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Summer school: Ethnic cooking classes for kids in Dallas

Kids will have fun learning to make a variety of ethnic foods at Viking Cooking School this summer.
Kids will have fun learning to make a variety of ethnic foods at Viking Cooking School this summer.

Whether you simply can't afford to take your children on a pricey vacation abroad this year, or you just want your little darlings out of the house for a week, if you're looking for a fun summer activity that kids will truly enjoy, the answer is as close as the Milestone Culinary Arts Center in Dallas. Introduce your kids to a world of flavor this summer at Viking Cooking School's "Around the World in 5 Days" series of cooking classes. Stops on the ethnic foods itinerary include Italy, Asia, Mexico, France and the Mediterranean

There is no better way for kids and teens to learn about other cultures than through learning about a country's ethnic foods. Adults will reap the benefits, too, when your children show off their brand new cooking skills-- and give you a break from kitchen duty-- when they demonstrate what they've learned from the Milestone Culinary Arts Center's Viking Cooking School . It's healthier than the drive-thru, too: tasty recipes on the menu include Chicken Satay Wraps, Not-So-Fried Beans, Fresh Linguine with Meatballs and Two Sauces and Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach crepes. Dessert recipes are light on the heavy stuff and heavy on fresh fruit and yogurt.

Spaces are still available for the "Around the World in 5 Days" series of ethnic cooking classes, but they won't last forever. Classes run from July 12 through the 16th. Learn more and register at the Viking Cooking School website.

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  • Roberta Baxter Eugene,OR. Dogs Examiner 5 years ago

    I am a firm believer in children getting into the kitchen early since I was introduced at age 8. Thank you for your great invitation to children here.

  • Emylou Lewis 5 years ago

    What a great idea!

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  • John Myers 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great program!

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    Sounds like a good way to get kids to try new foods.

  • Carol Whyte 5 years ago

    Great idea in several ways (esp. kids out of house!) LOL

  • montreal women's issues, health and mental health 5 years ago

    excellent thanks

  • Andrew Kennett 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great program. Do you have to be a kid to sign up?

  • Maria Roth, KC Family Entertainment Examiner 5 years ago


  • Amanda C. Strosahl 5 years ago

    What a great opportunity for the kids. I would have loved something like this when I was young.

  • Lorraine Yapps Cohen, Jewelry Examiner 5 years ago

    Learning to cook ethnic usually came from cooking in ethnic homes. For kids to learn ethnic cooking in a summer camp away from home is a rare opportunity! Hope it goes well for the kids. It's a good thing!

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