Isn’t it nice when you can give someone a present that you’ll enjoy, too? The Grub Street Culinary Scholar Card comes in any numerical amount and can be redeemed for classes in sushi-making, Korean cooking, knife skills, homemade mozzarella, Mexican street food, and more. (Upland’s Justin Smillie is even teaching a class this month.) It’s practically a requirement for the recipient to then cook a feast for you — thoughtful gift-giver — after completing a course.
There are thousands of classes to choose from and more than 100 venues — including the Natural Gourmet Institute, Haven’s Kitchen, and the Institute of Culinary Education. You can find more details here, and you’ll likely find Grub at Murray’s wine-and-cheese class. (Also, nbd but if you order before December 20, you can get a 10 percent discount by using the promo code grubstreet10.)