Some of my readers may have seen my previous post in which I talked about the cooking classes offered by airKitchen.
airKitchen gives you the amazing and unique opportunity to be invited into someone’s house in Japan where you can learn to cook or bake something, right from the local citizen themselves!
If you’re like me, you like to take cooking classes when you travel, but if you’re travelling to Japan for the first time and lacking language skills, it’s not that easy to find cooking classes tailored to your needs, where you can learn how to cook exactly what you’re looking for.
For example, I’m vegetarian (pretty much vegan) and prior to airKitchen, there is no way I would have been able to find vegan cooking classes in Tokyo or in Japan, in general. airKitchen lets the average tourist get to know a local in a way that is not that easy in the reserved culture of Japan.
But all of this changed during lockdown and quarantine due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which completely changed the world.
Travel is not currently possible and it’s hard to say what international travel will be like once this is all over.
Many people are taking this time indoors to learn something new and the online education world is exploding right now, as individuals and organizations who previously offered in-person classes have had to turn to more creative ways to offer their courses and lessons.
Which is exactly what airKitchen has done! Now you can take airKitchen’s same amazing Japanese cooking classes online, from the comfort of your home via airKitchen Live.
Not only that, airKitchen Live lets you take online private cooking classes with local hosts who are both in Japan and around the world!
Not sure where to start?
If you want to peruse all their current classes, click here. If you’re looking for suggestions, here are a couple of my top favourites:
Learn how to cook vegan ramen and gyoza from Rina - here.
Rina is a certified raw food and vegan Japanese food instructor and she used to live in Los Angeles for eight years, so communication is no issue! She has great reviews for this class, so check it out!
What if you want to learn how to make mochi? Even better, this is decorative art mochi and it looks incredibly complicated, but Mami’s many positive reviews shows that she makes it easy, even for beginners.
She has made over 50 media appearances and has taught thousands of people.
You can check out her class – here.
Looking for other cooking classes? What about an online Italian cooking class?
You can actually learn how to make carbonara directly from an Italian chef in Venice, right in your own kitchen!
Gabriele is the instructor and he will guide you through all the steps of how to make this impressive dish in one short hour!
Check out how to make authentic carbonara here.
This is just a couple of the classes on offer right now with airKitchen. You can also learn how to make authentic Portuguese custard tarts (Pastel de Nata), how to make Thai food, and even how to make gazpacho, right from an instructor in Spain!
Make the most of your extra time indoors right now. You can learn a new dish every week or even get together with some friends via Zoom and do the class together. Or make it a fun night in with your partner or roommate.
These classes are way more affordable than doing the same class in person.
I hope you find these classes as interesting as I do! I have already made a LONG list of the ones I will be taking. What class are you interested in?
Let me know in the comments and if you found this article interesting, or you know someone who loves cooking who might enjoy this fun activity, please share it!
Disclaimer: I earn a small affiliate commission if you book a class through one of the above links. Thank you so much :)