In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon to TriniSoul. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a three-hour adult Caribbean cooking class for one (up to a $95 value).
- For $45, you get a three-hour adult Caribbean cooking class for two (up to a $190 value).
This Groupon is valid for any class valued at $95.
TriniSoul's seasoned chef, Bryan, and Trinidad-born chef, D, tutor budding cooks in proper Caribbean culinary techniques mixed with Southern soul influences, showing more than a dozen group classes how to dice and apportion ingredients and arrange finished meals in eye-pleasing configurations. The Trinidad Street Food class introduces students to a succulent array of finger foods, featuring traditionally African and East Indian flavors alongside tastes from Europe and the Middle East. Attendees can learn to create fragrant chutneys and salsas, flatbread sandwiches with curried chickpeas, and edible street-vending licenses. Alternatively, a vegetarian roti-making class keeps hands from nervously stacking Rubik's cubes by busying them with kneading, rolling, and stuffing roti dough with curried fillings.
At the end of the class, students can break out any wine they've brought along and pair it with bites of their Caribbean creation. Later on, participants will be able to draw on their newfound culinary expertise to craft meals that impress visiting friends and restaurant reviewers who crash through half-open windows after catching the scent of jamaican jerk wings.
Inside the kitchen of TriniSoul, students get the opportunity to face down the scotch bonnet—a lantern-shaped pepper that smolders with 50 times more heat than a jalapeño. The heavy-duty pepper is just one of the extraordinary ingredients introduced to students by Chef D, a Caribbean native who holds court during cooking classes that center around the recipes she grew up enjoying. Her foray into culinary instruction started as a few simple classes on the cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago, but her teaching style developed a rabid following, and Chef D's curriculum has grown to cover many types of Caribbean cuisine as well as American-style soul fare. More than 6,000 students have enrolled in Chef D's classes, which can accommodate groups of up to 24 in TriniSoul's kitchen as well as private instruction in one's own kitchen or properly equipped subway car.