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Belltown Restaurants to offer cooking classes.

Admit it, you’re a foodie because you can’t cook. You’ve been blowing your monthly allotted budget of dining out because the alternative of a night at home in front of an unnatural bowl of kraft mac n cheese just isn’t cutting it anymore. Breakfast for dinner is cute, but it just plain hurts when it’s a method of survival.

Well, there’s hope! The Seattle Times has the scoop on a list of local restaurants offering cooking classes. Whats better than learning from a master? If you’re like me and cookbooks seem harder to follow than IKEA instructions, this kinetic learning might be our only saving hope. Register early!

From Tan Vinh of Seattle Times. – hit the link for the complete list of SEA restaurants.

Flying Fish, Belltown. Sept. 12 class on Mexican cuisine. $55. 206-728-8595 or www.flyingfishrestaurant.com

Icon Grill, Belltown. Oct. 1 class featuring a fall harvest menu such as grilled pumpkin soup, autumn herb-roasted chicken and butternut squash ravioli. $75. 206-441-6330 or check www.icongrill.com

Andaluca chef Wayne Johnson. Oct. 21 class featuring North African risotto, pan-seared black cod with leek mashed potatoes and spicy tomato sauce, pumpkin and ricotta cheesecake. $75. Note the class is not held at the downtown restaurant but at Dish it up!, a kitchen-accessories store in Magnolia. Call 206-281-7800 or see www.dish-it-up.com/calendar/classes.php. Many other chefs hold classes here.