Any opportunity to learn new cooking styles (and get to eat the produce) is a big green light for me so I was keen to get involved at Ketut’s Bali Cooking School.
I actually chose this cooking school off the internet but was not disappointed.
We were collected from our hotel then taken around the food markets – the ones the locals go to for produce. It was really good travelling around with Made. His funny sense of humour and wicked laugh had me smiling from ear to ear.
After our walk through the markets, I felt I knew a whole lot more about a subject I am passionate about, food and nourishment.
Made taught us about different foods, how they are grown, what they are used for and more. It was like a short cultural tour.
Back into the airconditioned van we headed out to the cooking school. It was a short drive outside Ubud, which was really nice. Set in a rice field, the atmosphere was relaxed, open and cool. We all had our chef’s apron, we prepared and made 7 dishes.
There were a few people present but plenty of stove tops and lots of helping hands that cleaned dishes so that things never back logged and flowed really well.
Made explained all the spices and bases to be used in traditional Balinese dishes which we proceeded to make.
It was really good, efficient, funny and comfortable. Much better than what I was expecting. Check out the menu that you cook here.
After we cooked for a few hours, we sat down to a banquet. To come on a retreat with me to Ubud, click here.