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Learn to cook gluten-free January 25


Almost everyone knows someone who is on a gluten-free diet. Maybe you or a loved one is gluten-free. A changing diet means a drastic change in food choices and recipes.

Urbana Park District is hosting a gluten-free cooking class Saturday, January 25, from 12-2 p.m., at Phillips Recreation Center with Blue Dragonfly Catering.

The class is for people ages 14 and up.

The class costs $28 for residents and $42 for non-residents.

People can register online or call Phillips Recreation Center at (217) 367-1544 to register before 6pm on Wednesday, January 22.

“Gluten-free doesn’t mean the food has to be bland and boring,” said Janet Soesbe, Community Program Manager. “Chef Leah Bodine from Blue Dragonfly Catering will use our demonstration kitchen and teach a hands-on class on a gluten-free meal for the whole family.”

Bodine’s menu will be mushroom ragu over creamy polenta as well as panna cotta with a berry compote.

“There are so many gluten-free options and Leah will share them with us as well as other great kitchen tips and tricks,” Soesbe added.

She concluded, “Everyone is welcome to come to this class. Gluten-free eating is a growing trend and we want people to know a gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be boring.”


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