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Lessons from a cooking class junkie

Lessons from a cooking class junkie

Downsizing a home has its rewards and drawbacks. Selling a condo and quitting a job paved way for overseas adventures. Upon my return, I opted for a studio with a view and surrendered square footage, counter space and a dining room table. Cookware whittled down to basics including a vintage Kitchen Aid stand mixer, baking pans, a stock pot and folders stuffed with yellowed recipes. My space changed, by choice, but not my love of cooking and baking. I miss it. To nurture my culinary spirit, I sought a fix: I became a cooking class junkie. For three months of Saturdays, I attended classes. Dollars and calories later, I'm still smitten; vanilla and caramelized onion still incite. The...