Everytime I travel for a decent period of time, I try to take a cooking class. So far, I’ve taken one here in Kuwait, Thailand, Spain, England and – this summer – in LA. My husband and I stumbled across the Farmer’s Market after a beautiful lunch at the Grove (a lovely European-vibe outdoor-mall), and within the Market was a cooking school: Sur La Table.
I was in mini heaven. There was an entire area to shop for kitchen goods, and I managed to pick up my first Japanese-steel chef and paring knife (which I use for, literally, everything in my kitchen).
I, unfortunatley, found out about the school only a few days before we left for NYC, but managed to squeeze in a Parisian dessert class. I learnt to make professional pastry dough (yay!), berry tart’s and (might I add, a very, very pathetic and sad looking) souflee – something I definatley need to work on !
Check out the website next time your in the states, as they have classes everywhere – I thought it was a fun activity… now, I’m looking to prepare the individual portion-sized Parisian desserts for a lady’s tea in the garden sometime soon with this beautiful weather.