The League of Kitchens
New York and Los Angeles
The League of Kitchens launched in New York City four years ago with a novel proposition: individuals from the city’s diverse immigrant communities would open the doors of their homes to teach intimate cooking workshops in their own kitchens, giving participants an insight into a different cuisine, culture and neighbourhood. Such has been the success of the venture that there are plans to launch a similar scheme in LA this autumn. In New York, visitors can take cooking classes in 10 different cuisines, including Afghan, Greek, Japanese and Mexican. “Taste of” classes last 2½ hours and cost £92pp. “Immersion” classes last 5½ hours and cost £135pp. Sessions include hands-on cooking instruction, a shared homemade meal and a booklet of recipes.