Basque Cooking Class

Boise, Idaho, United States

Experience hosted by Seth

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Boise is home to one of the largest Basque populations outside of the Basque Country in Northern Spain. I had the opportunity to live in the Basque Country for a year and since then have traveled back there both for work and for personal travel many times. The Basque Country is my "second home" and is my favorite place in the world to travel.

Today is geared toward the person that wants to learn a little more about the Basque culture, which includes cooking, eating and drinking typical cuisine of that region, some of the best food in the world!

We will make some of my favorite dishes that my host parents taught me while I lived with them in Bilbao, as well as provide you with a good overview of the Basque Culture and how it relates to Boise, Idaho. In order to give everyone plenty of space to cook and enjoy the experience, I keep the class to 5 people.

Basque Peppers, Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Tortilla Española or Croquetas, Paella, Basque Wine will be some of what we will cook, drink and enjoy! This class can also be done as a vegan or vegetarian class. There is the option to make Croquetas, Chorizo, Clams, and White Wine, or White fish with Piperade.
Other things to note
Please let me know if you have any allergies or food restrictions. Bring some comfortable shoes to stand and cook and the spirit to learn some new recipes!
Boise is home to one of the largest Basque populations outside of the Basque Country in Northern Spain. I had the opportunity to live in the Basque Country for a year and since then have traveled back there both for work and for personal travel many times. The Basque Country is my "second home" and is my favorite place in the world to travel.

Today is geared toward the person that wants to learn a little more about the Basque culture,…

What's included

  • Food
    Multiple Course Dinner
  • Drinks
    Wine while we cook and eat.

Meet your host, Seth

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Having grown up in this city full of Basques, I was surrounded by the culture, people, and festivals since I was a young boy. I have always been fascinated by the Basque Country, so during college I lived in Bilbao for a year. I stayed with a Basque family and was able to perfect my Basque cooking, as cooking had always been a passion and had done it for many years in a local restaurant.

I have traveled and worked extensively in the Basque Country and call it my second home. I have led Basque Cooking classes at A'Tavola market in Boise and I look forward to offering them now in my own home!
Having grown up in this city full of Basques, I was surrounded by the culture, people, and festivals since I was a young boy. I have always been fascinated by the Basque Country, so during college I lived in Bilbao for a year. I stayed with a Basque family and was able to perfect my Basque cooking, as cooking had always been a passion and had done it for many years in a local restaurant.

I have traveled and worked extensively in the Basque Country and call it my second home. I have l…
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Where you'll be

I would recommend visiting the Basque Museum during your visit to get a complete history of these people and their importance in Boise and beyond.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Paula
March 2019
This was a wonderful hands on experience. With Seth's direction I was able to prepare a lot of food. It was delicious & I felt like I could go home & make this myself. He knew his subject matter so well he was able to give me tips & substitution suggestions. But most importantly the meal was Amazing!!! Thank you Seth for a wonderful culinary experience. As well as all the local suggestions. I highly recommend it!
Kate
March 2019
We had a great evening with Seth learning about the Basque people and their cuisine. It was fun sharing in the preparation of the food while having a glass of wine. Seth then sat down with us to enjoy a delicious dinner.
Susan
November 2018
Seth was very knowledgeable on the Basque culture and food. The recipes were excellent and easy enough that I could make them again. It was a fun evening!

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this Experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 5 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Adventurous spirit for Basque Cooking

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.