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A place that will teach you to cook?

IKARITEK Jan 24, 2008 04:59 PM

I've got a date coming up and I was wondering if any of you good folks knew of a place or event where they'll teach you to prepare your own food a la Hitch. My girlfriend is a vegetarian who was told by her doctor that she needs to start eating at least a little fish, and I thought joining her in something like this would be a thoughtful idea. Any clues?

  1. Euonymous Jan 24, 2008 06:02 PM

    What does a la Hitch mean?

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    1. re: Euonymous
      kc72 Jan 24, 2008 06:23 PM

      Hitch the movie I think

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      ThaDu Jan 25, 2008 08:07 AM

      here is a good start.
      invest in a cast iron skillet.
      watch american test kitchen. don't waste you time and money going to cooking class

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      1. re: ThaDu
        bnemes3343 Jan 25, 2008 08:44 AM

        Ha, ha... you are funny. Accurate, but funny! No matter what you think of Chris Kimball (he doesn't bother me), this is, hands down, the best show on TV to learn the basics of cooking. I have seen every episode from day 1 and have (without a trace of shame) won both chili and pie contests starting from their basic recipes.

        That being said, the OP's friend would probably also benefit (and have some fun), taking a few cooking classes.

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        milklady Jan 25, 2008 08:34 AM

        I think that a cooking class would be a fun and useful (but expensive) date. I'm not sure where you are located, but Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley teaches a bunch of different classes.

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        1. re: milklady
          JasmineG Jan 25, 2008 10:23 AM

          This is what I was going to say -- their classes are fun, I'd recommend them.

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          Alan408 Jan 25, 2008 10:39 AM

          Draegers has classes, they have a website.

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            limareni Jan 25, 2008 11:19 AM

            Whole Foods in San Mateo offers cooking classes. It's called Salud!

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            1. re: limareni
              adamshoe Jan 25, 2008 04:00 PM

              Tante Marie's in SF has a pretty flawless rep.

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              tigersmom Jan 25, 2008 08:28 PM

              Try Emily Dellas. Her classes are fun. there is usually a group of no more than 8 per class. Some now each other , some don't. The classes are about 2 hours long and you eat what you cook. I have had some luck there. Good thing to do as a couple.

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