How to improve your food IQ: Where to learn about chocolate, cheese and more
We all have a few die-hard food fans lurking in our social circles. You've probably seen them at parties. They show up with perfectly prepared hors d'oeuvres and fantastic bottles of wine. They can tell you about all the best restaurants in town and make exotic recipes sound stunningly simple.
You, too, could walk among these gastronomic greats. Experts around town pull back the veil on their culinary passions at classes that draw scores of food-loving Washingtonians. In the stories that follow, we'll tell you where you can go to learn about cocktail mixing, cheese pairing, beer tasting, chocolate making, cupcake decorating, cooking for vegetarians or preparing dinner in a flash. We know, we're making you hungry.
-- Julia Beizer
Going Out Gurus blog: More classes that caught our attention
From the archives: The Food section's 2009 cooking class listings