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A Round-The-World Adventure, Culinary Style

If your taste buds are suffering from a serious case of the blahs, and they need to get their tingle back, consider taking them on a trip around the world.  Don't worry; you won't have to spend a fortune on plane tickets, cruises, or hotels. The adventure is as close as Central Market and their regular cooking classes right here in Austin.

Central Market Cooking School combines its talented cooking instructors with local, regional and nationally known culinary experts and chefs to create an appetizing experience. Best of all, you get to eat while you learn.

Here are some highlights of upcoming classes that may help put some spice back in your kitchen.

· Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 to 9 Pm: Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Aunt Pearl Burras of "Greater Tuna"

If you're a fan of the Joe Sears-Jaiston Williams "Greater Tuna" plays, this is the chance of a lifetime to get up close and personal with the Grande Dame of Tuna, Texas, Aunt Pearl.  She'll show you the secrets to creating such deliciosos dishes as Chicken Enchiladas, Carne Guisada, Mexican Refried Beans and Guacamole Salad with Homemade Tortilla Chips.

Cost: $50

· Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 to 9:30 Pm: Sushi 101 with CM Cooking School Instructor Scot Loranc

Learn to make and enjoy Pickled Cucumber & Daikon Salad, Tuna Taco with Avocado & Yuzu Puree, Sakemake, California Roll, and other modern flavors. Sushi 101 is one of CM's most popular classes.

Cost: $65

· Thursday, May 3, 6:30 to 9 Pm: Cool Indian with Vegetarian Chef and Food Blogger Chaya Rao

Enjoy a spicy yet cooling menu of authentic Indan flavors, including Coconut & Honey Mock-tails, Peanut Masala (toasted peanuts with chilled, raw vegetables), Paneer & Fruit Kebabs with Chilled Chutney.

Cost: $50

· Saturday, May 5, 10 Am to 1 Pm: Easy As Pie with Sahar Arafar-Ray, Culinary Instructor

You can't miss out on dessert, and this demonstration gives you practice making tasty crusts and fillings: Crust Primer, Mixed Berry Lattice-topped Pie, Key Lime Pie, and more.

Cost: $65

For more information, or to make reservations for these and other future classes, call Central Market Cooking School at (512) 206-1014, or visit the Cooking School page at:

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04/18/2012 1:19PM
A Round-The-World Adventure, Culinary Style
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