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Latkes with Ancho-Chile Salt and Watercress Guacamole


Ingredients

  • 2 large dried ancho chiles*
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, divided
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 2 cups chopped white onions, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon masa (corn tortilla mix),** toasted, or plain all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons (or more) vegetable oil
  • Watercress Guacamole (click for recipe)

Recipe Preparation

  • Toast chiles in small skillet over medium heat until darker and aromatic, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Cut in half with scissors. Stem, seed, and tear chiles; grind finely with 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt in spice mill.

  • Drape smooth kitchen towel over large bowl. Blend potatoes and 1 cup onions in processor until potatoes are very finely ground, scraping down bowl often. Scrape mixture into towel. Gather towel around tightly and squeeze out at least 1 cup liquid.

  • Scrape dry potato mixture from towel into another large bowl. Add cilantro, egg, masa, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1 cup onions. Stir until mixture becomes moist and sticks together.

  • Heat 6 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. For each latke, drop 1 rounded tablespoonful potato mixture into skillet; flatten to 2 1/2-inch round. Fry latkes until golden brown, adding oil as needed, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm in 400°F oven until crisp, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Arrange 3 latkes on each plate; sprinkle with chile salt. Spoon Watercress Guacamole into center. Garnish with watercress sprigs.

Recipe by Selma Brown Morrow,

Nutritional Content

One serving (3 latkes plus guacamole) contains the following: Calories (kcal) 365.2 %Calories from Fat 59.4 Fat (g) 24.4 Saturated Fat (g) 2.7 Cholesterol (mg) 26.5 Carbohydrates (g) 35.3 Dietary Fiber (g) 8.0 Total Sugars (g) 3.2 Net Carbs (g) 27.3 Protein (g) 5.3Reviews Section

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  • Not dairy-free

Intimidated by everyone's favorite summertime stove? No need! Let's demystify grilling techniques so that you never have to eat dry chicken again!

We'll cook a delightful, delicious meal as yummy & flavorful as summer itself. It's a snap!

  • Gazpacho Andaluz with garlicky croutons
  • Grilled pork loin with pomegranate sauce
  • Grilled dry-rub chicken
  • Hipcooks Tabbouleh with mint, cranberries, hazelnuts & fennel
  • Grilled peaches with amaretto & mascarpone
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Meat-eater's class! Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Class 1 in our "Only in Oregon" series: bringing what's fresh & local from water, pasture, garden, forest & vineyard!

Learn to select the most gorgeous salmon, and how to skin and filet the whole fish. (We're bringing in Lyf, local fishmonger & owner of Flying Fish, to teach this section.) Then we'll create a beautiful meal using all parts of the fish, surrounded by lovely local ingredients.

  • Salmon chowder with minted pea crostini
  • Wild local salmon "en papillote"
  • Celery root puree
  • Quick-pickled farmer's market beets
  • Flourless hazelnut cake with marionberry cream
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Pescatarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Not dairy-free

Coming Soon! This class will be available in the near future, please stay tuned!

Class 2 in our "Only in Oregon" series: bringing what's fresh & local from water, pasture, garden, forest & vineyard!

Learn to pick, care for, dry & cook with local mushrooms. (We're bringing in forager TBD to co-teach.) We'll create a beautiful meal celebrating mushrooms, surrounded by local ingredients. Lange Winery, from the lovely Dundee Hills will share their award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Gris.

  • Roasted garlic pot de creme with chanterelle
  • Bittergreens salad with a creamy anchovy dressing & herbed hazelnuts
  • Homemade ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms, brown butter & crispy sage leaves
  • White wine-poached pears with thyme
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Come to this delightful Farmer's Market Class where everything we cook will be fresh & green, sunny & bright. Also, we'll focus on herbs: what to use, what to plant, how to store — so you'll be "in the green" all year long!

(Menu may vary slightly per Farmer''s Market Bounty)

  • "Hot & cold" pea soup shooters with mint
  • Spring herb &radicchio salad with strawberry basil dressing
  • Chicken, asparagus & prosciutto roulade in an herb-infused butter sauce with mushrooms
  • Spiked Strawberry and/or Rhubarb Shortcakes
  • Basic knife skills taught
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Learn to cook a spectacular brunch. No need to wake up early when you've got this menu fully under control! Your friends, your boyfriend, even your Mom will be impressed when you fill the table with these brunch-y options.

Any of these menu items translate well to serve on their own either as a breakfast or as a side dish that you can bring to a party.

  • Croustade with smoked salmon, capers & red onion
  • Beet, goat cheese & rosemary muffins
  • Asparagus & ham frittata
  • Bitter green salad with a creamy anchovy dressing & herbed hazelnuts
  • Showstopping lemon tart with raspberry coulis
  • No knifing
  • Meat-eater's class! Pescatarians welcome with advance notice
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Don't you just looove brunch? This elegant menu won't have you breaking a sweat in the kitchen, but your friends will be so impressed.

  • TBD starter
  • Perfectly poached eggs in ham cups with mushrooms & hollandaise
  • Smoked salmon potato pancakes with lemon crème fraîche
  • Flourless hazelnut, lemon & ricotta cake
  • No knifing
  • Meat-eater's class! Pescatarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Not dairy-free

This class is perfect for health-seekers and vegetarians looking for protein-rich & satisfying meals. You'll leave this class inspired with new ideas, fully satiated, but with a spring in your step!

Crunch Crunch! Faster than you can say "rabbit rabbit" we'll throw together dazzling main-course salads. This class is a feast for the eyes and a treat for the taste buds.

  • Yin-yang carrot & beet salad
  • Warm & hearty chickpea salad
  • Zucchini quinoa salad with mint & pine nuts
  • Saffron-scented couscous with roasted veggies & romesco
  • Shaved celery salad with dates & parmesan
  • La Panzanella (Italian salad with tomato, pepper, cucumber, bread & herbs)
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

It's too hot to eat hot food! Light the candles on the deck, throw some wildflowers in a jam jar and delight your beloveds with this gorgeous summer menu.

  • Ajo Blanco (Andalusian chilled bread, garlic & almond soup)
  • Chicken Escabeche
  • Ginger ice cream topped with cherry compote & homemade amaretti biscuits
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

If you’ve got tickets for an outdoor concert, it’s movie night in your local park, or a breezy day at the seaside — you’ll want to dish it out Hipcooks Style with packable food that’s delicious and effortless. This cooking class is all about menus and ways to strategize, cook/prep beforehand and pack it up! But do not fear, no one will leave hungry: we eat it all up in class, with a delicious cocktail and wine for sipping.

This class also gives us the opportunity to teach the much-requested summertime “pickles and jams.”

  • Shrimp Pickle in a jam jar
  • Moorish carrot salad
  • Pickled cherry peppers stuffed with goat cheese & mint
  • Fresh tapenade
  • Pan Bagnat
  • Cucumber salad with dill & lemon
  • Yogurt olive oil cake with fresh jam, berries & cream
  • Basic knife skills taught
  • Meat-eater's class! Pescatarians welcome with advance notice
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Celebrate the bounty of the Season!

The air is crisp & the Farmer's Market offers cold-weather produce: apples, pumpkins & pears, Brussels sprouts.

This seasonal menu features the best of wintery flavors rolled into a beautiful 3-course meal.

  • Spicy pumpkin & black bean soup
  • Rosemary, fennel & garlic-crusted pork tenderloin with herbed pan jus
  • Brussels Spouts with bacon & balsamic
  • Apple &pear cobbler scented with candied ginger
  • Basic knife skills taught
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Each season, we eagerly await even just a hint of cool weather to post this fabulous class. Learn to make healthy, gorgeous and oh-so-satisfying soups for the soul!

This is an intense knife-skills class, you'll learn a ton about cutting like a pro. At the end of class, we vote for the winning soup!

  • Carrot & ginger soup
  • Roasted butternut squash soup with sage butter
  • Watercress soup with a hint of lemon & crème fraîche
  • Hearty Moroccan lentil soup
  • Mushroom soup with thyme & cognac
  • Potato & leek soup
  • Corn chowder with sun-dried tomato & tarragon
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Here's our non-vegetarian followup to Hot Soup Focus Group because in cold weather, it's lovely to have a filling, protein-rich soup that's a meal in itself.

This is a great class to hone those knife skills— we spend time on a comprehensive knife lesson, and you get to practice.

  • Peruvian quinoa, cilantro & avocado soup
  • Roasted tomato and saffron soup
  • Sausage, kale & white bean soup
  • Avgolemono (a Greek soup with lemon and chicken)
  • Sauerkraut soup with bacon
  • Smoky split pea soup with ham
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice
  • Fennel & winter squash soup with crème fraîche & candied pumpkin seeds
  • Seasonal fish with Meyer lemon & green olive salsa
  • Kale, endive, & citrus salad with hazelnuts
  • Roasted apples with apple brandy & cinnamon ice cream
  • No knifing
  • Pescatarian
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Here are new & imaginative menu ideas to be "free" and satiated.

We'll explore how to add creaminess to food without using dairy, and how to achieve protein-rich, satisfying meals that are vegetarian & gluten-free. Desserts made without sugar can still be deliciously sweet and much lower on the glycemic index.

You'll be a lean, mean, fighting machine!

(Please note that the crackers we make in class, as well as the tart filling, contain eggs.)

  • Creamy watercress soup
  • Homemade crackers with guacamole
  • Zucchini pasta with lemony pesto
  • Roasted red pepper tart with a polenta crust
  • Warm & hearty chickpea salad
  • Zucchini quinoa salad with mint & pine nuts
  • Mango, ginger & lime tart
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

A Hipcooks Cheesemaking Workshop

Come & learn to make cheese, cheese, glorious cheese! We hope you have a ball stretching fresh mozzarella.
We call this class a workshop because there's science & preparation (in the beginning of class) to make all the cheeses you'll enjoy (later in class). An ambitious menu of cheeses cannot be rushed!

Please arrive with a fed & happy belly. We'll be making all the cheeses, and enjoying them towards the end of class, in various permutations.

  • Roasted tomatoes filled with fresh ricotta
  • Goat cheese rolled in olives/ lemon zest/herbs/ black salt. whatever the class decides!
  • Fromage Fort with French bread
  • Pizza Bianca with fresh mozzarella & arugula
  • Poached apricots stuffed with mascarpone, rolled in pistachio
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Let's dive right in and learn about kitchen knives. Learn what qualities are most important in a great kitchen knife, how to choose the right knife for the job, sharpen, care for — and of course CUT.

This class will have you slicing and dicing like a pro!

No menu/recipes for this class —it's a knife skills lesson only! There are snacks at the end of class & wine so you can celebrate your new amazing knife prowess!

  • Wine and cheese served after the lesson for a snack after knifing
  • Learn great knife skills!

Sick of eating yucky, bad-for-you & expensive cafeteria food? Spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon learning about preparing healthy, delicious food that can feed you for a week!

This class ends as a feast (you'll sample all the food, as opposed to bringing it home, which we can't allow). You'll leave armed with the knowledge of how to pre-plan, prep, & store everything you need for a week of healthy, vibrant deliciousness.

  • The ultimate nicoise salad
  • Caramelized shallot & goat cheese tart
  • Shaved fennel salad with lemon, olives & orange
  • Green bean, potato, basil, garlic & pine nut salad
  • Penne with eggplant, tomato, basil and pine nuts
  • Carrot & dill soup
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

This is a perfect class for the DYI homemaker & gift-giver. If you care about all-natural beauty products, this is the class for you. You understand & feel great about every ingredient you put in.

Make soaps, scrubs, masks, creams, all from natural ingredients from your kitchen. Leave with your face a-glow & your heart full of inspiration to make these treats for you & your beloveds.

This class comes with a sample-sized take-home goody bag with what you've made.

  • Scrub-a-dub!
  • Masks
  • Soap
  • Bath bomb
  • Lip Balm
  • Toner
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant

Sweets for your Sweet! (Tooth, that is.)

This workshop class is all about creating a wonderful dessert. Please come with a happy belly prepared for an end of class sugar-rush. We'll be eating our creations at the end of class.

  • Molten Chocolate cakes
  • Tarte Tatin
  • Lemon tartlets
  • Croquembouche with spun caramel (Italian wedding cake)
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Get your game tight this season with Hip-twists on your favorite half-time treats. We've got the all-star line-up for your house parties — or pack 'em up for tailgating with style!

  • Spicy turkey chili
  • Mini calzones
  • Baked hot wings with homemade blue cheese dressing
  • Trio of dips with crudite: black bean hummus, roasted tomato salsa, caramelized onion
  • Stuffed jalapenos
  • Chocolate stout brownies
  • To taste: Beer
  • No knifing
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Jewish cooking without the drama. You'll die & go to heaven! (OK, a little drama is fun!) A great Passover/Holiday menu that's Hipcooks Style - outrageously delicious & no Manischewitz!

Jealous Gentiles completely welcome.

  • Not-your grandma's Gefilte Fish: warm fish terrine, watercress & beet salad
  • Herbed Matzoh ball soup
  • Melt-in-your mouth brisket
  • Hipcooks plum chicken
  • Crispy potato pancakes
  • Flourless orange & almond cake
  • No knifing
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Try something new with an elegant Holiday Menu that puts a Hipcooks twist on the classics.

We'll teach you all you need to know to host a fabulous meal. If you're invited out, let us show you how to bring (and transport) a creative, out-of-the-ordinary side dish.

  • Garlic & rosemary roasted root vegetables with watercress
  • Cornish hen with apricot & saffron-scented couscous
  • Fresh cranberry sauce with ginger & orange
  • Pumpkin soufflé with cognac cream
  • Basic knife skills taught
  • Meat-eater's class!
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Calling all elves to the Hipcooks Workshop! We'll bake to our heart's content, and you'll leave with cookies and treats galore.

This is a 4-hour workshop class, and since we only offer it once a year, we make it special. (Please note there is no food to eat in class, other than nibbling on what we make, so you'll want to arrive with a happy belly.)

  • Chocolate lavender truffles
  • Peppermint white chocolate hearts
  • Holiday ginger spice cookies
  • Chocolate earthquake cookies
  • Sugar cookies with icy icing
  • Peanut butter blossoms
  • Classic raspberry linzers
  • Cardamom & rosewater scented nut brittle
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

This is a placeholder for Private Class groups that have yet to decide on a menu. (Let us help you find the perfect class for your group!)

"Have no fear, the easiest cake in the world is here!"

This charming cake recipe goes way back — it's an oldie but a goodie! This is a typical cake of France, where grand-mère would use a little glass jar of yogurt as the base of all measurements for the cake: a jar of yogurt, a jar of sugar, 2 jars of flour, and so on.

Basically, you can't go wrong with this recipe (unless you mistake the sugar for salt) because this cake needs no exact science and no special equipment. Wait, . what? We're baking, with approximate measurements? Yep! You should, too — it's wonderfully liberating.

IN PART 1, WE MAKE & BAKE! IN PART 2, WE LAYER THE CAKE & DECORATE!

  • Ingredients:
  • heavy cream
  • jam: raspberry or strawberries are perfect
  • fresh strawberries
  • powdered sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

My mother’s beautiful German Onion Cake. Let them give you the hairy eyeball. “Onion cake? I’m not eating that!” And then revel in the I-told-you-so moment as it becomes everyone’s favorite.

This class is scheduled for 2 hours: but some of that time will be offline as the Zwiebelkuchen bakes!

To participate in the class

  • Register for the class! (Make sure your email address is correct.)
  • You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Once you register, you'll be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 30 minutes before class. (If you have a smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app.)
  • Have your ingredients ready & set up your kitchen to cook with your favorite teachers! Place your device on a sturdy surface, propped up so that we can see you! Turn off overhead lights: natural light is best!

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Ingredients List:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 ½ pounds of mild onions, sliced into thin half-moons
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup cream (the traditional recipe uses sour cream, but my Mom and I like cream better)
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup of cubed cooked pancetta or bacon, if desired (our version is vegetarian)
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Not dairy-free

Got a Vitamix? (I know you guys do, I’ve sold a ton!) Let’s go Healthy and make lunch in 10 minutes. It will be as full of vitality as you are. Let’s talk tips to be healthy under quarantine. (Gotta balance out the booze!)

To participate in the class

  • Register for the class! (Make sure your email address is correct.)
  • You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Once you register, you'll be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 30 minutes before class. (If you have a smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app.)
  • Have your ingredients ready & set up your kitchen to cook with your favorite teachers! Place your device on a sturdy surface, propped up so that we can see you! Turn off overhead lights: natural light is best!

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • 2 or 3 carrots
  • 1 avocado (not necessary)
  • coconut oil, avocado oil, or another healthy oil
  • limes (or lemons): about 1 or 2
  • a nub of ginger (if you have it!)
  • we'll root in the cupboard for other spontaneous heathy things, like hemp seeds or cashews. We'll work with what you have!
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Pre-requisites: KitchenAid with a pasta roller attachment, and a kid. Let make a linguina lunch! (Yes, I am using the word in the singular. As in, one l-o-o-o-ng linguina will fill their whole bowl.)

Parents: I’m going to try to add dill pasta and saffron pasta in the same session, so that you can work, too!

This class starts at 11. We'll make the dough, let it rest for half an hour and reconvene to roll it out and make lunch!

To participate in the class

  • Register for the class! (Make sure your email address is correct.)
  • You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Once you register, you'll be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 30 minutes before class. (If you have a smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app.)
  • Have your ingredients ready & set up your kitchen to cook with your favorite teachers! Place your device on a sturdy surface, propped up so that we can see you! Turn off overhead lights: natural light is best!

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Ingredients List
  • 1 child
  • 1 KitchenAid with pasta roller attachment
  • anywhere from 2 - 4 cups flour
  • 2 - 4 eggs
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Fun to say, delicious to eat! This fabulous Greek soup can turn chicken and rice leftovers into a luscious lemony soup that everyone in the family will love! The ingredient list is small, the magic is big!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Radicchio lasts, like, forever in the fridge, but how to make it taste good? With an amazing salad dressing, of course! Let’s not forget crunchy garlicky breadcrumbs & elevate to out-of-this-world!

To participate in the class

  • Register for the class! (Make sure your email address is correct.)
  • You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Once you register, you'll be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 30 minutes before class. (If you have a smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app.)
  • Have your ingredients ready & set up your kitchen to cook with your favorite teachers! Place your device on a sturdy surface, propped up so that we can see you! Turn off overhead lights: natural light is best!

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Ingredients List:
  • 1 head radicchio or other green
  • olive oil
  • ½ a lemon
  • Dijon mustard
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 handful of green olives
  • garlic
  • butter
  • panko or stale bread
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Not wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Grab your gin (or vodka if you prefer) and travel with Hipcooks to the exotic lands of your spice drawer! We'll use what we find to shake up an out-of the ordinary, unexpectedly delicious cocktail. We pair this cocktail with a Hipcooks favorite: Spicy & salty candied nuts — awesome for snacking, sprinkling on salads, and enjoying while you sip.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Our Crêpes of all Kinds Virtual Cooking Class turns milk, flour and eggs into masterpieces of the imagination! Learn to make sweet and savory style crêpes — and fill them with whatever you dream. Are you gluten-free or dairy-free? Join us and learn the adaptations .

Calling all kiddos! This one’s for YOU! Kiddos, you will need to be at the stove for part of this class, so if you or your adult is not quite comfortable with that, make sure they’re around to help you. We will also use a blender, but a bowl and a whisk is fine to use, too!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

These flaky & Crispy Scallion Pancakes will soon become a favorite go-to treat. They’re easy to make, scrumptious, fast, and satisfying. The best part: all you need is flour, some butter/oil, and some scallions or chive. That’s it!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Take this class in conjunction with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil and Chicken Cabbage Dumplings, also posted on our Virtual Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast!

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free

This charming cake recipe goes way back — it’s an oldie but a goodie! Lemon, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake is a typical cake from France, where grand-mère would use a little glass jar of yogurt as the base of all measurements for the cake: a jar of yogurt, a jar of sugar, 2 jars of flour, and so on.

Everyone is invited to this class: Adults & kids alike. Parents: help your (10-year-old plus) kids set-up, and then tiptoe away. Or join your kids for the whole session and cook with them!

We’ll meet from 11am-12pm to make the cake and then reconvene at 1pm to remove the cake from the pan, layer, and decorate. Your cakes will be swoon-worthy!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Supply list here:

Love thy neighbor, love thyself with this warm and luscious soup.

To participate in the class

  • Register for the class! (Make sure your email address is correct.)
  • You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Once you register, you'll be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 30 minutes before class. (If you have a smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app.)
  • Have your ingredients ready & set up your kitchen to cook with your favorite teachers! Place your device on a sturdy surface, propped up so that we can see you! Turn off overhead lights: natural light is best!

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Ingredients List:
  • butter or olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 4-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or water)
  • Blender or immersion blender
  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

One potato, two potato. let's make perfectly crispy & light latkes! Perfect for Passover, but delicious all year long.

To participate in the class

  • Register for the class! (Make sure your email address is correct.)
  • You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Once you register, you'll be sent a link for the Zoom Meeting 30 minutes before class. (If you have a smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app.)
  • Have your ingredients ready & set up your kitchen to cook with your favorite teachers! Place your device on a sturdy surface, propped up so that we can see you! Turn off overhead lights: natural light is best!

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • We'll send you the complete ingredient & equipment list a few days before class, but be sure to have the following on hand:
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free

We’re so excited to teach you mini’s these mini chocolate cakes. We hope they’ll soon become a quarantine favorite go-to dessert. We think they’ll appeal to all because they’re . . . Small . . . Delicious . . . Fast . . . Easy!

Best yet — Just a few ingredients make the magic! Chocolate, Butter, Egg & Sugar!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let's make pasta from scratch: no special equipment necessary! These are the easiest-ever cavatelli! You'll need 1 egg, flour, and ricotta — and you'll have a new dinnertime favorite.

While the cavatelli dough rests, we will take you through a couple of optional sauces — so you can get cavatelli making and cavatelli eating, for a delicious family dinner.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Turn up the tunes and come on down to the South, y’all! Let’s Go to New Orleans! We’ll be fixin’ and servin’ up some Hipcooksified favorites with good ol’ Southern hospitality.

There’s no pomp and circumstance to this party. We’ll fix us some Hipcooks Étouffée and Cornbread for smotherin’ — so go grab a frosty one and join us for class! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free

We love this quinoa pilaf. It is hearty enough to have as a meal, delicious as a side, and best-yet: it is delicious cold. Let the leftovers abound! Beloved by kids and adults alike, it will become a staple in your repertoire. It's fast enough for a weekday night dinner, portable to bring as a side dish, packable for a picnic lunch.

The quinoa in this dish is high in protein, great for vegetarians or a "meatless Monday." Bust out the chicken stock if you'd like a richer version: all methods are delicious.

There are lots of reasons to sign up for this class, but here's another: Knife Skills! In this class, we'll take you through great knifing techniques. Your quarantine cooking skills will quintuple!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Join us for our Knife Skills & BBQ Side, perfect for summer.

  • Sharpen your Kitchen knife with us! (We'll teach you how if you have a homing or sharpening steel)
  • Let's Knife with Gusto! (Hipcooks will take you through a Knife Skill lesson)
  • We'll make a super-delicious, crowd-pleasing side dish, which goes great with whatever you throw on the Grill
  • Crack open a Beer (optional, after the knifing)

Sign on up, it's going to be great fun.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Join us for not one, but 2 delicious cocktails in this fun, interactive Virtual Happy Hour with Hipcooks! Our lavender cocktails are not too feminine, even though the lavender simple syrup gives it the rose color of a young maiden’s blush. We'll mix it with plenty of gin and a nice astringent bite of lemon.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Cook it up, Shake it up with Hipcooks! In this lively Livestream class, we'll all make 2 summertime favorites: a crispy Tomato and Basil Tart, and a refreshing cocktail, the Garden Party. Then, go to your back deck, kick your feet up, and enjoy a delightful afternoon with your Sip & a Nibble. It's Happy Hour!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

The Margarita is one of the most versatile cocktails there is. The basic has just 4 ingredients, but the riffs are endless. Let’s get those creative juices flowing! Margarita Madness, indeed!

To pair with your cocktail, let’s continue the “riffs on a theme” with Guacamole. The versions are endless and all delicious.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Ya Mahn! Let's hop to the West Indies for the inspa-ray-shun for this Virtual Shakedown! Summer beckons a rum cocktail on occasion, don't ya think? This one has the sweet/sour from hibiscus, the punch from ginger, and the refresh from lime. Ahhhhh! During class, we'll also prepare a full-of-flavor, full-of-color black bean salad. A fabulous summer salad. Backyard picnic, here we come! Just crank the tunes and you can be "virtually" on the beach in Jamaica!

Shake it down, stir it up, laugh with us!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Join our Sip & Nibble: Cool as a Cucumber and you’ll get you cool as a cucumber with a refreshing bright green beverage. We call this cocktail the Cucumber Zinger. Why “Zinger?” From the chilies, of course! They’re entirely optional, but a dose of spicy optimism sure sounds good to us! With or without the chilies, the cucumber and lime ensure that the Cucumber Zinger is fresh and sassy.

Then, we’ll use the leftover cucumber from the cocktail and make Tzatziki. It’s a great little dip, perfect to enjoy with some veggies or pita chips and your cocktail. Tzatziki: so fun to say, so easy to make, so delicious to eat!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

How much do we love a family dinner that’s quick, easy, healthy, and fun? This roasted cauliflower with salsa verde recipe packs enough interest to turn a “Meatless Monday” into a steak dinner whenever . . . as long as it’s a cauliflower steak!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Don't you just love a dessert that is beautiful, delicious, and EASY? These Mango & Ginger Tarts deliver. And better yet, they are super-healthy! Check out the ingredient list. there is no butter, no sugar, no flour. yeah, that's right! Our Mango and Ginger Tarts are 100% guilt-free!

We'll make a gluten-free no-bake pastry tart, and a rich mango custard filling. All you need to decide is if you'll make tartlets or one large tart for a showstopper of a dessert.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

The Sage Rush & Gorgonzola Shortbread are a match made in heaven! This herbaceous sage-y cocktail will be your new Fall Favorite. What can stand next to this glory? Why, the sharp, buttery Gorgonzola Shortbread, of course! Enjoy this delightful savory treat with your cocktail: we’ll prepare both in class. It’s a “Cheers!” and a delicious bite all in one.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let’s go to India with our Bollywood Happy Hour Sip & Nibble Virtual Class. Turn up the tunes and add a little spice to your life with a Cumin Martini. Crunchy Masala Garbanzo Beans are delightfully addictive, easy to prepare, and the perfect sidekick to this delicious cocktail. Join us for class and we’ll prepare both.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let’s all enjoy a little luck this year with a little green coming our way. Join our Sip & Nibble: Keep it Green! and s hake up a cocktail that will get you dancing. Bust a huge smile — with the Hipcooks Mojito, no mint gets stuck in your teeth!

Start the Green Revolution with these fresh and bright Minted Pea Crostini. Have a sassy snack in seconds with just 6 ingredients. You see, you were smart to keep some peas in your freezer. They’re not just injury-ice anymore!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Join Hipcooks to celebrate this Halloween to make a Creepy Cocktail/Mocktail and Spooky Soup. We'll prepare our frightening "I've Got My Eye On You" Margarita. It's blood-red, served with a skewered eyeball. Bwah ha ha ha!

To go along with your drink, we'll also prepare a spooky soup with a black widow spider ready to trap you in her web. BOO!

This Class has a Kit available for $29.95 (including shipping), and the Class comes FREE with a Kit (for a limited time)! Order the Kit, learn more, see pictures, and check the ingredients here.

If you'd like to sign up for the class only, use the sign up below.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Expand your Quarantine Cooking and bring Hipcooks to your kitchen! Our virtual cooking class, Weeknight Dinners: Butternut Squash Risotto, we’ll all cook step-by-step and side-by-side for an interactive experience.

This Butternut Squash Risotto is comforting wonderful: satisfyingly earthy, with roasted garlic and butternut squash. It’s a one-dish wonder: a large pot will feed the family. Pair it with a salad and dinner is done!

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Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Class for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Join Hipcooks and let’s go to Morocco for a virtual dinner party!

In this lively Livestream class, we’ll make a beautiful Moroccan Tagine for dinner and Poached Apricots in Syrup for dessert. Make this dinner for your household or crack open the wine and throw a pod-dinner party, cooking along with Hipcooks. You’ll be transported to Morocco in minutes!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Class for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Have your cake and eat it too with this fantastic virtual class!

Learn our wonderful Spiced Chocolate Cake with Poured Ganache — occasion cake for sure! What’s the occasion? You making this fabulous cake, of course. Hint hint: it goes perfectly with a glass of red wine. Milk for the kids, wine for you!

We’ll meet from 11am-12pm to make the cake and then reconvene at 1pm to glaze and decorate. Your cakes will be swoon-worthy!

This Class has a Kit available for $49.95 and the Class comes FREE with a Kit (for a limited time)! Order the Kit, learn more, see pictures, and check the ingredients here.

If you'd like to sign up for the class only, use the sign up below.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Cozy on up with Hipcooks this season, we’ve got the perfect thing to get that warm feeling for a weeknight dinner: Spicy Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup.

Our Spicy Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup celebrates the season: it’s fall flavors in a bowl! And if a bowl of warm soup needs to get kicked up a notch to hot, then you’ve got the power to spice this up to your heart’s content.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Join Hipcooks as we make this showstopper holiday cake, the Pumpkin Pecan Roll. It is beautiful enough for a table centerpiece, easy enough to prepare anytime (and lots of times!), light enough for teatime, and healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast! That’s right, our Pumpkin Pecan Roll is made without flour (or gluten). Make it dairy-free by using coconut whipped cream in the center. You and your family will have a new holiday tradition!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Pucker up, cuties! We have a holiday class for you: Cranberry Cocktail & Hipcooks Cranberry Sauce.

The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! Quick, a cocktail! Get in the mood and make this wonderful, punchy Cranberry Sauce that will be perfect for your holiday table. Or to bring to a holiday table. Or to spoon into mason jars and leave as a little doorstep gift.

Our Cranberry Sauce is a sassy, punchy little number. But so are you, right? Especially when you pair it with this refreshing Cranberry Cocktail: the reward for all you Holiday Elves who join us for this lively class.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Give us your age 10+ child, two times a week after school, and we’ll ignite their excitement and autonomy in the kitchen!

Please read more about the HipKids program and this class in particular here.

Signing up for this class is signing up for the entire week:

Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12, 3:30pm - 5pm PT

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom. We'll email your ingredients & equipment lists before class, ask for a signature on our agreement, and send you the Zoom link after signup.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Give us your age 10+ child, two times a week after school, and we’ll ignite their excitement and autonomy in the kitchen!

Please read more about the HipKids program and this class in particular here.

Signing up for this class is signing up for the entire week:

Tuesday, November 17 & Thursday, November 19, 3:30pm - 5pm PT

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom. We'll email your ingredients & equipment lists before class, ask for a signature on our agreement, and send you the Zoom link after signup.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Meat-eater's class! Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Not dairy-free

Give us your age 10+ child, two times a week after school, and we’ll ignite their excitement and autonomy in the kitchen!

Please read more about the HipKids program and this class in particular here.

Signing up for this class is signing up for the entire week:

Tuesday, December 1 & Thursday, December 3, 3:30pm - 5pm PT

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom. We'll email your ingredients & equipment lists before class, ask for a signature on our agreement, and send you the Zoom link after signup.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Give us your age 10+ child, two times a week after school, and we’ll ignite their excitement and autonomy in the kitchen!

Please read more about the HipKids program and this class in particular here.

Signing up for this class is signing up for the entire week:

Tuesday, December 8 & Thursday, December 10, 3:30pm - 5pm PT

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom. We'll email your ingredients & equipment lists before class, ask for a signature on our agreement, and send you the Zoom link after signup.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Usher in the Holidays with our Pomegranate Gin Fizz & Proscuitto-Wrapped Pears. Festive and fancy, but easy enough to whip up in our hour-long, fun-filled Virtual Class. Join us, and Cheers to the end of 2020!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

We’ll enjoy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies straight from the oven. We’ll also make a festive eggnog, delicious for sipping, easy to store and delightful to gift. You can enjoy it with or without the booze.

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This Class has a Kit available for $39.95. Order the Kit, learn more, see pictures, and check the ingredients here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all kiddos! This one’s for YOU! Hop to the streets of Asia in minutes, and have a Dim Sum treat anytime. Everyone in the family will love this recipe.

These flaky & Crispy Scallion Pancakes will soon become a favorite go-to treat. They’re easy to make, scrumptious, fast, and satisfying. The best part: all you need is about a cup of flour, some butter/oil, and some scallions or chive. That’s it!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • No knifing
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil. In this class, we’ll prepare both the gyoza and the chile oil.

Take this class in conjunction with Crispy Scallion Pancakes and Chicken Cabbage Dumplings, also posted on our Virtual Class Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast to usher in the New Year!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Goodbye, 2020 (and good riddance!) Hello, 2021! Usher in the New Year with Chicken Cabbage Dumplings with Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce. They’re Good Luck!

Take this class in conjunction with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil and Scallion Pancakes, also posted on our Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast to usher in the New Year!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all Kiddos — this one’s for YOU!

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes are mini-size: make dessert for one (bake one in class and save the rest for later) or for many — it is up to you! You’re picturing the best part already, the gooey chocolate center that oozes oh-so-lusciously when you cut into the cake.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all Kiddos for another Chinese New Year Class: Kid’s Club: Dim Sum Dumplings! Did you know eating dumplings in the New Year is good luck? Bring It!

In this class we’ll make not one but TWO types of dumplings (using the same filling), so you can decide which method you like best. What fun!

Kiddos, you will need to be at the stove for part of this class, so if you or your adult is not quite comfortable with that, make sure they’re around to help you for the last 15 minutes of class: the part where we get cooking.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

We’re revamping our Pomegranate Gin Fizz from the holidays (because it was so crazy delicious) to The Cupid’s Arrow Sip & Nibble. It’s a champagne cocktail spiked with gin! For the nibble, we’ll make swoon-worthy Proscuitto-Wrapped Pears.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Calling all Kiddos! Let’s make pasta from scratch: no special equipment necessary! In our virtual Kid’s Club: Gnocchi we’ll whip up homemade, melt-in-the-mouth gnocchi. With just 1 egg, flour, and ricotta — you’ll have a new favorite meal. In class, we’ll make enough for you eat, plus more to proudly share with your family. They’ll be amazed!!

We’ll also make the scrummiest homemade tomato sauce for your gnocchi. You’ll never use jarred sauce again!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all chocolate lovers! Celebrate Valentine’s with The Chocolate Lover’s Sip & Nibble. Nothing says “I love you” like chocolate does, whether you’re loving someone else, or loving yourself! In this class, we’ll make gorgeous infused chocolate bark, from your choice of a multitude of flavors and textures. Everyone’s will be different (but equally amazing).

We’ve got just the perfect cocktail to pair with this little nibble: a not-too-sweet, just the right amount of sour cocktail.

Will you be our Valentine?

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all Kiddos — this one’s for YOU!

A clafoutis sounds fancy and French, but it is really just a fruit baked in a custard — super easy! Of course, it looks fabulous. And when it’s warm from the oven or cooled sprinkled with powdered sugar, it is just heavenly. Your family will be so impressed!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Learn great knife skills!
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Not dairy-free

Goodbye, 2020 (and good riddance!) Hello, 2021! Usher in the New Year with Chicken Cabbage Dumplings with Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce. They’re Good Luck!

Take this class in conjunction with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil and Scallion Pancakes, also posted on our March Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast to usher in the New Year!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • No knifing
  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Let's make pasta from scratch: no special equipment necessary! Hipcooks teacher Joe is sharing his mother's special recipe. These are the easiest-ever cavatelli! You'll need 1 egg, flour, and ricotta — and you'll have a new dinnertime favorite.

While the cavatelli dough rests, we will take you through a couple of optional sauces — so you can get cavatelli making and cavatelli eating, for a delicious family dinner.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let's make pasta from scratch: no special equipment necessary! Hipcooks teacher Joe is sharing his mother's special recipe. These are the easiest-ever cavatelli! You'll need 1 egg, flour, and ricotta — and you'll have a new dinnertime favorite.

While the cavatelli dough rests, we will take you through a couple of optional sauces — so you can get cavatelli making and cavatelli eating, for a delicious family dinner.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil. In this class, we’ll prepare both the gyoza and the chile oil.

Take this class in conjunction with Crispy Scallion Pancakes and Chicken Cabbage Dumplings, also posted on our Virtual Class Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast to usher in the New Year!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil. In this class, we’ll prepare both the gyoza and the chile oil.

Take this class in conjunction with Crispy Scallion Pancakes and Chicken Cabbage Dumplings, also posted on our Virtual Class Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast to usher in the New Year!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all Kiddos on St Paddy’s Day! Kid’s Club: Kale Chips and Cordials — this one’s for YOU! And your parents, because we know just how delighted they’ll be when you have a new obsession: a Kale Chip Addiction! Bring it, you suspicious nay-sayers: we’re gonna have you jumping up and down like happy leprechauns when you flip over these chips!

While our Kale Chips bake, we’ll make a delightful little drink: a Mint and Lime Cordial. How simply sophisticated!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

The Margarita is one of the most versatile cocktails there is. The basic has just 4 ingredients, but the riffs are endless. Let’s get those creative juices flowing! Margarita Madness, indeed!

To pair with your cocktail, let’s continue the “riffs on a theme” with Guacamole. The versions are endless and all delicious.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let’s all enjoy a little luck this year and celebrate St Patrick’s day with a little green. Join our Sip & Nibble: Keep it Green! and s hake up a cocktail that will get you dancing like a leprechaun. Bust a huge smile — with the Hipcooks Mojito, no mint gets stuck in your teeth!

Start the Green Revolution with these fresh and bright Minted Pea Crostini. Have a sassy snack in seconds with just 6 ingredients. You see, you were smart to keep some peas in your freezer. They’re not just injury-ice anymore!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Get a delightful spring in your step with our Spring Green Risotto. In this lively livestream class, we’ll make a risotto large enough to feed the family as a one-dish wonder. This sassy springtime risotto is bright green from peas and mint, and zingy from the lemon. We love this risotto as it is, but it’s also nice to add shrimp or scallops.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Class for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Get a delightful spring in your step with our Spring Green Risotto. In this lively livestream class, we’ll make a risotto large enough to feed the family as a one-dish wonder. This sassy springtime risotto is bright green from peas and mint, and zingy from the lemon. We love this risotto as it is, but it’s also nice to add shrimp or scallops.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Class for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

From our series that matches a delicious cocktail with its perfectly paired bite to eat, we bring you Let’s Go to Thailand: Sip & Nibble. Sip on a Tamarind Whiskey Sour while you enjoy delightful fresh Spring Rolls. You’ll get a bounce to your shoulders and a spring in your step in no time!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

From our series that matches a delicious cocktail with its perfectly paired bite to eat, we bring you Let’s Go to Thailand: Sip & Nibble. Sip on a Tamarind Whiskey Sour while you enjoy delightful fresh Spring Rolls. You’ll get a bounce to your shoulders and a spring in your step in no time!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all Kiddos for Kid’s Club: Farfalle and Pesto — this one’s for YOU! It’s a veritable Green Machine that is so delicious, you’ll want to run outside and turn some cartwheels! Pasta with your very own homemade Pesto Sauce means that you can make it goldilocks-style: just right for you! Keep this recipe in your back pocket so that you can make it as an afterschool snack, or surprise your whole family and make it for them as dinner. They’ll turn cartwheels with you!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let’s go to India with our Bollywood Happy Hour Sip & Nibble Virtual Class. Turn up the tunes and add a little spice to your life with a Cumin Martini. Crunchy Masala Garbanzo Beans are delightfully addictive, easy to prepare, and the perfect sidekick to this delicious cocktail. Join us for class and we’ll prepare both.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Grab your gin (or vodka if you prefer) and travel with Hipcooks to the exotic lands of your spice drawer! We'll use what we find to shake up an out-of the ordinary, unexpectedly delicious cocktail. We pair this cocktail with a Hipcooks favorite: Spicy & salty candied nuts — awesome for snacking, sprinkling on salads, and enjoying while you sip.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Join us for not one, but 2 delicious cocktails in this fun, interactive Virtual Happy Hour with Hipcooks! Our lavender cocktails are not too feminine, even though the lavender simple syrup gives it the rose color of a young maiden’s blush. We'll mix it with plenty of gin and a nice astringent bite of lemon.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

These flaky & Crispy Scallion Pancakes will soon become a favorite go-to treat. They’re easy to make, scrumptious, fast, and satisfying. The best part: all you need is flour, butter/oil, and some scallions or chive. That’s it!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Take this class in conjunction with Shrimp Dumplings and Homemade Chili Oil and Chicken Cabbage Dumplings, also posted on our Calendar. It’s a one-stop-shop, and you can prepare a Dim Sum feast!

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Get a delightful spring in your step with our Spring Green Risotto. In this lively livestream class, we’ll make a risotto large enough to feed the family as a one-dish wonder. This sassy springtime risotto is bright green from peas and mint, and zingy from the lemon. We love this risotto as it is, but it’s also nice to add shrimp or scallops.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Class for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

From our series that matches a delicious cocktail with its perfectly paired bite to eat, we bring you Let’s Go to Thailand: Sip & Nibble. Sip on a Tamarind Whiskey Sour while you enjoy delightful fresh Spring Rolls. You’ll get a bounce to your shoulders and a spring in your step in no time!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

From our series that matches a delicious cocktail with its perfectly paired bite to eat, we bring you Let’s Go to Thailand: Sip & Nibble. Sip on a Tamarind Whiskey Sour while you enjoy delightful fresh Spring Rolls. You’ll get a bounce to your shoulders and a spring in your step in no time!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Get a delightful spring in your step with our Spring Green Risotto. In this lively livestream class, we’ll make a risotto large enough to feed the family as a one-dish wonder. This sassy springtime risotto is bright green from peas and mint, and zingy from the lemon. We love this risotto as it is, but it’s also nice to add shrimp or scallops.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Class for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let's make pasta from scratch: no special equipment necessary! Hipcooks teacher Joe is sharing his mother's special recipe. These are the easiest-ever cavatelli! You'll need 1 egg, flour, and ricotta — and you'll have a new dinnertime favorite.

While the cavatelli dough rests, we will take you through a couple of optional sauces — so you can get cavatelli making and cavatelli eating, for a delicious family dinner.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Opa, Hipcooks! Let’s Go to Greece and make Spanikopita and Tzatziki. While the Greek Isles may be many thousands of miles away, we can dream big as we bite into deliciousness. At Hipcooks, we’ll have an Ouzo cocktail by our side!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Opa, Hipcooks! Let’s Go to Greece and make Spanikopita and Tzatziki. While the Greek Isles may be many thousands of miles away, we can dream big as we bite into deliciousness. At Hipcooks, we’ll have an Ouzo cocktail by our side!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Opa, Hipcooks! Let’s Go to Greece and make Spanikopita and Tzatziki. While the Greek Isles may be many thousands of miles away, we can dream big as we bite into deliciousness. At Hipcooks, we’ll have an Ouzo cocktail by our side!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Hey, Hipcooks: Let’s do Brunch!

This class will feature a Hipcooks Bloody Mary/Bloody Caesar with a quick-pickle for your veggies. Because this cocktail is all about the garnish, don’t you agree? And Homemade Spicy Tomato Mix so teetotalers, gin lovers, and vodka fans can have a beverage that is juuust right.

For eating, we’ll prepare a Stuffed Potato Pancake. It is fluffy, airy, and oh-so-delicious. The perfect intersection of fancy-meets-easy.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Hey, Hipcooks: Let’s do Brunch!

This class will feature a Hipcooks Bloody Mary/Bloody Caesar with a quick-pickle for your veggies. Because this cocktail is all about the garnish, don’t you agree? And Homemade Spicy Tomato Mix so teetotalers, gin lovers, and vodka fans can have a beverage that is juuust right.

For eating, we’ll prepare a Stuffed Potato Pancake. It is fluffy, airy, and oh-so-delicious. The perfect intersection of fancy-meets-easy.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Calling all Kiddos! We’ve got a perfect class for you: Kid’s Club: Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce. These delicious rolls satisfy an afterschool snack-attack and are just as healthy as they are delicious. In class, we’ll make a peanut sauce to match. You can use this as a dip for your rolls, or skip the rolls altogether and make a peanut-sauce dressed Asian noodle salad.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all Kiddos! We’ve got a perfect class for you: Kid’s Club: Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce. These delicious rolls satisfy an afterschool snack-attack and are just as healthy as they are delicious. In class, we’ll make a peanut sauce to match. You can use this as a dip for your rolls, or skip the rolls altogether and make a peanut-sauce dressed Asian noodle salad.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

The Margarita is one of the most versatile cocktails there is. The basic has just 4 ingredients, but the riffs are endless. Let’s get those creative juices flowing! Margarita Madness, indeed!

To pair with your cocktail, let’s continue the “riffs on a theme” with Guacamole. The versions are endless and all delicious.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Hey, Hipcooks: Let’s do Brunch!

This class will feature a Hipcooks Bloody Mary/Bloody Caesar with a quick-pickle for your veggies. Because this cocktail is all about the garnish, don’t you agree? And Homemade Spicy Tomato Mix so teetotalers, gin lovers, and vodka fans can have a beverage that is juuust right.

For eating, we’ll prepare a Stuffed Potato Pancake. It is fluffy, airy, and oh-so-delicious. The perfect intersection of fancy-meets-easy.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free welcome with advance notice
  • Dairy-free welcome with advance notice

Our Crêpes of all Kinds Virtual Cooking Class turns milk, flour and eggs into masterpieces of the imagination! Learn to make sweet and savory style crêpes — and fill them with whatever you dream. Are you gluten-free or dairy-free? Join us and learn the adaptations .

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

¡Arriba, Arriba, Ándale! Join Hipcooks and Let’s go to Mexico and enjoy Albondigas Soup. It’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This classic Mexican meatball soup packs so much flavor into one bowl.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

¡Arriba, Arriba, Ándale! Join Hipcooks and Let’s go to Mexico and enjoy Albondigas Soup. It’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This classic Mexican meatball soup packs so much flavor into one bowl.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a beautiful cocktail — also adaptable for a mocktail: an elegant Lavender Lemonade. To match, let’s make these charming Lavender, Lemon, and Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies. It’s the perfect springtime Mother’s Day Sip & Nibble! Before class, celebrate by taking a walk outside and inhale a bit of nature. It will do you good. Grab plenty of blooming lavender sprigs. We’ll use them in this class! (Dried lavender flowers are also fine to use.)

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Calling all kiddos! ¡Arriba, Arriba, Ándale! Join Hipcooks and Kid’s Club: Mexico and enjoy Albondigas Soup. It packs so much flavor into one bowl.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

Minors are welcome in our Kid's classes - no further permissions are required.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Celebrate Summer with a beautiful cocktail — also adaptable for a mocktail: an elegant Lavender Lemonade. To match, let’s make these charming Lavender, Lemon, and Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies. It’s the perfect summertime Sip & Nibble! Before class, celebrate by taking a walk outside and inhale a bit of nature. It will do you good. Grab plenty of blooming lavender sprigs. We’ll use them in this class! (Dried lavender flowers are also fine to use.)

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Cook it up, Shake it up with Hipcooks! In this lively Livestream class, we'll all make 2 summertime favorites: a crispy Tomato and Basil Tart, and a refreshing cocktail, the Garden Party. Then, go to your back deck, kick your feet up, and enjoy a delightful afternoon with your Sip & a Nibble. It's Happy Hour!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Ya Mahn! Let's hop to the West Indies for the inspa-ray-shun for this Virtual Shakedown! Summer beckons a rum cocktail on occasion, don't ya think? This one has the sweet/sour from hibiscus, the punch from ginger, and the refresh from lime. Ahhhhh! During class, we'll also prepare a full-of-flavor, full-of-color black bean salad. A fabulous summer salad. Backyard picnic, here we come! Just crank the tunes and you can be "virtually" on the beach in Jamaica!

Shake it down, stir it up, laugh with us!

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Shakedown for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

Let’s Go Argentina and celebrate summer! A perfectly cooked steak (or Portobello Mushroom) awaits, with a side of chimichurri sauce that’s as spicy as you like it.

Whether you have a grill or not: everyone should learn the best method to pan-sear a steak. (Wintertime happens, or a rainy day, or perhaps you don’t always have access to a grill.) In this class, we’ll focus on pan-cooking a steak and how to finish it to perfection. We’ll chop-chop-chop a tangy chimichurri as the accompaniment.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Basic knife skills taught
  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Let’s Go Argentina and celebrate summer! A perfectly cooked steak (or Portobello Mushroom) awaits, with a side of chimichurri sauce that’s as spicy as you like it.

Whether you have a grill or not: everyone should learn the best method to pan-sear a steak. (Wintertime happens, or a rainy day, or perhaps you don’t always have access to a grill.) In this class, we’ll focus on pan-cooking a steak and how to finish it to perfection. We’ll chop-chop-chop a tangy chimichurri as the accompaniment.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!

  • Basic knife skills taught
  • Vegetarians welcome with advance notice
  • Wheat-free
  • Dairy-free

Let’s Go Argentina and celebrate summer! A perfectly cooked steak (or Portobello Mushroom) awaits, with a side of chimichurri sauce that’s as spicy as you like it.

Whether you have a grill or not: everyone should learn the best method to pan-sear a steak. (Wintertime happens, or a rainy day, or perhaps you don’t always have access to a grill.) In this class, we’ll focus on pan-cooking a steak and how to finish it to perfection. We’ll chop-chop-chop a tangy chimichurri as the accompaniment.

Learn more about this class, see pictures, and check the Ingredients & Equipment List here.

All of our virtual classes are on Zoom, we'll email you the link 30 minutes before class. Have all your ingredients & equipment ready beforehand.

Would you prefer this class as a Private Session for you and your beloveds? Email us and we'll find the perfect day & time!


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Los Pueblos Regional Cuisines of Mexico

Los Pueblos has closed. This fact makes me sad.  

Welcome back to mmm-yoso.  Cathy is writing today. Kirk and ed(from Yuma) are staring at the sky.

A funny thing happened a few days ago.  Kirk started his post about Los Pueblos and so did I.  We both had been going here, liking the food and wanted to share our meals with you.  So, here now is my take on this really nice restaurant. (Los Pueblos is not a taco shop, but does serve tacos and burritos it is a Mexican Food Restaurant that cooks fresh, local and sustainable with attention to the nuances of regional flavors, in a rustic manner . The food is prepared in a healthy way and tastes great.)

 No lighted signage is up, yet.

There are photo slide shows of various regions of Mexico playing on the television and a nice musical accompaniment in the background.

The tortilla soup (large, $5.50) is made with a seasoned tomato broth and topped with Panela cheese.  It's topped with avocado and Ancho chile. Tortilla strips are in the soup. Great -really great- flavor to this soup. It is filling and a very good vegetarian version.

The Yucatan Salad ($9). Pollo Asado Pibil (grilled chicken marinated in achiote, bitter orange and other spices).  The salad has oranges, pineapple, red pepper, cilantro, onions and avocado. No dumbed down flavors here.  Achiote is annatto, which has a peppery and nutmeg-y flavor to me and the bitter orange  and other spices really compliment the chicken, which is very moist/not dry. This salad is quite large. 

The chile relleno plate($6.99) was a chalkboard special the day we were here.  It was served with the green rice (made with tomatillo, cilantro, California chile and other herbs and vegetables sauteed with the rice). Very nice flavor.  The Black beans are made in a clay pot (a la olla) and vegetarian. Really good beans, lumpy and very flavorful.  The relleno was filled with a very fresh Panela cheese.  I want this again. 

When we were almost finished and reading the menu, we noticed Cafe a la olla- coffee  in a clay pot ($2.50) It's coffee made with cinnamon, clove, orange peel and piloncillo (unrefined/brown sugar you may have seen small cone shaped brown sugar in the Produce section of your local grocery store that's piloncillo). This was a perfect dessert.  You can see it's a nicely gritty coffee, based on the sediment left on the sides of this cup. it is very good. 

On another visit, we noticed $5 lunch specials.  All come with fresh made chips.  Again, deep corn flavor. 

I ordered the two taco plate with chile poblano rajas (Poblano chile strips sauteed with onion, garlic and corn and finished with cream and cheese) as my lunch special.  It came with the rice as well as the chips (for $1 more, you can order one of the house made aqua frescas ask for a sample to decide- all the aguas are made from scratch, without corn syrup or preservatives.)

Here is what the rajas looks like.  It is a good vegetarian sauce (and you can order it as a side for $3)

Here is the other taco.  It didn't have tomato in it but was just as tasty. This is an example of the unevenness of food presentation Kirk mentioned in his post, but I am not complaining I really like this kind of homemade assymetry.

The Mister ordered the carne asada plate ($11) with a side of mole Poblano ($3) and the mole coated the carne.  This carne asada is marinated in Chipolte and is not at all like carne asada you can get from any taco shop around here.  It is deep and smokey flavored, spicy - plays no games.  The Mister wanted to try the mole which is made with over 30 ingredients and it was *good*. I could taste the chocolate, plantains, nuts and chile as well as the medley of spices. I could eat it by the spoonful without any meat.

The Cafe de la olla is now our 'regular' dessert here.  We poured some into a smaller cup and added the coffee mate, which changed the flavor to make it creamier. almost a fancy ice cream flavor.

There are Hurraches (chewy soft corn masa shaped like a sandal with various toppings), Quesadillas "sincronizada"(two thick flour tortillas painted with red chile adobo and then cheese and fillings) as well as torta sandwiches on the menu.  The primary meat selections are the carne asada marinated in Chipotle, the chicken pibil marinated in the bitter orange and Achiote and pork Adobado -a sun dried red chile BBQ sauce, which Kirk really liked and I have yet to taste-and soon.

Los Pueblos is a really good choice for quality, fresh, healthy cuisine. I hope it suceeds.  

Los Pueblos 7081 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard San Diego 92111 (858) 834-7878