Things to do in Los Angeles: Best fall food classes

Looking for foodie things to do in Los Angeles? Feed your mind and your belly at these fall food classes from cheesemaking to pasta making.



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Ice cream making Raw, vegan cuisine Jam making

Classroom Carmela ice cream M.A.K.E. Sqirl

Syllabus Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t scream for ice cream year round. Take notes on how to DIY the frozen treat with the Pasadena storefront’s owners, Jessica Mortarotti and Zachary Cox, who demo the basics of creating ice creams and sorbets and pairing farmers market ingredients to create unique seasonal flavors. Detox from poolside cocktails and rooftop summer Fridays with a raw regime. The fire-less cuisine goes gourmet at Matthew Kenney’s M.A.K.E., whose annex Santa Monica Place cooking school offers classes that even omnivores can get behind, from Essentials of Raw Cuisine and Raw Food for Beginners to Art of Raw Chocolate and Pies and Tarts. Fall means Gravenstein apples, heirloom pears and quince, which are preserved into jars of fruit butters at Sqirl's Silver Lake HQ. You’ll have to sing for your supper churning apples through a food mill and patiently waiting to sample the sweet conserves.

Snack time You'll have enough ice cream to fill you up until winter with two pints to take home. If that's not enough, fill up and stock up in-store on signature flavors from salted caramel to lavender honey. Students taste their creations after class and take home. The nearly three-hour long jam session breaks for cake and sweet preserves—Sqirl-made flavors include strawberry rose geranium—served with homemade rhubarb lemonade and local Handsome Coffee.

When Saturdays, from 9:30am-noon Saturday and Sundays from 1-4pm; Two-day intensives (September 21-22, October 5-6, October 12-13, November 9-10) from 10am-4pm Sunday, September 22, October 20 from 5:30-7:30pm

How much? $100 $175 for three-hour classes, $575 for two-day intensives $100

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Create list. I wish I could've seen The Gourmandise School on there though. Their Macaron class is amazing!