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Best Cooking Classes to Get You Ready for Thanksgiving

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If you want to expand your Thanksgiving menu this year, there are several area classes that will help you add an Italian or French flare to your holiday meal, vegan or vegetarian sides, or discover how to make your best pie yet!

Provence Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 2
Wine World Warehouse
400 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA, 98105
206.402.6086
http://www.wineworldwarehouse.com

Learn how to spice up Thanksgiving with the Flavors of the South of France. Join Chef Lenny as he demonstrates a refreshing take on traditional dishes. He will be combining traditional Thanksgiving flavors with the culinary techniques and flavors of Provence. Learn how to give a French flair to your family feast this year. You must be 21 to attend. Tickets available through Event Brite.

In Season: Eating the Harvest
Tuesday, November 8 in Redmond
Friday, November 11 in West Seattle
PCC Natural Markets
http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com

You’ll appreciate the harvest season’s abundance as you learn about selecting, storing and preparing seasonal produce. Join Devra Gartenstein, local restauranteur and author, to make the best Delicata Squash Succotash with green beans, leeks, tomatoes and corn; Lentils with Fennel and Sweet Peppers in Balsamic Vinaigrette; Roasted Rosemary Yams; and Gingered Pear Crisp. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs. Class size limited to 14.
Members: $40, Non-members: $45. Tickets online through http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com.

Classic Thanksgiving Feast
Wednesday, November 9
Wednesday, November 16
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Sur La Table
90 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
425.827.5541
http://www.surlatable.com

Soup to nuts, so to speak, this indispensable class covers everything cooks of all levels need to pull off the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Students will learn how to properly roast a Turkey, how to get the most flavor from the birds, and perhaps most importantly, how to tell when it’s done and ready to serve. The chef instructor will even share carving tips so you don’t destroy your hard work at the table. $79/person. Call 800.243.0852 to register. Must be 18 to attend.

Vegan Holiday Cooking with Sara Beth
Monday, November 14
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Whole Foods
1026 NE 64th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
wholefoodsmarket.com

Come enjoy a delicious whole plant foods based dinner with Sara Beth and get some great holiday meal ideas. This class will feature recipes and instruction for Veggie Pot Pie, Quinoa Stuffing, Pumpkin Bread, and more! Whether you are looking to add more veggies to your table, or just want some new techniques for preparing vegan foods, this class will help you reach your goals. $25/person. Class limited to 15 people. Register by calling 206.985.1500.

An Italian-Inspired Holiday
Sunday, Nov. 13
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Januik Winery
14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.481.5502
http://www.januikwinery.com

Menu highlights include Swordfish Osso Buco, Creamy Polenta and Cannoli. Class is $70/wine club members; $80/non-members. Please email lindsey@noveltyhilljanuik.com to sign up.

Holiday Pies
Wednesday, November 16
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Woodhouse Wine Estates
15500 Woodinville Redmond RD NE, Suite C600
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.527.0608
http://www.thewoodhousewineestates.com

Join Pastry Chef Laurie Pfalzer in 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 to make tender, flaky, flavorful pie crust that is easy to handle. Using seasonal fruits, each student will build their own individual pie. You will also taste some of Laurie’s pie creations including Brandied Apple and Currant Pie, Cranberry-Pecan Pie and Sweet Potato Pie, along with the perfect wine pairings. For every season, pie is the answer. $70/person includes food tastings, and fabulous wine pairings. Register online at http://www.thewoodhousewineestates.com.

Beyond the Turkey: An Elegant Holiday Menu
Sunday, Nov. 20
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Januik Winery
14710 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.481.5502
http://www.januikwinery.com

Wow guests with such delicious offerings as Goose with Cranberry and Italian-Sausage Dressing and Root Vegetable Au Gratin. Class is $70/wine club members; $80/non-members. Please email lindsey@noveltyhilljanuik.com to sign up.

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