You may recall my Fall To-Do List, and my zest over signing up for a pizza making class (cause YUM!) Truth be told, I was kinndddaaa on the fence of how enjoyable it would be…I mean, I love EATING pizza, but cooking? Meh.
Guys. My expectations were blown out of the water. So, so, SO much fun.
A friend and I took the class together (tip #1: always cook with a friend!), and I was immediately in love with the cooking space at Haven’s Kitchen, we’re talking the kind of kitchen you see in those NYC movies and you’re all “what?! NO kitchen in this city really looks like that!” Well, they must film all these movies in Haven’s Kitchen (or LA), cause it was a GORGEOUS space.
Also, LOVED that our instructor was sweet, chatty, and gave lots of practical tips for making the class work for you in your REAL NYC kitchen. Let’s be honest…am I actually going to make homemade pizza dough every time? Probably not, but my teacher said that’s perfectly ok! And validated that it was even ok to use tomatoes out of a can! So basically, as long as I wasn’t jumping onto Seamless to order Dominos, I was getting an A+. YES! (Gold stars do wonders for me, can you tell?;-)
She also threw a lot of life hacks in there too, like how to properly chop an onion (yep, I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!), and how to take the leaves off of kale (pull right down the stem, folks, it all falls off!)
Oh! And you know what else makes cooking so much fun? Wine!
Insider’s Tip: Even if cooking classes aren’t your jam, Haven’s Kitchen is also an adorable coffee bar filled with lots of baked goodies you may want to check out! Oh, and tons of cute foodie delights that are cutely packaged and don’t cost a ton of money if you’re trying to knock some people off your holiday gift list!;-)
Have you ever taken a cooking class? Did it live up to your expectations? Share below!
By: Jessica Tiare Bowen
This post is part of Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox.