One of the best ways to explore a destination is through its cuisine, and a cooking class can give you tasty souvenirs that will last a lifetime. Brush up on your culinary skills and take home a lasting token of your destination’s culture through these seven cooking classes around the world.
Souk Cuisine, Marrakech, Morocco
Cooking classes start with a trip to a local souk to learn how to spot fresh ingredients – and get the best price – to use during this four-hour class. After preparing a Moroccan meal, you’ll dine on your fresh fare on the roof with a glass of Moroccan wine.
James St Cooking School, Brisbane, Australia
Classes at this Australian cooking school cover everything from sushi basics and Vietnamese fare to modern Australian dishes and cupcake decoration. You can choose between hands-on or demonstration classes, and if you’re traveling with the family, you can take advantage of the “Kids in the Kitchen” program.
700 Kitchen Cooking School, Savannah, Ga., United States
While Mansion on Forsyth Park is best known as one of Savannah’s top historic hotels, this mansion is also home to the city’s top cooking school: 700 Kitchen. You’ll learn how to make Southern fare such as fresh biscuits, succotash and green tomato cobbler, and pick up some useful kitchen tips and as well as a dash of Savannah history.
Buddha Bellies, Tokyo, Japan
You’ll always have a taste of Tokyo with you after a Buddha Bellies class, where you can learn traditional techniques to make Japanese fare like sushi, udon, bento boxes and hot pots. You should also expect to learn quite a bit about Japanese culture during the class.
The Awaiting Table, Lecce, Italy
Spend a week in Lecce learning the ins and outs of Italian cuisine with a cooking program at The Awaiting Table, where you’ll learn to roll fresh pasta, roast rabbits and live like a local during this intensive, hands-on program.
Amita Thai Cooking Class, Bangkok, Thailand
This Thai cooking class is held in a home on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, and you’ll take a boat trip down the canal to reach the school. During the four-hour class, you’ll whip up a four-course Thai meal to enjoy on the veranda.
EATZ, Los Angeles, Calif., United States
Cooking classes meet dinner parties at EATZ, where plenty of appetizers keep you energized while you make every dish on your five-course menu. Wine pairings or craft cocktails are also included.
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