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Improve your skills at free cooking class

When invited to a Thanksgiving potluck, are you asked to bring the paper products? (Or do you do this to someone else?)

Is your fancy-cooking mother-in-law and her show-stopping pumpkin pie coming for Thanksgiving and you've just got to outshine her?

Or do you simply want to up your culinary game?

If so, apply now for Wishbone U., our seventh annual free Thanksgiving cooking boot camp. This year's class will focus on desserts. Oh, pumpkin will figure prominently, but we'll consider some other typical harvest ingredients, too.

To gain admittance to the class, send a brief note about why you want to attend. We're suckers for a good story, especially when it involves heart-warming family tales or a sad recounting of gummy mashed potatoes and overcooked turkey. Nominations of bad or deserving cooks by family and friends are encouraged, but they cannot be submitted anonymously. Cooks as young as 13 will be considered.

Twelve people will be selected to attend an afternoon hands-on class Oct. 14 at Apron's Cooking School at Publix Supermarket in the Shoppes of Citrus Park in Tampa. Apron's resident chef Rich Norris will share his expertise and recipes. Then we'll eat what we've made — always the best part of the class.

Janet K. Keeler can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8586.

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