How Do I Make a Market Tour & Cooking Lesson Accessible to Non-Cooks?

How Do I Make a Market Tour & Cooking Lesson Accessible to Non-Cooks?

Anjali Prasertong
Sep 11, 2012

Q: My mom's group expressed interest in food-related gatherings. As I attended culinary school last year, and live across the street from an SF Bay Area market, it seems natural to host a gathering for the group. One thought was to style the outing after European market tours...

...a walk through the market to purchase ingredients, followed by casual cooking and a meal together.

Do you have any tips for how to make this event accessible to inexperienced cooks?

Sent by Mollie

Editor: Mollie, as long as you plan a few simple tasks that can be assigned to even inexperienced cooks (washing fruit, slicing bread, etc.), everyone in the group will likely be interested in seeing the ingredients they shopped for in the morning transform into a delicious meal.

Here's a brunch menu to try, which is elegant as well as flexible enough to accommodate whatever produce you find in the market:

An Elegant Make-Ahead Brunch for Mother's Day

Readers, do you have any suggestions for making a market tour and cooking lesson accessible to inexperienced cooks?

Related: Breakfast Casseroles & Beyond: 15 Recipes for Brunch

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