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"I happen to believe that you should learn to feed yourself and maybe a few others. ... Instead of shutting down home ec. we should have just expanded it and made everybody take it."
- Anthony Bourdain

Cooking Classes:

Meals for Entertaining Series:
Pizza Night - From Dough to Dinner
The foundation of pizza is the dough, and Don probably knows more about dough than anyone else in town! You will learn how to make authentic delicious pizza from scratch. We'll cover classics like Neapolitan-style pizza margherita and diversions like white (ricotta) pizza and green (pesto) pizza too. You will also learn about Sicilian-style pizza and what makes it different. We'll have lots of topping options so both vegetarians and meat-lovers will enjoy this class. We'll even make great lactose-free pizza! Come alone or with a friend to share the fun.

This will be a “participation type” hands-on course. We will utilize the professional cafeteria kitchen at Irving A. Robbins Middle School in Farmington near Westfarms Mall and convenient to I-84 and CT-9. Class size will be limited to 12 students, so be sure to sign up early. $7 materials fee is payable to the instructor.1 session:

• Thursday evening - Nov 17 - 6 to 8:30 PM
   Cafe Kitchen @ Irving A Robbins Middle School (Farmington)
   Contact Farmington Continuing Ed at 860-404-0290 for info.

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If you recently took one of my classes, please provide some feedback on what you liked and what you want me to change. You will immediately be rewarded with a nice recipe!



My husband, Hank, took your class and I have really enjoyed all the meals he has prepared. I don't think I have cooked a meal since the course started. I know he enjoyed the classes. And I thank you for turning my husband into a great cook. We really have fun and enjoy our meals.
- Donna D., West Hartford, CT

Don's enthusiasm is contagious. Class activities were always well thought out. You won't believe how much you will learn!
- Harry R., Bloomfield, CT

Other Cooking Courses:

Fresh-made Pasta

Filled Italian Pasta

Classic Sauces

Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roaast Duck