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updated: 10/23/2012 2:26 PM

'Le Titi' owners offer three holiday cooking classes

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  • Susan and Michael Maddox.

      Susan and Michael Maddox.
    Courtesy of District 214 Community Education

Submitted by District 214 Community Education

Food lovers in the area will get a gastronomical treat as District 214 Community Education welcomes the highly acclaimed and internationally trained husband and wife chefs, Susan and Michael Maddox, to its fold.

Susan and Michael Maddox are the former owners and operators of Le Titi de Paris in Arlington Heights and starting on Nov. 1, they will teach the Fall Holiday Starters, Sides and Desserts Cooking Series, three individual classes, through Community Education's Continuing Education program.

The series will feature cooking demonstrations showcasing their very popular fall holiday recipes and knowledge. They will feature generous tastings of featured dishes and will have printed recipes available to take home.

"We are very excited to partner with Michael and Susan," said Teresa Palaggi, Continuing Education supervisor. "They are two of the most talented and versatile chefs in the county and having them teach three classes for District 214 Community Education underscores the quality of classes we offer our students."

The first class, Fall Holiday Starters (#4000), on Nov. 1, will allow generous sampling of Apricot and Boursin cheese, their dark dried cherry and Brie appetizer, the caramelized onion and wild mushroom pizza, and smoked salmon and dill tartlet.

The second class, Fall Holiday Sides (#4001) on Nov. 8, will feature twice-baked sweet potatoes, the trilogy of rye and pork stuffing, green beans with autumn pears and French tarragon, and mashed pumpkin and potatoes.

The final class, Fall Holiday Desserts (#4002), on Nov. 15, you will enjoy Door County Cherry and Bittersweet Chocolate Pot au Crème, the apple pear Normandy tart, French macaroons and meringue stars.

All three classes are 7-9 p.m. in Room D102, at Forest View Educational Center. Prices are $49 for one class only and $125 for all three classes. To register or for more information, call (847) 7187700 or visit

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