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Hi! I'm new to town and looking to meet people who enjoy spending time in the kitchen, but there don't seem to be any meet ups for this. If you like to share and explore recipes, make things from scratch, find the best markets in town, and host or attend dinner parties, join up, and let's start cooking!

Upcoming events (5+)

Hot Pot Dinner

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Location: My place in downtown CLE. I will give this to confirmed RSVPs. This is a test run, for now. If there's no interest, I'll cancel these events at some point. So, quick story: Thanks to ramen lessons, catering, and people not showing up to ramen lessons, I have been eating a lot of VERY salty soup, and my doctor has said "no". So I've started making hot pots with watered down stock and much healthier ingredients. For anybody who doesn't know: A hot pot is a ubiquitous Asian dish. There are lots of recipes, but my general impression is that the specific recipe matters far less than the communal nature of the dinner, and just having a boiling pot of broth with stuff in it, that anybody can add to, and pick around while serving. You can just look for hot pot videos on YouTube and get a good idea. For now, dinners are at my place. However, I don't have the best space for this, so if anybody wants to host, I can purchase a portable stovetop. It's on my list, anyways. Limit of 3 guests for the time being, though the RSVP requirements are far less stringent than for the cooking lessons. If you cancel last minute, instead of being stuck with a week's worth of broth and pork, it's at most 3 days of what I was gonna eat, anyways. Dinners can be vegan by request. First confirmed RSVP gets their choice; I'll update the event. As usual, no charge. If you'd like to bring any ingredients that you'd like to throw in the pot, lemme know.

Ramen Lessons

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New job! So I've removed the fee. A big thank you to everybody who still signed up and understood in the interim. I'm replacing our weekly introductory meet ups with the ramen lessons I've been offering to friends and coworkers. These will be held at my place (I live downtown). Everything will be made from scratch. The styles are tonkotsu, miso dashi, and vegan miso dashi. Attendees are limited to 3 per week. If you RSVP, I'll send a message, be sure to respond ASAP, as this is first come, first serve. You will prepare some ramen ingredients (broth, noodles, chashu pork, etc...) under my instructions, then we will prepare bowls for dinner. These have been going really well, with one exception: prepping tonkotsu base was pretty boring, and I had to take over. I'll post in the event, if that is the planned lesson.

Cooking lessons

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I have a new jerb! No more fee. I've been offering cooking lessons to friends and coworkers on the weekend, so here's an event for it. Dish will be decided week of, no more than three slots per week, and friends and coworkers have first dibs on both of those. I'll try to post the dish in the chat as soon as I know what I'm making. Location is my place, downtown. I'll PM anybody who is interested.

Hot Pot Dinner

Needs a location

Location: My place in downtown CLE. I will give this to confirmed RSVPs. This is a test run, for now. If there's no interest, I'll cancel these events at some point. So, quick story: Thanks to ramen lessons, catering, and people not showing up to ramen lessons, I have been eating a lot of VERY salty soup, and my doctor has said "no". So I've started making hot pots with watered down stock and much healthier ingredients. For anybody who doesn't know: A hot pot is a ubiquitous Asian dish. There are lots of recipes, but my general impression is that the specific recipe matters far less than the communal nature of the dinner, and just having a boiling pot of broth with stuff in it, that anybody can add to, and pick around while serving. You can just look for hot pot videos on YouTube and get a good idea. For now, dinners are at my place. However, I don't have the best space for this, so if anybody wants to host, I can purchase a portable stovetop. It's on my list, anyways. Limit of 3 guests for the time being, though the RSVP requirements are far less stringent than for the cooking lessons. If you cancel last minute, instead of being stuck with a week's worth of broth and pork, it's at most 3 days of what I was gonna eat, anyways. Dinners can be vegan by request. First confirmed RSVP gets their choice; I'll update the event. As usual, no charge. If you'd like to bring any ingredients that you'd like to throw in the pot, lemme know.

Past events (127)

Cooking lessons

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