The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Simple Abundance Cooking Class series provides a unique opportunity to interact with top chefs, learn the secrets of exquisite dishes, have fun, and help feed Atlanta’s hungry. One hundred percent of class tuition benefits Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Food Bank that collects food from our local hospitality industry and delivers it to more than 40 nonprofit partner agencies that provide meals for those in need. Classes are $55 per person and include the demonstration and tasting.

What’s Cooking at Wahoo: As one of Decatur’s popular neighborhood eateries, Wahoo continues to deliver traditional Southern and bistro cuisine with a pop of European flare thanks to Chef Speigal. Participants will learn how to make Organic Beet Salad – oven roasted and thin-sliced with toasted walnuts, goat cheese, arugula and mint vinaigrette; Scallop Picatta – lightly breaded and sautéed sea scallops with lemon caper butter; and Bread Pudding – Southern bread pudding served warm with Kentucky bourbon glaze. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese. Monday, February 21, 7-9 p.m. at The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur, 180 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Easy Italian: Wish making classic Italian food at home wasn’t so hard? It’s not! Chef Keira Moritz, known for her delicious seasonal Northern Italian cuisine, will show you how easy it is and have you preparing Caesar Salad with Pacci’s homemade dressing, Gnocchi with sage brown butter, and Rustic Crostada in your own kitchen in no time. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese. Monday, February 28, 7-9 p.m. The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown/Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R.

Dogwood: With Spring and blossoming dogwood trees are just around the corner, what better way to usher them in than with a seasonal class menu from Chef Touhy? Get some great tips from Chef Touhy on how to make She Crab Soup, Spring Vegetable Salad with preserved lemon and rosemary vinaigrette, and Pan Roast “Catch of the Day” served with Napa cabbage, mushrooms, champagne butter and peekytoe crab. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese. Monday, March 7, 7-9 p.m., The Cook’s Warehouse – Midtown/Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R.

To see a full list of classes  to register, visit www.ACFB.org , or call (404) 892-FEED, ext. 1444.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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