Give a guy a fish, and he'll eat for a day; teach a guy to make perfect sushi rolls, and he'll be the culinary king of the cul de sac. Today's Groupon can save you from embarrassing Thanksgivings, disastrous dinners with in-laws, and foolhardy tamale-making face-offs. With today's deal, $35 gets you a two-hour, hands-on cooking class of your choice from Kiss Z Cook, a $75 value. Find out why your soufflé always falls (hint: it doesn't hate you), or learn the basics of braising and roasting and the dark art of broasting. Check out Kiss Z Cook's calendar of upcoming classes, and check back for more offerings at the beginning of the new year.
If you're a culinary fledgling in need of an extra push out of the frozen-burrito nest, this Groupon will help you be the star of the next block-party potluck, finally eliminating Joan Pizziwick's persistent smirk. The experienced chef instructors fill your brain pantry with invaluable jars of culinary knowledge and send you home with the recipes you’ve tested in their professional kitchen. You'll get your hands dirty and have fun chatting with your fellow classmates while learning tips and tricks for efficient food preparation, such as using the same knife for red and green peppers, and not cracking eggs in the crook of your neck. Learn the fundamentals of choosing and preparing poultry or seafood, or learn to make delicious, vegetarian meals for your guests, who won't even notice the absence of cow eyes. Take a course in how to reduce gluten in your kitchen, or get schooled on serving up healthy dishes your kids will love. Kiss Z Cook will put aspiring gourmands well on their way to becoming foodies.
Sign up for the holiday cookie bake-and-take class, where you'll jump-start your holiday cookie baking under the watchful eye of a master chef. Leave the floury countertops for someone else to clean up, and let someone else cry while eating their burned first batch alone in the shower. Take your holiday cookies home and feast on the plaudits of pleased palates.
Note: If you want to attend date-night classes for couples, valued at $125 per couple, you may apply the $75 value of one Groupon per couple to the class and pay the $50 difference.
When to Kiss Z Cook
Kiss Z Cook's chosen name reminds us that passions, alongside crème brûlée, may become enflamed in a heated kitchen. If you're looking to take your relationship with the chef in your life to the next level, but have trouble reading his or her signs, look no further than this list of ideal moments to plant a kiss on z cook.
- The peppers need chopping. "No, no, your form is all wrong," says z cook, playfully, without a hint of condescension. Z cook comes up behind you and begins guiding your hand as you slowly dice the peppers into perfect slivers, z cook's breath almost imperceptibly gracing your neck. Kiss z cook.
- The lobsters have escaped, ala Annie Hall. Exasperated and out of breath, you finally drop them unceremoniously into the kettle. The laughter finally ceases, and then there is a silence too long to be broken with words. You lock eyes. Kiss z cook.
- You are sitting at the dining-room table, frosting a chocolate cake, alone. Z cook was supposed to be here over an hour ago. You slump over in your chair, as the relentless ticking of the nearby clock becomes a deafening metronome, marking each endless second with the distance growing between you. You begin to eat the cake in noisy, careless handfuls. The front door opens. With a mouthful of cake, you look up to see z cook standing before you with a bouquet of pale peach roses. Swallow the cake. Kiss z cook.
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