The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semi-living lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with today's Groupon: for $195, you get a five-week The Art of Fine Cooking 1 class at Gaynor’s School of Cooking (a $425 value).
Chef Gaynor Grant, who has trained with epicureans in Europe and New York, presides over a school that has forged restaurant owners and caterers while remaining accessible to students of all skill levels and interests. The Art of Fine Cooking 1, a five-week class, begins by elucidating basic culinary skills such as sautéing, braising, and crocheting with spaghetti noodles. Students apply their newfound knowledge and provided ingredients to creations, whipping up batches of food that may include chocolate mousse and grand marnier soufflé, which play important roles in a feast at the end of each session. Like a Ouija-board monologue, each class involves extensive hands-on work and lasts between 4.5–5 hours. The school's varied schedule offers a range of morning and evening classes, and more will be added according to demand.