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Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10:00 AM
Featuring Chinese-American celebrity Candace Lee (former chef at Black Sesame Kitchen, Beijing) and well-known Chef Harlan "Pete" Peterson (owner of the former Tapawingo restaurant). Explore Chinese cooking styles and cuisines in a 3-hour cooking demo class that highlights the culture, traditions, and varied flavors from across China. Using the facilities of NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute, you'll learn about dumpling making and the construction of several traditional dishes which will be shared by all. Cleaver and cooking techniques as well as ingredients and spices will be discussed and demonstrated. Class size is limited to 30.
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About Candice Lee
Candice Lee lived in Beijing from 2006-2013.  For 5 years she worked at Black Sesame Kitchen, a top-rated private kitchen and cooking school located in the heart of Beijing's old district.  She also pursued her love of food by eating her way through her travels in China. She has had TV spots on MSNBC and Lonely Planet, and written for Frommer's Guide books.

About Harlan "Pete" Peterson
Pete Peterson is the former chef and owner of Ellsworth's highkly acclaimed and award-winning Tapawing Restaurant.  He is a 3-time James Beard Award nominee for "Best Chef: Midwest."  After an impressive 25 years of offering exquisite dining, Tapawingo closed its doors in January 2009.  But he hasn't stopped cooking, teaching, and learning.  Recently he studied with Candice Lee in Beijing and has expanded his already extensive cooking repertoire.