Thank you for your interest in this Meetup!
If you become a member, there are several ways to participate. On the initial membership sign up there is a question about something you've never made. The goal of this meetup is to make our way through the running list of things our members have never done. You can attend and watch, eat, bring a related dish, offer to contribute (ingredients, specialty equipment, humor), etc.
This is an adventure! When you post an "I have never..." cooking idea you want to try, a future meetup will be rallied around you...with the notion that you will be leading our fearless group through the first attempt. Don't worry, we don't have to do it at your place. Lots of members mention puny kitchens and small spaces to work. The right venue will be available. And if you do want to host at your home, we can limit participation based on your space. Amassing huge crowds isn't the goal; attempting something new with friendly adventurous cooks at your side is the goal!
NO PRACTICING! Save the adventurous part for the meetup, and let's trek together into the unknown. For members that want to attend a meetup regarding a topic they have experience with: attend and enjoy, bring a helpful hint, or bring a successful dish you've made (or bought at your favorite place) on that topic!
This isn't a cooking school, and no one is here to teach. We are all students and we are all learning together. Even if you are a master of one of the subjects, we'd love you to come and learn something new by seeing another person through their daring attempt.
We'll use the discussion pages and tools to post recipes, pictures, and upcoming events.
At the end of the meetup, I'd love participants to think "I have never...enjoyed cooking this much!"
Again thanks, and ... into the new.