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Dinsdale45 Apr 27, 2010 09:20 AM

I happened to see that The Elephant Walk offers weekend cooking classes and I was wondering if any other restaurant in Greater Boston does this. I also tried searching for recreational cooking classes but I can't find much outside of the Cambridge Adult Ed Center. I was hoping to find some ethnic cooking classes at a local high school/college. Does anyone know of classes being taught, hopefully northwest of Boston/Cambridge?

EDIT: I suppose I should've posted this in a non-restaurant forum.

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Elephant Walk
2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

  1. trufflehound Apr 27, 2010 06:44 PM

    Most of the voc-ed high schools offer cooking classes. Keefe Tech,(ktconed.org) assabet, Minutman, etc. Check with your local school. They usually have websites.

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      scubajane Apr 28, 2010 05:45 AM

      Rialto offers a regular Saturday cooking class and lunch...

      1. almansa Apr 28, 2010 12:27 PM

        The Boston Center for Adult Education offers a number of cooking classes.

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          alt11 Apr 28, 2010 01:13 PM

          I took a french pastry class earlier this year through Helen's Kitchen, which I really enjoyed. It was a one night class held in the instructor's home.

          http://www.helenrennie.com/kitchen/

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            chevrelove Apr 29, 2010 10:40 AM

            I took a class on baking brioche a couple years ago through one of Helen Rennie's colleagues. Highly recommended. Also just saw in the Improper that Dante is offering classes this spring and summer.

            1. mcel215 Apr 30, 2010 02:24 AM

              I took a cooking class a few years ago with Chef Gerard (Elephant Walk). it was very good. But, it was very little hands on cooking, more watching.
              I have taken a couple of cooking classes in Helen Rennie's house and she is delightful.
              Her kitchen was very tiny then, but she has since moved and I am told that her kitchen is very large.
              I would love to take a Thai class myself, but haven't found one yet.

              Good luck!

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                rouxmaker May 3, 2010 07:09 AM

                I took one of the Cambodian classes at Elephant Walk and it was wonderful. Very hands-on (we hand chopped over a pound of ginger) and a delicious group meal afterwards.

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                Elephant Walk
                2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

                1. CreativeFoodie42 May 3, 2010 07:26 AM

                  Myers and Chang offers a cooking class about once a month. For $50, you not only get the cooking class but they also provide you with a complimentary dim sum meal. I highly recommend it.

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