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Need a few pointers in the kitchen? Enroll in our cooking classes. Want to have a fun evening and learn something useful at the same time? Enroll in our cooking classes!

Our cooking school is located in the heart of our retail store in historical downtown Duncan, Oklahoma. Discover the joy of using quality cookware, kitchen utensils and eating fine foods in our fully equipped Viking Kitchen.

Watch and learn from a number of superb local cooks, local and regional chefs and one of the owners of Distinctive Decor. We also offer cooking classes to private parties up to 12 participants. Come and join us and have a great time!

Sign up quickly for our scheduled classes; class enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Because our classes are small we cannot accept reservations for our cooking classes without prepayment. Reservations can be made online, by phone or in our store.


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Cooking with Marcus: Vietnamese Pho, 4/10/14, 6pm
Cooking with Marcus: Vietnamese Pho, 4/10/14, 6pm

Back by popular demand! Marcus shows you how to make traditional Vietnamese Pho, a simple, yet versatile soup that is spicy, exciting, and always fresh. Participants will also be invited to roll their own spring rolls.

CLASS69$35.00 Quantity:

Cooking with Marcus: Calzones and Stromboli, 4/22/14, 6pm
Cooking with Marcus: Calzones and Stromboli, 4/22/14, 6pm

Ready to take your Family Night to the next level? We'll show you how to make delicious Calzones and Strombolis at home, using fresh ingredients you choose yourself. Participants will be invited to try their hands at shaping and filling dough, as well as the finer points of using a pizza stone and peel to bake.

CLASS70$35.00 Quantity:

Cooking with Marcus: Vegan Mexican, 4/29/14, 6pm
Cooking with Marcus: Vegan Mexican, 4/29/14, 6pm

Everyone loves Mexican food, but it's not always easy to translate tasty Mexican to healthy vegan. Marcus has two dishes that will send your taste buds on a trip south of the border without compromising your commitment to healthy, fresh cooking! Whether you're a committed vegan or just want to try a little healthier way to fiesta, you'll love the Vegan Posole and Tempeh Tacos. Marcus will also demonstrate how to make vegan sour cream out of cashews! Don't miss this unique take on a perennial favorite.

CLASS71$35.00 Quantity:

Cooking with Marcus: Homemade Pasta Two Ways, 5/1/14, 6pm
Cooking with Marcus: Homemade Pasta Two Ways, 5/1/14, 6pm

Still don't know how amazing fresh pasta is? This class will make you a convert! Marcus will demonstrate the proper way to make fresh pasta using the extruder attachment for the KitchenAid stand mixer, which eliminates the rolling step in pasta-making and creates tubular pastas like penne and rotini. You'll also see how to make two fresh and exciting pasta sauces that you can easily make at home.

CLASS72$35.00 Quantity:

Panko-Crusted Chicken with Lemon-Caper Beurre Blanc, 5/8/14, 6pm
Panko-Crusted Chicken with Lemon-Caper Beurre Blanc, 5/8/14, 6pm

Beurre Blanc is a white butter sauce that should be part of every cook's repertoire. Elizabeth will show you how to make this staple, with a twist of lemon and the tang of capers. It's the perfect accompaniment to crisp panko-crusted chicken medallions. You'll love this special recipe!

CLASS73$35.00 Quantity:

Cooking with Marcus: Fish Tacos, 5/15/14, 6pm
Cooking with Marcus: Fish Tacos, 5/15/14, 6pm

Once you learn to make these Fish Tacos, you'll enjoy the fresh, crisp taste all summer! Simple, flavorful ingredients are the key; Marcus will show you the technique.

CLASS74$35.00 Quantity:

Cooking with Marcus: Low Country Shrimp Boil, 5/29/14, 6pm CLASS FULL
Cooking with Marcus: Low Country Shrimp Boil, 5/29/14, 6pm CLASS FULL

It's not often we get invited to tuck a napkin in and eat with our hands; welcome to the party! Our Low Country Shrimp Boil includes spicy sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, and shrimp served in a come-as-you-are, family style.

NOTE: this class is currently full. Please contact our Customer Service department if you'd like to be placed on the waiting list.

CLASS75$35.00
Cooking with Marcus: Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers, 6/17/14, 6pm
Cooking with Marcus: Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers, 6/17/14, 6pm

The Burger: Revisited. Even dedicated carnivores can't resist the savory delicacy of Marcus' Black Bean Burgers, and that's because they are DELICIOUS. Learn how to make this healthy-yet-tasty burger with your choice of toppings and all the fixins!

CLASS77$35.00 Quantity: