You may be thinking of watching Super Bowl Sunday but I’m thinking of brewing “souper” bowls of pho. Ha(!), pun intended. It’s the season for restorative, warming soups, as well as the time for Lunar New Year reboots. It’s a period for fresh starts and explorations of new ideas. Given that, launching the new Vietnamese classics online class this week was timely. Craftsy pushed the “go” button late Tuesday night. Here’s an overview and look at the cooking class.
I come from an educational background, having spent too much time at universities and working with people in education; my husband teaches college. I’m always thinking about how to best communicate cooking technique and culture without making things boring. Cooking should be fun and rewarding, not a chore that you dread all the time.
If you strip down Craftsy online cooking classes, they’re basically lecture demos. When I read “lecture” in my contract with them, I groaned. I was a good a student but didn’t want to create a school-like environment! When I designed the Asian dumpling class (over 1,000 people are enrolled!) and this new Vietnamese classics course, I wanted to make it informative, interesting, and fun.