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 this deal, $20 gets you a two-hour cooking lesson from Mozelle's Creations, a $40 value. Mozelle's accomplished instructor and caterer, Alyssa Fritts, will travel throughout the greater Seattle area (as far north as Lynnwood, as far south as Tacoma, and as far east as Sammamish) to bring her lessons of culinary wisdom directly to your kitchen. Alyssa tailors each lesson to her students' tastes and interests, so you can choose anything you want to learn.
If you're a culinary fledgling in need of an extra push, this Groupon will help you be the star of the next block-party potluck, finally eliminating Joan Pizziwick's persistent smirk. Learn to master difficult artisanal foods, such as pasta from scratch, venison sausage, or everlasting gobstoppers. Chef Alyssa can give you a lesson in basic cooking or baking techniques, or help you prepare that elusive loaf of bread that will help reduce your weekly grocery bill. Pamper your sweetie on your anniversary by recreating the meal you ate on your first date, invite your fellow foodies to get their own Groupons and host a petit four party, or surprise your best bachelor or bachelorette with a pre-marriage kitchen primer.
Classes will begin with a cooking demo, and then Alyssa will step aside and guide your hands-on practice. She'll bring recipes for you to keep, so you can make more when the dog, your teen, or a nosy neighbor literally eats your homework. You provide the food and equipment (though Alyssa will bring specialized equipment such as pasta makers), while Mozelle's Creations fills your brain pantry with invaluable jars of culinary knowledge.
Though most of her clients are too stricken by gourmet stupor to post online reviews, a couple of MerchantCircle users rate Mozelle's Creations five stars, and a review on the Martha Stewart Weddings site gives Mozelle's five stars, too; Alyssa Fritts's teaching gets five stars on TeachStreet:
- Alyssa is a gifted teacher and is able to work with children of all ages. in working with her I have learned things about cooking and have had fun doing it. She is a gifted teacher and works well with the whole family. – lisa lentz LMT CRMT, TeachStreet
- We did a sushi lesson...It was very casual, but also very organized! Alyssa was prepared with very fresh (and very good!) ingredients as well as all of the tools we needed to make (and enjoy eating) sushi. We had a great time, and the sushi was very good! It was also surprisingly easy to make! – Chrissy Engstrom, TeachStreet
- Alyssa did a fantastic job! Her food is simply amazing...Everything was incredible, and we have had numerous comments from our guests who enjoyed her food! – cincala, Martha Stewart Weddings
The Drop-off of Dropping By
Alyssa Fritts is a welcome anachronism in an age where housecalls are rarely made, regardless of profession. In fact, you might be surprised who can no longer be bothered to come to your house:
Doctors: Once the very symbol of bedside manner, doctors rarely bring their black bag by anymore, instead requiring patients to first make an appointment far in advance, and then navigate a literal maze of red tape, which the doctor stayed up late constructing with his sleep-over buddies.
Plumbers: Thanks to the Sewernet, a fiber-optic network that traverses every pipe and fixture of metropolitan cities, most clogs and leaks can be addressed remotely at digital service consoles. Although these cameras can be—and very frequently are—used to secretly peek through showerheads, they will most likely not be used to peek through your showerhead.
Burglars: Even the criminal element can’t be bothered to leave the house these days, having embraced thieving techniques that utilize the telephone (“phreaking”), computers (“phishing”), and the popular New Age manual The Secret (“wishing”). One persistent Internet scam convinces homeowners that they have inherited $2 million dollars from a Nigerian prince, but to claim it, homeowners must don a domino mask and striped sweater, and collect their valuables in a potato sack for pick-up the next day.