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Cajun Kitchen: Classes with Louisiana native Donnie Bulliard, 6:30 p.m. daily except Monday at Signature Kitchens and Bath’s appliance center, 1826 Belgrade Ave., West Ashley. $60 including food and wine. Reserve at www.thecajunkitchen.tv or call 225-2939.

Charleston Cooks!: Demonstration, hands-on classes, 194 East Bay St. Register at 722-1212 or www.charlestoncooks.com.

Coastal cupboard: 644-J Long Point Road, Belle Hall Shopping Center. Register at 856-4321 or www.thecoastalcupboard.com. Cost includes food and wine.

Today, Spring Over the New South with chef Jon Languell of Jacob’s Kitchen, $60; 6:30 p.m. Friday, Shrimp & Grits Three Ways with Amanda Johnson, $50; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Julie & Julia, with Johnson, $60; noon Feb. 23, Knife Skills with Johnson, $10; noon Feb. 24, Lunch: One Skillet Meals (with wine) with Johnson, $25; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Knife Skills with Johnson, $10; 6:30 p.m. March 1, Restaurant Favorites at Home with chef Iverson Brownell, $60; March 3, Mardi Gras Lunch with wine, with Johnson, $25.

Cooking with Casner: Chef Chris Casner of Just Eat This offers hands-on cooking classes, private services and home meal replacement. 919-880-6392 or chefcaz@justeatthis.com.

Culinary Institute of Charleston: Continuing education classes. Register: 574-6152 or www.tridenttech.edu/ce.htm.

Cafe Fork: “Project Foodie” offers hands-on cooking classes that end with a dinner party. Instructor: Wendall Edwards. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 2408 Ashley River Road, Pierpont Crossing. Classes are $65, including fresh, organic (when possible) ingredients, tools and supplies, and wine tasting with dinner. Tuesday, Comfort Foods for the Winter Blues; March 8, Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch; March 22, Couples Paella. 769-0300, www.cafefork.com or forkfinegourmet@knology.net.

Janet Gaffney's Art of Cooking: Private parties, events, classes. Call 971-7871 or e-mail janetgaffney@comcast.net.

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