New School of Cooking - Pro Baking 1 Class (aka Baking Therapy)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I'm going back to school!
No, not for another career change (my last one was from non-profit accounting to librarian). I'm going back to school for fun!
I'm taking the Pro Baking 1 series at the New School of Cooking in Culver City (near the Helms Bakery and walking distance (read: dangerous) to Surfas.
The class, taught by Carol Cotner Thompson is 10 weeks long and you can read about it here. I know Linda of Tender Crumb and Mary Jo of Bash! have taken the series; they also took Pro Baking 2. Both said great things about the series and instructor.
The class is $1400 - a lot for a public servant librarian! This class is my birthday gift to myself (next week! next week!!), a new TV I was going to purchase and a mini-break I'm postponing.
However, in efforts to rationalize things, I tried to break it down by the HOUR. 10 classes, $1400 = $140 per class. Each class is 4 hours...therefore, it is only $35 an hour. Way, way less than therapy, massages or a trip to Target (can you imagine how much you could blow at Target in 4 hours?! ;) And, we each got a cool Chef's Coat!
I took the class because this isn't like watching the Food Network. Each person makes their own recipe, from start to finish and the class is limited to 12 people. I'm a hands-on learner so I need to hold up my butter and ask, "Are these small pea size?"
Here's our agenda for the 10 week course. I'll let you know how my baking therapy works out! Keep watching as I blog through 10 weeks of class!
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