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Arkansas Cooking Schools

Cooking at home is not only a money saver, but it also helps us keep track of portion sizes and ingredients. It can be pretty fun too! Check out our cooking schools below and find out how you can learn to cook quick and simple meals that are healthy and delicious.

Grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and red and yellow peppers

Cook Smart, Eat Smart

The Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School will teach you how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food for you and your family. Cook Smart, Eat Smart keeps it simple—simple healthy preparation techniques, simple ingredients and simple equipment. Each session contains several basic cooking techniques and other topics related to eating and preparing  meals at home. Cook Smart, Eat Smart also provides tips for stretching your food dollar while still eating healthy.

Contact your local county Extension agent to find out when a Cook Smart, Eat Smart cooking school will be held near you.

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Vegetable couscous dish with diced red peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, and onion

Mediterranean Cooking School

The Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle approach to healthy eating that includes a balanced variety of foods and daily exercise. It is characterized by plant foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans and nuts and uses olive oil as the primary source of fat. But don't worry there are recipes that include, meats, cheese, and seafood too. This way of eating is not only healthy but tasty!

Contact your local county Extension agent to find out when the next Mediterranean Cooking School will be held in your county.

Learn more about the Mediterranean diet