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Jan 24, 2008 04:59 PM

A place that will teach you to cook?

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?

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    1. 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

        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.

      2. 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

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

        2. Draegers has classes, they have a website.

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

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            1. re: limareni

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