A race to Thai

Posted by Anita on 04.22.08 5:01 PM

(c)2008 AEC **all rights reserved**At this very moment, I’m on my way to Oakland for the last session in my third series of advanced classes with Thai cooking expert Kasma Loha-unchit, the award-winning author of It Rains Fishes and Dancing Shrimp. Since it takes a year or more to complete the prerequisite classes — and chances are good you’ve heard me rave about Kasma before — I won’t torture you with the details of the truly delicious food we’re making …although you’re welcome to peek at the photos on Flickr, or check out my last class recap of Series B.

But… if you’re interested in starting down your own path to culinary liberation (and really, who doesn’t want to be able to cook better Thai food at home than you can buy at any restaurant outside of Thailand?) you’re finally in luck. Kasma’s just this morning opened up three new Beginning Thai Cooking series for fall 2008:

September - Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29
- Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30
October – Mondays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27

(There’s also a single Intermediate series and a single Advanced set, but I’m presuming that anyone who’s met the prerequisites for these has already gotten word of them.)

Each 4-session series costs $175, which includes 16 hours of hands-on instruction and full meals. More details about the classes — including menus — can be found on Kasma’s site, Thai Food and Travel.

But do hurry: The beginning classes, especially, fill up faster than you can say “bpoo pad pritkai dâm pkap kreuang tehd” (or even “Black-Peppered Crab with Roasted Spices”… ) Send a request to hold your space to kasma[at]earthlink[dot]net, and be sure to send along second- and third-choice dates to avoid disappointment.

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Comment by Thip

Wow! that noodle looks original…

Posted on 04.22.08 at 5:16PM

Comment by Caitlin

I read your post yesterday about Kasma, and immediately signed up for the yahoo group; as soon as I got the class schedule e-mail today (like, within 30 seconds) I signed up for one of the beginner classes! I’m very excited! And very excited to have found your blog; thanks to you I’m now looking forward to a culinary adventure. :)

Posted on 04.22.08 at 5:28PM

Comment by Marc @ NoRecipes

Oh man that looks good! Thai food is one of the many things I miss about living in the Bay.

Posted on 04.22.08 at 8:02PM

Comment by Kalyn

It sounds so fun. I’d love to take a Thai cooking class!

Posted on 04.23.08 at 6:06AM

Comment by Joan

That does, indeed, sound wonderful and the cost is very reasonable. Wish I was in the Bay area. Motivates me to look for something similar in Portland.

Posted on 04.23.08 at 9:41PM

Comment by Anita

Marc, Kalyn, Joan, and anyone else living beyond the bay: Kasma offers week-long intensive classes in the summertime. The beginning series are full for this year, but the ’09 dates will be announced in the fall. Check this page for sign-up information.

Posted on 04.23.08 at 10:50PM

Comment by Mary

Do consider the week-long beginning intensive classes. They are great fun and you learn a lot. People do come from out of town so it is worth checking out. I am looking forward to one of the advanced intensive classes this year.

Posted on 04.24.08 at 1:28PM

Comment by Tartelette

Another reason to move….sigh!! The food looks wonderful and the class sounds like fun learning!

Posted on 04.28.08 at 8:52PM

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