Have you eaten your way through New Orleans’ finest restaurants? Do you think it’s not enough to take home a bottle of hot sauce or Cajun spice? The New Orleans School of Cooking classes are a foodie traveler’s ideal souvenir – because let’s be honest, you can’t travel home with a pot of gumbo or bowl of red beans in your baggage.
Taught by New Orleans natives, each class demonstrates the how-tos of soups, bisques, etouffees, jambalayas, red beans and rice, and tantalizing Creole desserts over a two-hour period. Punctuated with tales of the Big Easy’s multicultural past and present as reflected through its cuisine, you’ll learn important cooking tips and sample the results. A full meal and drinks are included in the cost of each course. The skills and knowledge gained in a New Orleans School of Cooking class will last longer than the Cajun and Creole flavors on your tongue!
After each demonstration, browse the Louisiana General Store and make use of the $3-off coupon included with your recipe list to get some of the ingredients used in the making of your meal. Cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and other spices are also available.
Fun fact: The New Orleans School of Cooking is located in the French Quarter inside a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s.