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“Awesome cooking class experience”

The League of Kitchens
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The League of Kitchens is an immersive culinary adventure in NYC and LA where immigrants from around the world teach intimate cooking classes in their homes and lead eye-opening tours to their favorite shops and snack spots. Each experience offers opportunities for meaningful connection and social interaction, cultural engagement and exchange, culinary learning and discovery, and exceptional eating and drinking. Through this experience, the League of Kitchens seeks to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, to increase access to traditional cooking knowledge, and to provide meaningful, well-paid employment and training for immigrants. The League of Kitchens has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Chew, among others. Conde Nast Traveler called the League of Kitchens “quite possibly the coolest foodie thing to do whether you're a visitor or local."
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What an incredible experience. The structure of the cooking class was so personalized and warm and Jeannette herself was just a pleasure to spend a day with. I really enjoyed the small group size, getting to know the other registrants and having an opportunity eat together. The baba ganoush was so perfectly smoky and the mujadara was the best I've ever head. We enjoyed eating the lebnah and I'd love to learn to make it (perhaps in the Taste of workshop!) and the spinach pies. The cookies that we made were both delicious and fun to make. Awesome thing to do in NYC.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mh45
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My brother and I purchased one of the League of Kitchen NYC cooking classes for ourselves and our mom as a birthday present for her. We looked through a lot of different companies with cooking classes, but we definitely picked the perfect one. Rachana was absolutely wonderful! We felt so welcome in her home. She was immediately like family. Her class was educational and also delicious. We not only learned about the food and all these spices I had never even heard of, but we also learned about the culture and the language of Nepal. I will definitely return for her other cooking class.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mllowry89
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our family group of six good eaters (parents and four adult children) had a wonderful and warm experience with Damira learning about Uzbek food and culture. Not only was the food surprising and delicious (yes, we will use the recipes) but we each learned new techniques to take back to our kitchens, including the Home Depot dowel method of rolling out pastry. We're from Ohio and visit NYC not infrequently, and this one of our most delightful NY experiences.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

"The Lebanese cooking class I attended in NYC was excellent. It was like spending an afternoon with your favorite Aunt, learning the secrets of her family's delicious recipes and cooking techniques. And then to enjoy the comfort food you created together, seated around Jeanette's dining room - it was stellar! Our instructor Jeanette was warm, generous of spirit, professional, and a great teacher. I will definitely take another of her classes."

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We recently did our second League of Kitchens cooking class, and once again it was a wonderful experience. I like that you get to taste something right away at the welcome meal while you hear a bit about the person's culture. I also really like the small class size. It makes it easy to try your hand at everything in the kitchen, and ask the instructor if you have any questions.

The food is always incredible, and we continue to use recipes that we learned in both the Argentinian and Uzbek classes.

League of Kitchens is brilliant concept, and they've really executed it well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aziraphale542
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