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Unpack the Reuben in this extreme DIY class

Classic Reuben sandwich
Classic Reuben sandwich
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There's long been dispute over the origins of the Reuben Sandwich. Some credit Reuben Kulakofsky, a Lithuanian-born grocer from Omaha, Nebraska. He and some buddies (they called themselves "the committe") created the sandwich during their weekly poker game. Others hold it was German Arnold Reuben, owner of the once landmark Reuben's Delicatessen in New York City. 

You're free to choose your own mythos. But the Institute of Domestic Technology wants to teach you how to build a classic Reuben from the ground up.

In this four-hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make each ingredient from scratch. At the end of the class, everyone will enjoy a fully-built Reuben with a bottle of Dr. Browns Cel-ray soda. Rashida Purifoy, chef/owner of Cast Iron Gourmet, will lead students in the sandwich crafting. Since 2010, Purifoy has taught the art of cooking bacon and other cured meats. She's also received acclaim from various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Better Living, Southern Living, and Draft Magazine.

Admission is $195 per person. This Sunday, March 29, starting at 10a.m. Head to the Institute's website for more information.