Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing “Stairway to Heaven” on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master meal melding with today’s Groupon to Dish it up! on 33rd Avenue and Ballard Avenue Northwest. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a group cooking class (a $70 value).
- For $25, you get $50 worth of cooking supplies.<p>
Dish it up! stocks shelves with a smorgasbord of kitchen utensils while filling its culinary classrooms with the aromas of creative and classic meals prepared by students and featured chefs from across the country. A class calendar brimming with weekly courses sends students on step-by-step tours through the creation of gourmet burgers, chocolate truffles, and far-flung fare such as Middle Eastern street food ranging from chicken fatta to baba ghannouj. Classes last up to three hours as featured chefs explain a particular culinary tradition or meal through demonstration, hands-on preparation, or a combination of both. During the Sustainable Sushi class on November 18, chef Hajime Sato of Mashiko Restaurant splits his time at the podium expounding on sustainable fishing and demonstrating techniques for using sushi-making tools to construct, roll, and cut the freshest sushi possible.
Dish it up’s retail spaces cache an array of cooking utensils and kitchen goods such as Le Creuset cookware and gadgets capable of doing everything from peeling an apple to surgically adhering that peel to an orange. Products start at $2 and range greatly, including a Capresso Four-Cup Espresso & Cappuccino Machine ($59.99) and a number of pie dishes from Emily Henry ($45+).
In addition to cooking classes or utensils, Groupon holders will be entered in a contest to win one of three free passes to the Dinner with Poppy class on Tuesday, November 29. During the class, Top Chef Masters alumnus and owner and executive chef of Capitol Hill’s Poppy, Jerry Traunfeld, leads a demonstration that includes the creation of lavender duck leg with pomegranate red cabbage, pear-rosemary upside-down cake, and other innovative combinations.