If you have been following me previously you will have learned that one of my favorite things to do when traveling is to take a cooking class of the local cuisine. I still have a couple months of travel left but I believe Ketut’s Bali Cooking Class is the last time I attend a cooking class during my travels.
Like most programs this one begins with a trip to a local market after a pickup at my hotel.
I am always fascinated by local food items. It is always so much better to wander around a market with a guide who can answer all your questions.
After our market visit we go to our kitchen and gather all the ingredients….
They put me to work doing some mashing and grinding.
My arms are getting pretty tired. Making these sauces are hard work. Each one is used for seasoning distinct dishes.
For my cooking I am paired up with another solo traveler from the United States. She is a delight to chat with. She is on her own sabbatical journey. It is great to see others following similar paths as myself. I don’t approach too many people during my travels so it is always nice to be paired up once in a while.