9. Cook and eat international dishes with Sound Excursions
Want to try cooking a new-to-you dish? The merging of home and pro cooking in our strange times is the concept behind the new virtual experience from local tour company Sound Excursions. Herd the whole family into the kitchen and get ready to create your own restaurant-style meal with Sound Excursions’ live cook-along classes, featuring easy-to-follow tutorials presented by award-winning chefs. The service is an awesome way to round out cooking skills and explore new cuisines as a family.
Travel to the sunny Greek isles with tzatziki salmon and yogurt flatbread, or to the American South with smothered pork chops and Cajun-spiced broccoli. Maybe the best part? No grocery shopping required: A complete kit with all the ingredients will be delivered right to your door when you sign up. Can’t make the live class? Sessions are recorded and available on-demand at any time.
Culture side dish: Cooking together is an amazingly engaging way to learn about a culture through food. Chat about the region’s history and geography as you work, or listen to music of the culture. Want more hands-on fun? Sound Excursions also offers craft-along classes to try your hand at artsy creations.
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Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2020 and updated for 2021.