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Old 06-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Anyone have any idea how to go about learning more about the local cuisines of countries you visit? I mean, how can I gather this knowledge firsthand? knock on someones door that smells like good food is a cookin', and ask to observe?

I have great hopes to learn lots of culinary knowledge about different regions of countries in Europe.. but I haven't a clue where to begin...

Anyone have any experience in this? I should probably start reading some more Bourdain... hummm...


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I know that in the "activities" listings for cities in a lot of Lonely Planet books, they list cooking classes, often at fancy hotels/restaurants or the local epicurean outlet (i.e. Sur la Table in the US).

Things like this are usually about the same cost as a main dish at a restaurant, and you spend a few hours how to cook the day's dish, then eat it. Haven't tried it yet, myself, but I've been tempted, just to do something different.
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The Hotel Piast (I believe) in Boleslawiec, Poland offers cooking classes - I imagine lots of other places do too...

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