I have a NEW KITCHEN so I am Taking COOKING CLASSES!

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My mother graduated from COLLEGE (actually Furman University) with a Home Economics degree so I WISH I had paid more attention to her cooking skills because she had WONDERFUL recipes written on 3x5 cards that have disappeared over the years. 

 

So with my new kitchen, I have started in my quest to take cooking classes and have been pleasantly surprised to find that we have lots of local options.

 

Our local kitchen store * The Happy Cook * actually has classes as does our new Williams-Sonoma store.  We also have a local cooking school as well as cooking courses for culinary training at our local Piedmont Community College.

 

I am going to Richmond on Saturday to take a course at Sur La Table which will be exciting.  They actually have a classroom in the back of their store.

 

While I am still stocking my new kitchen, I'll be sure to check out the next big item on my WISH LIST....YEAH Baby!

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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  We love entertaining and you may find that cooking is part of the entertainment as people love gathering there !

Jan 14, 2015 09:17 PM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Cooking can be so much fun.....especially with everything brand new.  I have a feeling you are truly going to enjoy your cooking classes.

Jan 14, 2015 09:18 PM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Wallace. I wish I had paid more attention to my Motheres cooking too. I hope you enjoy both your new kitchen and your classes.

Jan 14, 2015 09:19 PM #3
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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I am fortunate that my husband was a GREAT cook - he learned from his uncle who was a local caterer...so I need to get  back into the swing

Jan 14, 2015 09:19 PM #4
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Good for you, Wallace! Sounds like a good time and a very important skill we should all learn.

Jan 14, 2015 09:24 PM #5
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Good morning Wallace,

I have been wanting to take a cooking class since about thirty years ago, I hope is no to late. I am sure you are going to enjoy it, do come back and share any good tips....

Jan 14, 2015 09:26 PM #6
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Well....my TV is now tuned to the Food Channel and I received 2 of Ina Garten's cook books for Christmas so I am going in the right direction!

Jan 14, 2015 09:34 PM #7
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I have always thought about going to Sur La Table for some of these classes.

Jan 14, 2015 09:49 PM #8
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning Wallace,

You will love the Kitchen aid and next will be all the attachments.

If you need a guinea pig for the gourmet cooking let me know!

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 14, 2015 09:58 PM #9
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I'll report on my class on Saturday....Williams-Sonoma classes are on Sunday for 1 hour and are FREE....

Jan 15, 2015 01:13 AM #10
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
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Wallace, my kitchen will be one of my projects this year, and hopefully I'll get the cooking bug. I did pick up a KitchenAid Mixer this year. Love it.

Jan 15, 2015 06:56 AM #11
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Mike - it takes 2X as long as they say....garden sink was on back-order for 4 weeks and then they had to cancel it and replace.....HD workers were awesome...now just need kitchen painted and ceramic tile put on floor and on porch are where my office is...going to be AWESOME!

Jan 15, 2015 06:58 AM #12
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WOW!!  You're in for a treat.  Real cooking skills are well earned and rarely experienced.

I had the kitchen in my new home "kicked out" 5 feet when it was constructed.  That gave me room for a large island and added double oven and warming oven, microwave, etc.

I love my kitchen.  I love to cook.  Cooking can be as inspirational as painting a picture.

Jan 15, 2015 09:31 PM #13
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I would like to one day take up cooking, I'm sure my wife would appreciate me helping out!  :)

I don't remember seeing the kitchen photos, I bette go back and check Wallace S. Gibson, CPM .

Jan 15, 2015 09:49 PM #14
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Tom - I posted on Fb while construction was ongoing...too tedious to post here

Jan 16, 2015 01:15 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
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Enjoy your cooking experience and share some of your favorite recipes in blogs.

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