Wednesday March 21, 2012 | 02:55 PM
Posted by Maine a la Carte

Personal chef Chris McClay, known as the Modern Vegan, recently announced a series of cooking classes. I wrote about her personal chef business last summer, and these classes offer a less expensive way to sample her sought-after fare.

Chris tells me the classes are already filling up, but if she needs to she'll add more to accommodate everyone who is interested.

All the classes take place at a private home in Westbrook, and those who sign-up will get directions once they register.

Asian Dinner Party
Saturday, April 21
4-6:30 p.m.
Vegetable Spring Rolls w/Sesame Dipping Sauce
Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup
Mock Duck with Pan Fried Rice Noodles
Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

Low-fat Comfort Foods
Saturday, May 19th
4-6:30 p.m.
"Pastrami" Reuben Meetloaf (a favorite with the guys)
Baked Macaroni and Cheeze
Sloppy Joes

Curries under $10
Saturday, June 23rd
4-6:30 p.m.
Chana Masala
Tofu Tikka Masala
Curried Lentils w/Coconut, Carrots, & Peas
Thai Tofu Vegetable Red Curry

Each class costs $35. To register, visit, call 409-7778, or email Chris at

-Avery Yale Kamila

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Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

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