Cooking can be a hobby or it can be a way for you and your family to stay healthy.
We are excited about spring 2018 cooking classes here at Nashville Community Education, not only do we have new classes and foods for you to add to your collection but some important and healthy topics for you. Master Meal Planning is perfect for learning how to plan out your meals, we are all busy and can use some techniques to help us save money and be healthier. We also have two diabetes classes that show you how to prepare and eat better. Our Pioneer Cast Iron Cooking class is a fun time learning how pioneers cooked breads, desserts and full meals. We also have new dishes from Traditional Bangladeshi and Traditional Cooking classes that will allow you to explore the culture and food.
Master Meal Planning
Ready to save money, time, AND start eating healthier? Meal planning is the key to making long-lasting dietary changes for you and your family. Learn this essential life skill and finally master meal planning from the grocery store to the dining table. All instruction will be provided by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
Eat Smart at Home
Hands-on nutrition education for adults, especially parents and caregivers of children. Through a series of meetings, families learn to make healthy food choices within a limited budget and to choose physically active lifestyles. Provided by UT/TSU Extension.
Pioneer Cast Iron Cooking
In this class students will learn how pioneers cooked breads, full meals, and desserts on the hearth. Use of cast iron cookware, utensils and cooking techniques will be demonstrated. Over the course of three weeks, students will cook cornbread, cakes, and main dishes outside in the school courtyard. Students are required to bring a folding camp chair to the outdoor classroom.
Traditional Bangladeshi Cooking
Students will learn techniques to make authentic Bangladeshi cuisine. This class will feature a main dish with recipes and demonstrations included.
Traditional Cuban Cooking
Learn how to cook a traditional Cuban meal of Arroz con Pollo and Maduros (chicken with rice and sweet plantains), while you learn more about Cuban culture. In addition to helping prepare and enjoying a Cuban meal, students will also learn about the differences between Cuban other Latin American cuisines.
Traditional Iraqi/Kurdish Cooking
Learn techniques on how to make delicious, authentic Iraqi and Kurdish fare. Each workshop will feature a different main dish and salad with recipes included. In addition to learning how to cook these tasty recipes, students will get to sample the meal.
Preventing Diabetes Program: Part I
Trying to make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Don’t do it alone. With this lifestyle change program, you will work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
Preventing Diabetes Program: Part 2
In the second part of this program students will dive deeper into techniques to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Even more coaching in topics like eating out, positive thinking, stress and lifestyle management will be covered. Students must take Part 1 to enroll in Part 2.
Nashville Farmer’s Market Seasonal Cooking Series
There is no source better than the Nashville Farmers’ Market – feeding Nashville since 1801 – to learn how to make the most of fresh, regionally grown produce. Chef Laura Rodriguez will offer tips about cooking seasonally and demonstrate recipes easily re-created in your home kitchen using produce from local farmers. Tastings and samples included!
Tired of eating the same food several days in a row? Using a slow cooker, learn to prepare and preserve small portion meals in advance to freeze now and serve later. This course is perfect for singles, couples, and seniors.
From Seed to Table Gardening
Join the UT/TSU Extension for a series to show you how to start your own vegetable garden – from seed to table! Students will learn how to build a raised bed, pick the right soil, care for growing plants and more. Hands-on canning, food safety, and preserving techniques will also be covered. The series will culminate in a cooking demonstration using seasonal ingredients. Dress for mess. All supplies, including take home items, will be provided.