Cooking at the Market May – September 2018

Cooking at the Market inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying seasonal local foods, with an emphasis on eating more vegetables 🙂 Come learn new cooking techniques and try new foods, thanks to support from the Town of Portola Valley, and our illustrious, local business sponsors. Stop by on Thursday for a shop and… continue reading

Salad Making Class at Diablo Farmers Market

We’re back at Diablo Market with the California Farmers Market Association for a DIY cook class. In 20 minutes, shoppers learned the basics of a good dressing, and how to enhance the classic vinaigrette of lemon and olive oil into dressings of many types. People got into it. We taught why oil and vinegar don’t… continue reading

Manage Your Microbes with Provident Credit Union

This was the third class in a series of wellness Lunch and Learns. The first class was Farm to Fork with the Seasons. Second class was Taste Your Way Thru the Book (Cool Cuisine) and today is Manage Your Microbes. Did you know your body is made up of 70-90% the genes of another species?… continue reading

The Tech and Santa Clara County Wellness Fairs

Welcome to Santa Clara County Wellness Fair! An outside fair with no power means it’s Snack Attack! time. We taught simple snacks to make at home including: Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding Strawberries Get the Blues Kohlrabi Cracker Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bite And learned why not to eat sugary drinks as snacks. The next day, The Tech… continue reading

CUESA 2017

Back at the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture’s Saturday chef program. I’m joined by Channy Laux of Angkor Foods. Angkor brings traditional Cambodian products to market.  Channy makes a traditional tofu and lemongrass stirfry with her homemade saute sauce. And Laura uses the same sauce to introduce EZ Seasoning technique. Buon appetito and… continue reading

The Perfect Brunch

The Perfect Brunch. Fluffy and creamy, or watery and tight – how do your eggs cook up? What’s the perfect temperature, why must I add fat, and when to salt? Learn these scrambled secrets and the science behind preparing eggs-cellent eggs in this cooking class with Chef Laura Stec. We’ll also discuss best bacon, vegetables for… continue reading

Cooking at the Market: April 2017 – Sept 2017

Cooking at the Market, a project of Portola Valley Farmers Market, inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we make great meals, and a great difference! See the posts for September 2016 – March 2017 here…. continue reading