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Here's a little something more consistent, to compensate yesterday's crumbs. Boeuf bourguignon, anyone?
You don't have to spend tons of money to attend a cooking class in New York City. You can, but you don't have to. Really.
How so? Places like Williams-Sonoma or Whole Foods organize complimentary cooking classes. This Sunday, for example, I attended the "Make-ahead meals" class at Williams-Sonoma. Boeuf bourguignon was on the menu.
What did I learn?
• to prepare meals in advance, organisation is key (duh...)
• a good cook needs good knives (Williams-Sonoma sells good knives)
• every kitchen needs a set of Le Creuset pots (Williams-Sonoma sells those wonderful Le Creuset pots)
• a slow cooker will make your life easier (Williams-Sonoma has a very good model)
• a set of lime green silicon spatulas will make you look so sexy in the kitchen (Williams-Sonoma sells sexy lime green silicon spatulas)
• and if you don't have the patience of a cook, hate cooking but still want to impress your guests, a can of Bourguignon sauce will save the day (Williams-Sonoma has a whole range of new sauces for you to try)
Would you really expect a free class without some product placements from the organizer? Like with everything, there is always a few ideas to steal here and there.
Like this one: next class is "Mixology". At 11am. On a Sunday. The perfect apéro, no? I wonder if they sell nice cocktail glasses...