Never Too Many Cooks in bcnKITCHEN
Ever since Thomas did his cooking class in Cambodia, I’ve been looking for my own similar Food-Venture. Luckily, our stop in Barcelona included a day at bcnKITCHEN, a unique facility which offers everything from cooking classes to show-cooking to corporate bonding sessions.
When I think about it, Catalonia Tourism was probably strategically using our day at bcnKITCHEN as a type of corporate bonding session to allow our group of traveling bloggers to connect while exploring Catalan cuisine. It was a brilliant move, a recipe for success.
And the secret to this recipe, like much of Spanish cuisine, was good rice… I mean Rais. Patient, hilarious, and supportive, our teacher Rais made the day as she instructed us in the Spanish art of paella along with a couple of starters and crema catalana. Our cooking course began with a trip to the local market to select the ingredients. Afterwards, we learned to properly chop vegetables, drink wine, clean squid, drink wine, prepare mussels, drink wine… let’s just say it was a lot of fun. We worked, we sampled, we drank more wine, we bonded and we feasted on the product of our work.
I think it’s fair to say that if you get bored at bcnKITCHEN, there’s probably something wrong with you. Their emphasis on cooking education as a way to experience Catalan culture, cuisine and hospitality is tremendously fun. And from now on, I’ll cut vegetables better than anyone in the kitchen.
9 out of 10 scientists agree that wine helps the learning process.
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Some cooking students progress faster than others, but temper tantrums are rare. DISCLAIMER: bcnKITCHEN wants you to know that no students were injured in the making of this paella.
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Time to eat!!!