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IVCC Continuing Ed to offer culinary classes

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will offer two upcoming culinary classes. “How to Brew Coffee Like a Pro” (HLR-3801-303) will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 in Room CTC123. Instructor Matt McLaughlin, of Starved Rock Coffee Company, will teach students various methods of brewing coffee that are appropriate for creating the perfect experience at home. McLaughlin will explain how coffee is sourced and roasted, as well as how to pick the flavor profile and right grind. Students will sample coffee in class and take coffee beans home. Cost is $45.

“Italian Tortellaci” (HLR-3943-303) will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8 in Room CTC123.

Instructor Dee Biagi will teach students the art of making tortellacci, a meatless cheese tortellini made with spinach. Students will learn how to mix and knead the dough, make the filling, twist the pasta into the correct shape and will enjoy a tortellacci and Italian sausage dinner at the end of class. Cost is $35 and a $20 material fee is due to the instructor at class. Students should bring an apron. Call 815-224-0447 to register for either class.

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