Real Cost of Gourmet Cooking Classes

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-09-10T17:51:43Z

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A Passion for Food

In the 1987 movie "Babette's Feast," a woman who lives in a small Danish village in the 19th century celebrates winning the lottery by creating a sumptuous French dinner for her sisters. Exotic ingredients imported from Paris combine with painstaking preparations as Babette prepares turtle soup and quail in a puffed pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce. The adventure wasn't just the cooking. It was the preparation, the planning and the love that she put into it. While Babette managed to have her culinary adventure at home, taking cooking classes when you travel is a great way to learn about a culture firsthand.