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Cooking Local in Shanghai

To know a culture it helps to understand the food that nourishes the local people. To that end, we decided to take a cooking class in Shanghai. Not only do you get to create some seriously tasty food but it's fun to share the experience with other international travelers in your class.  Cherry was our fearless leader ( who took our group including my husband and son with a couple from California and a gal from Ireland, to the local wet market and then to a local apartment to cook our meal....more

In New York City? Learn Sous Vide Cooking Techniques at Zabar!

Now's your chance to pick up the French cooking technique, Sous Vide and then dazzle people! -PJ Gach...more

Trattoria Vermont

During a ski retreat with friends this past weekend, not only did we get in great skiing, we also got lessons in the art of making fresh pasta. The kids were so excited -it is one of their favorite foods AND they were going to get to crack their own eggs. I must admit I was a lot happier having them do this in someone else's kitchen....more

Dinner and a Show: A Night at Living Social DC Cooking Class

Original post here: did I say when Living Social DC asked me to be their guest at my pick of one their hands-on cooking classes? Absolutely yes!...more

Let's Get Cooking

Last night I did something fun and new: a few friends and I took a pasta-making 101 class. There were about 15 people in the class and we learned to make fettuccine with marinara sauce, spinach ravioli, and butternut squash ravioli....more

6 Tips for Conquering Your Kitchen

I wish I knew how to cook.I mean, I wish I could really cook. I have a few old standby dishes that I’ll trot out for special occasions, all 4 of which–remarkably–get solidly positive reviews. I am confident enough to (sometimes) cook without recipes, but I’m no where near creative enough (or adventurous enough) to face my pantry each night and whip up something unbelievable on a whim. Let’s face it: whimsy in the kitchen is for those with ample free time and no young children constantly underfoot and causing chaos....more

Parties That Cook Indian Summer Tapas Recipe: Crispy Vegetable Samosas

Summer is officially in full swing. Fill your days with trips to the beach, lazy days (or songs), sunny skies, new adventures and, of course, lots of cooking! This July, Parties That Cook is offering an Indian Summer Tapas cooking class....more

“Christina Cooks” with me! (+ A Weekly Round-Up)

Hello from Philadelphia!  I’m on day three of a Three-Day Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. It has been transformative!  I’m really thinking about the how and why of what I eat and am excited to share some of those thoughts — and inspired recipes — in the future....more

Unique & Elegant Vegan Hors D’oeuvres at the NGI (Including a Recipe From the Chef!)

It’s June!  This month I’m participating in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month).  Participants are committed to updating their blogs once a day. I’m participating as an exercise to hone in on my blog mission.  I want to really focus on the “how.”  How I can bring you helpful and fun insight into eating and living vegan....more