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    Aside from needing it to survive, food is a huge part of our everyday lives: we socialize around it, bribe people with it and we're constantly looking for ways to make it better. One of the best parts of food is being able to cook it yourself! Cooking at home can be a fun, therapeutic experience, with an instant reward and it's an essential skill to have.

     

    Do you love food, but cooking isn't quite your forte? Or perhaps you're a dinner party hosting extraordinaire and want to add new dishes to your repertoire. No matter what your skill set or level of expertise, these cooking classes will help put you on the track to being the next culinary genius...well, at least at home anyway.* This list has got you covered on everything from canning to pasta making and everything in between.

     

    *Culinary genius not guaranteed

     

    What cooking classes have you taken in Philadelphila? Tell us all about it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Phillyfunguide

    Cooking Class with Wine Pairings

     

    There is nothing better than a home-cooked meal paired with the perfect glass of wine. Figuring out the right vino to pair with your dinner shouldn't be rocket science. Join the Wine School of Phildelphia for a cooking demonstration and wine pairing from the author of  "Corked & Forked: Four Seasons of Eats & Drinks", Keith Wallace. 

    Let's Eat Philly! Cooking Class

     

    Learn the basics of Philly cuisine with Let's Cultivate Food! This weekly Saturday class takes students on a journey through Philadelphia culinary favorites. Guests will learn to make cheesesteak bites, soft pretzels and Chinatown-style dan dan noodles in this intensive, two-hour class. This class fills up quickly--make sure to visit Let's Cultivate Food's official website to pre-register for this class, as well as their many other cooking courses.

    Don't feel like cooking? Check out these other local culinary events!

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    TOURS
    Philly Chinatown Tour & Dim Sum Tasting
    Five Spice Philly/Dumpling Academy
    March 10th, 2018 - September 8th, 2019
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    CULINARY
    Bottomless Brunch at JJ Bootleggers
    JJ Bootleggers
    March 11th, 2018 - September 8th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Victory Brewing Company Tours
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    CULINARY
    Weyerbacher Brewing Company Tour
    March 6th, 2015 - December 29th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Flavors of Philly Food Tour
    City Food Tours Philadelphia
    October 31st, 2018 - December 31st, 2019
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Bucks County Art Hotel Exhibition
    Gratz Gallery and Conservation...
    December 20th, 2018 - December 29th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille
    The Capital Grille
    July 9th, 2019 - September 1st, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Summer Jazz at Arpeggio BYOB
    Arpeggio BYOB
    August 4th, 2019 - August 25th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Creative Summer Camp
    Community Arts Norristown
    June 17th, 2019 - August 23rd, 2019
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    SUMMER
    Henry Got Crops Farm Market
    Weavers Way Food Cooperative
    May 17th, 2019 - October 29th, 2019
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    CULINARY
    Crab Boil Tuesdays at Morgan's Pier
    Morgan's Pier
    August 6th, 2019 - August 27th, 2019
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    TOURS
    Taste of Philly Food Tour
    Reading Terminal Market
    January 12th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    SIPS at Butcher Bar
    Anni Restaurant Group
    July 3rd, 2019 - August 28th, 2019
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    CULINARY
    Taste & Learn Premiere Wine Pairings
    The Peacock Inn
    July 17th, 2019 - August 21st, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    The Charge Station™ Premium Networking Night
    The Charge Station™
    August 21st, 2019

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