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 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.
It’s never too early for a wellness event. Morning fairs are the new trend. We teach breakfast ideas for the time challenged. This class featured three recipes Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding (make it Sunday and it lasts all week) Hemp Mulberry Quinoa Millet Cereal And Breakfast Veggies
“Laura, this was amazing! Thanks to you we had another successful Family Halloween. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this event. It was one definitely to remember. Everyone ***loved*** the spread!” Halloween was celebrated with high style this year with Seeing Eye Cookies Mummies in a Blanket Pumpkin Throwing… continue reading
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
Researchers at Stanford are starting to think that not only what we eat, but the order in which we eat it, might effect our microbiome, the bacteria that live in and on our bodies. The Microbiome Individuality and Stability Over Time study will test this theory. 20 study participants will eat the same meal for… continue reading