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

  • Cooling inflammation with food, with Karen Lamphere, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20, $29.50. Learn the difference between pro and anti-inflammatory foods, sample healthful recipes and hear about the best food preparation techniques.
  • 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. book signing with Graham Kerr.

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

  • Freeze now, party later, with Leslie Lightner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19, $42. Menu: pork pot stickers; mini turkey burger “sliders” with gorgonzola; chicken-and-black bean taquitos with adobo sour cream; spinach-and-feta spanikopita.
  • Understanding fats in your diet — fact and fiction, with health coach Jacob Waller, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20, $25. Learn about beneficial and harmful fats and sample several healthful recipes.
  • 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 crème 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.

    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.

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