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Aug 16, 2009 10:56 PM

Seeking Recreational Cooking Classes

I'm a new yorker who plans to buy the all-you-can-jet pass from jetblue ( which will allow me to jet around the country anywhere jet blue flies during the month of september and early october.

I'm looking for suggestions for cooking schools/classes in major cities throughout the lower 48 states (excluding New York) that provide recreational 1 to 5 day essential/technique cooking lessons. I plan to eventually take the five day "Fine Cooking" course at the institute of culinary education in NY but want to use this travel opportunity take classes elsewhere that take a standard home cook tot he next level.

If you have any suggestions of any great cooking classes I'd love to hear thoughts.

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    1. The San Francisco Baking Institute offers some really great short courses.

        1. It took a few terrific classes at Schoolcraft, just outside of Detroit. One class was on sausage making taught by Brian Polcyn (co-author of Charcuterie). Wonderful facility and thanks to the Midwest board I had more great restaurant suggestions than I had time for!


            My older daughter took an entire year of cooking classes from city to city and found this resource very useful.

            Have the time of your life, bobjunior!