Great cooking classes around the world

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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.

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

Photos from Souk Cuisine (Image: daveyll used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Photos from Souk Cuisine (Image: daveyll used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

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

Udon (Image: joyosity)
Udon (Image: joyosity)

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

Tom Kha Gai (Image: permanently scatterbrained)
Tom Kha Gai (Image: permanently scatterbrained)

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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Great cooking classes around the world was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.