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Cooking classes in Raleigh durham?

Westy Apr 6, 2011 01:24 PM

Hello -

Does anyone lknow of cooking classes offered in the RTP area? I know Capri flavors has some. Any others? Any experience?


  1. LulusMom Apr 6, 2011 02:00 PM

    In Chapel Hill Southern Season does a bunch of cooking classes. I've only taken the knife skills class, but a friend took a different one and liked it a lot.

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      mpjmph Apr 6, 2011 02:10 PM

      2nd Southern Season. Also, the Arts Center in Carrboro, and some of the parks/rec departments.

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        ToothTooth Apr 6, 2011 02:21 PM

        The N&O food blog posts updates on area cooking classes on a regular basis.


        Area Williams-Sonoma stores also offer regular cooking classes taught be area chefs, so you might stop by a store to get a list of upcoming classes. I took an entertaining class on how to make mole which was taught by Charlie Deal (of Dos Perros and Jujube) at the Durham Williams-Sonoma store.

        Dos Perros
        200 N Mangum St. Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701

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          supernc May 16, 2011 07:09 PM

          Third Southern Season. Stop buy the class room or on line for a class list.

          We did sushi HANDS on . What a blast.


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          burgeoningfoodie Apr 7, 2011 10:46 AM

          La Farm does Bread related classes. Let it be known that Southern Seasons are mostly like sitting in on an episode of a Food Network show. If you are looking for something more handson, look elsewhere (with a few exceptions).

          Revolution does a class but it is super expensive. I do not know about C'est Si Bonne and their adult offerings. There is an Indian Cooking class provided through The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

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            LulusMom Apr 7, 2011 11:39 AM

            Can't speak about the other classes, but the knifeskills class at Southern season was very hands on. It would kind of have to be though.

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              burgeoningfoodie Apr 7, 2011 01:23 PM

              Yes I said with some exceptions ;-)

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            suse Apr 7, 2011 11:18 AM

            Lan's in Durham has Chinese cooking classes. I took a couple of series many years ago and still use the recipes and techniques over and over again.

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              burgeoningfoodie Apr 7, 2011 01:24 PM

              Lan's ceases to exist. She will do classes by appointment (I think).

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                Westy Apr 9, 2011 09:21 AM

                Very cool! My (Taiwanese) wife would love it if I could do more home cooking for her. Any way to get in touch with her?

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                  suse Apr 14, 2011 08:07 AM

                  You mean she closed or is no longer doing cooking classes?!

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                    burgeoningfoodie Apr 14, 2011 01:12 PM

                    I mean that the store is no longer there.

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                      suse Apr 16, 2011 09:32 AM

                      Wow. I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know.
                      How did I miss this?

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                yahooer Apr 9, 2011 10:36 PM

                Revolution in Durham has cooking class once or twice a month on Sunday. Hands on followed by lunch. Sounds like a productive way to spend a day. I have not been but got a gift certificate that I will be using soon.

                1. AreBe May 13, 2011 07:34 AM

                  As mpjmph suggested, here are the summer classes offered through Town of Cary

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                    burgeoningfoodie May 13, 2011 08:06 AM

                    Has anyone done the Capri Flavors classes?

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                      Victus Populi May 15, 2011 12:52 PM

                      If you sign up for the listservs available through NC State's Center for Environmental Farming Systems you'll get all sorts of interesting food and sustainable agriculture-related emails, and I've heard about some really interested classes through these listservs, some traditional cooking some offbeat stuff as well. There was a neat mushroom cultivation class in Durham recently, as well as a class on fermentation on Easter (for homemade pickles, krauts, etc). Most of these are offered through indie groups not affiliated with the university, fyi. There is a really cool [sounding] homebrew class coming up May 21st that sounds like fun. Check it out! Have fun!

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