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Food Blog: Cooking Lessons Are All the Rage

Turn on any television station, cable or otherwise and someone is giving cooking lessons. Before there was the Food Network, Julia Child was cooking up a storm on Boston’s PBS. Actually I credit Julia as being the catalyst for cooking lessons.

While most of us don’t want to wear a toque or struggle through the CIA, we might want to take a cooking lesson now or then to learn a new skill or new cuisine.

Here are some offerings for cooking lessons:  

My personal favorite is the South Bay School of Cooking in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Why? Because it’s fun; it’s hands-on cooking lessons; and what you learn makes practical sense. Coming up are classes for low glycemic cooking, paella, beef basics for men, tamale making and more.

I once spent a week at the Santa Fe School of Cooking in art-filled Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cooking lessons were presented not only in the preparation sense but culturally and we met cookbook authors who prepared meals for us like the BBQ gurus, Bill and Cheryl Jamison and Deborah Madison, vegetarian authority.

Locally in Tucson, Culinary Concepts offers an array of demostration and hands-on cooking lessons led but the staff and local chefs. Coming up are many Asian classes, 20-minute meals, and a 3-course demo lunch class that lasts an hour and is a cool way to eat lunch.

Ready, set, go. Start cooking lessons and explore your culinary horizons.

Have you ever taking a cooking lesson and if so, what was the result?

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