$25 Cooking Classes at the Village Kitchen Shoppe

Wed, Jan 26, 2011


Many food combinations may seem promising in theory—such as raw onions served on ice, licorice-stuffed green beans, and candied ginger hummus set aflame with whiskey—but end up being duds. Learn to master your own culinary creations with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a cooking class of your choice at the Village Kitchen Shoppe’s Glendora location (a $50 value).

After a course at Village Kitchen, accomplished chefs will inch closer to pro status, while those who’ve chopped more fingers than potatoes will have their clumsiness exorcised thanks to patient instruction from Village Kitchen’s enlightened gurus of all things edible. Classes are held Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (some classes are also offered on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.), while the theme varies from week to week. On Wednesday, February 2, learn to master the wok to easily turn out incredible delights such as Szechuan stir-fried green beans with ground pork. On Wednesday, March 9, discover the joys of pollotarianism with a complete tutorial in a four-course feast centered around a fennel pollen roast chicken with tarragon jus, or on Saturday, April 9, craft the perfect dessert including glazed lemon cake, custard éclair rings, or fudge pecan pie. You’ll eat everything you make and get a beverage, so no one escapes hungry. Classes are limited to 18 people.

Confront the power of béchamel alone, or buy another Groupon and bring a friend who may become more than a friend once the smell of rosemary scents the air and your hands casually brush while reaching for the paring knife. If you’re feeling inspired to pursue further and bolder gourmet adventures, plumb the Village Kitchen’s shop for all manner of cookware, food processors, cutlery, fine mustards, loose-leaf teas, whole-bean coffees, automatic turducken stuffers, broast throwers, immersion re-emulsifiers, and more.


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