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Hands-on Cooking Classes June 19 & July 24: Mexican Fiesta! Fun Finger Foods for Fabulous Parties

I’ll be teaching this in two locations this summer. On June 19th the class is at the San Mateo Whole Foods Market and on July 24th it’s at Kitchen on Fire in North Berkeley. Menu: Sweet & Spicy PepitasMango, Jicima, and, Pineapple Kabobs with Chili and LimeShrimp Cocktail Dip with Avocado Bite-sized Chicken Empanadas with [...]
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Cooking Class—Beyond Lasagna: Warming Winter Casseroles

Monday, February 25, San Mateo Whole Foods Market Casserole. The word gives me an old-fashioned, cozy feeling, but also conjures up memories of sludgy cream of mushroom soup and mushy noodles. But casseroles are really wonderful things for working cooks. A couple hours work yields about 12 servings of ready-to-eat home cooked food for lunches [...]
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Bean Class: Monday, Feb. 4th San Mateo

Reinvent the Pot of Beans February is Heart Health month and beans are great for your heart so why not kick off the month with a class on cooking beans? While I was working with Steve Sando  on the Heirloom Bean Book for Chronicle Books, I discovered how easy it is to cook a pot [...]
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Hands-on Tamale Class

Monday, January 21st. San Mateo Whole Foods Market 6:30-8:30pm The first one in December sold out, so I’m teaching another class at the San Mateo Whole Foods Market. Since I’m required to use products carried by Whole Foods in the class, you’ll learn how to make masa preparada from masa harina. It’s not quite as [...]
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