Great British Baking Secrets revealed! Plus other cooking techniques

If lamination calls to mind something you’re not supposed to do with your COVID vaccination card, we have good news: It’s also an integral step in making croissants. You can learn how to do that or how to make Chinese food from a five-star chef or even how chocolate is sourced and processed, in culinary classes here.

Mark LoRusso, executive chef at Wynn Las Vegas’ Costa di Mare, said the resort has been offering master classes on food and other topics for about four years.

“They’ve been really popular,” among locals and visitors, he said. “Every time they sell out.

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Upcoming on the Wynn schedule are “Creating the Ultimate Brunch,” timed to before Mother’s Day at noon on May 7; a master pasta-making class at noon on May 13; “Cooking With a Five-Star Chef at Wing Lei” at noon on June 3; and “Mastering Summertime Desserts”

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A Must-Have In Latin Cuisine

Wooden spoons are among the most universal cooking instruments, with countless design variations since ancient times. Next to pottery, beads, and textile fibers, archaeologists have discovered these sculptural spoons in Egyptian tombs as well as preserved Bronze Age buildings in Northern Europe, demonstrating how this tool has been a part of the broad human experience for millennia.

But let’s talk wood. Whether it’s for artistic (hello woodworking), practical, or culinary purposes, wooden spoons’ appeal in Latin America isn’t just about the host of shapes, grips, and sizes available for the task at hand. The types of wood, finish, and environmental impact (biodegradable, renewably-sourced, compostable, etc.) are some essential factors when choosing a wooden spoon.

Some of the most durable, beautiful hardwoods (think olive, maple, and even tree-like bamboo) come from temperate forests and are generally characterized by their uniquely attractive grain or striation. In Costa Rica, for example,

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Bond for food show star’s spouse accused in child’s death

A South Carolina judge set bond Friday for the husband of the winner of a Food Network cooking competition show, who along with his wife, is accused in the death of their 3-year-old foster daughter.

Judge Letitia Verdin set bond at $150,000 for Jerry “Austin” Robinson with the conditions that he be under house arrest and have GPS monitoring. He’s also to live with his parents and have no contact with anyone under the age of 18, Verdin said.

Robinson, 34, and his wife Ariel face charges of homicide by child abuse in the death of Victoria Smith, who was found unresponsive in the family’s home in Simpsonville on Jan. 14 and later died in an area hospital, news outlets reported.

According to arrest warrants, the Robinsons inflicted a “series of blunt force injuries” on Smith.

Ariel Robinson, 29, was denied bond in February.

During the court hearing,

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