Turn a Kitchen Chore Into a Lifelong Hobby: Take a Cooking Class!

By , November 26, 2013 12:03 pm

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us have turkey and mashed potatoes on our minds. But this is also a great time of year to experiment with other types of cuisine, and better yet, learn how to cook new dishes in your own kitchen!

Photo Credit: Jake Berenguer via WikiMedia Commons

Photo Credit: Jake Berenguer via WikiMedia Commons

Even if you’ve been cooking at home for decades, a class can reinforce proper cooking methods, teach you to cook dishes you’ve never tried before, and introduce you to unique ingredients. At FunSherpa, we offer  a variety of cooking classes that cover appetizers, dessert, and everything in between.

Few other activities allow you to tap into your creative side while actually saving money on dining expenses. If you’re doing it right, cooking should feel like a hobby, not a chore. Check out some of these practical, exotic, and romantic cooking classes!

Basic Cooking Skills

As with any hobby, you should always start with the basics and work your way to more advanced challenges.   Basic cooking skills classes cover using the right type of knives for your dishes and how to keep them sharp. These classes also teach you how to prepare stocks, basic sauces, dressings, and toppings. Learn how to steam, poach, and fry vegetables the right way to create a perfect dinner!

Couples Cooking Class

Instead of spending so much money eating out in restaurants with your significant other every day, why not bond over new ingredients and healthy, homemade dishes? Couples cooking classes also make for unique and romantic date nights. Some classes are demonstration-only, allowing you to sit back, relax, and learn. Other couples cooking instructors will put you to work, teaching you to share cooking responsibilities with your better half.

Photo Credit: Jorge Royan via WikiMedia Commons

Photo Credit: Jorge Royan via WikiMedia Commons

Indian Cooking Class

Explore the delicious flavors of India while discovering new vegetables that will tantalize your taste buds. Some Indian cooking classes are taught privately from the instructor’s home to give you an authentic learning experience. You’ll learn how to use exotic spices to liven up rice, lentils, and beans, and lots of Indian dishes are even vegetarian-friendly.

Sushi Making Class

It might sound intimidating, but you can make the sushi you love going out for right at home in your kitchen. Immerse yourself in Japanese culinary culture and learn from the expertise of some of the world’s finest sushi chefs. In a sushi making class, you’ll learn how to handle raw seafood, slice the fish, wrap rice in nori, and neatly roll it all together. Just add your favorite fruits,vegetables, and sauces for a unique and delicious creation!

Dessert Making Class

An exquisite meal deserves an exquisite ending. Learn how to make delectable desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your friends, family, and co-workers every time. Dessert making classes cover the basics of pastry baking and expands on those basics to create unique sweets. By the end of class, you’ll feel confident whipping up pie crusts, cookie doughs, pastry creams, sponge cakes, ice creams, souffles, and more!

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