The Spanish know how important it is to enjoy life, and their food culture is a world example. Eating is not a rushed affair - meals are the most important part of the day, and a traditional lunch can last as long as three or more hours (with a siesta!). Let a Spanish chef teach you how to perfect the casual nature of delicious tapas or the tradition of a stunning Paella in our Spanish Cooking Classes.
La Rioja is the largest and most celebrated wine region in Spain. The northern regions of the country get quite cool in autumn and winter months, and stews are popular around the dinner table. This gorgeous stew uses the region's Rioja wine as a base. The smells of chicken, tomatoes, bacon and peppers will simmer away on your stove while you complete your meal with a country-style potato salad and bandarillas - the traditional pickled starter.
Calling all entertainers - you'll start throwing Paella parties on the regular after our chefs in Spain teach you how to make Chicken Paella. Virtually transport into your chef's kitchen in Spain as you learn Spain's national dish, the amazing Paella Valencia. Get step-by-step coaching in this Spanish cooking class, where you'll also make a simple Chicken Stock and a traditional Spanish style ratatouille.
VEGETABLES OF BASQUE COUNTRY
This vegetarian class is perfect for anyone looking to add new dishes to their repertoire. The art of Pintxos is a way of life in Northern Spain. These small bites are mostly eaten at local bars and taverns, enjoyed with the company of a drink and some friends. Learn to make Stuffed Tomatoes, Basque Style Leeks, Pan Con Tomate with toppings and Vegetarian Gilda!
VISIT THE CANARY ISLANDS
These tropical islands off the coast of Africa are home to stunning beaches, year-round beautiful weather and award winning wines. Known for authentic and fresh cuisine, Chef Ben and our chefs in Spain will teach you how to make the flavours of this exotic Spanish region - stuffed calamari, manchego pate, and salt potatoes with the famous mojo sauce!
VISIT SAN SEBASTIAN
Take a trip to the North of Spain in this beautiful class where you'll learn the art of San Sebastian's most famous pinchos. These small bites are perfect for an indulgent evening of grazing, or a get together with friends. Master Shrimp and Bacon skewers (with a dressing you'll swoon over!), Stewed Mushrooms with White Wine and Cream Cheese, Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes - and of course, Gilda, the iconic pincho synonymous with San Sebastian.
SUNDAY IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Experience life in the seaside town of San Sebastian. Start with fresh cod and clams gently swimming in a salsa verde sauce made with peas, asparagus and parsley. Then finish with an indulgent slice of Gateau Basque, a buttery almond-flavored cake filled with a layer of sweet fruit jam - a gorgeous contrast between crumbly and smooth layers.
Spain's national dish is as delicious as it is stunning. Making Paella is an art. Our chefs in Spain will virtually video call into your home and guide you step-by-step, teaching what will become a lifetime favourite. In this Spanish cooking class, you'll also make Shrimp Stock for your Paella, plus, a Spanish Salad and Aioli.
The most loved Spanish restaurant favorites will now be a regular in your own kitchen! Master famous Spanish tapa with our team of chefs in Spain who will virtually call into your kitchen. Together you'll make four delicious tapa, Gambas al Ajillo, Patatas Bravas, a spectacular Seafood Cocktail and "Hell's" Chorizo!
Master Paella, vegetarian style! Spain's national dish is not only delicious, it's absolutely stunning. This gorgeous vegetable rice dish is filled with beans, peppers, artichokes, asparagus, and cauliflower. Pair that with a hearty eggplant ratatouille, and you have a plant rich meal your friends will gush over!
HOW IT WORKS
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Select from one of our tens of cooking classes. Master Paella with a chef in Spain, Pad Thai with a chef in Thailand!
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START YOUR CLASS
At the time of your cooking class, your chef will video call you through Skype! Ask anything you want, it's just you and the chef!
Get private coaching, personal tips, and have some fun together! Two hours and three dishes later... say goodbye to your private chef and enjoy an epic meal.
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ABOUT THE CHEF & THE DISH PRIVATE AT-HOME VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES
Our chefs in Italy, Thailand, Peru, New Orleans and more places will Skype into your home for a private cooking class to teach you the art and simplicity of authentic Italian cooking. Choose from Italian Cooking Classes which include Pasta-Making, Thai Cooking Classes and master curry, or Spanish cooking classes and master Paella!. When you book your cooking class, a chef, located in the country, will video call you on Skype for a private one-to-one cooking class. In your private class, learn all about your chef's country and have some fun in your kitchen!