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We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class in Madrid! The class was held at a beautiful, modern market, which was about a 12 Euro cab ride from the Plaza Mayor where we were staying. The chef was very entertaining and informative. First we toured the market and learned about some of the ingredients we would be using. We also had the opportunity to purchase smoked paprika and saffron from the market that were used in the paella, at a much lower price than they would cost in the US. We learned to cook Paella and Spanish Tortilla, with everyone participating in the preparation, and at the end we were given wine and ate our meal while the chef prepared a delicious dessert. There were 6 people in our group and we were the only ones in the class. It was a great experience, enjoyed by all.
I'm so glad we added this experience at the last minute! Fernando was an excellant chef and teacher! He took us around the market and taught us a lot about how Spanish markets are set up and of course, how to carefully choose our meats and fish. The class was amazing...it was just our party of 4 so we had the classroom/kitchen all to ourselves. We truly did learn a lot about spanish cooking and of course, the meals were amazing! Thank you to Fernando for making this experience an unforgettable one!
Very good and informative. Plus, the meal we prepared was delicious!
Best of our trip. We loved the class and had lots of fun. The instructor was knowledgeable and fun. A great experience
My cooking class was fantastic and soooo much fun! Chef Julia is an excellent teacher and I learned so much from her in addition to the cooking. We made a paella, Spanish tortilla, Orange and Cod salad and Pears cooked in wine sauce. YUM!
If there were more than one class when I was in Paris that Julia conducted, I would have gone out of my way to take it. We had a very small class -- just 3 of us -- and it was a morning to remember.
I loved shopping at the market where Julia prompted us to help purchase fresh items from the vendors. We prepared and ate a traditional four-course Spanish meal and still walked away with left overs. I have no complaints at all and hope that I can do this again when I get to Madrid.
We were a group of 10 people. Some that came from Canada, Romania, and Madrid. We did the class as a group activity with employees from our company. We had a lot of fun, and it was a great experience.
Group was small and interactive. Allow us to actually do most of the cooking which added to the experience.
Really enjoyed the cooking school. Going into the market to buy the ingrdients was great. We were lucky that we were the only two participants in the course that day so we got plenty of hands on experience, not sure if this would be so with a bigger group. We made four dishes that all looked and more importantly tasted great. The paella was the best that we had in Spain. Julia was a great teacher, here English is good and here instructions were easy to follow. A great way to spend half a day in Madrid
Julia gave recipes which she didnt follow in her class. Paella was greasy. I can get recipes on the internet -she added nothing special for the premium price we paid