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Learn to make peach jam, English summer desserts

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The Cookery in Durham has a couple interesting classes:

  • April McGreger, owner of Farmer's Daughter in Carrboro, will be teaching a class on making peach jam at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. McGreger is known for the inventive small-batch preserves and pickles that she sells at the Carrboro Farmers' Market.
  • Amanda Fisher, owner of The Blakemere Co. that sells clotted cream and other English treats sold around the Triangle, will teach a class on traditional English summer desserts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

The classes cost $40 each. For more information or to sign up for a class, go to


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Andrea Weigl has been the food writer at The News & Observer since the summer of 2007. She has won a handful of awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism. Her profile of chef Ashley Christensen titled "A Force of Nature" will be published in the sixth edition of "Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing." She is serving a three-year term on the James Beard Foundation book awards committee. Follow her on Twitter at @andreaweigl.