What you'll do
We will learn about the history of each of the items we will be cooking. We will all go through the produce and prep all the ingredients required for each dish and then I will do a step by step demo for each dish where everyone is free to join in and try their hands at cooking. In the end we will eat lunch accompanied by some local beer or some traditional millet wine.
I have been an avid cook since my teens. After living in Delhi and Europe for 24 years, I decided to move back to Sikkim and I want to share my passion for local Sikkimese cuisine. Sikkim is a melting pot of cultures from around the greater Himalayas - mostly from Nepal and Tibet. Our cuisine reflects that but has also adapted to the unique circumstances of Sikkim. We have traditionally been a predominantly meat eating culture but Sikkim is also lucky to a lot of indigenous local produce that is mostly foraged - local ferns, nettles, greens and mushrooms. My cooking class will include some staples of our cuisine - momos (traditional dumplings) Thukpa (Noodle soup made with home made noodles) as well as some local specialties. The menu is flexible and will be fixed based on the group's personal preferences.
We can all enjoy the fruits of our labour after the cooking class!
We can ejoy some local beer or some traditional millet wine along with lunch.
Where you'll be
We will be cooking in a local B&B filled with Contemporary and Traditional Art, Antiques and Objet d'art from all over India and Europe. We grow most of our produce on the grounds or in our farm in West Sikkim and we can do a tour of the grounds and see all the produce growing in our greenhouses or in the fields and if we are lucky, we might be able to pluck some produce and cook with it!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Sikkimese Cuisine Cooking Class
$36 / personNew experience
$36 / person