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Owner and Chef Monica Reti wants to teach you to do just that with HipCooks - a fun, experiential cooking class (in Portland and Los Angeles), that teaches you to slow down, enjoy your food and cook from the heart. Measuring cups? Rules? Who needs 'em.
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Materials for the construction of the kitchen were all sourced from recycled supplies and Medows took a very minimalist design - constructing a kitchen with everything you might need, and nothing you don't, not to mention the Portland kithcen has a very warm and inviting feel. The water is heated by a tankless water heater and all appliances are high efficiency labeled appliances. The lighting is all energy efficient and a skylight was even cut into the ceiling so chefs can take advantage of natural lighting as much as possible.
Classes also have themes - like learning to cook a romantic dinner for two, or how to cook for the surprise dinner guest, and also have themes like "Persian Immersion" and "Una Noche de Espana - a Tapas Class". Newbie? No problem. Total Foodie? Also no problem. Classes are geared towards teaching you how to boil water, as well as, how to cook a Moroccan dinner for 15, all in a comfortable, friendly, You-Can-Do-This type setting. Classes also accommodate both meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans.
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