Last week, I posted about some upcoming dance classes. As thanks, Maxine offered me the opportunity to attend one of her classes for free. Although the group was already 4 classes in, my natural grace and rhythm took over. That, and it was a beginner 2-step class. Standard fare if you’ve ever been to Essies, just no mini-jugs of booze.
Since that dance class was offered as part of Lethbridge College’s Mind-Body-Home catalogue, I decided to explore some of the other evening classes they offer. In particular, the non-credit culinary courses really appealed to me, so I signed up for the next available class, which was Vietnamese cooking. I ♥ Vietnamese food!
Taught by Chef Heng Ng, the class was a demo for creating 4 dishes and an accompanying sauce:
- Green Papaya & Mango Salad
- Sizzling “Sound” Crêpes
- Glass Noodles with Vegetables
- Stir-Fried Chicken with Lemongrass
- Fish Dipping Sauce (refer to the crêpe recipe)
Although I tried linking to similar recipes as we received, you can find the actual ones in the Authentic Vietnamese Cooking book. They’re all very easy to cook!
Overall, I was very pleased with the class and loved being able to talk to a professional chef about food, one of my great loves (besides Natalie Portman). I’ll definitely be going again.
I’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to adventure with my fiancé, Melissa.