Friday, February 19, 2010

Have you tasted Toronto's cooking classes?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sure, Tasting Toronto cooks at home, reports back on restaurant experiences, seeks out new ingredients/recipes and visits food festivals - but another part of discovering what Toronto's food scene has to offer is to learn directly from the very talented chefs who populate this city - the best way to do that is to attend a cooking class led by one of them.

Valentine's Day weekend we were at a couple's cooking class at Nella Cucina with Aphrodite Cooks. Looking around at the other couples, I realized this was a really cool bonding experience - cooking in your own kitchen is similar, but being in a professional kitchen is even more fun. I drooled the entire time staring at the KitchenAid Mixer and deep fryer, wishing I had my own at home! And even without the gadgets, you still come away with the recipes so you can dazzle your friends and family. Much cheaper than going to George Brown's culinary school (although if I won the lottery that's probably where I'd run off to)!

We were manning the dessert station: we made a delicious flourless dark chocolate tequila torte with banana/avocado sauce.

Click here for more pics from the evening!

Sunday morning we're doing a Dim Sum cooking class - we'll be sure to have mouth-watering pictures from that as well so stay tuned!