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The Watauga office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering cooking classes in July and August at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center in Boone.

You can view more information and register for the classes at the Eventbrite links below. Call our office at 828.264.3061 if you have any questions. These classes usually fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Venezuelan Cookery

Thursday, July 27th,  2023: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The rich cuisine of Venezuela offers the perfect blend of flavor and simplicity. With influence from Europe and Africa, the indigenous cuisine has broadened while keeping its unique personality. During this class, Venezuelan native and Valencia Flavors food truck owner Herbert Pinto will show us how to cook arepas with tuna salad, empanadas with cheese and bollitos de carne. Proceeds beyond cost of supplies will be donated to the Immigrant Justice Coalition per Herbert’s request.
Register here for Venezuelan Cookery

Summer Bounty: Plant-forward Cooking

Saturday, August 12th, 2023: 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

During this class we focus on the bounty of gardens & local farmers’ markets! Whether you are a vegetarian or not, this is the perfect class to learn more about delicious seasonal dishes.

You’ll use the freshest veggies and herbs to create a plant-based meal featuring spring rolls, Thai tofu (or chicken) peanut curry stir-fry, cauliflower schwarma and stuffed dates for dessert.
Register here for Plant-forward Cooking

Summer Bounty: Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Thursday, August 31st, 2023: 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Join us to explore ways to enhance your culinary toolbox with herbs fresh from the garden. To start out, we’ll combine the freshest summer veggies with basil to make ratatouille hash served on toasted baguette slices. We’ll fire up the grill and cook up kabobs to serve with Chimichurri, and add an herb-enhanced side and dessert!
Register here for Cooking with Fresh Herbs