Best Cooking Schools Around the World

plate of dumplings at Backstreet Beijing culinary school, Beijing
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Whether you want to haggle with shopkeepers in a spice souk or pick organic herbs in a provincial garden, you’re sure to find the ultimate cooking class in T+L’s list.

Backstreet Beijing, Beijing

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Lillian Chou, a former editor at Gourmet magazine, leads private day tours and cooking classes through Bespoke Beijing (from $500); both give travelers a street-level taste of the city. She’ll guide you through Sanyuanli Market to sample regional specialties, such as Tianjin jianbing (rolled bean crêpes) and candied hawthorns. Classes end with a family-style meal of pickles, steamed buns, dumplings, and braised goose.

Don’t Miss: A trip to an organic farm near Beijing to cook tofu in a wok over a wood fire.

plate of dumplings at Backstreet Beijing culinary school, Beijing

Best Cooking Schools Around the World

Backstreet Beijing, Beijing

Lillian Chou, a former editor at Gourmet magazine, leads private day tours and cooking classes through Bespoke Beijing (from $500); both give travelers a street-level taste of the city. She’ll guide you through Sanyuanli Market to sample regional specialties, such as Tianjin jianbing (rolled bean crêpes) and candied hawthorns. Classes end with a family-style meal of pickles, steamed buns, dumplings, and braised goose.

Don’t Miss: A trip to an organic farm near Beijing to cook tofu in a wok over a wood fire.

Courtesy of Bespoke Beijing
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