Sustainable Food Center releases fall cooking class schedule

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Want to improve your cooking skills? The Sustainable Food Center released its cooking class schedule for most of the remainder of the year, and it includes how-to classes ranging from gelato to tamales.

Austinite Shefaly Ravula will be teaching several classes at the Sustainable Food Center later this year. Photo from Shef's Kitchen.

Austinite Shefaly Ravula will be teaching several classes at the Sustainable Food Center later this year. Photo from Shef’s Kitchen.

SFC, which operates farmers markets in Sunset Valley, downtown, the Triangle and near its headquarters at 2921 E. 17th St., opened a teaching kitchen in 2013 that is the home base for the nonprofit’s Happy Kitchen/Cocina Alegra culinary education program.

For more than 20 years, that outreach program has provided community classes to groups that are at risk of food-related health disparities, but since the teaching kitchen opened, SFC has added cooking classes that are open to the public that help fund the free part of the program. The classes start at $30 and are taught by area professionals and SFC staff.

This fall, you can take classes from the owners of Tandem Midwifery (Eating Well in All Stages of Pregnancy, Sept. 15), Shefaly Ravula of Shef’s Kitchen (Seasonal, Healthy Indian Cooking, Oct. 15), Jessica Burleson, founder of BabyTasteBuds, (Making Homemade Baby Food, Oct. 24) and Counter Café chef Steve Cruz (The Art of the Egg, Nov. 11). Most of the weeknight classes start at 6:30 p.m., with weekend classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. You can sign up for the classes and see the complete schedule at sustainablefoodcenter.org.


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