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Serious fun for serious foodies

This week’s Fresh Sheet is full of all kinds of cooking or food-related classes.

Serious fun for serious foodies

Culinary foams and other emerging means of molecular gastronomy are the topic of the Advanced Class for the Serious Foodie at INCA After Dark on Thursday.

Instructor Adam Hegsted explores spherification, cooking with nitrogen, and other visual and textural techniques in this class. It takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Building 1, Room 144, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St.

Register online at incaafterdark.scc., or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. The class costs $50.

Salad dressing 101

The first in a new series of cooking and cocktail classes from Clover focuses on hand-crafted salad dressings.

The evening session takes place Oct. 30. Sign-ups are going on now.

Clover chef Scott Shultz and “salad dressing master” Scott McCandless will discuss different varieties and grades of olive oil as well as low-fat ways to create creamy dressings, like Caesar.

The class runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 608 N. Argonne Road in Spokane Valley – not at the restaurant. The cost is $40.

For more information or to register, contact Aimee Hurst at aimee.hurst@ or (509) 623-7177.

Am I hungry?

Sign-ups are going on now for the next Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating program.

The eight-week course begins Oct. 23. Participants learn about their food patterns and triggers, emotional eating, binge eating, nutrition and simple recipes.

The $250 cost includes eight hourlong sessions, books and access to a private website. Classes run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ben Burr Building, 5919 S. Regal St.

For more information about Jane Joseph, the eating counselor and health and wellness coach who teaches the class, visit www.wellcoaches. com/jane.joseph.

For more information about the course, visit Or send an email to consciouschoice

Tamale cooking class at De Leon Foods

Cook With Us Culinary Adventures and De Leon Foods are hosting a tamalada, or tamale-making party.

Participants will learn to make savory pork, corn soufflé and sweet pineapple tamales as well as corn masa and cooked tomato salsa at the hands-on event.

The class costs $45 and includes dinner, agua fresca, chips and salsa. It runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at De Leon, 102 E. Francis Ave.

Instructors are Lynne Wiedemann from Cook With Us and members of the De Leon crew.

Sign up at www.cook, or call (208) 665-0282 for more information.


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