“How many of you suffer from inflammation?” This is the first question asked to students of the class, Inflammation be Gone. There are over 100 different types of inflammation, including the most common inflammatory arthritis. Since we all have different reactions to outside influences such as food, and different triggers to pain, it’s hard for… continue reading
Snack Attack! started as a volunteer presentation given to students in local schools (ask me to come to your school). It’s popularity transferred into an adult class, focusing on vegetables as snack. Here’s some of the snacks we make in class…
For on-the-go offices where employees have a shorter amount of time to learn, a themed taste test works well. This was the best structure for the 8 X 8 offices that housed many sales people. We did a number of themes throughout 2019 including… Veggie Burger Taste Test New Sugars Taste Test Decorate Your Own… continue reading
We did a series of classes in 2019 with the new library in Half Moon Bay. This was one of my favorite photos from the year. Watch out for the new girl group sensation – Laura and the Cooktops!
This is our third season of farmers market cook classes designed to teach people fun, easy ways to use foods bought at the Portola Valley market, and from our local sponsors. DECEMBER Home for the Holidays Sponsor: Bianchini’s Market Class today combined many products found at the farmers market and today’s sponsor, Bianchini’s market, into… continue reading
We taught a Summer Reading series for local libraries called The Food Classics (+ one) Exploration of a Sauce. Students read or cooked from the books of Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Charles Phan, Harold McGee, and Laura Stec, and shared what they learned while we cooked from the books in class. “Exploration of the Sauce”… continue reading
A partial list of organizations where I was the guest chef, taught cooking classes at, or given presentations & lectures to, since 2006. Aero PrecisionAetnaA10 NetworksAlpha and OmegaApple, Inc.American Association of University WomanAnthemAny Event LLCBB & TBrentwood Agricultural Land TrustBlackberry, IncCalifornia Academy of SciencesCalifornia Dietetic Association – Trends in Nutrition 2010California Farmer’s Market AssociationCA Representative… continue reading
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen. You’ll learn how to slice, dice and chop many vegetables, in this private class held in your home. We also discuss what knives you really need, cheap v. expensive, and knife handling, honing & sharpening skills. A unique gift! 1.25 hours. Class begins The… continue reading
Building Blocks of Delicious, Healthy Cooking is a 3-class series featuring vegetables, whole grains and clean protein. Each class builds on the other, and at the end of the series you’ve gained the knowledge to put quickly prepare tasty, healthful meals with foods you already have on hand. Eat More Vegetables – Class #1 Eat… continue reading
Make seasonal appetizers and learn party planning tips and tricks during this 1.25 hour hands-on class.