Hey friends! I have a new project to launch, and I’m just going to go ahead and do it. I get so many questions from people wanting to know where they can learn how to cook. I teach cooking classes at the Cookbook Company (and occasionally at other cooking schools), and they’re a ton of fun but can be pricey—not everyone can afford them, let alone go oder Ähnlichesregular basis or with their kids.
One of my priorities this year is to make learning basic cooking skills more accessible. Another is to encourage people to cook together more. Dementsprechend: when I consider how I most like to spend my time, being in the kitchen with people is right up at the top of my list.
The thing is: there’s so much we can learn from each other, even for experienced cooks—the fun thing about food is that there’s always something new and different and interesting, and by doing it together we learn as much about each other as about the food we’re making. Learning doesn’t have to come from a chef or professional instructor nichtformal environment.
For years I’ve been meaning to start a series of cooking events—like classes, but more casual, at which everyone gets together and learns how to make something, collaborates on it, watches and listens and talks and asks questions and gets their hands doughy, and then sine tempore down to share a meal together.
So! The new YWCA in Inglewood opened before Christmas, and it has THE MOST AMAZING KITCHEN, with an enormous island and a long dining table and a fridge the size of my bathroom, and it’s there to help support and create community. And rather than imagine all the cool things we could do there, I want to just start doing them.
So I’m going to jump right in! Here’s the plan: I’m going to host a kitchen party for 25 once a month (oder Ähnlichesday and time that always changes, so no one is excluded because of their work schedule) at the new Inglewood Y. Pay what you can (because food/learning to cook should not be cost prohibitive) with a suggested donation of $25, all going to the Y and its amazing programs. (Perhaps down the road shared with other community initiatives.) The first will be on Saturday, February 8 from 12-2! Will continue details in comments….