Fall Cooking Classes

Pan with food in it and flame10/10/16

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges continues to offer a wide variety of options with its upcoming cooking classes. All of the classes are hands-on at the college’s West Davenport Center, 2950 N. Fairmount St., from 6 - 9 p.m. and cost $24 each.

Plant Based Snacks and Treats designed for those on a plant-based diet with lime and coconut cupcakes, and spiced apple tea cake. Class will be held October 24, course number 174445.

Homemade Lasagna starts from the beginning with noodles and a sauce made from scratch. Participants are asked to bring a pan to take a lasagna home. Class will be held October 25, course number 174523.

Give Me Five Minutes a Day and students will be making their own artesian breads. Learn how to make several different baked items from this special dough. Bring an ice-cream size bucket to take the dough home. Class will be held October 26, course number 174433.

It’s the Great Pumpkin proves that pumpkin can be used for a lot more than just pumpkin pie. Class will be held October 27, course number 174271.

Crostatas, Galetter and Casual Crusts are easy and delicious rustic crusts. Class will make a cheese and tomato galette to start the meal and a fruit crostata to complete it. Class will be held October 31, course number 174446.

Cooking with Fire is always a fun time. Students will prepare classic flambe dishes of Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee and Steak Diane. Class will be held November 1, course number 176380.

Uncooking 101 – Raw Vegan Basic shows how easy adding raw vegan foods into a diet can be. It is also gluten, dairy and soy free. Participants will learn how to make raw almond milk, a nutritious smoothy, cashew ricotta cheese, ravioli puttanesca and chocolate banana cream pie. Class will be held November 2, course number 176398.

Chickens in Your Backyard is becoming popular with more Quad Cities communities looking at, or already having, changed regulations to permit it. This class covers everything the beginning chicken farmer needs to know including the different breeds, where to buy chicks, different types of coops and egg safety. Students should wear their garden clothes to handle chicks and mature hens. Class will be held November 2, course number 176088.

Gingerbread, Ornaments and Decorated Cookies shows how one gingerbread recipe can be used to make a variety of holiday decorations and cookies. Class will be held November 3, course number 176500.

For more information about any of these classes go to www.eicc.edu/cooking or to register call the college’s Registration Center at 563-441-4100 or 1-888-336-3907.