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Happy Soup Month (and FindingCooking Classes)


January is National Soup Month, and you can easily see why. What’s better on a cold day than eating a bowl of warm, comforting soup? Soup is one of the easiest meals to make- especially if you have access to a slow cooker or Instapot. Want to learn how to make soup (and other meals)? See below for places to find cooking classes in your community.  

Where to find cooking classes near you (free of cost unless otherwise stated):  

  • Community Education (via your local school system)  
  • Libraries   
  • Recreation and Education Departments  
  • Senior Centers  
  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B: Diabetes PATH  
  • Cooking Matters (Offers classes occasionally and a recipe index) 
  • Growing Hope Adult Nutrition Education Program  
    • Aimed at individuals receiving SNAP  
    • Workshops include nutrition information, a healthy cooking demonstration, and sampling around a featured topic and recipe.  
  • People’s Food Co-Op (Ann Arbor)  
  • MSU Extension: Washtenaw County  
  • St. Joseph Mercy  
    • Periodically offers a four-week virtual research course that allows youth to explore cooking and nutrition, creating plant-based meals from scratch alongside St. Joseph physicians.  
    • The Farm at St. Joe’s periodically offer cooking classes for free or low cost (around $10) 
  • Washtenaw Community College (Offers Emeritus scholarship for residents age 65+)  
    • Must pay fees associated with classes. 

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