Ready to make a healthy evolution in your cooking? Interested in a new cuisine? Need an alternative to take-out? Whatever your motivation, TGA offers a fun, fulfilling and affordable way to learn from expert instructors, expand your food knowledge, and share your passion for good food—all while supporting the Minnesota food community. Depending on the class format, you may work in pairs, in small groups, or as a large group, regardless we’ll send you home with new skills, new friends…and a new reason to have people over for dinner.
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If the words "diet" and "healthy" leave a bad taste in your mouth, it's time to experience Mediterranean cuisine, and there's no better time than May, which is Mediterranean diet month. The Mediterranean diet features lots of fresh and seasonal vegetables, bright flavors like lemon and parsley, hearty whole grains and legumes, and healthy fats like olive oil, nuts, and high-quality cheese. In this hands-on cooking class, husband-and-wife dynamic duo Joan and David Donatelle will show you why it is…Find out more »
**Back by popular demand!** Sometimes it’s good to play with your food! This four-week series will empower you to get creative and feel confident in the kitchen. If the prospect of cooking without a recipe makes you want to eat a bowl of cereal for dinner, don’t worry. Over the course of four Wednesday’s, you’ll cook under the expert guidance of Chef Jenny Breen, allowing you to learn and experiment while knowing that you’ll always end up with a delicious…Find out more »
As spring gets into full swing, leave behind heavy winter foods and gear up for light, fresh, plant-based eating. Join Chef AmyLeo to prepare a delicious and entirely plant-based meal that is sure to please spring palates of both vegans and non-vegans alike. Beyond an excellent and adaptable set of recipes to carry you through spring and summer, you'll also learn kitchen hacks that you can use anytime to make cooking easier and more enjoyable. Any season, all vegan! Class…Find out more »
Cooking over fire is the backbone of Chef Camp, and with this class we're excited to bring a taste of Chef Camp to the city! Chef Nettie Colón, a featured instructor at this year's Chef Camp, will be leading class through preparing Pachamanca -- a layered dish of chicken, lamb, and vegetables wrapped up in banana leaves that is traditionally cooked in an underground pit. We will be preparing our very own version of a Pachamanca that can be made…Find out more »
Our love of all things Scandinavian does not have to end when winter and hygge (coziness) melt away with the snow. The flavors and ingredients of Scandinavia work beautifully in MN year-round, including at Midsommer, the time surrounding the summer solstice. In this hands-on class, Chef Beth Jones will teach you a celebratory seasonal menu that is perfect to enjoy with friends or family when the days are long and farmers markets are (finally) getting into full swing. Class menu…Find out more »
Could your small-dicing skills use some work? Do you find yourself wondering “who is Julie Anne?” Would you like to know how to chop on onion without ending up in tears? No promises there! Perhaps, you’d just like to feel more in control next time you’re wielding a knife. Whether you’re a beginner cook or have spent some time away from the kitchen- look no further! Come hone (knife joke) your skills with The Good Acre’s very own Chef Julia…Find out more »