Alluette's: Cooking classes with chef Absalom Thomas at Alluette's Cafe, 80-A Reid St. 577-6926. $50 for Saturday breakfast classes and $75 for Sunday dinner classes. April 10 and 24, The Perfect Country Breakfast; April 11 and 25, three-course Romantic Dinner for Two. Make reservations by e-mailing

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, wine. Reserve at or 225-2939.

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

What's Cooking in the Lowcountry?: Charleston Cooks! will share culinary secrets of preparing Lowcountry cuisine, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the historic Capt. James Missroon House, 40 East Bay St. $45. Call 722-3405 for tickets.

Coastal cupboard: Classes at 644-J Long Point Road, Belle Hall Shopping Center. Register at Each class is $60 and starts at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Today, Mustard Seed and Troy Timpner; Thursday, Tuscany for Two With Alyn Abrams of Foxfire Gallery & Kitchen Greenville, $125 couple; April 14, Boulevard Diner and Robby Struthers; April 16, 39 Rue de Jean and Jason Murphy; April 17, Jason Ulak of Rivertowne Country Club; April 19, French Meets the Lowcountry with Fred Neuville of The Fat Hen; April 20, Asian Flavors with Shannon Campbell of Mozzo Deli; April 21, Sette VII and Michael Karkut; April 26, Steven Harman of Five Loaves Cafe; April 27, Circa 1886 and Marc Collins; April 28, Anthony Gainey of Uno Mas; April 30, The Perfect Roast Chicken with Amanda Johnson of The Coastal Cupboard; May 5, Longpoint Grill and Scott Perry; May 8, Sweet, Salty, Sour & Bitter: The Art of Food and Wine Pairing, $35; May 11, Warm Weather Pastas with Chris Fraser; May 12, Village Bakery with Travis Shy and Lindsay Reynolds.

Also, free cooking classes at 1 p.m. Saturdays. This week, , Sweet and Savory Crepes With Amanda Johnson; April 17, Smoked Chicken Quesadillas and Rolls with Steven Harman of Five Loaves Cafe; April 24, European Macaroons with Lana Pasko; May 15, Lavanya Sabin of Shashi's House; May 29, Scallops with Eddie Moran of Mercato.

Culinary Institute of Charleston: Continuing-education classes at Trident Technical College. To register, call 574-6152 or visit

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 28, A Votre Sante. $99.

6-10 p.m. Wednesdays, April 7-28, Chocolates, Candies and Confectionaries. $349.

For kids

9 a.m.-noon Saturday, South of the Border. $99.

In Good Taste: 1901 Ashley River Road. Antipasta, bucatini, stuffed pork chops, dolci, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. $48.38. RSVP to 763-5597 or

Janet Gaffney's Art of Cooking: Evening, daytime classes for adults. For kids only after school and Saturday mornings. Private lessons and event parties offered. Call 971-7871 or e-mail

Adult classes

Unless noted, classes are at 6:30 p.m. and are $55, meal included.

Today, Italian featuring risotto.

April 14, Spain's Tapas.

April 21, South American Barbecue.

For kids only

Unless otherwise noted, classes are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and are $45, lunch or food included.

Saturday, South Carolina Grains.

April 17, It's a Fresh New World.

April 24, Fans' Ball Park Best.

Entertaining Made Easy: European-trained chef Deb Howieson leads a seven-week Mediterranean series for spring. Demonstration classes 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays April 22-June 3 for beginners and accomplished cooks. Individual classes $30 or $170 for the series. At James Island Community School, 1000 Fort Johnson Road. Register: 762-2793.

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