Learning to cook for yourself is the penultimate steppping stone on the road to adulthood, which begins with making your own bed and ends with hypnotizing the neighbor's cat to pay your bills. Get within food-flinging range of full-fledged maturity with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one cooking class at the Creative Cooking School on West Sahara Avenue (a $99 value).
The Creative Cooking School's talented staff of seasoned chefs take pride in training up proficient kitcheniers and teaching them to escape the tyranny of take-out meals. Each course schools students in classic culinary techniques, advanced recipe development, and the fundamentals of ethnic cuisine. Participants can choose from more than 50 basic and advanced classes, which include courses as diverse as Girls' Night Out: Paris, Hot and Spicy Cooking, Cupcakes and Cocktails, and Tapas, which like books, cars, and husbands, is designed to be shared with those closest to you. Hands-on sessions normally span three to four calls of the town crier and conclude with a meal. Check out the convenient class calendar before challenging your Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima to a cook-off.
A homemade meal is not only enjoyable, it sparks comforting memories of steamy loafs of meat and grandpa’s stories of digging trenches in stylish trench coats during the trench digging fad of ’49. Buy a second Groupon as a gift and bring a date to engage in romantic kitchen-side reminiscing about the good ol' days, when flat screens kept out mosquitoes and high-definition viewing meant reading a dictionary while perched atop a tree branch.