Even Julia Child took cooking classes. Whether your souffles win cash prizes, or you’re barely surviving on toast—these seven reasons for learning to cook will change the way you feed yourself.
You Survive on PB&J
Life doesn’t have to be so nutty. Yes, your ninja skills are spectacular—but in the kitchen you’re kind of a disaster. Take back the knife and learn some basic cooking skills. Your tastebuds will thank you.
For Fitness’ Sake
The New Year is dawning, you’re seeing a personal trainer, but you’ve still got a thing for butter and salt. Take a cooking class to prepare healthy food that’s also delicious. Low-calorie doesn’t have to mean cardboard.
To Travel the World
Go global in the kitchen with an Asian cooking class. Cruise the savory coast by experimenting with Mediterranean cuisine. Learn the intricacies of pasta with instruction on cooking Italian food. The sky’s the limit on where your stomach takes you!
Impress a Date
No one wants to be wooed with the promise of dinner only to be served PB&J with the crusts cut off. Seduce in style after you learn badass knife skills that are bound to impress. Or for your honey that has a sweet tooth, take a class on preparing dessert. Now that is smooth.
To Get Rich
Eating out all the time ain’t cheap. Hook yourself up with kitchen skills and save those bills. Maybe you want to master the art of grilling and BBQ, or finally learn how to cook some soups for the winter months. That prepared hot food from the fancy grocer adds up quick when it’s dinner each night.
Up Your Game
Had your eye on beautiful holiday breads you want to bake? Ready to braise meats like a top chef? Indulge yourself and take a class. Way more fun than poring over cookbooks alone at home.
Have a Kickass Dinner Party
This is the best reason to learn to cook…So you can show off! Whether you’re vegetarian or looking to roast a whole pig for your party—a thumbtack pro will get you there. The food tastes better when you prepare it with love, you’ll save a bundle on catering costs—plus, everyone will be so proud of you.
Here’s how to find a cooking class in your area.