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    Default Anyone recommend cooking classes in March in Miami? Other foodie related activities?

    I'll be spending the month of March in Miami (beach) and I would like to explore different aspects of the food culture and would love to take a cooking class, any thoughts? I'm open to all suggestions.

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    I would call Epicure, a pricey gourmet grocery store in South Beach. I'm sure they know of some.

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    souluna,

    Do you have any kind of food in particular in mind? Ayesha's Kitchen does Indian Food. Her classes are on our Event Calendar. That's all I know of in March right now but will let you know if I hear of any others. Perhaps Maria has some suggestions.

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    This is in Coral Gables but looks pretty tasty:

    Cindy Hutson Cuisine | Cuisine of the Sun | Miami | Grand Cayman

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    I'm open to any and all styles or cuisines, Indian sounds fun. Thanks Christy that does look pretty tasty.

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    Maybe Maria will find this thread and offer some tips. It was not long ago she was trying to get a group together for lessons on Peruvian Cuisine. Those type of dishes are getting ever more popular in Miami.

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    I would recommend Chef George, who is a friend of Maria and I.

    He is based in Broward and does regular classes, which are very fun and informal. I've been to several.

    He's done Peruvian, Italian (both southern and northern), Mexican, Indian, Sushi and French as well as many more.

    Here's a link to the classes.

    HOMEMADE CHEFS (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Meetup

    And here's a short video I shot of him explaining how to make fresh mozzarella.


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    The classes are usually held on weekends, which means it might take about 30 minutes to drive from the beach. They last about two hours.

    They are very interactive, which means you are not just sitting there watching someone else cook. Everybody participates by preparing some element of the meal.

    Then everybody sits down and eats and talks. It's very social and fun.

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    Default Re: Anyone recommend cooking classes in March in Miami? Other foodie related activiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Christy View Post
    This is in Coral Gables but looks pretty tasty:

    Cindy Hutson Cuisine | Cuisine of the Sun | Miami | Grand Cayman
    I've eaten at her restaurant, Ortanique, located on Miracle Mile. Great food and a cool, unpretentious atmosphere.

    I'm definitely going to check out Chef George's classes.

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    Thanks Carlos for recommending George. I would have done the same.

    There's also wokstar, who teaches around the county: Healthy Fun Cooking Classes in Miami with Wok Star Eleanor Hoh using her Cast Iron Wok Set and Portable Gas Stove

    That's in South Miami.

    I don't know of any classes on the beach. You might also check Whole Foods in addition to Epicure. Sometimes they have demos.

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