I try to take a cooking course each place I visit, and this was great fun! Puspa started us on a tour of the Ubud market, trying various fruits and buying items for our cooking. Then we rode to their village, where Wayan explained agriculture in Bali, out in a rice field. We next traveled to their house, where we were given a welcome drink and an explanation of a Balinese house (fascinating!). Then we began with a tour/explanation and then started cooking. The class was large and different people were charged with different tasks. I enjoyed this because we were able to mingle with various groups but it may not be ideal for some - I did not see all parts of any dish, so if that's your goal you may be disappointed.
Then we sat down to eat - wow! The food was just terrific and the table was full of interesting people; I really enjoyed the conversation of a very varied group.
Wayan and Puspa were lovely hosts - one of the people in the class had been injured in a motorcycle accident, and Wayan administered first aid so graciously! Wayan drove me back and welcomed me to visit again to his house! I had hoped for a great cultural experience but got so much more due to Wayan and Puspa's incredible graciousness - they made it a day to remember.