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Ready to make a healthy evolution in your cooking? Interested in a new cuisine? Need an alternative to take-out? Whatever your motivation, we’ve got a class for you! When you attend a cooking class here, you are doing more than just cooking and eating a meal — you’re contributing to a stronger and more sustainable food system. From our work supporting farmers directly with technical assistance to our work building the capacity of farm to school programs so farmers can access new markets and our kids can have access to healthy foods, much of our work depends on the success of our cooking class programming.  

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February 2020

Citrus Celebration

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 10 tickets left

Late winter's sunnier days are the perfect time to celebrate the glories of citrus season. With these fruits at their peak, you'll want to let them shine with simple recipes and proper techniques that highlight their punchy combination of flavor and acid. In this hands on class with chef Christopher Buchel, you'll learn how to use citrus to cure raw fish in a simple crudo that will wow your guests, whip up an unconventional salad (no wilting greens here!), and…

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March 2020

A Taste of Puglia

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$70 13 tickets left

Puglia, a somewhat lesser-known region of Italy, is located along the sunny coast in the heel of Italy’s “boot”. This region is known for its whitewashed hill towns, beautiful coastlines, and centuries-old farmland rich in olive groves and fresh produce. In this hands on class with instructors Joan and David Donatelle you'll explore the tastes of Puglia with recipes featuring the building blocks of the much-touted Mediterranean diet like whole grains, legumes, fresh vegetables, olive oil, and wine. Class menu…

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Plant Your Garden, and Cook It Too!

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$75 13 tickets left

Spring planting season is almost upon us! If you're starting a backyard garden from scratch this year, or want to up your game with the one you already have, this class will help you make the most of your garden this growing season. In this class taught by Courtney Tchida, of the Horticulture Society, and Beth Jones, Executive Chef at the U of M's Campus Club, you'll learn what to plant and how to use what you grow. Courtney will…

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Shabu Shabu: Japanese Beef Hot Pot

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 9 tickets left

Shabu Shabu is a special type of nabe, or Japanese hot pot, that features high quality thinly sliced beef as the centerpiece. While often eaten in restaurants or for special occasions, this dish can also easily be made at home. It's the perfect fun and tasty meal to enjoy with friends or family as it is cooked and eaten at the table as a family-style one-pot meal. In this hands on cooking class with instructor Kimiko Molasky you'll work together…

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Julia’s Provençal Kitchen

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$70 10 tickets left

Paul and Julia Child had their first meal in France at a restaurant in Rouen on their way to Paris. The meal was so good it inspired Julia's decades-long love affair with French cuisine. The couple eventually had a home in Grasse, located in Provence, and Julia spent years cooking and teaching the world this beloved cuisine. In this hands on class with instructor Bret Bannon you'll recreate, in part, that first memorable meal in Rouen, with some Provençal additions,…

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Super Sushi

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 4 tickets left

In this hands on class, Chef Koshiki Smith of St. Paul’s dearly departed Tanpopo restaurant will teach you how to make your very own hand-rolled sushi. Chef Koshiki will be joined by friend, and fish expert, Richie Mann of Sitka Salmon Shares as you learn about ingredients, including choosing the right fish, rice and fillings, and different types of sushi. Then, under Chef Koshiki’s expert guidance, you’ll try your hand at making your very own sushi rolls. With a bit…

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Discover: Sourdough with Laune Bread

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$15 Sold out

Sourdough, the oldest form of leavened bread, has been around for millennia and is eaten by cultures across the globe. Likely discovered as a happy accident when bread dough was left out and wild yeasts drifted into the mix, the result was bread with a light texture and delicious taste. Laune Bread is subscription based micro-bakery based in Minneapolis. Their naturally leavened sourdough breads are whole grain focused and sourced primarily from Minnesota. They bake their breads with freshly milled…

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Luck of the Irish

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$70 15 tickets left

Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day in the kitchen by cooking up an Irish inspired menu in this hands on cooking class with instructor Randi Madden. You'll learn and cook together before enjoying your meal, accompanied by a creamy Guinness of course. From a hearty and familiar stew to new preparations of Irish staples like potatoes and cabbage, you'll learn techniques and recipes that are sure to make any meal feel ☘️. Class menu will include: Guinness Stew Boxty (Irish Potato…

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Garlic Lovers

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 13 tickets left

With spring produce still a distant dream, March menus are the perfect place to inject a punch of flavor and excitement with a year-round favorite: garlic. Aside from its unmistakable and irreplaceable flavor, garlic boasts numerous health benefits and is an important ingredient in many cuisines. In this hands on class with instructor and registered dietician, Ranelle Kirchner, you'll learn all about how to use garlic in delicious vegetarian recipes from around the globe that celebrate this beloved bulb. With…

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Banh Mi

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 13 tickets left

The Twin Cities boasts more than a few places to snag a delicious Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich but with the right knowledge and ingredients, you can create a tasty Banh Mi in your own kitchen. Banh Mi are more than just sandwiches, they tell a story of Vietnamese history and the effects of colonialism on its cuisine. In this hands on class, Chef Chris Buchel will share his love of Vietnamese cuisine as you explore the arrival of the baguette…

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Exploring Ethiopian and Eritrean Flavors

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 11 tickets left

Explore the delicious flavors and techniques of authentic Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine in this class with instructor Mimi Selam. With approachable techniques you can replicate at home, you'll learn to cook dishes with a variety of fresh ingredients and flavors, from light and mild to sizzling plates packed with exotic spices. Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine is also famous for flavorful vegetarian dishes that can be enjoyed by meat-eaters and vegetarians alike! Class menu will include: Meat Lovers Tibs (Sizzling Spiced…

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Lahmajun: Armenian Pizza

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 15 tickets left

Armenia may be a small country but it's well known for its flavorful and unique cuisine that marries influences from the surrounding countries in the region. One specialty, in particular, has made a name for Armenian food across the globe -- Lahmajun. This Armenian take on pizza consists of chewy hand-tossed and formed flatbread topped with a mildly spicy ground meat topping. In this hands on class with instructor Judy Ohannesian you'll work together making Lahmajun before rounding out the…

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Ayurvedic Breakfast

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65 9 tickets left

Using the five elements found in nature as its guiding principles, Ayurveda, India's ancient system of holistic health and wellbeing, beckons us to revisit our approach to food, ingredients, and cooking techniques. Health and wellness is the foundation of Ayurvedic cooking, which utilizes six tastes to bring satisfaction and balance to all levels of mind, body, and spirit. The typical American breakfast of smoothies, cold cereals, and refined carbohydrates contradicts many of the principles of Ayurvedic eating for optimal wellbeing.…

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