Nothing ruins Christmas dinner like stressing over the turkey. Turkey that’s burnt. Turkey that’s dry. Turkey that’s burnt and dry. And don’t get us started on the chicken. Salmonella is one guest we can all do without.

And there are certain characters you can’t avoid during festive season – especially at dinner parties. Tradition dictates that you enjoy/endure (delete as appropriate) relatives, family friends, randoms, and co-workers while trapped at a mulled wine-stained table stacked with dishes like roasted sprouts you’ve been dreading all year.

If you’ve been pining for a cooking class in your gift hamper this year, your dreams are about to be answered.

Fine dining Thai restaurant Chaophraya are giving away the secrets behind some of their most famous dishes in a series of cookery courses – the perfect stocking filler for you or the foodie in your life.

Swap dry turkey for a Thai feast at this unique Christmas cooking class I Love Manchester

Thai food has been the ‘it’ food of 2017, with customers across the UK keen to recreate dishes at home.

This cookery course has been specifically designed to make the cuisine accessible to everyone, whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or get by on Pot Noodles.

The course will focus on upskilling participants in a range of techniques for cooking popular Thai dishes like stir fry, curries and traditional starters.

“As a nation we’re increasingly seeking experiences as gifts, rather than tangible products,” says Chaophraya executive chef Simon Firth.

“Thai food is incredibly popular at the moment, but a lot of people are intimidated by the idea of cooking it at home because of the big bold flavours involved,” says Simon.

“This course breaks down those barriers and gives participants the tools, knowledge and confidence they need to wow dinner parties throughout the New Year.”

The course, which last for three hours, costs £69 per person and runs every Sunday morning at 10am, starting in January 2018. If you think that the loved one if your life fancies trying something different in the new year, book your voucher now and pick a date that suits you.

Escape your home kitchen for a session learning how to master Thai food with Chaophraya…

Giving a Chaophraya cookery class to the foodie in your life this Christmas will be the gift that keeps on giving for years to come. To find out more or buy your voucher, click here.

Spinningfields restaurant Thaikhun are also hosting a delicious a decadently delicious cooking class. Click here to check it out.

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