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Ann Arbor, MI

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Ann Arbor, MI

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype, a video conferencing tool, accessible to people in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Japan, and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night.

To participate from your location in Ann Arbor, MI is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes Certified Tested by our team your kitchen will be virtually transporting from Ann Arbor to Italy, Peru, Vietnam or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.

Below is a list of local markets and stores in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the neighbouring areas to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.

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Mediterranean Market

Located on Stone School Road, the Mediterranean Market is a small speciality market. They carry a variety of products native to Turkey and the surrounding areas. They carry a variety of bulgur, nuts, and pantry good that would be otherwise difficult to find. They also carry Mediterranean and Middle Eastern pantry staples like grape leaves, olives, and pickled products. If you're looking for halal meat, this market is a good place to find it. But don't leave without looking at the baked goods. Their baklava is some of the best in town.

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Kerrytown Market & Shops

Located in Ann Arbor's historic Kerrytown District, Kerrytown Market & Shops features a cute collection of speciality shops that make for a nice afternoon. Sparrow Meats offers a variety of grass-fed mets and speciality pantry items, Sparrow Produce is a great stop for fresh vegetables, and and Fustini's Oils & Vinegars offers a selection of both flavored products and more traditional oils and vinegars. Anyone looking for spices, stop by the Spice & Tea Merchants located on the 2nd floor of the mall. They carry a wonderful selection of high end spices from around the world.

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Zingermans Creamery

Zingermans Creamery is located on the South Side of Ann Arbor. In 2001, they got their start making cream cheese that has since been featured in Cook's Illustrated. They pride themselves on using old-world techniques coupled with good old fashion time. That recipe is what contributes to their full flavored and balanced products. Their shop features a rotating selection of wonderful cheeses imported throughout the United States as well as a curated selection of European cheese imports.

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Dos Hermanos

Dos Hermanos is located on West Michigan Ave at Hamilton Street. They're an authentic grocer carrying specialities from Mexico, Central and South America. They carry fresh produce like aloe vera, chayote, jicama, yuca, along with a nice selection of trusted Latin brands in the pantry section along with lots of spices and chillies. This is a good choice if you're looking for specialty products including masa flour, cassava flour, and banana leaves, or Peruvian garlic paste.

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Hua Xing

Hua Xing is an Asian market serving Ann Arbor and the neighbouring area with fresh Asian produce and pantry staples. They stock hundreds of brands from several Asian countries including China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand. Whether you're looking for rice noodles, egg noodles, jasmine rice, glutinous rice, sushi rice, black bean paste, tamarind paste dark soy sauce or other speciality item, Hua Xing will carry that and many more options in store.

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Patel Brothers

This market changed the game for Indian cooking in North America. With now tens of stores across the U.S., the Ann Arbor location is located on Washtenaw Avenue and has aisles and bins flowing with interesting sauces, spices and vegetables many of which you've likely never seen. Indian markets tend to carry a variety of difficult to find spices, so this shop is a great stop for a variety of cooking classes including if you need to find basic Asian products as well.