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Best cooking school?

Perth, Australia
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Best cooking school?

Have been looking at cooking schools on TA they all seem to have mostly good reviews.

What one would you recommended and why :)

Thanks

Anita

sydney
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1. Re: Best cooking school?

we loved Red Chilli - super young teacher, evening course meant we had the day for other exploring

Brisbane, Australia
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2. Re: Best cooking school?

Anita - A lot of Thai is very hard to beat. The owner - Yui runs mater classes all over the world and was the cooking school of choice when Gordon Ramsay filmed an episode in CM a year or so ago.

Siam Thai Rice Cooking School is another that comes highly recommended.

You rarely hear bad reports on the cooking schools so I am sure you will not make a wrong choice.

Caroline.

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3. Re: Best cooking school?

We've been to Pum's, not in Chiang Mai but her Phi Phi one. She runs a very friendly little school/restaurant and teaches simple, fresh food - recommended.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4. Re: Best cooking school?

All of the schools are the same. All the reviews are the same because everyone enjoys the class they took, no matter where it was held.

Re: Gordan Ramsey - the actual show was about a local sausage maker and Yui was only a translator. It did not have anything to do with her school.

Don't worry so much about which school. You will learn a lot and enjoy the experience wherever you go.

Perth, Australia
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5. Re: Best cooking school?

Thanks for the replys : )

They all look good and sound Yummy! Miss 14 who is already a great cook is really looking forward to doing a class. And I am making miss 18 come along too as she would starve if she was to fend for herself :)

@Caroline I saw that documentry with Gordon Ramsey : )

@Thmoore I am sure Mr 16 year old might enjoy the "young" teacher if I can convince him to come :)

Anita

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6. Re: Best cooking school?

I can recommend A Lot of Thai with Yui. Have been twice and returning for a third class in January.

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7. Re: Best cooking school?

3 times for me - A Lot of Thai wins in my experience. And I've been to several other cooking schools in and around Chiang Mai - while I did enjoy each one, A Lot of Thai was quite outstanding each time. And sorry Steve, you must be thinking of something else - the documentary that Gordon Ramsey did (which I saw on Aussie TV at least 3 years ago) was filmed while he did a personal course at A Lot of Thai (not about sausages!) to learn about Thai cuisine from the person whom he assessed as arguably the best.

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8. Re: Best cooking school?

I've actually searched for this video many times, but the only thing I can find is Yui as a translator while GR is learning to make sausage. Can you help me track this video down? a link maybe? Thanks!

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9. Re: Best cooking school?

Am actually looking at Basil Cookery this time around. I have been to 3 others and they are great but every time we come we want to do a new one. Anyone done the Basil one and if so did they have a good time? Looking forward to your responses. Many thanks Keza

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10. Re: Best cooking school?

What I saw on TV here in Australia may perhaps have been filmed either prior to or at the same time as the video you're talking about, but perhaps not released as a video - I can't find it on Google searching, but it was not the one you were speaking of, where Yui from A Lot of Thai escorted him around Chiang Mai and introduced him to North Thai sausage cooked by another lady, it did show him actually being given a lesson/course by Yui and I think was a clip within a program filmed later, back in UK. He reminisced about how much he'd learned from her. No link, I'm afraid.