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  • Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:15pm
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A Chef’s Kitchen: Classes with professional chefs, private setting. Unless otherwise noted, classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $55, registration required; 206-406-1517,, or e-mail

  • Thai tapas, hands-on with Pranee Halvorsen, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8, $65. Menu: pork tidbits and ground peanuts served in pineapple; sauteed garlic prawns; grilled spicy pork on lemongrass stalks; grilled beef on skewers; ajard cucumber salad with red grape and mint; yellow curry fried rice with pineapple and cashews.
  • Gingerbread houses, hands-on with Debbie Bodal, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14, $65 per team of one child and one adult; candlelight tea event follows class.

    Culinary Arts Society: Meetings 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Camano Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island; 360-387-0222. Membership $10 per year; members must enter 3 dishes a year.

    J. Matheson Kitchen &Gourmet: 2609 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-4589, Registration required.

  • Holiday topiary with Kari Black, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4, $25. Learn to create a Christmas tree centerpiece.
  • Knife Skills 101 with Hank Allen, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5, $20.
  • Holiday open house event, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, features tastings, drawings and demonstrations; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 book signing with Graham Kerr.
  • Christmas cookie decor with Diana Nishimoto, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, $30. Learn to make and decorate gingerbread, chocolate-and-vanilla cookies, sugar cookies and icing; class is for ages 14 and older.
  • Gingerbread houses with Kris Hausmann, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 13, $25; for ages 5 and up; under age 5 can participate with caregiver help.
  • Cocktail Party 101 with bartender Chris Bollenbacher, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15, $35. Learn several cocktail recipes with fresh ingredients and a variety of easy appetizers.

    Pacific Culinary Studio: 6915 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-231-9239,

  • Easy fondue party with Leslie Lightner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, $45. Menu: Irish cheddar and stout fondue with apple slices and toasted pecans; porcini fondue with ham and ciabatta; praline fondue with winter fruit and sugared creme fraiche; brandy-dark chocolate fondue with almond macaroons and fresh berries.
  • Holiday appetizers and cocktails with Conni Brownell, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, $45. Menu: eggnog with spicy, sweet pecans; hot apple toddy with miniature apple and gruyere paninis; tangerine-ginger caipirinhas with hot corn dip and crispy tortilla chips; cucumber martinis with green onion-and-potato pancakes; scarlet bellinis and buckwheat blinis with smoked salmon.
  • Biscotti with Iole Aguero, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $45. Menu: hazelnut-orange biscotti dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate; almond aniseed biscotti; cranberry pistachio biscotti; lemon biscotti.

    Resident Cheesemonger: 405 Main St., Edmonds; 425-640-8949, Cheese tastings, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Cheese classes, 6 to 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, free.

    Sweet Basil’s in Edmonds: Reservations required for all classes. Unless otherwise noted, classes are 7 to 9 p.m., Sweet Basil’s School of Cooking, 5820 156th St. SW, Edmonds; 425-743-7438.

  • Holiday entertaining, Dec. 9, repeated Dec. 11; $42.50. Ideas for appetizers, main courses, desserts.

    Wine classes with Dieter Schafer: All take place at South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle, unless otherwise noted. Prices are per person, for entire series, or in some cases, for the one-night class. Reservations or registration are required to the phone numbers listed.

  • Sight, smell, taste — Wine tasting primer, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing; $83; 206-764-5339,

    To have your cooking class or food event published, send it to Food Calendar, The Herald Features Department, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, or e-mail it to

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