Culinary Adventures

New!  Indian Cooking Made Easy
This class starts with an introduction to the “masala dabba” or a spice box that houses the commonly used spices in Indian cooking. Learn about the spices and spice mixes from sourcing to storing them and the tips and techniques for using them in authentic Indian recipes. With step-by-step guidance, together we will make fragrant and fluffy Basmati rice, scrumptious Chana masala-chickpea curry made with aromatics and spices, and flavorful, protein-rich Tadka Dal.  All skill levels welcome. This fun, interactive class will help you gain the knowledge and confidence to recreate these recipes in your own kitchen. We will sample our creations at the end of class.  Class held in Lexington at Instructors professional home kitchen.  Materials fee of $39 payable to the instructor in advance by check or Venmo. (2.5 Hours) $79                        
9/26            6:00pm - 8:30pm             Thursday   
Off Campus    Lexington MA     
Directions will be provided     
Course Number: PER 506 33       CRN: 18479        
Instructor: Nadkarni

New!  Indian Cooking Using the Instant Pot
In this interactive class, we will make a hearty, delectable Curried Lentil Soup with carrots, spinach and coconut milk and savor a one pot meal of mouthwatering Basmati Rice Pullav with veggies. Learn about the ingredients, spices and spice mixes, from sourcing to storing them, the tips and techniques that will help you gain the confidence to recreate these recipes on a regular menu rotation.  This class is a two for one! Get to know the Instant Pot and how to make authentic, flavorful and timesaving Indian dishes using the Instant Pot. We will sample and discuss our creations at the end of class. All skill levels welcome. Class held in Lexington at instructors professional home kitchen. Materials fee of $39 payable to the instructor in advance by check or Venmo. (2.5 Hours)  $79 
10/10    6:00pm - 8:30pm             Thursday
Off Campus    Lexington MA      
Directions will be provided   
Course Number: PER 507 33       CRN: 18480        
Instructor: Nadkarni

Holiday Cookies Galore!           
Prepare some delicious easy- to- make holiday cookies in our three-hour cookie baking workshop! Learn how to bake some simple yet delicious cookies for the holidays that can be frozen, made in advance, and enjoyed by all! We will bake three different types of cookies from scratch: Old fashioned Chocolate Chip, Famous Double Tree Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Snickerdoodles. Tuition includes baking supplies. 
Come have fun at MCC’s Nesmith House and go home with some delicious treats and easy to do time-honored recipes to prepare for Holiday celebrations! (3 Hours)  $70
11/16    9:00am - 12:00pm        Saturday     
Off Campus
Nesmith House:  229 Andover St, Lowell, MA       
Course Number: PER 508 33       CRN: 18481        

Cooking with Cannabis
This class is a beginner’s guide to making cannabis infused foods or beverages using different carrier oils such as vegetable base glycerin, coconut oil, butter and more!  We will focus on milligram dosage, creating infused products that are not alluring to children along with the importance of labeling and storage.  Pre-req:  Must be 21+ to attend. Demonstration only via Zoom.  Taught by a Responsible Vendor Trainer, Green Path Training.  Cannabis recipes include:   Hard Candy Demo, Brownie Demo and Gummies.  Not eligible for waivers. $90
October 10 from 6p to 9p    
Professor:  Ellen Brown
Online via Zoom 
Course Number:  PER 580 75         

Last Modified: 6/26/24