety of greens available and learn tips for successfully utilizing them in your everyday dishes and for overcoming bitterness. Rachel will cook up some perfect examples, such as Irresistible Greens Pesto with Traditional Farinata Flatbread; Chickpeas in Lemon Coconut Sauce with Spinach, served with Green Rice; and Lentils with Swiss Chard and Pickled Chard Stems. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs or gluten.

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Grass-fed Beef

Darin Gagner

Grass-fed beef is a wonderful and flavorful alternative to mass-produced beef from grain-fed cattle; but it can be tricky to cook due to its leanness. Join Chef Darin as he demonstrates several cooking, marinating and tenderizing methods. Get ready to kick off your summer with one of the best burgers ever — Grass-fed Burgers with Balsamic Red Onions, Beecher’s Flagship Cheese, Spicy Aioli and Pickles. You’ll also enjoy Sesame, Soy and Ale-marinated Sirloin Skewers with Ginger and Plum Vinaigrette and Baby Lettuce Salad; and Dry-rubbed Rib-eye with Cilantro-lime Butter and Grilled Summer Vegetables. With meat, dairy and eggs.

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Greenlake Village Walk, Talk & Taste

Marilyn Walls, M.S., Nick Rose, M.S.

This 90-minute class and tour, led by a PCC Nutrition Educator, takes you through our aisles to discover the many choices in organic produce, sustainably raised products, bulk foods and much more. Taste products you haven’t tried before and learn about how they are produced. Make the many connections between your food choices and health, the environment and the local and global community in a fun, informative and free Walk, Talk & Taste class. You’ll also receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise. Please pre-register at 206-545-7112 or at PccCooks.com.

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Gluten free
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Vegetarian
Homemade Cheese Workshop

Jackie Freeman

Join chef, dairymaid and cheese maker Jackie Freeman for a fast-paced evening of hands-on cheese making. In a small group setting, we’ll work together to create Buttermilk Cheese, Queso Blanco, Ricotta and Fresh Mozzarella. Jackie will discuss the basic principles of cheese making, including equipment use and care, ingredients and supplies. We will taste our work in class and discuss more recipes to try at home. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs or gluten.

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In Love with Lunch: Plant-based Solutions

Shauna Schultz, R.D.

A plant-based lunch is a nutritious and satisfying way to maintain energy throughout the day — even if you aren’t vegan. Shauna will show you easy make-ahead lunch solutions to help get you through the work week. She’ll also discuss plant-based nutrition and answer questions regarding meal planning. Sample delicious recipes like Napa Cabbage Salad with Spicy Sesame Orange Tofu; Southwest Orzo Salad with Cilantro Pesto; Spicy Tempeh Salad; Lemon Herb White Bean Salad with Asparagus and Barley; and a sweet little treat —Chocolate Bark. Vegetarian; no eggs or dairy.

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Gluten free
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Vegetarian
In Season: Spring Bounty

Devra Gartenstein

Spring is a time of awakening, when the vegetable kingdom surprises us with leaves, shoots and tender baby roots. In this hands-on class, we’ll explore the unique flavors and textures of the season’s offerings, with tips and tricks for making the most of their freshness and delicacy. We’ll prepare Asparagus with Mustard Dill Sauce; Pea and Radish Salad; Roasted Potato Salad; Fennel and Arugula Pesto; and Perfectly Braised Vegetables. Vegetarian; no eggs or dairy.

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Vegetarian
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It's a Piece of Cake to Decorate

Nicole Milne

Join one of PCC’s own cake experts to learn the tips and techniques to transform cake layers into structures of art. Nicole will begin with how to create the smoothest frostings, one buttercream and one vegan, and show you how to apply smooth sides and tops with both round and square cakes. Then comes the fun part — creating different looks with a variety of piping tips, filigrees and decorations. Using the tools provided, you'll get to practice decorating your own Red Velvet or Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes. Vegetarian and vegan options.

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Japanese Small Plates

Kanako Koizumi

Japan has its own traditions of serving small plates of savory foods, from kobachi in small bowls, to tsumami, finger foods you might find at a Japanese pub. Kanako will prepare several different examples to expand your understanding of Japanese food. You’ll sample Cucumber and Sea Vegetable Sunomono with Vinaigrette; Yakitori (Grilled Chicken Skewers); Spinach Shiraae (Salad with Tofu and Miso Dressing); Simmered Hijiki and Mixed Vegetables; and Tofu with Ankake, a traditional thick sauce. With poultry; no dairy or eggs.

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Vegetarian
Kitchen Chemistry: Chocolate!

Cam Zarcone

For ages 10 to 12; kids only. Our delicious investigation of baking science continues with a new round of recipes. We'll learn about egg whites by whipping up an ethereal chocolate version of the soft meringue dessert known as Dacquoise, then pick up some techniques and tips for working with chocolate as we make a Ganache Filling to go with it. Next, we'll explore the ratios hiding in some of our favorite recipes and turn to Brownies to answer the age-old question of which tastes better: the cakey or the fudgy ones? Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Knife Skills SPRING

Seppo Farrey

Practice knife-handling hands-on and learn how to cut safely and efficiently in this skill-building workshop with Chef Seppo. For the most useful practice, bring your own familiar chef knife (or use ours if you don’t have one). He’ll review knife selection, introduce honing and sharpening and teach you several different knife techniques. You’ll sharpen your skills while preparing ingredients for Lemon Cilantro Chicken Soup and Lemon Cilantro Vegetable Soup, which Seppo will demonstrate in class. Vegetarian with optional poultry; no dairy or eggs. Adults only.

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Korean Table

Lynne Vea

Come explore one of Chef Lynne’s favorite cuisines — Korean food. She’ll show you how to prepare some unforgettable dishes including Bibimbap, bowl food at its finest, with rice, seared tuna, sautéed mushrooms, kimchi and poached egg. You’ll love her incredibly crisp Korean Fried Chicken with Sticky Sweet & Spicy Sauce; Kalbi Short Ribs; and Homemade Melona (insanely popular frozen melon sorbet on a stick). You’ll also get a little Kimchi 101 and samplings of perfectly complementary beers. With meat, seafood and eggs; no dairy.

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Moroccan Mezze

Marcia Newlands

Mezze, or small bites, vary all over Morocco, but always showcase the local flavors and ingredients. They can be served on their own or as a first course before the main dinner centerpiece. Marcia, who immersed herself in the culture and cuisine of Morroco for two years, will demonstrate some of her favorite mezze, including Spicy Shrimp with Coriander; Roasted Peppers with Feta and Capers; Smoky Harissa Yogurt Dip with Spring Vegetables; and Moroccan Chickpea Spread. With seafood and dairy; no eggs.

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Northwest Spring Soiree

Becky Selengut

Celebrate the turning of the season with a nod to the earliest local ingredients, heralding a new year of culinary delights. We’ll start with a selection of local cheeses with Rhubarb-Thyme Jam and Handmade Breadsticks; then enjoy Morels on Brioche Toast Points with Brandy and Thyme; Roasted Halibut with Radicchio-Prosciutto Sauce, Peas and Artichokes; and Cornmeal-crusted Apple Tarts with Rosemary-scented Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce. With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.

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Paella d'España

Yary Oslund

Yary will share the secrets to making one of the classic dishes of Spain, where she once lived. She’ll recount her culinary experiences there as she demonstrates three kinds of Paella, a beloved rice-based dish made even more delicious with additions of meat, seafood and vegetables. She will make something for everyone: Paella Mixta with Pork and Chicken; Paella de Mariscos (Seafood Paella); and Paella with Spring Vegetables. You’ll also taste a light dessert to complement the paella — Fresh Oranges with Spiced Red Wine Syrup. With meat, poultry and seafood; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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Pasta Workshop

Iole Aguero

In this lively workshop, Iole will show you how to create fresh pasta, a staple of Italian home-cooked meals. With a batch of pasta dough, expert guidance and a little practice, you’ll become skilled at making and filling Cheese Ravioli to serve with Brown Butter Sage Sauce; and Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce. Iole will also demonstrate how to make other shapes such as Farfalle (bow ties) with Spicy Tomato Sauce, and flat noodles such as tagliolini, fettuccine and pappardelle. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Pastry Techniques: The Egg Foam

Laurie Pfalzer

Whether it's a meringue, a pâte à bombe (egg yolks and sugar) or whipped whole eggs, desserts and cakes depend on the structure of egg foams to provide strength and substance. You’ll fold in lots of information as Chef Laurie demonstrates the many egg foams, including common meringue, Italian meringue and pâte á bombe. You'll also learn a bit of science while Chef Laurie creates a Cheese Soufflé with Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar; Ruby Port Sabayon (Zabaglione) with Fresh Raspberries; Pavlova with Vanilla-roasted Strawberries; Classic Genoise (sponge cake); and Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Plant-based Nutrition

Shauna Schultz, R.D.

Nourish your body and move toward new goals in the post-holiday season with rejuvenating plant-based dishes. Whether you’re a fan of “Meatless Monday” or have been vegetarian for years, this class is an excellent resource for how to maintain a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet. Shauna will discuss meal planning, answer questions about vegan nutrition and demonstrate simple, delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She’ll prepare some foundation recipes for a complete day, including Spiced Coconut-Apple Quinoa Breakfast Cereal; Fresh Vegetables with Zesty Ranch Dressing; Kale and Portobello Tostados with Chipotle Cashew Cream; Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Lemon Tahini Dressing; and a Creamy Banana Peanut Butter Shake. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.

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Popular Indian Recipes

Uma Bangalore

Treat your taste buds as Uma shows you how to put together an enticing Indian menu. We’ll start with a warm bowl of Daal (Lentil) Soup while Uma demonstrates how to prepare Chicken Korma (chicken in a delightful yogurt and tomato-based sauce) and Baby Spinach Raita. Then join Uma at the kitchen counter to make Roti, a traditional Indian flatbread. Dessert is Rasmalai — sweetened and baked ricotta cheese, spiced with cardamom and saffron and perfumed with rosewater. With poultry and dairy; no eggs.

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Primavera Italiana

Paola Albanesi

Join Paola for a tribute to the new season at an Italian table. The menu is a breath of fresh air and naturally gluten-free. You’ll love an easily adaptable Risotto Primavera with Crispy Prosciutto; Insalata di Gamberi e Avocado (a refreshing salad with avocado, shrimp and parsley); Asparagi alla Piemontese with butter, Parmigiano and egg; and Ricciarelli di Siena (Soft Almond Cookies from Tuscany). With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs; no gluten.

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Protein for a Vegetarian Diet

Birgitte Antonsen

Join Birgitte to explore some of the abundant vegetable protein sources and learn how to transform them into delicious dishes. In addition to getting practical tips for improving nutrient absorption and digestibility, you’ll work hands-on preparing some quick and easy recipes for weekly use. We will cook up Tempeh Tacos with Spicy Tofu Sauce; Middle Eastern Falafels with Tahini Sauce; Lentil Stir-fry; revitalizing Energy Shake; and Tofu Chocolate Mousse. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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Quick and Ridiculously Delicious Weeknight Dinners

Erin Coopey

You’ve had a busy day, but you still need to put dinner on the table. Chef Erin to the rescue with quick weeknight meals! There’s no better way to make sure you eat a home-cooked meal after a long day at work than to have a plan. You’ll get four nights’ worth of dependable ideas from Chef Erin as you help prepare Braised Shrimp Puttanesca; Lemony Chicken Piccata; Asian Braised Fish with Ginger and Bok Choy; Sausages with Roasted Grapes and Polenta; and Chef Erin’s Favorite Fall-Back Salad. With meat, seafood and dairy; no eggs or gluten.

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Quick Southern Italian Sauces

Iole Aguero

After a recent trip to Southern Italy where she shared kitchens with Italian cooks in small seaside villages, Iole was inspired to bring back some regional specialties to share with you. She will demonstrate four dishes — all quick, easy and sure to become standards in your recipe file, including Penne Puttanesca with Capers and Olives; Pasta with Pistachio Pesto and Cream from Sicily; Pasta with Broccolini and Sugar Plum Tomatoes from the Basilicata region; and Rigatoni with Italian Sausage. With meat, dairy and eggs.

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Southeast Meets Northwest

Erica Boberg, Robert Petersen, Lynne Vea

C'mon up to the porch for some southern hospitality with a local twist. Lynne will draw on her Virginia roots to prepare a delightful menu of southern comforts paired perfectly with a Northwest specialty — craft-brewed beer. You’ll swoon when you taste Old Bay Shrimp over White Cheddar Grits; Brewer’s Plate Duck Sausages with Homemade Cherry Mustard; Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders with Spicy Rhubarb Pickles; and Chocolate Ganache and Peanut Brittle Brownies. With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.

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Spice It Up!

Denise Fong

Spice mixes are an easy way to add depth and complexity to simple dishes and reduce prep time. When you blend them yourself, you can balance flavors to your liking and save money, too. You’ll make four spice mixes to take home, and Denise will demonstrate one dish with each mix: Baharat-spiced Roasted Chicken and Vegetables; Grilled 5-Spice Shrimp Skewers with Sweet Chili Lime Dressing; Moroccan Vegetable Tagine; and Chai Tapioca Pudding with Cherry Sauce. You’ll also get tips and improvisational ideas to try at home. With poultry, seafood and dairy; no eggs.

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Spring Chicken

Erin Coopey

Learn all you need to know to make a variety of moist, flavorful chicken dishes, including how to contend with a whole chicken. Erin will demonstrate four different chicken preparation techniques, including Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lavender, Lemon and Honey; Chicken Chasseur (Hunter-style Chicken with Mushrooms) and Creamy Polenta; Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Leeks and Carrots; and, to anticipate summer, Chicken Salad with Tarragon, Toasted Pine Nuts and Raisins. With poultry and dairy; no eggs or gluten.

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SPRING Gluten-free Walk, Talk & Taste

Marilyn Walls, M.S., Nick Rose, M.S.

This 90-minute class and tour, led by a PCC Nutrition Educator, takes you through our aisles to discover the many choices in organic produce, sustainably raised products, bulk foods and much more. Taste products you haven’t tried before and learn about how they are produced. Make the many connections between your food choices and health, the environment and the local and global community in a fun, informative and free Walk, Talk & Taste class. You’ll also receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise. The Gluten-free Walk, Talk & Taste tour is designed especially for shoppers interested in exploring the many gluten-free options available at PCC.

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Spring Savvy

Danielle Premo

Highlighting the peak of seasonal offerings, nutritionist Danielle has composed an indulgent four course menu to sate your appetite. After experiencing the quick simplicity of this seasonal menu, you’ll have a new collection of savvy spring dishes to impress the food lovers in your life. She will guide you through her recipes for Cream of Asparagus Soup garnished with Tamari Braised Asparagus Tops; Sweet Pea and Amaranth Salad in a Creamy Caper Dressing; Herb-crusted Black Cod over Roasted Broccoli; and Coconut Chia Pudding with Savory Caramelized Rhubarb. With seafood; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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Spring Soups and Salads

Danielle Premo

As the Pacific NW blooms with new growth, our plates become more vibrant and our palates get to indulge in the flavors of the season. Danielle will show you how to take advantage of spring’s offerings of fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables as she prepares Curried Carrot and Red Lentil Soup with Shaved Coconut Slivers; Orange Braised Shiitake and Broccolini Salad; Spinach and Spring Onion Soup with Roasted Thyme Red Potato Chips; and Triple Radish and Black Rice Salad with Avocado Chive Dressing. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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SPRING Walk, Talk & Taste Classes - All stores

Nick Rose, M.S., Marilyn Walls, M.S.

This 90-minute class and tour, led by a PCC Nutrition Educator, takes you through our aisles to discover the many choices in organic produce, sustainably raised products, bulk foods and much more. Taste products you haven’t tried before and learn about how they are produced. Make the many connections between your food choices and health, the environment and the local and global community in a fun, informative and free Walk, Talk & Taste class. You’ll also receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise.

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Sushi Rolls Made Easy

Seppo Farrey

Maki sushi is “rolled sushi” with narrow strips of different ingredients layered on a bed of vinegared rice and spread on a sheet of toasted nori (seaweed). Come learn the most effective technique for successful sushi and practice with expert help. A wide variety of colorful, refreshing ingredients are used to make sushi rolls, from avocado to spinach to tofu, and you can get creative at home with other ingredients. Seppo will show you how to make perfect sushi rice, prepare beautiful rolls and serve your creations with elegance. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.

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Tamales and Salsas

Devra Gartenstein

Do you look forward to tamales from the farmers market or food truck but wish you knew how to make them at home? Learn how to prepare them yourself in this informative hands-on class. Devra will teach you an easy method for this festive, versatile dish, along with a repertoire of homemade salsas to liven up your meal. We’ll make tamales with two different fillings — Black Beans or Roasted Vegetable — and we’ll top them with Pico de Gallo, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Peach Salsa and Roasted Serrano Hot Sauce. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.

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Teen Baking Workshop: Breakfast Pastries

Laurie Pfalzer

Age 13 and up; teens only. Become the baking expert at your house! Learn the secrets to making tender and flaky scones and biscuits, fabulous muffins and fruit Danishes using puff pastry. You’ll learn about flours, mixing techniques, how to handle puff pastry and how to get the perfect bake. Work with your teammates to create Sweet Cream Scones; Buttermilk Biscuits; Morning Glory Muffins; and Seasonal Fruit Danish. You’ll leave class with your just-baked breakfast treats and lots of information to create them at home. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Thai Classics

Pranee Halvorsen

Pranee will demystify Thai cooking using essential Thai ingredients and techniques. She’ll guide you step by step in preparing three classic Thai standards while discussing the balance of primary flavors (sweet, sour, salty and spicy). Enjoy Phad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles with Phad Thai sauce, tofu, peanuts and green onion); Tom Yum Goong (spicy sweet and sour soup with lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves); and Gaeng Phed Gai (red curry with chicken, bamboo shoots and lime leaves.) With poultry, seafood and eggs; no dairy.

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Thai Made Easy

Pranee Halvorsen

If you love Thai food but have been hesitant to prepare it yourself, Pranee can help demystify Thai ingredients and cooking techniques for the home cook. She’ll give step-by-step instructions and tips as she demonstrates an enticing Thai menu including Phanang Neau (Phanang Curry with Beef and Shredded Lime Leaf); Phad Kee Meo Mu (Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Pork, Broccoli and Homemade Sweet Soy Sauce); Phad Kratiem Goong Tua Lantao (Stir-fried Garlic Prawns and Snow Peas); and Kao Neow Mamuang (Sticky Black and White Rice with Mango). With meat, seafood and optional eggs; no dairy.

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The Big Dipper

Lisa Palmatier

For ages 7 to 9; kids only. Homemade dips with crackers, chips, veggies and fruit are a delicious, easy way to make an exciting snack or meal. We’ll have fun rolling out some tasty Homemade Crackers, fun to personalize with your own seasonings. On to the dips, as we make a Mexican Layered Dip with Beans and Fresh Guacamole; a Classic Dill Dip perfect for dipping our crackers into; and a Creamy Cheese Fondue for bread dipping. We’ll finish our “Big Dipper” day with a Sweet Apple Dip that’s sure to please! Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.

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The Savory Side of Desserts

Darin Gagner

Chef Darin will shine a light on some non-traditional savory ingredients to explore exciting combinations for delectable desserts. Create savory desserts with refined flavors and perfectly balanced acidity and sweetness. You’ll help prepare Thai Basil and Lemongrass Crème Brûlée; Grilled Poundcake with Port Reduction, Poached Rhubarb and Sweet Crème Fraiche; and Lemon Curd Cake with Rosemary Ice Cream and Berries. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Vegetarian
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Traditional Dishes of Coastal Turkey

Sureyya Gokeri

Sureyya will take us on a virtual journey to coastal Turkey, sharing stories along the way. Peek into small kitchens and village cafes to find easy traditional recipes that speak of Turkish tradition and history, but are practical for today. She’ll prepare one of her hometown specialties, Portakalli Salata (a salad of Lentils, Arugula, Olives and Oranges) along with Firinda Mücver (Baked Zucchini and Potato Fritters with Mint and Garlic Sauce); Basmati Pilaf with Artichokes, Peas, Carrot and Fresh Dill; and Hungarian Stuffed Pears with Ginger, Walnuts and Chocolate. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

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Vegetarian
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Vegetarian Indian Traditions

Archana Verma

In India, many families enjoy a uniquely simple but satisfying leisurely lunch on Sundays — the only day of the week when schools are closed. Archana will share some of the recipes typical for this anticipated meal in her childhood home, including Aloo Parantha (Savory Griddle Bread Stuffed with Potatoes and Peas) accompanied by Smoky Chana Daal (Yellow Split Peas) and a side of roasted cumin-flavored Raita (Yogurt Dip). The sweet ending to this decadent meal was usually Kheer (Creamy Rice Pudding) followed by a reviving cup of Chai Tea. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.

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Wild Salmon and Wine

Stephen Johnson, Erica Boberg, Lynne Vea

In what has become an annual rite of lusciousness, we celebrate the return of a local totem, the wild salmon. Join us for a menu based on this noble fish, paired with wines from some of the Northwest’s most exciting independent producers. Featuring Sesame and Sweet Chili Roasted Medallions of Salmon with Bok Choy Slaw; Prosciutto and Melon Salad with Mint and Pink Peppercorn Honey; Salmon with Crabmeat, Morels and Artichoke Hearts in Viognier Beurre Blanc; and Plum and Raspberry Crisp. With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.

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Vegetarian
Winter Soups and Salads

Danielle Premo

Truly enticing seasonal soups and salads are Danielle’s specialty. In this class you will participate in the making of warm Savory Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Mustard Greens and Tahini Dressing; Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Sesame Dressing; Nettle-infused Creamy Mushroom Soup with Garlic Pumpkin Seed Pesto Garnish; and Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Collard Greens and Honey Cornbread. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.

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