Authentic home-style Chinese cooking classes

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Chinese local home-cooking experience
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Learn how to cook typical Chinese food
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Chinese local home-cooking experience
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Making your own Chinese hand-pulled noodles (la mian)
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Chinese delicacies
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Wet market visit
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Cook In Shanghai 风味菜 organizes Chinese cooking classes in Shanghai to introduce you to real local culture. Our regular group classes and private events all let you choose your own recipes, include a visit to the local wet market, and allow hands-on training for each participant. (Our recipes never use MSG.)  > Learn more about us…

 
Hello everyone! On Saturday August 16th, 2014, we have an organic farm family visit activity! It’s great for kids! This event is in cooperation with the Shanghai International Ladies’ Club (SILC).
 

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Activities

 
During the day, friendly and happy farmers will show you around their greenhouses and fields to teach us about seasonal, organic vegetables.
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Sichuanese food is probably one of the most well known Chinese regional cuisines. Sometimes spelled Szechuanese or Szechwanese, Kung Pao Chicken (Gongbao Jiding 宫爆鸡丁)it is not only universally loved in China. Today plates full of colorful dried peppers and Sichuan peppercorns can be found in big cities around the world including New York City, where the Sichuanese restaurant Lan Sheng even has a Michelin Star.
 
We here at Cook in Shanghai find that our guests love learning to prepare home-style Sichuanese dishes in our cooking classes. Because of their strong flavors and colorful appearance.
 
Sichuanese food is of course from Sichuan province, in the southwest part of China on the foothills of the Himalaya mountains. The origins of Sichuanese food can be traced all the way back to (more…)

Zongzi

We are at the end of May and fast approaching the melting heat of Shanghai’s summertime! That of course means that we are also about to celebrate one of China’s most famous traditional holidays: the Dragon Boat Festival. This festival is famous abroad because of the image of the beautifully decorated dragon boats racing on rivers, however there are also several very special culinary traditions that we always look forward to every year. Especially because of the delicious traditional rice dumpling or zongzi!

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Hello everyone! On June 1st 2014 We are going to learn the whole process of making Zongzi – traditional Dragon Boat Festival food – at a local organic farm in Chongming Island.
 

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We here at Cook in Shanghai have been doing a lot of team building cooking classes recently and we thought it’d be a good time to talk about some of our experiences. We all know that the purpose of team building exercises is of course to build up the relationships of people working together. During our own team-building activities, we have noticed that people seem to relax and have fun very quickly. In only a few minutes, participants go from filing in to cheering and encouraging each other.

 

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Sichuan Peppercorns If you could only name one ingredient that seems to be the most unique and important to China, a good choice would be the Sichuan peppercorn, sometimes also called prickly ash, or huajiao (花椒, hūajiāo) in Chinese. A favorite ingredients for people taking our cooking classes, the huajiao is so special because of its ability to give the mouth a tingly feeling like putting your tongue on a 9 volt battery.
 
The huajiao is actually not a pepper at all. It’s neither related to chili peppers or the black pepper used as a condiment. Instead it is (more…)

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Thank you very much for choosing Cook in Shanghai! Happy to share with you our latest team building cooking event photos.

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cooking-class-shanghaiIt’s been a while since we posted new photos, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy!

If we haven’t seen you in a while, you might not know we moved last year; see below pictures from some of the recent events in our new home-style kitchen classroom:

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Kids-cooking class-ShanghaiDuring our exhibition at the last Expat show  we had the great pleasure of meeting a great number of kids and their parents. The kids loved the experience! We were amazed at the amount of interest shown in cooking by families and we left the event with the intent of making a great class for kids and involve their families into our classes.

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