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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, 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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September 2019

Exploring Ethiopian and Eritrean Flavors

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

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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Venezuelan Street Food: Arepas

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

For many of us, some of our most memorable meals are from places we’ve stumbled upon off the beaten path, no-frills-- just honest, good food. In this hands-on class for the culinary curious, TGA’s resident chef, Julia Cohen, and her partner, chef Hector Revilla, will take your tastebuds on a journey through the streets of Venezuela! Hector and Julia will teach you how to make arepas, a fried corn cake with a crispy outside and soft fluffy center. Arepas are…

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Sabor! Flavors of Portugal

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$50

Portuguese cuisine is so much more than the now-famous custard tarts known as pastéis de nata. Portugal has long been at the center of culinary crossroads due to the many centuries-old trade routes crossing the country. With its mixture of native staples like seafood, pork, fresh vegetables, and ingredients brought in from across the globe, Portuguese cuisine is full of unique and delicious flavors.  In this hands-on class with chef and culinary instructor, Jessica Becker, you'll explore classic flavors and…

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October 2019

New Nordic: Fall Recipes of Iceland

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$50

When the weather begins to turn a little cooler but there are still hints of the fading summer in the air it's the perfect time to turn your gaze North! In this hands-on class with professional chef, avid traveler, and cookbook author Jody Eddy, you'll explore the recipes that contemporary Icelanders tuck into during the autumn months as they transition from easy breezy summer to full on Hygge! The bright flavors and vibrant colors enliven the palate while the New…

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Savory French Tarts

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Take a leaf out of French kitchens this fall by using the bounty of the harvest in a delicious savory tart! Don't be intimidated at the thought of making a tart dough from scratch- it's actually easier to make than pie dough and can be filled with a variety of simple yet delectable fillings. Chef and self-professed Francophile Bret Bannon will guide you each step of the way in this hands-on class. Add a green salad to one of these…

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Empanadas with Quebracho

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Join Argentinian chef Belén Rodríguez, owner of the popular Minneapolis pop-up Quebracho, in this hands on class that's all about her famous empanadas! With Belén as your expert guide you'll learn to make empanada dough from scratch, cook a delicious vegetarian filling with mushrooms, rapini and Fontina cheese, and make traditional Argentinian chimichurri. You'll stay busy crimping, baking, and finally sharing them together family style. You'll have a chance to ask questions of Belén about empanadas, the delicious pies and…

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Nourishing Fall Soups

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Embrace fall in all its cozy glory by learning an array of nourishing vegetarian soups. In this hands-on class with licensed dietitian and chef, Ranelle Kirchner, you'll explore the four essential categories that make this classic, cold weather staple so exciting and satisfying: creamy, brothy, earthy, and hearty. You’ll learn basic skills to boost your soup game while welcoming the season in the best way possible--through food! Class menu will include: Minestrone--hearty Curried Squash Soup--creamy Egg Drop Soup--brothy Harira (Moroccan…

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Curry Magic

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Have you ever had a delicious chicken curry at a restaurant and wondered how you could possibly recreate that magical taste at home? Well, now is your chance to learn! In this hands-on class with Himalayan cooking expert, Ishwari Rajak, you'll learn the secrets to making authentic and restaurant worthy Nepali style chicken curries. You'll leave with recipes and tricks to use when recreating these lighter style curries at home from infusing oil with spices to different variations and additions…

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Autumn Mediterranean

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$50

Forget the latest diet craze this season and focus instead on creating a lifestyle that is both healthy and delicious! Mediterranean cuisine has stood the test of time as a healthy and sustainable way to eat, and there's no better time to give it a try than fall, with its bounty of delicious local produce. This cuisine features lots of fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruits, hearty whole grains and legumes, and healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, and fish.…

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Super Sushi

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

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. You’ll discuss ingredients, including 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 of practice, you will be able to enjoy fresh and delicious homemade sushi whenever the mood strikes! Class menu will include: California Rolls…

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Italian Comfort Food: Ravioli

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$50

Ready to take your homemade pasta from flat fettuccine to something more 3D? In this hands-on class with culinary instructor Randi Madden you'll learn how to make the Italian comfort food favorite... ravioli! You'll make dough using the 00 Flour often used in Italy for making the most delicious pasta. From there you'll create two seasonal fillings and sauces before rolling, cutting, and filling your way to a whole new pasta dimension! Class menu will include: Sweet Potato Ravioli with…

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Discover: “Wicked” Plants with Well Rooted Teas

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$15

Halloween is almost here so grab your broomstick and ride in on the cool breezes of autumn with haunting, mystical plant tales of the season. Join Rachel Banken of Well Rooted Teas as she shares tales of magic and folklore behind some of her favorite native plants. Peel back the layers and learn about the healing powers of wild plants and taste for yourselves how wickedly delicious these botanicals can be. In this all-ages class, Rachel will discuss local foraging…

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A Taste of Ecuador

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

With winter just around the corner do you wish you too could be flying south? Turn your tastebuds into snowbirds instead with a trip to South America in this introduction to Ecuadorian cuisine. Ecuador straddles the equator and is home to diverse landscapes from thick jungles to Andean highlands, and fertile coasts known for their fresh seafood. In this hands on class with Beth Jones and Jorge Campoverde, executive and sous chefs of the U of M's Campus Club, you'll…

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Plant Based Comfort Food

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Curious about a plant based diet but worried you'll miss the stick to your ribs comfort foods you crave in cold weather? Never fear, cold weather appetites can be delightfully satisfied with the right plant-based recipes and techniques. In this hands on class with instructor AmyLeo Barankovich you'll learn new skills and recipes from twists on traditional fare to a hearty contemporary delight, and soup so creamy you'll never guess it's all from plants! These recipes will warm your belly…

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November 2019

Intro to Ayurvedic Cooking

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$90

Curious about Ayurveda but don't know where to start? Gain a deeper understanding of the practice of Ayurveda from Ayurvedic medicine practitioner Vanashree Belgamwar. This two-part class will introduce the concepts of this ancient healing science and show you how you can start incorporating it into your life and diet. Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and its scope is truly no less encompassing. It's a system of healing that examines physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook. While the…

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Brew Your Own Kombucha

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$30

It's time to get your 'booch on! In this hands on class with master fermenter and owner of Topos Ferments, Jim Bovino, you'll learn to brew your own kombucha; a tangy fermented tea-based drink full of beneficial bacteria. Besides saving you loads of money at the store, brewing your own kombucha allows you to customize and flavor it to your taste. Though brewing kombucha is a weeks-long process, Jim will teach you how to get it going and talk you…

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Intro to Ayurvedic Cooking

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$90

Curious about Ayurveda but don't know where to start? Gain a deeper understanding of the practice of Ayurveda from Ayurvedic medicine practitioner Vanashree Belgamwar. This two-part class will introduce the concepts of this ancient healing science and show you how you can start incorporating it into your life and diet. Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and its scope is truly no less encompassing. It's a system of healing that examines physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook. While the…

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Nepali Tea Party: Chai and Snacks

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Forget the cucumber sandwiches and scones; you're invited to tea - Nepali style!  In this hands on class with Himalayan cooking expert Ishwari Rajak, you'll learn to make masala chiya, the delicious homemade chai tea served in Nepali homes. You'll also make a tasty spread of  traditional appetizers to accompany it from unique flavor packed Nepali salads, to golden pillowy poori (fried chapatti bread).  This class promises to warm your teacup and your belly, and leave you with a whole…

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Bistro Brunch

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Give brunch some French bistro flair with new techniques and recipes in this hands on class with chef, and self-professed Francophile, Bret Bannon. You'll learn the recipe for simple yet impressive French crêpes and try your hand at making them in a traditional crêpe pan. Add a seasonal fruit filling and "voilà!". Then round out your meal by learning to poach eggs and serve them in a classic red wine sauce. You'll leave class with new confidence in your techniques…

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Thanksgiving Pie 101

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$45

Does the thought of baking a homemade pie this Turkey Day make you want to fly the coop? Take the fear out of scratch baking this Thanksgiving with our Pie 101 class taught by Beth Jones, executive chef of the U of M's Campus Club. This hands on class with teach you how to make a no-fail pie crust you can use for a variety of pies, from traditional apple to a modern twist on pecan. With tips and tricks…

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