MICROWAVES AREN’T JUST FOR POPCORN

Learn other great uses for your microwave besides heating boxed meals and popping popcorn.  Allan Hancock College Community Education offers a Microwave Cooking class, beginning January 29, in which students learn to prepare multi-course meals using a microwave oven.  The course covers both basic and advanced microwave cooking techniques including appropriate utensils and their use, adapting recipes for the microwave, food preparation techniques and defrosting and reheating foods.

The class meets on Saturdays, Jan. 29 – Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus, room J-14 . The class fee is $20.

Register online now at www.hancockcollege.edu, or at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, and 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

For more information, see the spring 2011 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes, available at all campus locations, or call 922-6966 ext. 3209.

EXPLORE FLAVORS AND CULTURE OF GREEK FOOD

Explore the culinary delights of Greek cuisine in a Community Education Cultural Aspects of Food class being offered on Friday, March 4 and 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Allan Hancock College Santa Maria campus.  The fee for the class is $20.

Students will learn to cook Greek dishes while exploring the social, economic and nutritional significance of food customs.  Students will also prepare dishes using phyllo pastry and feta cheeses, as well as sample or create dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita (spinach pie with feta), and the sweet treat baklava, plus signature dishes like eggplant moussaka and Greek salads.

The class will be taught by Karolyn Addington in room J-14.  Students can register for Cultural Aspects of Food online now at www.hancockcollege.edu or visit Community Education (bldg.S) on the Santa Maria campus.

See the spring 2011 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes, available at all campus locations, for more information, or call 922-6966 ext. 3209.