One of the ultimate pleasures of traveling? Eating, of course.
With the average American spending roughly 15 percent of his or her monthly income on food, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and an American Express survey revealing that the average summer vacation can total $1,180 per person, maybe it would be more economic to bring the tastes of a vacation home.
A series of Thursday night classes, held throughout the month of March and beginning March 7, will feature the combined experience of learning basic vocabulary and language skills with a lesson in cultural table manners and a cooking tutorial.
“Food and drink are such a tremendous part of every culture in the world, so it just makes sense to incorporate that into learning a language,” Laurie Stevens, owner of the Chattanooga School of Language, said in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to partner with Mia Cucina to offer interactive, hands-on classes for people to experience the tastes and sounds of different countries.”
The series will feature Spanish, German, Italian and French cuisines. Each classes runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the hands-on kitchen at the Frazier Avenue store.
Each course costs $55, and space is limited. Aspiring linguists and cooks can register by calling 423-265-4474.