Paul Young

Educator, Designer, Culinary Explorer




Flavor Principles of Ethnic Cooking


Travel the world with self-taught home cook Paul Young as he deconstructs ethnic recipes and breaks down the flavor principles of each culinary tradition. Learn how to make anything taste Greek, Indian or Korean by following a few master recipes and utilizing simple flavor principles. By the end of the series you will be able to customize flavor profiles and adjust recipes like a pro. 


Students will have the opportunity to watch demos and/or participate in the preparation of our dinner party. Do come hungry and thirsty because the tuition includes a full two-course dinner with alcoholic beverage pairings during the second half of the class when we will be eating everything that was cooked that evening. 


Students will leave each session with easy-to-follow recipes of all the dishes on the menu. These recipes have all been adapted for the typical home cook and contain many tips & tricks to help minimize your time in the kitchen while staying true to the spirit of the original ethnic flavors.


All menu items below will use locally-sourced ingredients but are subject to change based on availability of fresh ingredients at local markets.

Grilled Octopus

Greek Classics (September 22)

Learn how to make almost anything taste Greek as we explore this wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy an alfresco Greek meze dinner complete with wine pairings and grappa sampling.

Garam Masala Spice Mix

Indian Delights (October 13)

Learn how to make a Garam Masala spice mix from scratch, then use this delightful seasoning to flavor almost any dish. Enjoy an Indian buffet complete with imported Indian beers.

Galbi (grilled beef short ribs)

A Taste of Korea (November 3)

Learn how easy it is to make these classic dishes from Korea then translate those flavor principles to any dish using your favorite ingredients. Enjoy a Korean dinner complete with soju tastings.