Real Cost of Gourmet Cooking Classes

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

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Seducing the Stomach

The description on Shani Delamor's website (and that cannot be her real last name) says it best: "With a quick whirl in the kitchen, a normal night may turn into a memorable evening of seduction," it reads. "You'll discover how to prepare aphrodisiacs and understand their effect on the libido as well as their romantic history. You'll also awaken your five senses and understand how fiery foods can stimulate your sexual appetite." Oh my. Classes held in New York's East Village neighborhood include a three-course dinner, wine and recipes such as the Baked Brie and Honey Package and Prosciutto Wrapped Pears.

$240: Price for one couple, three-hour class --