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We host classes,
events, staff meetings, meals and important life milestones in your life. Amazing food,
cultural immersion and new unique experiences is what defines our offerings.
And after more than two decades in the food business in Minneapolis, Kavita has created a
food haven where taste rules alongside healthy food choices and helps you add world flavor
and cooking techniques for your home cooking.
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Ethnic Foods Company Reviews On Cooking Classes
Jennifer J. - Osseo, MN - 6/22/2012
We absolutely enjoyed the Indian cooking class! the husband/wife owners/instructors were
delightful! The food was delicious and we learned so much about the origin and traditions
of Indian food. We will be back for more classes and to purchase more of the finds on the
grocery shelves! Thank you!!
Kristi R. - Uptown, Minneapolis, MN -
I went to a demonstration cooking class here last night and it was so much fun and very
educational. We were able to bring in a bottle of wine for the evening and got to
**sample** all of the dishes. The instructor demonstrated cooking techniques native to her
Indian heritage but also taught us a lot about other culture's techniques and flavors. We
sampled foods from Indian, Greek, Persian and African cuisines. I was extremely impressed
with the selection of spices and foods available for purchase to try the recipes at home.
If you are in need of spices and some new ideas, this is the place to go.
Laura G. - Minneapolis, MN - 5/31/2012
This place is fantastic! The store sells authentic ethnic spices, blends, foods, cookbooks
(mostly Indian/Asian) and offers ethnic cooking classes! Just went there tonight for the
first time -- bought a Living Social coupon. It was a small, fun, intimate cooking class
that felt more like a family dinner. And the food was amazing. It was one of the best
experiences ever -- we were so impressed we not only purchased spices, but future classes.
Prices seem are very reasonable, esp compared to Penzeys in Mpls, which I think is a
rip-off. Plus the owners taught the cooking classes and ran the store. I can't say enough
good things about this little jewel of a place!
Karen C. - Minneapolis, MN - 5/22/2012
The class was a small intimate setting. The instructors Kavita and Sunita, were so
engaging and full of wonderful Indian cuisine knowledge. I have taken many cooking classes
at other places and this was my favorite. It was a wonderful education about Indian food
and culture. Then their shop was fantastic to buy the ingredients we were just using in
class. I will return for another class and have also found a fantastic new place to buy
spices and grains.
Mary R. - Minneapolis, MN - 5/20/2012
I agree that this is a wonderful find in Osseo!
I have taken two classes from Kavita and will be taking more- I wanted to add more
"spice" and flavors to my meals- she has helped tremendously! I love how she
weaves stories of her own life into the class. The respect she has for food and life makes
me calmer just sitting and watching as she does the demonstrations. (and then sampling
each item isn't bad either!)
The store has wonderful spice blends and has packaged them in such a way as to not be
intimidating to the beginner. I must admit I am becoming addicted to adding the cardamom
saffron blend to warm milk before bedtime!
Kim D. - Anoka, MN - 5/18/2012
There are two parts to my review.
#1- I attended a cooking class (Thai cuisine) last night at Ethnic Foods Company. It was
about 3 hours long and well worth every minute! We learned about how Thai cooks combine
flavors to make their food and don't follow recipes. The teachers did a nice job of
talking about ingredients, the process, and filled in with anecdotes about the cultures
they came from. Don't expect a chef style kitchen classroom. This class is in the modest
back room with folding tables and chairs, but the content of the class more than made up
for it. Bonus- they let us bring our own bottle of wine to enjoy while we tasted the food!
#2- The store.
After the cooking class. There was plenty of help to show us where the ingredients were
that we wanted to purchase. The store is nice and clean and very inspiring for inspired
cooking! Even if you don't take a cooking class, check out the store!
Christine H. - Minneapolis, MN -
We took the "Cooking with Spices" class, and it was so helpful and interesting!
I loved that she went into detail about the philosophy behind Indian cooking. She really
helps you think critically about the food you use, and gives great ideas for meals!
Anna E. - Minneapolis, MN - 5/6/2012
This class was very helpful! I learned so much about spices and how to specifically make
different dishes. The woman teaching the class answered all of our questions and taught us
so many tricks! It was a very helpful class and I can't wait to start cooking!
V M. - Minneapolis, MN - 5/6/2008
Osseo is going global. Cooking classes, Indian food, Food events and now foods from many
other countries. Quaint but excellent offerings including organic spices. I attended their
cooking class and it was an excellent experience and I learnt a lot. A little hard to find
at it is at the back of the building. Its best to call them - 952-593-3000.