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Cooking up a good date night

Posted 12:51pm on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

If you and the honey are in a dining-out rut, turn to the kitchen. Classes at local cooking schools can be another way you can spend time together, and learn something delicious in the process.

Evening classes usually include a glass or two of wine, as well. Here are a pair of good ones to whet your appetite.

At 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Market in Fort Worth, you'll roll up your sleeves and learn how to make Breakfast Around the World. The hands-on class will teach you to prepare Huevos Rancheros with Mexican Fried Potatoes; Nutella Tartine with Café au Lait; English Kippers with Boiled Eggs & Soldiers; Costa Rican Gallo Pinto; and Sausage, Gravy & Biscuits. It's $45.

At 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, at the Dish Center at Market Street in Colleyville, chef Anne Legg teaches French Bistro Favorites. Her menu includes Gougeres (cheese puffs); Potage Velouté aux Champignons (cream of fresh mushroom soup); Poulet au Cidre et Pommes (chicken with cider and apples); Choux Sauté avec Lardons (Saute of cabbage with bacon); Celeri Puree (puree of celery root); Créme Reneverse (caramel custard). This class is $50.

Don't waste time signing up - these will sell out quickly.

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