The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful – if you are in a cooking class in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. The fire I’m speaking of was under the pot of gumbo I was making at a cooking class I recently attended. We have been experiencing an unseemly cold snap here in Savannah, and have been searching for warmer inside activities. We discovered an answer only a short jaunt from the inn at a 3-hour cooking class with a re-known chef and 10 other foodies. It was, to say the least, a blast!
The theme was “Holiday Open House” featuring fabulous yet easy dishes that didn’t require hours in the kitchen. We made a delicious southern gumbo with smoked sausage and okra, spinach salad with brown sugar vinaigrette and candied spiced pecans, cheddar and asparagus puffs, sun-dried tomato biscotti, rum balls, and lace cookies. Among various techniques learned, we honed our knife skills, and learned the best ways to set up an interesting buffet for the holidays – something Teresa was particularly excited to hear. The chef kept it light and fun while instilling his love of entertaining and great easy food in one amazing Christmas package. Those three hours flew by! I made new friends, got some great tips and recipes, and left full of delicious food. I highly recommend a cooking class to anyone looking to conquer the winter blahs.
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