The sky is blue, the sun is sparkling off the water, and the aroma of grilling meat mingles with the spicy scent of the oregano on the coals. Any minute now you can jump into the sea, but at this moment an expert is showing you the secrets of authentic Greek food. We’ve spent the past year looking for the world’s best cooking classes, and we’ve come back with great tips, fabulous recipes, and a collection of truly amazing places to visit. Whether you want to spend a luxurious week in a country villa with a teacher all your own, camp in the jungle and learn exotic tropical dishes, or just brush up your skills with a two-hour class in an urban outpost, there’s surely something here to suit you. And if you want to skip the trip and just start cooking, there’s plenty here to keep you occupied, too. Classes begin on page 36.