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I'm taking a poll…Have you ever taken a cooking class, or have you ever considered taking one? I
think about it every time I get one of those night school catalogs in the mail, offering courses on
everything from Thai cuisine to 101 ways to cook fish. And then there are the cooking tours where
you can learn the finer points of Italian cooking during 2 weeks in Rome (what a delicious idea!) Do you
have any stories about cooking classes you've taken or taught. Are they fun and worth the effort? Let's
I personally have not....however...my oldest daughter did and she loved them....she took classes for several years through adult ed in San Diego county, and got some sort of certificate for it....she learned alot and uses it now...she even did a stint at being a personal chef...she liked that too..then while she worked for YMCA did kid cooking summer camps for about 4 years...and she just loved that too...teaching kids the basics etc...
then I have a step-nephew who went to the CIA.....but sadly doesn't use it these days except for personal cooking..to many go there thinking they will come out and be the head chef at a nice place....NO that takes years and you have to work your way up the ladder...
It's not how you start, it's how you end....so end strong!!
Walk yourself strong!!
For our 20th wedding anniversary I surprised DH with a trip to Paris to go to Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Class ! That was pretty cool ! He had no idea anything was planned til we were almost to the airport and he knew I had something up my sleeve. The school was fun; they provided a translator for us and all in all we had a great time !
I definitely think they are fun and worth the effort! I have been on both ends where I have taught cooking classes and have attended them as well. Its a great experience teaching adults but being a student is even better. There's no prep involved, just show up willing to learn, sometimes work and go home with some great recipes that you know will work because you made them in class. Last year a girlfriend and I attended an afternoon cooking class that was taught by area chefs. I came away with some great recipes for entertaining plus tips and techniques that were new to me. Even if you have been cooking for years, there is always something new to learn and besides they are lots of fun!
Aside from the Taste of Home Cooking Schools - no but I'd love to! I think it'd be great.
Our local Boces offers classes now & then.
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Yes, I have taken many cooking classes and enjoy them. A specialty grocer here in the DFW area has cooking classes year round at their various locations. I especially enjoy the "hands on" classes where we actually get to cook. While in Italy, I took a cooking class at the hotel where we were staying. We all enjoyed it. Our British guide luckily spoke Italian so she could translate for us.
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