If your idea of a home-cooked meal is Ralph's fried chicken, the Institute of Domestic Technology is here to help.
Whether it's roasting your own coffee, brewing your own beer, or slaughtering your very own domestic fowl, their new series of classes revives the timeworn practice of food prep from scratch.
And they're all happening at the estate of the late Wild West author, Zane Grey.
Classes aim to demystify the kitchen, providing all the ingredients and expertise you'll need to make your own mustard, bake your own bread, and/or prepare a range of dairy products — from butter and yogurt to gouda and mozzarella.
Some ingredients might even come from the same goats you see roaming outside the classroom window. (Just don't look them in the eye.)
The continuously evolving curriculum also includes a three-class series on cheese making, and a seasonal fruit class that teaches you how to make your own version of Cherry Garcia ice cream.
Plus, you get to take home your creations, and leave the dirty dishes behind.
It all beats instant coffee, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and gas-station soft-serve.
Institute of Domestic Technology Cooking Classes
Address provided upon registration
Price: $95 and up