Cooking Escapes: Taking Cooking Classes on Vacation?

Visiting the museums and taking in the local restaurant scene are pretty standard items on a vacation itinerary. But what about signing up for a cooking class?

Well, sure! Why not?!

A friend of ours just came back from Paris (lucky dog!) and can't stop talking about two cooking classes she took while there. They were both in French (and our friend doesn't speak French). She and her mother were the only Americans there. And she says they were the most fun she's had on vacation in years.

We think that taking a cooking vacation is a great idea. Trying a new cuisine at a local restaurant while on vacation is one experience, but actually learning how to make it is entirely different.

Plus, this is the kind of vacation souvenir we like--one that doesn't take up space in our carry-on and that we get to enjoy over and over again!

Would you take a cooking class on vacation?

Related: FoodCamp

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