About 20 minutes outside of Chiang Mai, the Thai Farm Cooking School is a fun and educational way to spend an afternoon. After being picked up at your accommodations, you and your classmates for the day are taken for a tour of the Ruamchook market and given some time to explore. When you arrive at the farm, your instructor will take you outside to learn about all the different herbs & vegetables and how to pick them. You then spend the rest of the afternoon alternately cooking and stuffing yourself silly. Over the course of the day you learn to make dishes in 5 categories, with three selections to choose from in each, at your own cooking station- appetizers, curry and curry paste, main course, noodle dish, and dessert. The instructor was very helpful and the food was delicious. Best of all, before taking you back to your hotel you receive a recipe book so you can recreate all your culinary masterpieces at home.