I plan to take at least a month or 2 off work to travel this summer. One idea I had was to spend some time in one location to do cooking classes. I dont want to just learn recipes, but to take classes that master basic techniques. I know ICE in Manhattan has a great 5-day class for $600. My question is whether anyone knows of a similar cooking school that offers something like this for less? (And taught in English). I'm hoping to keep costs down by living somewhere where the dollar can stretch a bit so Europe is unfortunately out.
I'm open to many international locations but it would be a nice plus if I could also brush up on on my Spanish or Mandarin skills.