International Recipes and Ethnic Food Cooking Classes
Want the very best international recipes? Don’t have time to jet set around the world, sampling bountiful arrays of ethnic foods, interviewing local chefs, broadening your culinary diversity and collecting the best specimens? Well don’t fret, that makes two of us!
Instead, make good use of some of my favorite international recipes and ethnic foods that I’ve compiled through years of culinary school regional cooking classes...
Also, it's worth briefly mentioning to you that working in one of San Francisco’s top two globally acclaimed Two Michelin Star restaurants sure hasn't hurt either! There I learned volumes about the secrets of French, Thai, Italian, Moroccan, and California cuisines.
"The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star." - Anthelme-Brillat Savarin
Okay, okay, enough about me already. Let's talk a little more about how you can very quickly and easily become well versed in many regional cuisines and preparation techniques...
, let's take a tasty trip around the globe! We'll learn all about fun international recipes and both exotic and humble ethnic foods." - Me
"But there's so many different ingredients and types of food in the world, how could I even begin to learn about them all?" - You
"Don't worry, it's really not that hard." - Me
"Are you sure? I've never heard of some of these ingredients before and it all seems so complicated, and . . . foreign!" - You
"Think of it like this. There are cooks just like you, all over the world. They just have different grocery stores and shopping lists, and I'll take the guess work out of trying to figure all that stuff out anyway." - Me
"That makes sense, let's get going!" - You
Each international recipe provided will essentially give you a snapshot of its unique "flavor profile" and break down into an easily digestible list of ingredients that are commonly found in that ethnic food category. In these cooking classes we'll also discuss many other interesting idiosyncrasies (quirks!) that make "their" food taste the way it does!
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard
There is simply too much wonderful food out there in the world to eat the same things over and over again! In fact, many of these great international delicacies are being prepared in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant near you. These independently owned establishments likely serve up authentic ethnic foods that knock the socks off the americanized fast food industry or nationwide cookie-cutter restaurant chains.
Ok, sorry for getting a little preachy. Please understand. :D
The next time you are thinking about picking up some Asian food, check out the local listings for a Vietnamese restaurant in your area. These quaint little places usually specialize in the best beef noodle soup ever, Phở. My mouth waters just thinking of it.
Also, some of these international recipes I'll feature often aren't available in you locality. Take Cajun cuisine for example. It's pretty hard to find a good restaurant serving a mean bowl of Jambalaya or Crayfish Étouffée up here in Northern California.
All the more reason to come back and try these free international recipes and ethnic food cooking classes for yourself! They'll have you tasting a bit of the world, one cooking class at a time.
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