More time in the kitchen and less time ordering take out. That seems to be the trend coming out of the ready-to-cook-meal boxes blooming on our front porches. The many TV shows relating the advantages of homemade cooking also seem to confirm that tendency. As time always seems to be slipping away, households are craving for practical advice to spend as little time possible planning the meal and more time savouring flavourful homemade delicacies with friends and family. By teaming up with the famous TV show America’s Test Kitchen cooking show, Holland America Line is offering its guests cooking demonstrations and smaller lessons giving out all the necessary keys for non-stressful dinner preparations. Who said you couldn’t take advice from experts on how to make your cooking daily routine easier while enjoying the comfort of a luxurious ship?
Cooking demonstrations and lessons guide guests through recipes that are accessible to any home cook. Through those culinary shows, America’s Test Kitchen experts share practical gastronomic tips with an audience of up to 200 guests at a time while lessons are the opportunity for a half-dozen passengers to have a hands-on experience with an instructor on how to make future dinner preparations easier. The partnership between the TV show and the cruise line started in late 2016 and has been available throughout the fleet ever since. Victim of its success, Holland America Line added earlier this year five new cooking shows onboard its ships. In complement of the “Everything Salmon” or the “Steakhouse Dinner” shows amongst others, which take you through the steps of preparing and cooking fresh produce to perfection, you will now have the culinary option to travel to the Mediterranean. Learn how to make the best hummus, lamb meatballs, couscous and yogurt sauce for a real jump into the Middle East. Do you want to surprise your partner with a delicate dinner with only a small amount of time juggling pots in the kitchen? The “Dinner classics for two” demonstration will deliver all the tips you need to treat your best friend or significant other’s palate, stress-free.
A lot more themes are available onboard Holland America Line ships… book your fall cruise now and get some cooking guidance from experts! Who knows, you may be able to apply them to your Thanksgiving dinner preparations!
For more information, contact our Cruise Specialists. And if you are interested in an onboard culinary lesson, remember to book your preferred session early as spots fill up quickly.
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