Triton College and Cantata Adult Life Services explore culture through cuisine with new courses

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 18, 2013

River Grove, Ill. – “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are,” wrote Frenchman Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Food can tell us many things about a person’s culture, including the landscape of which they’re from, their religion, or even the context of the kind of event they’re attending, whether it be a marriage or funeral.

Starting summer 2013, individuals can learn how various cuisines relate to different cultures and unique heritages with a new series of courses available through Triton College’s School of Continuing Education.

Through a partnership with Cantata Adult Life Services in Brookfield, the following classes will be available starting the summer 2013 semester:

Mexican Cuisine
Mexican cuisine is known for its blending of indigenous and Spanish influences, and also for its use of local agriculture. Mexican staples include corn, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, chocolate, eggplants, avocados and many varieties of squash, vanilla and chilles. In this class, you’ll learn about traditional Mexican dishes, including tamales, bunueolos, mole and other delicious fare.
Cost: $175
Meets: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 20 (8-hour course)
Location: Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL

Italian Cuisine
There’s one word to describe the relationship that Italians have with food – Amore! In this class, you’ll learn the art and history behind the Italian sequence of eating: antipasto, primo, secondo, contorno and
dessert. Taste history as you explore and learn how to prepare dishes inspired by specific regions of Italy. You’ll also learn about the vast range of artfully made Italian cheeses, wines and coffees.
Cost: $175
Meets: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 13 (8-hour course)
Location: Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL

Polish Cuisine
Polish cuisine is wholesome, hearty and full of flavor. The staples of the Polish diet are meat, bread, potatoes and other root vegetables that can be grown in Poland’s cool atmosphere. In this class, you will explore Polish foods, such as pierogi, paczki, placki, borschst and babka. You’ll also learn about the varieties of vodka originating from this spirited country.
Cost: $175
Meets: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27 (8-hour course)
Location: Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL

To register, contact the Triton College School of Continuing Education at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500 or visit www.triton.edu/ce.

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