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 the danger zone with today's Groupon: for $65, you get two one-on-one cooking classes from Pink Sparrow Cooking Parties and Catering (a $130 value).
The friendly instructors at Pink Sparrow will travel up to 30 miles from their Studio City headquarters to teach fledgling culinarians how to prepare a delicious meal in their home. After making an appointment for the beginner's one-on-one class, students can begin preparing a list of burning questions to ask Chef Jennifer Sperling upon her arrival, such as how to properly trim the fat off a chicken or what type of pot makes the best hat. Cooks-in-training can embrace the pressure-free learning environment as the instructor imparts a variety of basic cooking techniques right in the student's own kitchen, updating his or her product-knowledge database and pointing out the proper cooking equipment to use for different tasks.
If supermarket sweeps are a source of stress, schedule a grocery store trip and follow along as the chef ably ambles down each aisle, providing a crash course on ingredients and their appetizing applications. The sautéing sultans can even tag along to the nearest kitchen-supply store, helping students understand what qualities to look for in a knife or pan, and what tools are essential in order to raise a baby cupcake to be a mature, morally upstanding member of the confectionery community.