A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published January 1st 2019
Learn to make meals from all over the world
Cooking is something that I really enjoy doing (unlike cleaning!), and I will make gourmet meals often even when I am eating alone. I love my food, live to eat and even publish my recipes which you can see at this site.
Many years ago, I did take several cooking lessons and really enjoyed them. Most of the advice, tips and even some recipes I still use in my everyday cooking.
Salt & Company
They focus on teaching you to create enjoyable and tasty meals for yourself and your family. It was Julia Childs who said " ... no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing."
Salt & Company's casual cooking classes will teach you to understand the basics of preparing food from all around the world.
Cape Lodge Cook These are slightly different as they are also a long table lunch as well as the cooking lesson. Chef Ton Howell will give you some handy kitchen tips and recipes before you have the 3-course lunch.
This will cost $145 and you can find out more at this link.
Taste Buds Cooking School
They have some great classes and these include:
Naked cake class
These lessons cost $120 and you can get more information at this site.
Shikisai Japanese Cooking Classeds
Shikasai do only Japanese cooking and their classes will teach you real skills in this art. You will learn to make healthy Japanese food to impress your family and friends!
Here you can learn to make as many as 10 different types of sourdough bread! I love to make my own bread as I know there are no preservatives and adore the smell of the bread baking as it wafts right throughout the house!
Cost is around $170 and you can see more and register at this site.
Mondo Meats have some fabulous food and you can read about them here.
I have made several of the Mondo recipes and they are fabulous - in particular, I have made their pork and it is beautiful with delicious crackling! These classes would be fabulous and ones I must take.
Their next class is not until February and it will be on Pasta Meat Sauces and how to make Italian Home-Made Tomato Sauce. Cost is $110 and you can see more about the classes here.
Hoi An Cooking Classes
This is something SO different and would be so much fun - combining a holiday with cooking lessons. Take a trip to Vietnam and while you are there, attend a cooking class and learn genuine Vietnamese cooking!
Hoi An is surrounded by fields of produce, and you could not pick a better place to learn about the local culinary techniques, create your own dishes and enjoy a five-course dinner. It is located in the centre of Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hai Café has a reputation for fun cooking classes. Here you will learn about the local ingredients, how to prepare this food, and the Hoi An style of cooking. You will make such things as:
Grilled fish in banana leaves
Beef salad in a bamboo basket
And when you have learnt this, you can partake of the meals you have just cooked. What a great sideline to a holiday!
You can find out more about this wonderful idea at this website.