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Jan 25, 2002 10:00 PM

basic cooking classes

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I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience w/ taking cooking classes for beginners. I'm interested in the ones that emphasize basic techniques more than particular ingredients or types of dish etc.

I would appreciate any comments or tips, especially for the courses at:
- Boston Center for Adult Ed
- Cambridge Ctr ...
- Cambridge Culinary

Thanks a bunch,

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  1. There are *some* classes that may be able to help you, if you are looking to learn the most basic stuff. I recall Cambridge School of Culinary Arts has a series of cooking class called cooking basics (or somehting similar), where you learn to use your knife, how to braise, stry fried, saute... etc. Nothing fancy, but it's a nice way to get started. I have also taken some classes at cambridge Center for adult education... It seemed that you are able to pick up more of these basic stuff from the "series" type cooking class (at least 3 meetings or more). However it's not as hands- on as the CCS due to the small size of the classroom. CCS has nicer facility, but is also more expansive ....

    hope that helps.

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    1. re: Ben

      Hi, Ben,

      The classes you took sound exactly like what I'm looking for. Yeah, I did notice the difference in prices and was wondering about that ...

      Thanks for the helpful message.