Whether a seasoned foodie who knows exactly what to eat and drink all across America or a history buff with a passion for ethnic cuisines, you’re aware that food is the best way to explore the flavor of a city. Rather than relying on your usual dining pit-stops, like the best BBQ restaurants in America and the best sushi restaurants in America, we recommend a more adventurous (and creative) culinary experience to appease your inner tourist. Shake things up with a hands-on cooking course that you’ll be talking about long after the last bite. From shopping the Chinatown fish markets in New York City to baking cream puffs in Los Angeles, take your taste buds on a tour of the world when signing up for these unique cooking classes all across America.
Unique cooking classes across America
Shop the Chinatown fish market in New York City
Navigate the streets of Chinatown like a pro as you shop for fresh ingredients in this “shop and cook” class taught by a professional chef. You’ll learn to fillet, sauté, poach, bake and grill nine different recipes, and we guarantee you’ll be feeling like a local expert by the time you sit down to eat your meal.
Make your own pasta in Chicago
In the words of Federico Fellini, "life is a combination of magic and pasta." Now you can make a little magic of your own and impress your friends with fresh pasta-making tips you picked up in the Windy City. In this pasta-making class, you’ll learn to make stuffed and cut pastas as well as your own variation of pasta sauce.
Eat Spanish tapas in San Diego
This tapas class at Hipcooks San Diego will have you saying “viva España!” as you learn to cook eight flavor-packed Spanish recipes.The savory dishes are perfect for serving as appetizers or cocktail companions, and are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
Explore German cuisine in Nashville
With Nashville’s array of southern eats, this cooking class centered on German cuisine is a totally new take on “comfort food.” Take a trip through Deutschland without ever leaving your kitchen. You’ll learn the history and cultural influences of German food as you create your own hearty versions of classic recipes (emphasis on meat and potatoes!).
Bake eclairs in Los Angeles
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and find yourself in the City of Angels, stop by The Gourmandise School for a class on cream puffs, eclairs and religieuses. In this BYOB hands-on baking class, you’ll learn to make sinfully delicious pastries and fillings that are as close as you can get to having a French patisserie right in your own home.