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Learn to prepare Asian cuisine at home like they do in the best Chinese restaurants. Join chef Margo Chan Taylor, whose Chinese father instilled in her a love of all things Asian. This is a fun-filled, flavor-bursting, hands-on cooking class featuring a full menu from hot and sour soup, firecracker shrimp to desserts like Chinese almond cookies and ginger ice cream. Enjoy a mouth-watering class that will have you seeing pagodas and terra-cotta warriors in your dreams. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 29, 1 day. Course #CK352 01/CRN 31641 Margo Taylor, Fee $75

This course is terrific for your budget. There are no exotic ingredients to hunt down, only to use once and never again. These recipes were developed to be done with just a few ingredients and a small amount of time; from preparation to the table in approximately 20 minutes. Although speedy, there’s no lack of flavor to keep your tummy and family happy. Melissa Dominguez has studied cooking locally and in Europe. Most recently, she was the Executive Chef at the Santa Fe Opera.

Springtime in Italy ê Stimulate your palate while you learn chef Margo Taylor’s interpretation of savory Italian cuisine. Prepare a variety of dishes including spinach romano cheese torta, risotto, roast pork with garlic and grilled vegetables. Of course there is also a dessert!. Margo Taylor has been teaching cooking privately and at Las Cosas for 10 years. After working as a guest chef at restaurants around town, she is now working on her culinary certificate at SFCC. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 12, 1 day. Course #CK353 01/CRN 31642 Margo Taylor, Fee $75 Tapas! Tapas are appetizers that play a big role in Spanish cuisine. Learn to create a wide variety of tapas for your next party or event. They can be cold or warm and we will make both as we explore traditional dishes. Time allowing, try your hand at shrimp fritters, spicy sausage and cheese tortilla, ceviche, artichoke cakes with aioli, and empanadas. Melissa Dominguez has studied cooking locally and in Europe. Most recently, she was the Executive Chef at the Santa Fe Opera. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 17, 1 day. Course #CK359 01/CRN 31644 Melissa Dominguez, Fee $75 Tamales: Fun and Easy In Santa Fe, each generation teaches the next how to make tamales. These corn-husk wrapped treats can be filled with meat, cheese or vegetarian ingredients. Making tamales takes time and care in the kitchen and is terrific for getting families together. Newcomers and old-timers learn how to make this terrific Latin American dish with Santa Fe flair. Melissa Dominguez has studied cooking locally and in Europe. Most recently, she was the Executive Chef at the Santa Fe Opera. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 5, 1 day. Course #CK361 01/CRN 31645 Melissa Dominguez, Fee $75

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Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 10, 1 day. Course #CK365 01/CRN 31643 Melissa Dominguez, Fee $75

Creative Writing

SFCC has one of the longest-running creative writing programs in the region. Our talented faculty are writers themselves and know the ropes. Whether you are a beginning author or more advanced, try out a class or workshop.

Call 505-428-1270 to register. Start Writing Learn how to begin to express yourself. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a novice, a blank page can seem intimidating. In this class, stunning examples, intriguing prompts and class discussions lead you gently into the realms of poetry, memoir and fiction. Write, read and be heard. Lauren Camp is a published poet and educator. She blogs daily about fine writing. Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 4, 4 wks. Course #CO315 01/CRN 30660 Lauren Camp, Fee $99 Fast Flash Fiction Hone your writing skills for publication. Learn to whittle a fiction story down to its essential core through in-class writing, revision, small group critiques and reading contemporary flash fiction writers. The goal is to write one strong fiction piece from start to finish, edit, revise and send out for publication. Meg Tuite has been published in more than 100 journals and is the fiction editor for the Santa Fe Literary Review. Follow her blog at megtuite.wordpress.com. Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., March 26, 6 wks. Course #CO319 01/CRN 30812 Meg Tuite, Fee $79

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SFCC Continuing Education Schedule Spring 2014  
SFCC Continuing Education Schedule Spring 2014