Thinking that the credit crunch should mean that "eating in is the new eating out", a group of us decided to try Martha Sherpa's Thai Cookery Course in Mongkok. The course, which covers dishes like grilled chicken on bamboo skewers with penang curry, tom yam koong and chicken in green curry, is quite hardcore, lasting for a full day. To be honest, we were definitely fading by the end of the experience and I did come away feeling that sometimes life is too short and really I'd be better going to a Thai restaurant. Having said that, Martha is extremely knowledgeable about Thai food and making green curry from scratch (without a blender!) has made me realise just what proper green curry should taste like (even if i personally will always be using a blender in the future!).