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10 Places to Connect with Your Inner Chef

By Ann Henson, Staff WriterJuly 16, 2013
By Ann Henson, Staff WriterJuly 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
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Barcelona

Barcelona

Bareclona Cooking
Start your Barcelona Cooking lesson with a trip to the city's bustling Boqueria Market. After you've taken in the chromatic display of local produce and spices, head back to the school to prepare delicious tapas. While you work, sip wine from Spain's renowned Rioja region. Find out more about:
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New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans School of Cooking
Learn to whip up gumbo, jambalaya, pralines and other Louisiana favorites with the New Orleans School of Cooking. Housed in a 19th-century molasses warehouse in the heart of the French Quarter, the New Orleans School of Cooking offers an authentic atmosphere along with traditional Cajun/Creole recipes. Find out more about:
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Barcelona

Bareclona Cooking
Start your Barcelona Cooking lesson with a trip to the city's bustling Boqueria Market. After you've taken in the chromatic display of local produce and spices, head back to the school to prepare delicious tapas. While you work, sip wine from Spain's renowned Rioja region. Find out more about:
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New Orleans

New Orleans School of Cooking
Learn to whip up gumbo, jambalaya, pralines and other Louisiana favorites with the New Orleans School of Cooking. Housed in a 19th-century molasses warehouse in the heart of the French Quarter, the New Orleans School of Cooking offers an authentic atmosphere along with traditional Cajun/Creole recipes. Find out more about:
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Paris

La Cuisine Paris
Crafting flaky French croissants requires patience, time and, of course, expertise. While La Cuisine Paris can't necessarily teach you patience, they can pass along the essential skills. The school's three-hour French Croissant Class teaches pupils how to make pains au chocolat (chocolate croissants) and croissants aux amandes (croissants with almond cream).   Find out more about:
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Bangkok

Baipai Thai Cooking School
Break away from the din of downtown Bangkok and head to the Chatuchak district for a class at the Baipai Thai Cooking School. Here you'll learn how to make traditional Thai dishes, like hot and sour prawn soup and green curry chicken, and you'll pick up tips and tricks for recreating the dishes at home with ingredients from your local grocery store. Find out more about:
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London

L'atelier des Chefs
Bring back some of London's favorite food traditions, like British curry and gastropub noshes, with L'atelier des Chefs. With locations in Oxford Circus and St. Paul's, L'atelier des Chefs teaches aspiring chefs a wide range of kitchen expertise, including knife skills and food and wine pairings. Find out more about:
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Bluffton, S.C.

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff provides year-round cooking experiences for guests, but you should make your pilgrimage to this South Carolina retreat in November when the annual Music to Your Mouth Festival draws the best chefs, musicians and winemakers Lowcountry has to offer. Read More:
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New York City

Institute of Culinary Education
Brush up on your knife skills, learn the flavorful art of Middle Eastern street food or embark on a guided three-day foodie tour through New York City with the Institute of Culinary Education. Find out more about:
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Rome

Cooking Classes in Rome
While plenty of cooking schools teach the art of making fresh pasta, there's really nothing quite like learning from an Italian chef in the heart of Rome. Cooking Classes in Rome offers five-hour classes taught by local chef and restaurateur Andrea Consoli. Learn how to make a traditional four-course meal composed of antipasto, homemade pasta or gnocchi, meatballs and a dessert of ricotta pies or tiramisu. Find out more about:
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Sydney

Sydney Seafood School
Located within the sprawling Sydney Fish Market (in the city's Pyrmont suburb), the Sydney Seafood School offers seafood barbecue, sushi and sashimi workshops. After class, retreat to the school's dining room to indulge in the fruits of your labor while admiring the view of Blackwattle Bay.   Find out more about:
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St. Helena, Calif.

Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Nearby Napa Valley's exquisite grapes are best savored when paired with a delectable meal. The Culinary Institute of America's St. Helena campus offers a range of classes and boot camps that cover everything from cooking with wine to techniques for crafting comfort foods. Find out more about:
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Ann Henson, Staff Writer

Ann Henson is a Senior Editor for the Travel section at U.S. News. Since joining the Travel ...  Read more

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