This class will acquaint you with some of the tastes and flavors of Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. With a present population of nearly 7 million, Laos has over 49 different ethnic minority groups with the Hmong, being, historically, the largest and most distinct. French influences are also present, given the country’s colonial past.
Laos’s cuisine reflects its rich cultural heritage and its food is marked by fresh ingredients (particularly garlic, ginger, onions, lemon grass, cilantro, chili peppers, and lime). Although the flavors of Laotian food can be complicated, its cooking techniques are simple. This class aims to make basic Laotian cooking accessible to you and your kitchen. You will leave the class comfortably skilled in cooking at least one authentic Laotian dish that will impress your family or guests.
Recipes: Spicy Crunchy Spring Rolls; Fresh Vegetarian Rolls; Cilantro Lime Laotian Beef Salad; Hmong Ginger Scallion Chicken
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn the wrapping technique for making fresh spring rolls!
Managing director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, loves experiencing other cultures and learning more to understand how others experience their daily lives. In addition to running Ger-Nis, Nissa is a long-time culinary instructor, specializing in fresh herbs. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics, & fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in food and life), good conversations and debates, kickboxing, surfing, and submersing herself in the food and cultures of the world. She is an aspiring French student and guitarist, as we speak. Contact Nissa