Cultural cooking at ACE on Saturday

Legacy Learning class to learn Irish specialty recipes

Visit ACE Community Center the second Saturday of each month to create a new dish with experienced chefs. This Legacy Learning course offering gives individuals an opportunity to try a new recipe and engage with members of the community.

The second cooking class is this Saturday at ACE Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. with supper to follow from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Cost for the workshop is $40 per couple. There is also a materials fee of $25 which includes the meal for two.

Local cooks will instruct participants in the fine art of cultural cooking.

The following meals will be featured in 2018: March – Irish soda bread, potatoes and food celebrating St. Patrick’s Day; April – Thai food including spring rolls, fresh fruits and vegetables and more to celebrate the advent of spring; May – A selection of foods from different regions in Mexico; June – Summer picnic using foods from the community garden; July – An island experience in cooking from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic including a pig roast and the fixings; August – Caning with the ISU Extension with light meal to follow; September – Salsas from around the world, including recipes from past ACE Salsa Festival winners; October – German cooking to prepare for Oktoberfest; November – Holiday traditions around the world; December – Cookies in the Cabin for all generations.

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and ACE Community Center will also be inviting residents from the community to join in. Not only will attendees get to make the food of another culture, they will have an opportunity to get to know more people throughout the community who come from these diverse backgrounds.

Register by calling (888) 832-0012, (515) 450-4973 or by visiting When registering, please put in the notes which month you are planning on attending.

ACE Community Center is located at 1440 East Second Street.