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- Kombucha - Sauerkraut - Kimchi - Apple Cider Vinegar Join master fermenter, Jitti Chaithiraphant of Heritage Vinegar and get hands-on learning all you need to know about basic fermentation! You'll learn a brief history of fermentation, different types of fermentation, fermentation dos and don'ts, how fermentation can benefit your health, and how to incorporate your homemade fermented foods into your daily diet.   

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Jitti Chaithiraphant 

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From the sun-drenched shores of Siracusa to the white sands of Cagliari, the islands dotting the Tyrrhenian Sea boast amazing cuisines and equally amazing wines. Sadly, not enough people know about these culinary wonderlands. It's time to change that. Spend an evening with wine & cheese nerd (and island enthusiast) Adam Centamore exploring the cheeses and wines that put Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica on the map! You'll sample a range of cheeses and condiments that really show the amazing breadth of styles and flavors being made. Alongside these magnificent nibbles you'll sip on a variety of amazing wines that grew up in the same place. Set sail on a delicious island wine and cheese adventure!  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/28/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Don't let preparing risotto intimidate you! Our own ambassador of arborio, Diane Manteca, is here to show you how to master this Italian comfort classic. You'll stir yourself silly preparing some seasonal rice righteousness! Between you and me, there's probably a glass or two of vino to wash it all down with too. 

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/29/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Some say you can wander the streets of Bangkok for a month and never eat the same thing twice. Take a tour of Thailand with Chef Panu Deewongse! A Thai native, Panu will lead students through easy to follow recipes for authentially Thai soups, salads, main courses, snacks, and even a cocktail or two! Join us and discover the dishes the locals love in this lively hands-on class.      

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/30/2017

Instructor : Panu Deewongse 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Share your poems with an audience of dedicated peers in this workshop that began meeting in 1957. The time-honored tradition continues in an encouraging and inspiring environment for poets working at all levels -- from the beginner to the more practiced hand. Led by an experienced and published poet, Tom Daley, the workshop aims to create an atmosphere of encouragement, good humor, collegiality, and artistic rigor. Here is an opportunity to share and strengthen your poems, hone your voice and craft, and give and receive constructive feedback in community with other poets. Workshop includes weekly voluntary writing assignments and readings. Workshop participants should bring thirteen copies of a recent, short poem to share at the first class.

Tuition: $289.00

Member Cost: $245.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 7/11/2017, ending 8/29/2017

Instructor : Tom Daley 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including basic approaches to color and value. We'll start by reviewing the basic elements of composition, which you can use as a foundation for your work. Then, through a series of projects, you'll develop a sensitivity to the medium and begin to understand how to use the brush, paint, and paper to achieve the best possible results. No previous painting experience is required.

Tuition: $389.00

Member Cost: $329.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 7/12/2017, ending 8/30/2017

Instructor : Rosetta Del Giudice 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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- Jambalaya (Rice with Vegetables, Sausage, & Shrimp) - Gumbo (Louisiana Stew) - Étouffée (Cajun/Creole Seafood in Gravy with Rice) The BCAE's own Cajun Queen, Diane Manteca, will lead this culinary Mardi Gras parade through our kitchens getting you hands-on creating these New Orleans classics. After a glass of something, Diane might even show off her Zydeco dancing prowess!* *Dancing definitely NOT guaranteed  

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/12/2017

Instructor : Diane Manteca 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Open the door to communicating with millions of people, both here at home and around the globe! Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, and the second most common in the United States. We’ll cover the basics of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Emphasis will be on useful, everyday language. We'll start at the very beginning, developing our skills through well-crafted dialogs containing the verbs, vocabulary, and rules of speech that native Spanish speakers use constantly. This class is intended primarily for students who have no knowledge of Spanish, but it's also suitable for those who wish to review the fundamentals.   Required Book: "Spanish Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide 2nd Edition,"   ISBN-13: 978-0071755924    Recommended Book: Spanish Dictionary

Tuition: $185.00

Member Cost: $157.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 7 sessions; starting 7/13/2017, ending 8/24/2017

Instructor : Carlos Cruz 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Those who've visited any serious bakery know how heavenly a good French Macaron can be (not to be confused with the American, coconut flavored Macaroon). Likewise, those who know something about baking, know how deceptively tricky they can be to make! Professional Baker, Susanne Carpenter, will be here to give you all the insider tricks and tips to pull of a pro-level French Macaron. A perfect class for beginner and advanced bakers to get hands-on and impress your family & friends for years to come! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $18.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 07/15/2017

Instructor : Susanne Carpenter 

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Unlike oils and acrylics, which stay where you put them, watercolor is a blend of subtlety and surprise, with extraordinary interactions between water, tint, and paper. You'll start by learning the basic elements of composition as a foundation for your painting. Then, through a series of landscapes and other subjects of your choosing, you'll develop sensitivity to the medium and begin to understand which techniques achieve the best results. No previous watercolor experience required.  

Tuition: $189.00

Member Cost: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM; 7 sessions; starting 7/18/2017, ending 8/29/2017

Instructor : Glenn Davis 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Les Sablons in Cambridge's Harvard Square, is the newest smash hit from Chef Jeremy Sewall, who many of you know from Boston institutions Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, and Eastern Standard. This is an exclusive opportunity to get hands-on with Chef Sewall in the kitchen learning his own recipes and techniques to create summer-inspired Parisian fare. One night only! Do not miss!   

Tuition: $70.00

Member Cost: $60.00

Materials Cost: $15.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 07/24/2017

Instructor : Jeremy Sewall 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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One of the country’s oldest and most iconic ballparks has an organic farm on its 100 year-old roof. Fenway Farms grows everything from basil to beets and is the home of some honey bee hives as well. This rooftop installation not only shows what modern urban farming can look like, it also yields almost 6,000 pounds of fresh, organic food each year. This new source of food presents an exciting challenge for the great chefs at Fenway Park charged with creating delicious new dishes that showcase the fresh vegetables and herbs grown on site. From kale wraps to “Green Monster Mojitos,” the chefs at Fenway have reinvented ballpark food. Join Linda Henry, who helped produce Fenway Farms, Noah Wilson-Rich, a world expert on bees, and Ron Abell, Executive Chef at Fenway Park for a lively public conversation about urban farming moderated by television personalisty Jenny Johnson. Following the conversation, you are invited to an intimate reception with small bites prepared by Chef Abell and featuring ingredients fresh from the farm and Champy, a sparkling wine from Jenny Johnson. This special event is presented against the backdrop of the BCAE’s current exhibit, Modern Acres, featuring photographs from Christopher Padgett that celebrate local farms.  

Tuition: $45.00

Member Cost: $38.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 07/26/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jenny Johnson  2.Ron Abell  3.Linda Henry  4.Noah Wilson-Rich 

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