Me and my husband attended Mina's class with our two kids, 4 and 6. An other very nice lady from Norway I think was attending also. Mina gave us a very warm welcome, the experience was great for the reasons below:
The cooking class was very well organised, we could participate and every thing was explained step by step in good English (better than mine! I am French). Mina has an assistant who is very discrete, smiling and helpful.
We could try a very good fresh tasty food. Mina thought of the kids and prepared also something mild especially for them. As we did.
But what was the most important for us was the kindness of Mina. She told us about her story, her life, the customs of the island (mostly Muslims). Just ask her questions, she is happy to talk, but just if you ask, gently. You ll see she is a novel character.
Her house is great, very clean, lovely and typical of the island. We took it as an opportunity to be allowed in this house almost as friends. Well, I felt as we were friends.
The kids were very happy, when they got bored with the cooking (mines get easily bored), they went outside playing in a safe area.
Mina was patient enough to leave us time to take pictures at each steps of the cooking class. The pictures are really great: the colour of the food, the lovely house, the light, and...Mina's constant shiny smile. If you are looking for a peaceful, warm, authentic moment of sharing with someone you would have never met, go for it. My husband and I loved it and will never forget Mina neither her cooking. BTW, she keeps on sending us new recipes.