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December 2020

Chef slicing scallions on wooden cutting board

Kitchen 101: Knife Skills

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

Learning how to properly yield a knife is key to cooking great meals safely. Do you want to learn how to chop vegetables like a pro or learn the proper uses for certain knives? Join Chef Wendi James via a…

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Photo: J Aaron Farr/Flickr

Street Food of the Mekong

Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

When traveling the world, sometimes the best meals are found in the streets – from food trucks, carts and stalls. In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Mark Haskell will take you on a tour of the back alleys and busy…

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Bowl of French onion soup topped with cheese and thyme

Kitchen 101: Winter Soups, Part I

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Warm up with some classic winter soups. In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Wendi James will walk you through Broccoli Cheese Soup and French Onion Soup. Join us for Winter Soups, Part II on January 19, when Chef James will…

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Plate of 6 samosas with potato and pea filling. Bowl of green Cilantro-Mint Chutney for dipping.

Street Food: Samosas

Thursday, December 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

When traveling the world, sometimes the best meals are found in the streets – from food trucks, carts and stalls. Chef Mark Haskell will take you on a tour of the back alleys and busy streets of faraway countries. In this…

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January 2021

Street Food: Arancini

Thursday, January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

When traveling the world, sometimes the best meals are found in the streets – from food trucks, carts and stalls. In the Street Food series, Chef Mark Haskell will take you on a tour of the back alleys and busy…

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Chef slicing scallions on wooden cutting board

Kitchen 101: Knife Skills

Tuesday, January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

Learning how to properly yield a knife is key to cooking great meals safely. Do you want to learn how to chop vegetables like a pro or learn the proper uses for certain knives? Join Chef Wendi James via a…

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Apple crostata with golden crust

On the Cooling Rack: Sweet & Savory Apple Crostatas

Wednesday, January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

From golden crust to gooey fillings, Chef Wendi James will lead you through the preparation of apple crostatas and squash and manchego crostatas - both sweet and savory. Join us for an interactive Zoom class! All participants will receive a…

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Pot of chicken noodle soup with orange carrots and dill

Kitchen 101: Winter Soups, Part II

Saturday, January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Hope you enjoyed Winter Soups, Part I! Join us for Part II, and warm up with some classic winter soups. In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Wendi James will feature her Magic Chicken Soup, Corn and Bacon Chowder, and Shrimp…

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Family Style Series: Uyghur Noodles with Lamb Sauce

Monday, January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

In this interactive, virtual cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels -- family style. In this class, we're traveling East to try the famous Uyghur Noodles with Lamb Sauce. This simple, yet flavorful noodle dish originates…

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Pâte à Choux on a cooling rack

On the Cooling Rack: Pâte à Choux Workshop

Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

If you know, you know. Pâte à choux is the basis for the most wonderful things to come out of France - Gougères, Profiteroles and Beignets. Join Chef Wendi James via an interactive Zoom session to master pâte à choux.…

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Sliced duck breast and whole duck breast on cutting board

The Whole Beast: Duck Boot Camp

Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Calling all carnivores! Many of us have forgotten that the meat we buy comes from animals. The Whole Beast series will highlight the processes involved in butchering and preparing prime cuts, as well as some of the lesser-known bits. You…

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February 2021

Chef Wendi James preps vegetables in Hill Center's kitchen

Kitchen 101: Introduction to Cooking Series

Thursday, February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Thursdays
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$85

We get it. The idea of cooking a healthy, non-frozen meal for yourself or your family most nights can be exhausting. Sometimes it's necessary to go back to the basics and return to tried and true recipes. Whether you are…

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onigiri

Family Style Series: Onigiri

Monday, February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

In this interactive, virtual cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels -- family style. This time the featured dish brings us to Japan! Onigiri, also known as rice balls, is a popular Japanese comfort food often…

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Chef slicing scallions on wooden cutting board

Kitchen 101: Knife Skills

Tuesday, February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

Learning how to properly yield a knife is key to cooking great meals safely. Do you want to learn how to chop vegetables like a pro or learn the proper uses for certain knives? Join Chef Wendi James via a…

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Dark chocolate tart with chocolate crust and Maldon salt on top

On the Cooling Rack: Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Thursday, February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Let's make the most of these holidays at home! Prepare a special dessert for Valentine's Day. Join Chef Wendi James via an interactive Zoom session to make a Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Ganache Tart with a Dark Cocoa Crust. An ingredients list…

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Long Lunch: *Chinese New Year* Dumplings

Friday, February 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

When traveling the world, sometimes the best meals are found in the streets - from food trucks, carts and stalls. In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Mark Haskell will take you on a tour of the back alleys and busy…

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by Andrea Nguyen

Street Food: Bánh Xèo, or Vietnamese Rice Crêpes

Tuesday, February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Discover how to make delicious street food at home with Chef Mark Haskell! This time Chef Haskell will teach us the basics of Bánh Xèo, or Vietnamese Rice Crepes. These crispy, lace crepes are filled with shrimp, pork, and bean…

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Family Style Series: Dan Dan Noodles

Monday, February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

In this interactive, virtual cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels — family style. In this class, Marianne will show us how to perfect the popular Chinese Sichuan dish Dan Dan noodles. This crowd’s favorite spicy…

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Filet of salmon, steamed in parchment paper, lemons on top, shaved zucchini and summer squash beneath

The Whole Beast: Fish Boot Camp

Tuesday, February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Many of us have forgotten that the meat we buy comes from animals. The Whole Beast series will highlight the processes involved in butchering and preparing prime cuts, as well as some of the lesser-known bits. In this interactive Zoom…

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Kitchen 101: Sausage Making

Thursday, February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

All around the world, sausage is the food of the people. Learn to use the proper ingredients, make sausage and use various cooking methods. Eat, drink and be merry. In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Haskell will make Spicy Cajun…

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Long Lunch: Paella

Friday, February 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Take a Long Lunch with Chef Mark Haskell to learn the secret to perfect paella. In this interactive Zoom session, Mark will prepare a "new" traditional paella with shellfish, a deviation from the traditional Valenciana paella which was prepared with…

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March 2021

Family Style Series: Brazilian Moqueca

Monday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

In this interactive, virtual cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels — family style. In this class, Marianne will dish out a comforting, warm Brazilian seafood stew. If you're a fan of soups and stews, Brazilian…

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shrimp pad thai on plate in flat lay composition with copy space atop rustic wooden table

Family Style Series: Pad Thai

Tuesday, March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

In this interactive, virtual cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels — family style. This time Marianne will teach us how to prepare a carryout favorite, Pad Thai, at home! One of Thailand's most famous noodle…

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Pissaladiere

Long Lunch: Provençal Pissaladière

Friday, March 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Take a Long Lunch with Chef Mark Haskell! In this interactive Zoom session, you'll cook up a Provençal Pissaladière, a savory onion tart with olives and anchovies. Goes great with a midday glass of wine! Chef Haskell’s career has taken him…

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Pastry Basics: Doughs & Batter

Tuesday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

Let's get back to the basics! Before you can start filling your pastries with delicious fillings and pretty toppings, you must first start with the foundation. Doughs and batters might not be the highlight of your baked good, but they…

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Family Style Series: Jackfruit Tacos

Monday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

Calling all vegans and vegetarians! In this interactive, virtual cooking class, Marianne Tshihamba serves up dishes inspired by her travels — family style. In this class, Marianne will show us how to prepare jackfruit tacos. Jackfruit has risen in popularity…

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Spoonful of caramel dripping into a jar of caramel

Study in Caramel

Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

Who doesn't love caramel? Let's be real, the rich and buttery sauce makes nearly every dessert taste ten times better. Join Chef Wendi for a live interactive Zoom class where she'll cover the basics of making caramel. You'll also get…

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chocolate cake

Study in Chocolate

Tuesday, March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
$20

Chocolate, anyone? In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Wendi will teach you all about preparing chocolate! Although chocolate tastes quite wonderful all by its lonesome, you'll also get to try your hand at creating chocolaty desserts such as Milk Chocolate…

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April 2021

dinner table

Dinner for Two: Panzanella & Lobster Risotto

Thursday, April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$25

It's always best to have a classic recipe or two on hand. You never know when you might want to cook something special for a loved one or even treat yourself to a nicer-than-normal meal! Whether you'd like to impress…

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On the Cooling Rack: Profiteroles, or French Choux Pastry

Thursday, April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Event, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20003 United States
$20

In this interactive Zoom class, Chef Mark Haskell will show you how to prepare pâte à choux pastry, prepare and pipe frozen mocha cream filling, and prepare hot chocolate sauce to create profiteroles! Crispy, light, and airy, profiteroles are bite-sized…

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