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What’s Cooking?

NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is cooking up tons of fun, educational programs this year. You too can join in on the excitement! Check out the class descriptions below to see if anything catches your eye, then reserve your seat by pre registering at go.ncsu.edu/whatscookingsignup and paying the associated class fee*! Class size is limited and full registration, including payment, is required to hold your spot. Payments can be made in person at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center or by mailing a check made payable to “Currituck County” to 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917. Please include in the memo line the name of the class(es) you wish to attend. For more information please contact, Olivia Jones at olivia_jones@ncsu.edu or 252-232-2261 ext. 4012.

Please check out this brief Kitchen Safety Video prior to attending class.

Registration Link


“Treat Yo’ Self” Challenge

This virtual Self Care challenge will start January 14th and run until February 11th, just in time to help you kick off your new year. There will be a few small self-improvement homework assignments to complete. You will receive a digital workbook that can be printed or downloaded to guide you as you move through the 4 weeks. Pre-register for this program by visiting http://go.ncsu.edu/treatyoself2019


Cooking with Root Vegetables

Learn what winter seasonal produce is available and how to incorporate it into your family’s meal planning. There is more than one way to eat a potato. Join us to explore tips, techniques and interesting ways to prepare root vegetables which will make including more local produce in your diet delicious and easy. Join us on Feb 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn more about how to incorporate them into a healthy diet. Class fee is $15.00.

Preparing Low-Cholesterol Meals

Celebrate Heart Health Month by learning to prepare low-cholesterol dishes. Whether you are at risk for heart disease or not, everyone can benefit from learning little tricks and tips for preparing food with lower cholesterol. Join us on February 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a delicious and heart-healthy lunch. Class fee is $15.00.


Preparing Low-Carbohydrate Meals  

Are you interested in the low-carb diet trend? Or are you just looking for new healthy and delicious ways to prepare your food? Join us on March 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for easy and delicious tips on preparing low-carb dishes that are sure to please. Many people can benefit from this style of eating and it can be great to change up your normal menu with some new dishes. Class fee is $15.00.

Kitchen Tech: Electric Pressure Cooking

Do you fear some of your kitchen tools? To find how to safely operate and prep meals for electric pressure cookers, including the popular instant pot, join us on March 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This hands-on cooking class will help you feel confident and use your kitchen tools to their full capacity. You will leave with a full stomach and goodies to take home. Class fee is $20.00.


Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Master the art of pairing, and understand how to use herbs and spices in your everyday dishes to turn up the flavor. The class will be held on April 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This class will be hands-on and sampling the delicious dishes we prepare is encouraged. Reserve your seat by paying the $15.00 class fee and pre-registering.

Kitchen Tech: Grilling

One of the best ways to celebrate summer is cooking outdoors. Do you know how to get the most out of your grill? Experience preparing and cooking meals for the grill on April 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Class fee is $20.00 and includes special goodies to take home.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Jones at 252-232-2261, email olivia_jones@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.

*Please note -Class fees are non refundable except in cases of class cancellation. Your seat is confirmed upon receipt of class fees.