In the midst of an ever-changing society, one thing that will always stay the same is a love affair with cuisine. Yes, we depend on food to survive, but the whole experience of eating has transformed into so much more than survival. At the heart of it, food is culture and love. Consider this, we gather together to eat, we use grand meals to celebrate grand life events, we teach our children family cooking traditions, we learn about other cultures and regions through cuisine, and much, much more.
What’s also fascinating is the role food plays in the different seasons of the year. In spring, when the weather is finally warming up people love to dine outside on their patios, or head to a restaurant with outdoor seating. The cuisine in spring is all about refreshing, vibrant flavors, fresh produce, and lots of green.
Summer comes along and backyard BBQ’s are popular, cold soups, big family gatherings, and cold sweet treats. Autumn arrives and we welcome pumpkin everything, squash dishes, fresh baked pies and big holiday-focused family gatherings ensue.
Which now brings us to winter. It’s cold, it gets dark early, and the sunshine is somewhat limited. In a season when energy is lower, cuisine plays an even greater role. In winter, we look to food for the sunshine and happiness we aren’t getting from the outside weather.
Which is exactly why there’s no better time of the year to eat AND learn how to cook new cuisines!
Boston is a city for foodies. With nearly 4,000 restaurants in Boston city alone, you can imagine how much Bostonians love to eat, and the diverse array of cuisine offerings. One area of Boston well-known for its wonderful dining is the Back Bay, but what many visitors may not know is it’s also a great place to go for cooking lessons.
Located in the heart of the Back Bay is Sur La Table, a cookware, cutlery, dinnerware, and bakeware store, but more importantly, also a place to take cooking lessons!
Perhaps you reside in Boston and are looking for unique indoor activities, or maybe you’re going to visit Boston soon and would love the chance to try something new! Either way, the Sur La Table kitchen is always warm and welcoming. Some of the cooking classes scheduled for the next month include:
- Best of New Orleans
- Italian Flavors: Desserts
- Desserts For Your Valentine
- Classic Winter Soups
- Valentine’s Day Macarons
- Spanish Tapas 101
- Incredible Indian Flavors
For the full schedule, visit here
There are so many cooking classes to choose from, it can be difficult to decide! Sur La Table isn’t the only place you can take a lesson, although it does offer the most classes. Eataly Boston just opened a few months ago (link to Eataly blog), and it offers a variety of Italian focused cooking classes. If you’re really interested in all the cooking class options in Boston, here are a few more places to check out:
Learn to cook something new with your sweetheart, go on a parent-child cooking date, gather a group of friends, or simply go alone. Let the heat of the kitchen and the flavors of the cuisine warm your heart and inspire your palate this winter season.
Visiting soon? Stay just a stone’s throw away from Sur La Table in the historic Back Bay neighborhood at the iconic Copley Square Hotel.