Best-selling cookery writer Oi Cheepchaiissara, author of "200 Thai Favourites" and many other books, holds half-day cooking classes every month at her home in Colchester, Essex.
Here, you'll learn to cook a complete Thai meal, including starter, main course, and a delicious Thai dessert, then sit down to enjoy it in Oi's dining room overlooking the River Colne.
Oi's style of cooking is authentically Thai, but she takes into account the fact that fresh Thai vegetables may not be available in all parts of the UK.
After the class, everyone should be able to return home and cook exactly the same meal by following Oi's detailed recipes. Many people return time and again to learn a new set of dishes.
Born in Southern Thailand, Oi took her degree at the Poh-Chang Institute of Art in Bangkok before moving to England. She taught Thai cooking in London before embarking on her writing career with her first book, "The Food of Thailand," still available in bookstores.