If one of your New Year's resolutions was to learn how to cook, then you must must attend the cooking classes at Sur La Table at the Grove. They are the best.....around! (Karate Kid reference).
Sur La Table has classes most every day of the week, usually at 6:30pm, and for those of us fortunate enough to not be slaving away at a desk all day, they also hold mid-day classes at 1pm.
They have a wide variety of classes ranging from simple tasks such as "Cooking 101: How to Boil Water" (I mean, really?) to more exciting classes like "Bon Appetit: India, dish by dish" (Is that considered a shameless plug since I am Indian? I wasn't sure).
Class sizes are fairly small and they get filled up pretty quickly so check out the website in advance if you want to make a reservation to attend a class. You can also call them to plan a private cooking class or group event, where you have the option to pick your own menu.
Sur La Table, @ the Farmers Market on 3rd and Fairfax. (323) 954 0121 http://www.surlatable.com/