Three others to try: Cooking classes
Ever wondered how to transform a carrot into a rosebud? Get to grips with ornate vegetable carving and the basics of Thai cookery, then take the dishes home to eat. One-on-one tuition is available as well as group lessons for up to four.
Krua Thai Cookery School, Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, 0131 664 3036, www.kruathai.co.uk
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For DIY patatas bravas, samosas or focaccia, one-day crash courses in Italian, Indian, Scottish and Spanish cooking are available, £99.50 per person. Not sure which to go for? Then sign up for the lot and impress all your friends.
The Cookery School, Glassford St, Merchant City, Glasgow, 0141 552 5239, www.thecookeryschool.org
Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart shares kitchen secrets at his Leith Cook School. One-day classes on seafood, sauces or easy entertaining are available from £130, or fork out £250 for a masterclass with the man himself.
Cook School by Martin Wishart, Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, 0131 553 3557, www.cookschool.co.uk