Locally sourced foods support community growth and reduce our dependence on costly cheeses imported from the moon. Nibble from neighboring farms with this Groupon.
$49 for an International-Cooking Class for Two ($99.99 Value)
Taught by chefs from Columbia and surrounding counties, Discover World Cuisine’s international-cooking classes showcase cuisine and culinary techniques from around the world. Classes take place inside the Corbett building at the State Farmers Market, where as many as 100 students hone global cooking skills and practice chewing in a foreign language under the watchful eye of the chef du jour. Each session highlights dishes from a single country—such as France, Greece, and Jamaica—and duos prepare them using fresh ingredients from the market. All proceeds go to Discover World Cuisine’s community-outreach program, which teaches children in Lexington County schools to select and prepare healthy meals. Classes meet each Thursday between April 12 and August 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Discover World Cuisine
Discover World Cuisine promotes local agriculture through a series of community programs that highlight locally sourced ingredients as well as the restaurants and cafeteria food fights that use them. The consortium of chefs, sommeliers, and foodies hosts cooking classes and dinners throughout the summer months that spotlight dishes from Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Organic food and wine festivals also feature international nibbles as well as live music and giveaways.
Proceeds from the events support Discover World Cuisine’s community outreach program, which partners with area schools to introduce kids to new foods and help them develop healthy eating habits. Classroom sessions balance hands-on instruction with activity sheets to teach students to select and prepare low-cost, nutritious meals.