Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today's Groupon to Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center on President Street. Choose between the following options:
• For $42, you get a Summer Social Club membership (an $85 value).
• For $25, you get a cooking class (a $50 value).
At Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, founder Nissa Pierson and other experienced and talented food gurus lead hands-on courses that not only instruct budding culinarians how to cook, but also help to ignite ingredient love affairs. Insisting on fresh spices, Pierson helps instill students with an appreciation of cultural cuisines, herbal heritage, and food-based folklore. Those eager to engage in long-term culinary endeavors can opt for the Summer Social Club membership, which bestows a wide range of piquant benefits upon its patrons' palates. In addition to reserved spots at sustainable foodie meetups and 20% off all adult classes throughout the summer, members receive a $50 gift certificate to use on any $50 class during the year. Discounts on social club events afford gourmands the chance to attend this season's Summer Dishes with the Fishes, Ger-Nis BBQ Bonanza, and Ger-Nis Chili Pepper Festival.
Two- to three-hour adult courses focus on the flavors of many regions, including India, Argentina, Thailand, and New Orleans, as well as specific dishes and cooking techniques. Cultivate cucumber-lime gin fizzes, frozen cardamom-chocolate-banana bites, cumin-seed whole-wheat nachos, and more in Midsummer Night Snacks. Or whip up batches of cucumber-melon-mint gazpacho and chili-gazpacho shrimp cocktail during a Summer Garden Gazpachos class to cool overheated taste buds.