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Dear Fellow Foodies,

This Cooking Class Parties Meet Up group is one of the ways we invite you to check out The Refined Cook Culinary Series-- fun social events where you learn to cook (www.refinedcook.com (http://refinedcook.com/)). Jeff and I started this venture in 2017 because we love everything about food-–gathering (we like farming and shopping), cooking, eating, entertaining and best of all, we like meeting new people and hearing their stories. A few years ago in a hostel in Patagonia, we decided to cook dinner and invite anyone who cared to join us for the price of a story. It was an incredible experience.

We also believe in reclaiming our right to leisure, which is just another way of saying, we try to follow a slower lifestyle where we can stop and smell the roses, watch the hummingbirds, and take the time to create beauty wherever we are, because we care for ourselves, for other people and the health of our planet.

The Refined Cook Culinary Series are a bit different from regular cooking classes. Our mission is to teach and bring healthy, gourmet cooking into homes, offering a slow and sustainable lifestyle. For us, a meal is not merely physical sustenance. When created with joy and shared with friends, it is also spiritual and mental sustenance. So in addition to the technical aspects of cooking and using healthy ingredients (organic, natural or minimally processed), we encourage play and experimentation (yes, we play with our food!) and stress the importance of aesthetics— artful plating, a beautiful ambience, so that everyday meals are elevated into extraordinary ones. And we’re partying too!

Our participants find us through many channels---Eventbrite, Selfup, Facebook, IfOnly, and a new partnership with Mastercard Priceless program which offers an exclusive Pad Thai workshop custom-designed for their clients. However, we often offer discounts exclusive to this meetup group or may organize themed classes (e.g. Intrepid Travelers or Singles classes) just for meetup members. We're experimenting on different stuff all the time and are open to suggestions. So any ideas? Let us know!

Thanks for checking us out and we hope to cook with you soon!

Marlene

P.S. To join classes, you need to register using the Eventbrite link provided on each meetup event. Events are NOT free and tuition fees may vary from class to class.

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Taste of Asia interactive online cooking class

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Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Nuoc Nam sauce and Chicken Mango Coconut curry (gluten-free): $5-$25 Register today (closes 24 hrs. before event): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-asia-vietnamese-spring-rolls-and-chicken-mango-coconut-curry-tickets-112363945586 Let's Cook! trailer video: https://youtu.be/0OzVaM1aviM ************************************************************************** In this class, we're making Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls which Marlene learned to make in Hanoi many years ago. We're pairing with Nuoc Nam Cham, the versatile dipping sauce that goes perfectly not only with the spring rolls, but other dishes as well. For the main course, we're making a Chicken Mango Coconut curry inspired by dishes Marlene grew up with in the Philippines. You'll learn about new ingredients, how to use and where to find them so you can start building your Asian pantry. As with most Southeast Asian cuisine, this menu is naturally gluten-free. To cook with us, download our Ingredients and gadgets list with specialty items linked to our Amazon store for convenient one-click buying (in case they're not available at your grocery or Asian stores). How this works: • 2 ticket types are available: Participant- $25 (interactive access) and Audience- $5 (observer with limited access) see below for more info* • Classes are 1 1/2 to 2 hours • 10 minute Q&A at end of class for Audience questions. • Each class is a password-protected Zoom session. You'll receive an email with Zoom info 24 hours prior to your class along with your menu/ingredients/gadgets reminder. This is an automated email so make sure to check your spam folder. If you did not receive the info, it is your responsibility to call us at least 6 hours before class for a re-send. Call (781)[masked]. • Participants and Audience will receive recipes 24 hours before class for reference (we will not use recipes during class), included in the Zoom room email above. Ticket types Participant: Cook and be guided with interactive access. Participants may ask questions at any time while we’re cooking. Limited slots are available so that Marlene can monitor participant progress Audience: If you just want to watch or cook silently along with us, be part of our Audience for a reduced ticket price. Although we won’t see or hear you, you’ll be able to check out what we’re doing and even cook along. There is a possibility your questions via chat can be answered at the end of class if it’s chosen for the 10 minute Q&A.

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Let's Cook! interactive online cooking class

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