Antsy Nancy Takes Tucson’s Taste Buds Around the World

Beginning January 2022, Antsy Nancy will offer monthly cooking and baking classes highlighting a unique culinary region.

The second Thursday of each month, from 6-8 PM, Becca Keables, at-home chef and caterer and owner of Willow Tree Spices will bring her love of spices and local farm bought products to Antsy Nancy.

“Becca cooked an Italian dish for a private party in November and I was blown away. The dish was incredible, but her ease in the kitchen and ability to both demonstrate what she was doing while including the class is exactly what I look for in an instructor,” said Antsy Nancy Founder and CEO, Heidi Yribar. “Each student had opportunity for hands on learning, which is the best way to learn any skill.”

The cooking class Keables taught was, Meatball Wellington, which is an Italian meatball, surrounded by ooey gooey cheeses, baked in a flaky puff pastry, and served with a homemade marinara sauce, using fresh herbs and spices and farmers market cheeses.

Becca Keables
Becca Keables Instructs Antsy Nancy Class
Meatball Wellington
Meatball Wellington

The only thing better than a fabulous dinner is to pair it with an equally fabulous dessert. Antsy Nancy will serve dessert at each Cooking around the World Class and then provide a how-to skills class in the corresponding Baking Around the World Classes, scheduled the second Saturday of each month at 10 AM.

2022 Cooking and Baking Around the World Classes

JanuaryChinaKung Pao Chicken & PotstickerCustom Fortune Cookies
FebruaryFranceClassic French CassouletMacarons
MarchNew OrleansJambalaya & HushpuppiesKing Cake
AprilThailandShrimp Pad ThaiThai Crème Caramel
MayMexicoGreen Chili Tamales & Tableside GuacamoleChurros
JuneItalyChicken Alfredo with Homemade noodlesCannoli
JulyGreeceLamb Kabobs with Tzatziki SauceBaklava
AugustIndiaTandoori Chicken BowlsGulab Jamun
SeptemberSpainPaellaBurnt Basque Cheesecake
OctoberGermanyPork Schnitzel & SpaetzleApple Strudel
NovemberEnglandSheppard Pie & Yorkie PuddingsTraditional English Trifle
DecemberBest in the World!Holiday AppetizersCroquembouche

But wait … there’s more!

2022 VEGAN Cooking Around the World Classes

We know there’s a lot of people moving towards a more plant based diet. Statistically speaking, more than 25,000 Tucsonan’s identify as Vegetarian or Vegan, yet there are only a handful of restaurants dedicated to a plant based diet.

We are thrilled to announce that our team will teach a cooking class the last Tuesday of each month at 6 PM, providing a Vegan version of each of the entrees listed above – losing zero of the flavors and spices made famous by each culinary region.

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Experience

Antsy Nancy’s Cooking Around the World, Desserts Around the World, and Cooking VEGAN Around the World classes make an ideal gift for anyone who love to cook, bake, and eat flavorful food. It’s also ideal for couples and families stuck in a rut. Whether that rut is date night, family night, or the limited variety of what’s being served at dinner, a monthly cooking and baking class creates an opportunity to spend time together building on your skills and creating lasting memories.

A lot of kiddos are headed to college next Fall. What a great opportunity to spend quality time with your son or daughter while teaching them how to follow a recipe. Because if they don’t know how to measure, whisk, dice, saute, filet, grate, blend, puree, juice, chop, season, julienne, caramelize, fold, proof, sift, knead … (OK, I’ve already gone on longer than I needed, but you get the point), then they won’t be able to follow even basic recipes.

Each class can be registered for individually via the class calendar and 3 Month, 6 Month, and 12 Month classes can also be purchased as bundled packages, at a significant savings.

If you love the idea of gifting cooking or baking classes for your family and don’t live near the 5655 E River Rd., Tucson, AZ location, the online option might be perfect for you. At only $25 per class, we will email you the shopping list and recipe a week before class and you (and ??? … your family/friend group/co-workers) can get cooking live with Antsy Nancy. And don’t worry if you miss the date, we’ll email you the recorded session and you can take the class at your leisure.

If you think we’re missing a culinary region that should be included, please let us know! We are all HUGE foodies and had such a hard time narrowing down our list to those selected. Our goal is to give a broad variety of dishes, flavors, cooking methods and styles to teach students all year and we can’t wait to get started.

Antsy Nancy does it all … and so can you!

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