Cooking for the modern lifestyle

Tom’s sister alerted me to Let’s Dish, which is a part grocery store, part cooking class sort of store that has locations in Minnesota, Washington state, and the DC/Baltimore area. There’s also a location in Ashburn coming this summer.

The basic premise is this: You register for a class time, you pay $155, and then you show up and make 8 different dishes, each of which will feed 6 adults. Then you take them home and stick them in the freezer until you need them. The cost per serving is $3.23- cheap!

The store/service/whatever is designed for people who don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking every night and don’t always have the ingredients on hand to make a full meal. It seems to me that this is the perfect kind of business to appeal to the modern urbanite- we know we shouldn’t keep eating out or ordering pizza, but we’re having trouble finding the time to shop for and cook decent meals regularly, so Let’s Dish tries to make it as convenient as possible.

I’ll probably check this out once the Ashburn store opens- I love to cook, but rarely have the time and energy to keep it up steadily for any length of time. This has got to be a better alternative to frozen dinners and endless nights of sandwiches.

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