OFFER ID 1315696
Josh grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Spain in 2002 to improve his Spanish. He ended up moving there permanently because he fell in love with the country's language and culture. He translated and interpreted for a while before realizing his passion for food. Josh first started cooking in his childhood, exploring spices and different ingredients. He then learned about different ways of cooking in Spain and appreciated relying on the quality of ingredients to make amazing flavors. He loved the shift from depending on spices to using time and careful preparation of the best, freshest ingredients to create incredible meals. He loves the variety of fresh seafood available in Spain and learned from friends' grandmothers and fathers, learning their favorite family recipes. Josh opened up a cooking studio a few years ago to teach travelers about the region's amazing ingredients and to communicate what he loves about the area's local history and food culture through a shared food experience. Josh is also a percussionist in band and he will be happy to share his favorite local music recommendations (and even play them on the sound system)! Josh’s cooking studio is an apartment converted into a cooking space with a modern, professional-grade kitchen and 1800s-style dining room. The class starts with chopping up fruit to prepare the sangria, the perfect way to start your experience! Then, Josh will take you through the step-by-step stages of preparing the seafood for your paella. Learn some of Josh's favorite basic culinary tips, like how to make flavorful fish stock using local rock fish. Expect a hands-on cooking class - Josh's philosophy is that you will learn to cook only by doing it! As Josh details the different ingredients and techniques of your dishes, you will prepare a traditional paella together. At the end of the class, Josh will offer you a chance to caramelize the sugar on the top of your own crema catlana dessert. Josh also offers an optional market tour add-on of the Mercat del Ninot, located a 10-minute walk from Josh's cooking studio. Please note, Andres, Josh's colleague and fellow chef, will host alone on days when Josh is not available. The cooking studio is located one floor up from the ground floor. However, there is a alter-able accessible elevator for those who cannot take the stairs. Please also note, the market is closed and not available on Sundays. 1-2 glasses of Sangria are included in the price of your experience.
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