Learning from the experts
Anyone ever done this? I went to a neighborhood block party yesterday. I'd been meaning to ask a Vietnamese-American neighbor if, the next time his Mom visits, how would she feel about me asking her to teach me how to make her spring rolls. She makes them every time she visits, and they always bring me over a plate of them. I love Vietnamese food in general and spring and summer rolls in particular. Summer are easy-peasy. But can't really get the spring roll thing going.
The neighbors (a young couple with young children) said she'd be delighted, and another neighbor said she wanted to come and learn as well.
Many people ask me about trying to impress people buy cooking their cuisine. I'm always of the belief that you ask them to teach you! I learned many things by simply, instead of making something I didn't know, asking if they'd teach me how to do it. So I'm Jazzed.
Hmm, maybe this should be re-posted to Ethnic, since I plan on following up when it happens.