I just got back from a class at our local Shop Rite, and for $20, it's one of the best bargains out there. And these days, who doesn't need a bargain? The class is run by a local chef and lasts about two hours. Some of them are pure demonstration, where the chef makes the entire menu in front of you, and you feast on it as components are completed, and then leave with the recipes. Some allow for a little more participation. Tonight's class menu featured Green Lettuce and Seared Certified Angus Beef Steak "Carpaccio" Wraps with Lime Zest, Tilapia with Lemon-Chive Sauce with Sauteed Red Chard and Brown Basmati Rice and Creamy Citrus Cheesecake with Apricot-Lemon Sauce. Not bad for twenty bucks, right?
If you happen to have a Kings Cooking Studio near you, they are another great source for cooking classes (I am taking one in April with
What classes have you taken lately? Where do you go when you want a little extra culinary education? The next time you want a little "me" time or a little lesson in cooking, look local. Your next class could be as close as your nearest grocery store.