Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master meal melding with this Groupon.
$50 for Three-Hour Cooking Class with Wine Pairings ($100 Value)
During three-hour cooking classes, students receive hands-on instruction from chef Carlos Russo and other experienced foodies offering interesting anecdotes. After all their hard work, pupils enjoy the four-course meal they helped to create along with suitable wine pairings. Though the menu changes seasonally, some recent dishes include creamy spinach-and-oyster soup, wild duck-and-sausage gumbo, grilled tilapia, and chocolate-pistachio mousse.
The Accidental Chef
At The Accidental Chef, local Louisianan chefs with troves of tips and anecdotes enlighten budding epicures during classes that reveal the secrets to preparing Italian, Cajun, and Creole-focused cuisines at home. The school's easy-to-follow, hands-on cooking classes range from 90 minutes to 14 days, with extended courses including overseas travel to facilitate authentic lessons in international cuisines. The chefs also make local treks to lead group classes in homes, offices, and stove-equipped underground lairs.