Luzerne County Community College will offer cooking classes during the fall at the College's Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute in downtown Nanticoke.
"Mediterranean Cuisine" will allow participants to sample and prepare foods from Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece while learning about the health benefits offered by the Mediterranean Diet. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, September 6 and Saturday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Traditional Italian Cuisine" will allow participants to prepare and sample foods and ingredients from the different regions of Italy such as ravioli, traditional Italian pizza, cookies, and handmade pasta dough. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, September 6 and Saturday, September 13, from 1 to 4 p.m.
"Old World Polish Cooking" will teach students the art of Polish cooking including the preparation of pierogi, haluski, and a variety of authentic desserts. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, September 20 and Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Autumn Pies and Tarts" will teach the basics of pie and tart creation, including dough preparation techniques, creating fruit and cream fillings, and baking. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, October 11 and Saturday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Thanksgiving 101: Dinner Made Easy" will teach participants how to create and host a classic holiday dinner. The two-session course will be held on Saturday, November 8 and Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Kids and Cookies" is designed to provide children ages 9 through 11 with both basic culinary instruction and the opportunity to create and design their own assortment of holiday cookies. The one-session course will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference Center.
"Holiday Cookies and Confections" will expose participants to a variety of baked goods from around the world including traditional holiday favorites. Participants may choose from either a morning or an afternoon course, both consisting of two sessions each, to be held on Saturday, December 6 and Saturday, December 13, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.
All recipes created will be provided and take home samples will be plentiful.
For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Continuing Education Department at 570-740-0477 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7477.