Dinner with Jane

In Bloomington, Indiana, I offer fun, hands-on cooking classes in a variety of gourmet international cuisines to small groups.

Photos from Dinner with Jane's post 09/12/2021

Dinner tonight. Vegetable tagine for Walt…Chicken tagine for me, using the tagines we bought in Morocco in 2019. Oh so delicious!!!

07/01/2021

A new recipe for me: Sugar Snap Pea Salad with creamy, lemony yogurt and feta cheese dressing, cucumber slices and fresh herbs.

A new recipe for me: Sugar Snap Pea Salad with creamy, lemony yogurt and feta cheese dressing, cucumber slices and fresh herbs.

06/06/2021

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

05/04/2021

Alfajores....Traditional cookies from Argentina. They´re fluffy, incredibly light and filled with homemade dulce de leche. 😋😋😋😋

Alfajores....Traditional cookies from Argentina. They´re fluffy, incredibly light and filled with homemade dulce de leche. 😋😋😋😋

Photos from Dinner with Jane's post 05/03/2021

Moroccan Dinner! Spanish almond cake, Chicken tagine, Vegetable tagine and couscous. I can teach you all of this! Contact me to arrange a class!

Photos from Dinner with Jane's post 03/29/2021

There is something wonderful about Moroccan food. Vegetable tagine, couscous, fresh oranges and dates and of course, olives.

02/27/2021

Vegetable tart tartin. Roasted vegetables: red peppers, carrots, butternut squash and asparagus with feta cheese, on a savory crust. The best way to use leftover pizza dough!

Vegetable tart tartin. Roasted vegetables: red peppers, carrots, butternut squash and asparagus with feta cheese, on a savory crust. The best way to use leftover pizza dough!

01/28/2021

I believe I have perfected making the perfect flat-bread cracker....crunchy, herby and a little spicy. Just break them into pieces and serve them with cheese or your favorite spread. I make a double batch of these in my kitchen every week and can teach you how to make them! Oh, so delicious.

I believe I have perfected making the perfect flat-bread cracker....crunchy, herby and a little spicy. Just break them into pieces and serve them with cheese or your favorite spread. I make a double batch of these in my kitchen every week and can teach you how to make them! Oh, so delicious.

Photos from Dinner with Jane's post 01/14/2021

Vegetable tartan....great use of leftover pizza dough! Super easy to make! I can teach you!

01/11/2021

Keto, gluten-free, flour free, low carb vegetarian Chinese potstickers. My new favorite recipe this week.

Keto, gluten-free, flour free, low carb vegetarian Chinese potstickers. My new favorite recipe this week.

01/10/2021

Keto, vegetarian potstickers. Sooooo delicious and healthy!!! Made with cabbage leaf wraps. 😀😀😀

Keto, vegetarian potstickers. Sooooo delicious and healthy!!! Made with cabbage leaf wraps. 😀😀😀

12/22/2020

This may be the best meal I've made for myself in months.....All keto friendly....sauteed scallops in EVOO and garlicky butter, cauliflower ¨mashed potatoes" with cream cheese, parmesan cheese and garlic, and sauteed green beans with slivered almonds.

This may be the best meal I've made for myself in months.....All keto friendly....sauteed scallops in EVOO and garlicky butter, cauliflower ¨mashed potatoes" with cream cheese, parmesan cheese and garlic, and sauteed green beans with slivered almonds.

Photos from Dinner with Jane's post 12/02/2020

A new recipe! A vegetable tart with ricotta cheese with olive oil infused with thyme and rosemary and topped with Parmesan cheese. It is fabulous. Great as a main course or as a side!

10/31/2020

My new favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner....A Spanish tortilla....tortilla de espinaca con queso feta (spinach-feta cheese tortilla). ¡Qué RICA! Put this on your list of things to learn when Dinner with Jane re-opens after this pandemic.

My new favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner....A Spanish tortilla....tortilla de espinaca con queso feta (spinach-feta cheese tortilla). ¡Qué RICA! Put this on your list of things to learn when Dinner with Jane re-opens after this pandemic.

09/29/2020

Salty, herbed homemade flatbread crackers! Bake them, break them into pieces and eat them with cheese, hummus, or whatever you like. They're super delicious, easy to make and oh, so much less expensive than buying pre-made crackers. I use fresh herbs in the summer, but dried herbs in the winter.

07/09/2020

Photos from a private cooking class for my friend, Julia in Livingston Manor, NY. Together we made coconut curry ginger carrot soup and pasta de acelga! Nice work, Julia! I loved teaching you in this beautiful environment.

04/29/2020

I LOVE new recipes (and old recipes made with new ingredients.) My NEW recipe is one I learned from una amiga who lives in Granada, Spain. Through zoom she taught me to make remojo granadino, a salad made with fresh oranges, bacalao salado (salted cod) green onions and olives. I also made an old favorite that I learned from my very dear friend from Cuba, Lázaro.....apurrido de bacalao. I used the bacalao salado for this delicious dinner item. I have so many new ideas for future classes. Thinking about one called THE FABULOUS FOOD FROM SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA.

04/27/2020

Look what my awesome new students who live in California made last night in our Zoom cooking class. Dena and Sam, you were really terrific. I loved every minute of it!

Pastel de Acelga- Swiss chard pie- a recipe from my travels in Perú

Roasted Carrots with herbs

Brazilian cheese balls: Pan de queso- A recipe I learned from my Brazilian friend, Lilia

Fresh berry galette

04/27/2020

I gave a super fun online (zoom) class this afternoon with two lovely young women in Los Angeles, CA. We made a very international dinner: Brazilian cheese balls (no photo here), Pastel de acelga (swiss chard pie) - a fabulous recipe that I learned in Perú, roasted carrots with herbs and alioli and a fresh berry galette. Great job Dena and Sam!!!!!!! It was a pleasure!!!!

During this time of social isolation, I am available to offer YOU customized classes. Let me know what you want to learn to make!!!!!

04/20/2020

ONLINE, VIRTUAL cooking classes are now available here at Dinner With Jane. I can use Zoom or Skype. Contact me if you, your friends, your significant other or your children are interested in a private online class with me.

I just gave my first "international" cooking class using skype to my friend in Granada, Spain. We made one of my favorite new recipes (Noily's Arepas Secas). These are deliciously simple shortbread cookies....a recipe from my girlfriend, Noily who lives in Costa Rica.

04/14/2020

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03/25/2020

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03/25/2020

The best pizza!!!!! Pesto sauce, goat cheese, veggies and arrugula.

[02/21/20]   I will be travelling in Spain and Morocco for the next three months....learning new Spanish and Moroccan recipes to share with students at Dinner with Jane when I return in May. Happy cooking, everyone!!!! ¡Buen provecho, amigos!

02/09/2020

Ohhh we had fun last night at Dinner with Jane. The theme: Indian food. This is one of my most popular classes. Lots of prep, but some easy, delicious recipes. I hope my students will try them on their own!

02/05/2020

With Guest Chef, Lázaro Israel Rodríguez Oliva.

[02/05/20]   Preparation is now underway for a class at Dinner with Jane on Saturday! The theme is Indian cuisine! I'll be sharing many of the recipes and the things I learned in India last year. Trust me, it's going to be FABULOUS!! Photos to follow.

02/02/2020

I can teach you to make these sweet little wonderful arepas secas (dry arepas)....I learned from my friend, Noily in Heredia Costa Rica just one week ago. They're sooooooo good!

10/09/2019

A super fun group of students learned to cook three fabulous Chinese main dishes (chicken lettuce wraps, noodles with chinese vegetables and lotus root, eggplant with garlic sauce), soup, and dessert. I ❤️ my students.

10/07/2019

Preparations in progress for a Chinese cooking class !!!! My students will learn to prepare three delicious, gluten-free main courses. More photos to follow.

08/12/2019

Dinner tonight in Upstate NY.....Japanese eggplant with garlic sauce with snow peas.....fresh from the garden. I can teach you to make this fabulous recipe. CLASSES RESUME WHEN I´M HOME FROM NEW YORK IN EARLY SEPTEMBER!!!!

07/17/2019

Paella last night....shrimp, bacalao, roasted veggies and chicken.

06/16/2019

A Moroccan dinner tonight.....vegetable pastilla, Moroccan carrot salad, and sauted swiss chard (acelga) fresh from our garden, here in Bloomington.

06/13/2019

Cooking class in Marrakesh, Morocco. May, 2019.
Five kinds of Moroccan salads, vegetable tagine and chicken tagine!

05/28/2019

In Morocco. Cooking class tomorrow.

About Dinner with Jane

Dinner with Jane isn´t a typical cooking school. I have created a fun experience for my students which gives them hands-on practice as we prepare a three course dinner. After cooking together for several hours in my kitchen which was especially designed for my classes, my students move to my lovely dining room to enjoy the wonderful food which they prepared together.

I specialize in international cuisine as I have studied cooking in Italy, Perú, Spain, India and Costa Rica. I am able to customize each menu to suit the specific needs of my students. I offer both vegetarian and gluten free menus. In addition to international cuisine, I offer classes in easy dinner ideas, party fare, pizzas and soups. My goal is to present menu ideas which my students can reproduce in their own homes for their family and friends.

Dinner with Jane is a perfect “girls’ night out” or a date night with two or three couples. It is a wonderful team-building experience for a business.

The cost per person of a class at Dinner with Jane is $75.00 which includes my instruction, all ingredients used to prepare the meal, copies of all recipes and dinner following the meal preparation. Wine or beer is not included, but students may bring their own bottles to enjoy.

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Railway Circle
Bloomington, IN
47401
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