Best of Cincinnati 2014

April

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Oodles of
Asian Noodles

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Fall for noodles’ charms! Silky, slurpy and savory noodles are a healthy, nutritious meal for family and friends. These Asian noodle bowls will warm your insides.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Extravagant
and Indulgent

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
We are thanking our loyal students with an outrageous meal of decadent ingredients fit for a king. This is your chance to sample some of the most expensive, delicious food offered at Jungle Jim’s - all for you!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Frequent Foodies

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Early Summer Entertaining

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Perfect for dinner or a special occasion, this meal comes together easily. Fresh flavors evoke the warm weather soon to come - so prepare to entertain your guests with a spring in your step!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Hands-On

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May

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Grilling Flank Steak with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Flank steak is a summer grill staple. Ellen will show you the ins and outs of proper grilling techniques for juicy, perfectly prepared flank steak. Complete the meal with savory sides and a summer-fresh dessert. Let’s get grillin’!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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¡Ay, Caramba!
A Fiesta of Herbs for Cinco de Mayo

Instructors:
Rita Heikenfeld and Ron Wilson

Description:
Herbs of Mexico and the Southwest are not only trendy, they are good for you! Come and join the fiesta and learn how to grow and cook with Mexican culinary herbs. Ron will put on his plant doctor sombrero to answer all of your landscape and gardening questions and Rita will prepare an authentic Mexican meal.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Demonstration

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Low-Country
Shrimp Boil

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
The ultimate summer party experience! Be the first in your neighborhood to host a traditional shrimp boil. Perfect for laid-back, casual entertaining. Learn how to prepare the table and then make this easy prep, one-pot meal that turns an ordinary summer evening into a festive occasion.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Wine and Food
for a Summer Party

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Carol and Dave have planned an excellent menu that’s perfect for a summer party. It is the season filled with the freshest fruits and vegetables and this menu covers it all. Dave will complement the meal with crisp and light wines.

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12:00 - 3:00pm
Wine & Food

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Private Event

Description:
Tired of the same old ideas for meetings, team-building, reunions and parties? Need a new place for get-togethers with co-workers, family and friends? Schedule a Private Cooking Class designed just for you and your group! Our cooking classes are always fun and informative, and you can select from two different formats: demonstration or hands-on. Menu options are endless.

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Private Event

Description:
Tired of the same old ideas for meetings, team-building, reunions and parties? Need a new place for get-togethers with co-workers, family and friends? Schedule a Private Cooking Class designed just for you and your group! Our cooking classes are always fun and informative, and you can select from two different formats: demonstration or hands-on. Menu options are endless.

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Learn to Make
Grilled Pizza

Instructors:
John Bostick

Description:
You’ll get a first-hand experience on how to make this sublime dish, crisp on the outside with a chewy interior. The dough is a snap to make and is the perfect meal on a warm summer evening. After you have tried this technique, you’ll never eat delivered pizza again!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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A Wine Lover’s Dinner

Instructors:
James "Ardie" Bonanno and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Join Dave Schmerr, Jungle Jim’s Wine Director, and Ardie Bonanno, President of Glazers Fine Wine Division, for a fantastic pairing of their favorite dishes alongside their top wines. Italy and California are the main influences for this fun-filled event!

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12:00 - 3:00pm
Wine & Food

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Everyday Sauces

Instructor:
Rob Seideman

Description:
This class takes all the intimidation out of preparing sauces. In fact, you’ll be so confident after taking this class that sauces will become everyday fare you’ll look forward to cooking, serving and eating!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Grilling Cedar Planked Burgers with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Craving a crazy good burger? Ellen’s cedar planked burger takes the grilled burger to new heights of flavor. Great sides and a sweet treat complement this ultimate crowd-pleaser.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Grilling Cedar Planked Burgers with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Craving a crazy good burger? Ellen’s cedar planked burger takes the grilled burger to new heights of flavor. Great sides and a sweet treat complement this ultimate crowd-pleaser.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Vegetarian
Indian Curries

Instructor:
Madhu Singha

Description:
If you enjoy the complex combination of spices that is curry, you will want to join Madhu for a foray into the world of Indian curries. Madhu shares her extensive knowledge of and love for savory, curry dishes.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Hands-On

June

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Private Event

Description:
Tired of the same old ideas for meetings, team-building, reunions and parties? Need a new place for get-togethers with co-workers, family and friends? Schedule a Private Cooking Class designed just for you and your group! Our cooking classes are always fun and informative, and you can select from two different formats: demonstration or hands-on. Menu options are endless.

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An Afternoon at Burnet Ridge Winery

Instructors:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs and Chip Emmerich

Description:
Wine and food served al fresco at Burnet Ridge Winery is a summer favorite. We’ll take our 5th annual field trip to meet Cincinnati winemaker, Chip Emmerich, as he discusses Burnet Ridge wine, leads the group on a tour of his winery and pairs his wines to Leigh’s lawn party menu. Leigh brings lunch and you will enjoy appetizers and wine while watching a demonstration of the main course. Class size is limited - so register early!

Note: This class is off-site and will be outdoors. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We will meet at the winery. Details provided upon registration.

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12:00 - 3:00pm
Sold Out

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Baking with
Bites of Nostalgia

Instructor:
Jessica Vu, owner of Bites of Nostalgia

Description:
Everything that comes from Jessica’s kitchen is bake-shop quality and delicious. Recreate her sweet treats for your family and friends. You’ll make your own batch of scones which you can take home and bake. Then Jessica will show you how to make one of her signature biscotti recipes and her popular shortbread. If you love to bake, this class is for you!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Global Street Foods

Instructor:
Jaime Carmody

Description:
Travel no further than Jungle Jim’s to experience a sampling of global street foods. Join Jaime and prepare her foodie-friendly recipes for good eats from around the world.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Low-Country
Shrimp Boil

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
The ultimate start of summer party experience! Be the first in your neighborhood to host a traditional shrimp boil. Perfect for laid-back, casual entertaining. Learn how to prepare the table and then make this easy prep, one-pot meal that turns an ordinary summer evening into a festive occasion.

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11:00 - 1:30pm
Hands-On

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Grilling Cedar Planked Salmon
with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Grilled salmon on a cedar plank is a sumptuous supper that is delicious, fragrant and easy to make. Ellen will guide you through the steps so you can confidently use a plank to grill salmon at home for friends and family.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Cruising the Caribbean

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Sandy beaches, sun-drenched days and blue waters set the mood for cool drinks and fresh food. Taste the tropics with Leigh as she sets sail for a culinary "vacation" to the islands.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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I Went to a
Garden Party

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
Friends and family will thoroughly enjoy the gorgeous flowers in your garden while you serve this colorful al fresco meal. You’ll enjoy a selection from favorite summertime outdoor dishes. Most may be prepared in advance and served at room temperature...definitely a host-friendly menu!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Demonstration

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Thai Summer Grill

Instructor:
John Bostick

Description:
Fresh and vibrant flavors characterize the Thai food you will be making in class. John’s enthusiasm for Thai food will encourage you to try these classic Thai dishes in your own home. Give your grill a Thai twist!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Sushi Basics

Instructor:
Calvin Tam

Description:
Sushi made simple and easy! Calvin teaches you the fundamentals of sushi that include preparing sushi rice and making basic rolls, hand rolls and nigiri. You will eat and roll for two hours!

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12:00 - 2:00pm
Hands-On

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July

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Backyard BBQ

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
It’s time for those lazy days of summer, so put on your flip-flops or sandals, invite a few friends over and let’s have a BBQ!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Easy Entertaining with Seafood -
Latin Grill

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Get creative with your grill! This Latin-inspired menu will make the most of your outdoor culinary talents. You’ll offer your guests a touch of flair and sophistication and a menu packed with flavor.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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Easy Entertaining with Seafood -
Latin Grill

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Get creative with your grill! This Latin-inspired menu will make the most of your outdoor culinary talents. You’ll offer your guests a touch of flair and sophistication and a menu packed with flavor.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Hands-On

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Fresh Mediterranean

Instructor:
Joanne Drilling

Description:
As the new Dining Editor of Cincinnati Magazine, Joanne spends much of her time exploring the Queen City’s small, ethnic restaurants. In this class, she will share her favorite Mediterranean dishes she prepares at home. Join Joanne for great food and "dishing" about our city’s great restaurants.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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A Mid-Summer’s Night Party

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
Enjoy a perfect summer’s night menu. Each dish is a harmony of flavors, utilizing the freshest of summer’s bounty. Most of the dishes can be prepared ahead with last minute preparation so you can enjoy time with your guests.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Life’s A Beach and Then You Eat!

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Laura Rinsky

Description:
This is a delicious story about Carol and Laura’s favorite food that goes with their favorite pastime - relaxing on the beach! These wonderful recipes come from their love of cooking and summer entertaining. Bring a bit of paradise home after attending this tropical class!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Easy Entertaining with Seafood - Glazed Salmon

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Add variety to your party menus with good-for-you roasted, glazed salmon. It’s quite the catch for a perfectly light summertime meal. Leigh’s seafood series takes the fear out of preparing fish at home.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Hands-On

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Grilling with Ellen
The Greek Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Bring the traditional tastes of the Greek Isles to your backyard grill party. Impress your guests with grilled grape leaves - a tasty new way to serve this traditional Greek dish. Enjoy an evening of summer fun with Ellen at the grill on Jungle Jim’s deck.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Grilling with Ellen
The Greek Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Bring the traditional tastes of the Greek Isles to your backyard grill party. Impress your guests with grilled grape leaves - a tasty new way to serve this traditional Greek dish. Enjoy an evening of summer fun with Ellen at the grill on Jungle Jim’s deck.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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August

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Wine and Food for an Italian Al Fresco Dinner

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

Description:
For a special al fresco dining experience, join Carol as she prepares this simple but delicious cuisine of Italy! You’ll enjoy the fresh and intense flavors of Italy while sipping Dave’s crisp and light Italian wine selection.

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6:00 - 9:00pm
Wine & Food

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Savor
Summer’s Best

Instructor:
TBA

Description:
Peak produce season is upon us! You will learn how to select and store the ripest corn, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant. Come and enjoy recipes that celebrate summer’s freshest bounty.

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6:00 - 8:00pm
Demonstration

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The Wonders
of Lemongrass

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
In this class you will explore the versatility of lemongrass and discover that it is not just for Asian cooking. Susan will show you how to chop it, infuse it, use it as a skewer for meat and even make sherbet from it. So if you have ever wondered how to use this refreshing herb, this is the class for you.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Knife Sharpening

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs and the True Hone Knife Sharpener

Description:
If you need your forged kitchen knives sharpened, bring them in. The first two knives are free! Each additional paring knife is $3.00 and all other knives in good condition are $5.00 per knife. No serrated knives, please.

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10:00am - 12:00pm

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Berry Best
of Summer

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Ripe, juicy berries reach their peak in August. Don’t miss the delicious drama they create in each course on the menu. The goodness of berries speak for themselves, so join Leigh for the berry best summer offers!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Demonstration

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Berry Best
of Summer

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Ripe, juicy berries reach their peak in August. Don’t miss the delicious drama they create in each course on the menu. The goodness of berries speak for themselves, so join Leigh for the berry best summer offers!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Fruit Desserts with Bites of Nostalgia

Instructor:
Jessica Vu

Description:
Jessica shares her favorite family desserts. You will make her classic Apple Crumble with Walnuts - ready to take home, bake and fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked goods! She will demonstrate her pie dough and make a strawberry pie. Learn great tips from this talented baker!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Hands-On

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Cooking with Herbs

Instructor:
Candace Rinke

Description:
As chef and owner of The Hawthorn Grill, Candace’s goal is to make you feel welcomed into a cozy dining room for a dinner made with love. Her attention to detail, fresh ingredients and passion for cooking is evident. Her dishes are "Like Mom made, but better!"

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Grilling with Ellen - The Mexican Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
A south-of-the-border fiesta featuring marinated steaks on the grill! Fresh flavors you won’t soon forget! Celebrate the summer’s end with flames and flair.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Grilling with Ellen - The Mexican Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
A south-of-the-border fiesta featuring marinated steaks on the grill! Fresh flavors you won’t soon forget! Celebrate the summer’s end with flames and flair.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

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