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Cooking Classes Offered for Teens, Moms

Lexington resident opens her kitchen as a classroom.

Lexington resident and farmers market co-founder Sonia DeMarta found success this summer offering a teen cooking class, and this fall she has cooking opportunities for both teens and moms. 

DeMarta is offering two sessions of her "Teens in the Kitchen" class. Session one classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and
26. Session two classes will be held Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., on Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Two more sessions will be held in November, again on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 

The class is designed to teach teens basic cooking skills, with environmental discussions and health lessons a part of every class. Some of the foods cooked include fritatta, pasta with fresh tomato basil sauce, polenta pizza,
different types of salads with homemade dressing.

Discussion topics include issues surrounding food and farming, such as locally grown food, organic versus conventionally grown food, CAFOs, water use in food
production and more. 

Classes are held at DeMarta's Lexington home on Ledgelawn Avenue, and cost $130 per session, which includes the food.

"Moms in the Kitchen" classes are aimed at mothers looking for new cooking ideas, or to improve their cooking skills. Classes are also $130 per session, and are held in DeMarta's kitchen.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Sonia DeMarta at 617-645-2231, or by e-mail at soniademarta@gmail.com

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