Best of Cincinnati 2014

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September

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Grilling Tomahawk Steaks with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Celebrate cool fall weather with a hot, grilled-to-perfection Tomahawk ribeye steak from our specialty meat case. We’re talking Yabba Dabba Doo delicious!

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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
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Grandma’s Blue-Ribbon Recipes

Instructor:
Bryn Mooth

Description:
Old-fashioned is the new trend in food these days as chefs and cookbooks reach back to an earlier generation for comfort-food recipes and cooking techniques. This class explores some of the favorite recipes your grandmother might have made!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Flavors of Mexico

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
No matter the season, the complex set of savory sensations that is Mexican food always draws a crowd. Bring a sombrero and spice up your night with the warm, smoky flavors from south of the border.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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A Greek Festival

Instructor:
John Bostick

Description:
Great Greek food is simple, fresh and timeless. Enjoy an evening of robust flavors from the sun-splashed islands of the Mediterranean.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Sweet, Sour,
Hot & Salty

Instructor:
Rob Seideman

Description:
Rob is the founder of Cooking School of Aspen and the founder of Salt Traders, which is credited with popularizing gourmet salts. He served as the food columnist for the Aspen Daily News, and has led culinary adventures throughout Italy, Morocco and South Africa. He now assists food companies around the globe with strategy and innovation.

The best foods bring balance to a range of flavors. Learn how different cultures achieve this balance and how to apply those lessons to your own favorite dishes.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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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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Mushroom Madness

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Many people must be mad about mushrooms because we’ve been asked to repeat this popular class during the day! Try a rich morel, sample truffle oil and enjoy the robust flavor of the beloved mushroom. Mushrooms add the ultimate umami taste sensation, but fungi fanatics already know this!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Demonstration

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Wine and Food Lover’s Dinner
from Italy

Instructors:
Dan Frey and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Dan and Dave recreate their wine and food lover’s trip to small wine estates and fine restaurants in Tuscany and Piedmonte. Join them as they prepare some of their favorite Italian dishes and pair them with delicious Italian wines.

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12:00 - 3:00pm
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Grilling Cedar-Planked Shrimp
with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
The grilling season isn’t over! The cool weather of fall is perfectly suited for the warm flavors you’ll enjoy as you grill shrimp on a cedar plank. Don’t put the cover back on your grill - we’ve got a whole lot of grillin’ to do!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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October

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Marvelous Mains in 45 Minutes or Less

Instructor:
Rita Heikenfeld

Description:
Fast and fabulous entrees are perfect for a homey dinner or for casual entertaining. These main dishes are deliciously different from the norm and have become favorites with Rita’s family, friends and clients.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Eat the Heat

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Chili Heads - prepare to be engulfed in flames of flavor! For those who love hot sauce and food with a lick of fire, the place to be is The Cooking School during the Weekend of Fire festival. Don’t be alarmed, the food is high in flavor that everyone will enjoy.

Each student receives a complementary ticket to the Weekend of Fire festival for Saturday, October 4th.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
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Fall Hors d’oeuvres
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Garnish Catering

Instructor:
Kim Baretta

Description:
Join this experienced caterer as she helps you prepare for holiday parties. Whether an intimate gathering or a large crowd, Kim’s impressive and delicious food will make this year’s party season enjoyable and entertaining for you and your guests.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Le Creuset
Favorite Recipes

Instructor:
Trish Ranallo

Description:
If you want to know the best methods to cook with Le Creuset, Trish can teach you everything you want to know! She’ll focus on good, fast food that’s flavorful, uncomplicated and easy to prepare in Le Creuset cookware.

Each student receives a gift from Le Creuset. One lucky student in each class receives a 4.25 quart Marseille soup pot with a stainless steel knob (retail value $250)

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Le Creuset
Favorite Recipes

Instructor:
Trish Ranallo

Description:
If you want to know the best methods to cook with Le Creuset, Trish can teach you everything you want to know! She’ll focus on good, fast food that’s flavorful, uncomplicated and easy to prepare in Le Creuset cookware.

Each student receives a gift from Le Creuset. One lucky student in each class receives a 4.25 quart Marseille soup pot with a stainless steel knob (retail value $250)

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11:00am - 1:30pm
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A Festive Holiday Hors D’oeuvres Party

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Laura Rinsky

Description:
Sophisticated and always in style, a fancy cocktail party is a lovely way to entertain a large group. Ours even includes a dessert so guests will end the evening on a sweet note! Laura and Carol teach you how to create a successful party by having a good balance of color, texture and richness. Do-ahead tips included!

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11:00am - 2:00pm
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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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The Wine and Food of Germany

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Sausage and sauerkraut is just the beginning of German food. The country has a rich and diverse assortment of food and a long tradition of producing wine! Join Carol and Dave as they transport you to Germany where you can sample the unique and wonderful flavors from this region.

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12:00 - 3:00pm
Wine and 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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Baking with
Bites of Nostalgia

Instructor:
Jessica Vu

Description:
Having recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Jessica has worked hard to create and perfect some of her favorite recipes into Celiac friendly, tasty - and shockingly - gluten free goodies. Don’t give up that late-afternoon, fresh-from-the-oven treat with a cup of coffee!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Ellen’s Greek Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

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In this demonstration class, Ellen brings the sun-sational tastes of the Greek Isles to you! As our resident Greek, she’ll introduce you to a new grilled way to serve traditional stuffed grape leaves and the sides that make a great Mediterranean meal.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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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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November

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Gifts from
the Kitchen
Making Spirits Bright

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
We’ll help you make spirits bright this holiday season with delicious and inspiring gifts from the kitchen. Toast the season of giving with an Amaretto Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy the rest of class sampling the newest culinary gifts on our "Nice" list!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Gifts from
the Kitchen
Making Spirits Bright

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
We’ll help you make spirits bright this holiday season with delicious and inspiring gifts from the kitchen. Toast the season of giving with an Amaretto Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy the rest of class sampling the newest culinary gifts on our "Nice" list!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Gifts from
the Kitchen
Making Spirits Bright

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
We’ll help you make spirits bright this holiday season with delicious and inspiring gifts from the kitchen. Toast the season of giving with an Amaretto Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy the rest of class sampling the newest culinary gifts on our "Nice" list!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
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Gifts from
the Kitchen
Making Spirits Bright

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
We’ll help you make spirits bright this holiday season with delicious and inspiring gifts from the kitchen. Toast the season of giving with an Amaretto Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy the rest of class sampling the newest culinary gifts on our "Nice" list!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
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Meals in a Bowl

Instructor:
Rita Heikenfeld

Description:
Uncommonly delicious dishes that are one-bowl meals! Everything you need in a meal is served up easily for a family and guests alike. Rita will share tips, tricks and surprising twists you won’t want to miss!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Classic Indian Cuisine with a European Twist

Instructor:
Madhu Singha

Description:
The Europeans entered India by the 15th century looking for new lands to conquer. Inevitably this led to the creation of fusion foods which have become closely associated with Indian cuisine and are well known dishes.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Grilling Flatiron Steaks with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

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The flatiron steak is gaining in popularity. When grilled to perfection, this juicy, deep-flavored steak is the centerpiece of the plate. Learn how to prepare this cut of beef with Ellen, our in-house grill expert.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Grilling Flatiron Steaks with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
The flatiron steak is gaining in popularity. When grilled to perfection, this juicy, deep-flavored steak is the centerpiece of the plate. Learn how to prepare this cut of beef with Ellen, our in-house grill expert.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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An Afternoon with Burnet Ridge Winery

Instructors:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs, Chip Emmerich and Dave Schmerr

Description:
The Cooking School hosts a sumptuous holiday dinner paired with delicious Burnet Ridge Wines. When the weather turns chilly, Chip joins Leigh and Dave for an afternoon of fine food and wine suited for any special occasion.

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12:00 - 3:00pm
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Homemade
Italian Pizza

Instructor:
John Bostick

Description:
Turn your kitchen into an Italian pizzeria! John will explain the basics of pizza making - from the fundamentals of dough to techniques for creating bubbly hot pizzas in a home oven. Create, eat, ask and enjoy!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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December

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A Plate Full of Christmas Cookies

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Fill your home and cookie jar with the spirit of Christmas! Leigh’s collection of very merry, Santa-worthy cookies are sure to please friends and family. Start your season of baking early with these all new holiday cookies. Nibble cookies and enjoy a light snack during the class.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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A Plate Full of Christmas Cookies

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Fill your home and cookie jar with the spirit of Christmas! Leigh’s collection of very merry, Santa-worthy cookies are sure to please friends and family. Start your season of baking early with these all new holiday cookies. Nibble cookies and enjoy a light snack during the class.

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11:00 - 1:30pm
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Carol’s Traditional Christmas Dinner

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

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Join Carol for this festive class while she prepares her traditional family recipes. You will learn how to make homemade ravioli while Dave accompanies the class with an outstanding wine selection!

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12:00 - 3:00pm
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The Season
to Celebrate

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

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As the holiday season approaches, join Susan for a stress-free dinner party with a spectacular do-ahead menu. Enjoy the magic of the season with friends and family without the hustle and bustle.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Simple Soups 5

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Our annual end-of-the-year class! Everyone enjoys a bowl of hot soup and this year Leigh ladles up a distinctive menu of delicious soup that will see you through the shiver of cold winter days.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
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