Essential Thai Cooking

Date(s) - 12/08/2018 - 08/31/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Event Details

Take world-class cooking courses in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley. Travel the world from the comforts of our kitchen with our endless selection of hands-on cooking classes taught by Nirmala and our instructors.

 Thai food is comforting, flavorful and often fairly simple to prepare.

So why order takeout, when you can create a fabulous Thai meal for two (or more) that’s fresh, subtle and fulfilling?

 On the menu:

  • Refreshing summer rolls with dipping sauce;
  • Savory turmeric yellow chicken curry
  • Perfectly cooked fragrant jasmine rice
  • Tasty chilled Thai Ice-tea.

 Class Description:

In this class, explore the unique ingredients, simple techniques and sometimes fiery recipes of Thai cooking, one of the most distinctive of Southeast Asia. You’ll learn to cook authentic versions of some of the country’s most popular recipes, then sit down to enjoy them with your friends or loved ones.

“A true talent for discovering wonderful things—we refer to her as the Indiana Jones of spices.” Eric Ripert, Executive Chef/Co-owner at Le Bernardin 

 “the spice rack that has everything” by The New York Times 

“The Mistress of Spices”   Martha Stewart

 About Nirmala’s Kitchen  

Nirmala’s Kitchen is a leading specialty spice manufacturer headquartered in New York’s Hudson Valley and founded in 2003 by Nirmala Narine. She has travelled to over 167 countries working with local farmers in search of unique spices, studying their flavors and combining her extensive Ayurvedic knowledge to create spice blends that fuse cultures through food.

Nirmala is a sought after speaker and consultant on global trends, flavor, and fragrance. She is the author of a YA novel, Ellishiva Cinnamon, and multiple travel-memoir cookbooks, the television host and executive producer of Nirmala’s Spice World  (ZLiving Network), and the founder of Nirmala’s Farmstead, a foundation dedicated to empower, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource curators.

Need to know information and what to expect:

At the farm cooking school, there are no hard-to-find ingredients or strange cookware. Great cooking isn’t about recipes—it’s about the quality and nutrients of the ingredients and techniques. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

Classes are 2 hours, unless otherwise noted above.

Hands-on classes are limited to 6 students

You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class

 Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

We will supply aprons and all cooking equipment/tools. However, if you prefer to use your own kitchen knife, you are welcome to bring it.

 You will enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates

 Please bring empty containers to take home leftovers

 Students receive a coupon good for 10% off at our spice shop on purchases the day of class.

 All recipes are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc.  If you have a food allergy, please inform us at info@nirmalaskitchen before attending the class.

 Adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.


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