The day I left Chicago I took one last cooking class at The Chopping Block. This was my third class with them and I cannot sing their accolades enough--they're just wonderful. This class was titled "What Grows Together Goes Together" and focused on seasonal veggies that taste great together.
We cooked up a risotto with peas, parmesan, and saffron along with some rhubarb cupcakes, a roast chicken, and some bacon-wrapped asparagus. Everything tasted heavenly but my favorite dish BY FAR was the cupcakes. Rhubarb isn't too common in Arizona so I'm hoping I can find some to recreate them.
I'm back in Phoenix and hoping to take some more cooking classes here. Does anyone know of a good recreational cooking school I should try? If you're looking for something unique to fill your time try a cooking class. It's so much fun. My sweet friends Kieran and Megan joined me and we had a blast!!