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Cooking Classes?

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

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  1. trufflehound RE: Dinsdale45 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 RE: Dinsdale45 Apr 28, 2010 05:45 AM

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

      1. almansa RE: Dinsdale45 Apr 28, 2010 12:27 PM

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

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          alt11 RE: Dinsdale45 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 RE: Dinsdale45 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 RE: Dinsdale45 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 RE: Dinsdale45 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 RE: Dinsdale45 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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