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Proud Souls Barbecue, 2485 N. Federal Blvd., is offering two cooking classes this month.

“Holiday Turkey & Prime Rib” with special guest chef Jason Ganahl of GQue BBQ is Saturday, Nov. 18. For $75, guests learn tips and tricks on how to craft that perfect Thanksgiving turkey and holiday prime rib, everything from sourcing, brine, injections, seasoning, cooking and tasting. Outside of sampling everything we cook, light snacks and beverages will be available throughout. Sign up soon, space is limited.

“The Basics: Pork Ribs 101” takes place Wednesday, Nov. 29. For $50, guests learn the tricks of making mouth-watering, tender barbecued ribs, with an in-depth and hands-on view of the subject matter such as lighting the pit, sourcing, hog anatomy, seasoning, smoke, saucing (or not), slicing and tasting. A full barbecue meal will be served at the end of the class.

For more information or to sign up, visit the "QU" classes page at www.proudsoulsbbq.com.