Have you taken cooking classes at Sur la table?

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Posted 1/18/2013 by peaname in NSBR Board
 

peaname
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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:54:52 AM
I'm signing up today and would love to hear what class you took and what your thoughts are. Thanks!


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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:06:21 AM
Dh got them for me last year for Christmas. It was a lot of fun! We did the tapas class and I learned about more than just the recipes, but how to cut herbs and new spices.

We went together & it was a fun date night too.

Which one did you sign up for?



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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:19:15 AM
No but I want to


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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:10:47 AM
There's a Macaron class at ours next Saturday that I've been thinking about doing, but it's quite expensive ($70-ish) and I'm not sure I will ever actually make macarons (even though I love them!) so I'm leaning towards no. If it were less expensive I'd do it for sure, though.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:01:34 AM
I've heard great things about their classes, and also that they are very thorough and use kind of preparation specific items (tools that they, of course, sell). Keep in mind that these items are not necessary to recreate what you learn to make, but they sure sell a lot of them after each class!!


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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:07:36 PM
I have taken more cooking classes at Sur La Table than I can count. I love taking classes there, I have never had a bad experience. What class are you interested in taking?

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:08:54 PM
I took a knife skills class there a long time ago and it was awesome.

If they still offer that, it would be my top recommendation. I thought I was pretty good with a knife before the class, but it made me so much better. The skills I learned in that class still help me every time I do anything in the kitchen.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:09:49 PM

There's a Macaron class at ours next Saturday that I've been thinking about doing, but it's quite expensive ($70-ish) and I'm not sure I will ever actually make macarons (even though I love them!) so I'm leaning towards no. If it were less expensive I'd do it for sure, though.

I took that class and you are put at a table with other people and each table only makes 1 flavor of the macarons. Then at the end of class it was a somewhat sort of polite mob scene to take other table's flavors as you get to take a box home. I didn't think it was worth the price if I don't personally make everything on the menu. Not to mention it was in the back of the store in a super small room.




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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:30:53 PM
Busypea, I was wondering about the essential knife skills class. I have been cooking for a long time, but I think my daughter would appreciate this class. She is a newlywed and they recieved some nice knives for gifts. We will have to wait until late February to take the class because everything is full right now.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:35:23 PM
I would totally take a Macaron class. I hear they're hard to get just right. So if someone was willing to teach me, I'd consider it a skill worth paying for.




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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:01:01 PM
I was just researching these last week. I'd love to do a date night with DH and check one out.

jengels... Any recommendations/favorites? I was looking at the Italian Steakhouse Feast. Then menu looks like it's something my DH would enjoy.

I'm drooling over the Basics of French Pastry class for myself!

I'd love to find a series of cooking classes somewhere in my area to take, but so far, this is it.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:49:30 PM
She's looking at the Thai Restaurant Favorites one. Anyone taken that one?


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