Little Chefs

I have learned over time that it doesn't really matter if they decide to get up and run around while waiting for their cookies to come out of the oven, or if they would rather eat the food than make it.  What seemed to matter most was their experiences in the classroom like the smell of garlic sauteing in a pan and tasting fresh gnocchi that they made themselves.  Hopefully these experiences will stay with them beyond the classroom and guide them towards healthier food choices in the future.


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Tom Douglas' Hot Stove Society Chef Bridget Charters

Tom Douglas' Hot Stove Society Cooking with Chef Bridget Charters 

Bridget's demo of homemade Tortellini, Ravioli and Agnolotti had inspired students to experiment with free form filled pasta, rolling and dotting their fillings on floured butcher block tables amidst lively conversation.  I helped Bridget, along with an experienced crew, assist students with pasta attachments, sealing and whatever questions that arose that night.  Visit broiledgrapefruit.com for classic revised recipes. 

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Broiled Grapefruit The Little Dessert Cookbook Vegan

When I am looking for a cookbook to add to my collection, there is usually a combination of elements including text, graphics and/or culinary photography that make the experience of reading it very personal; I wanted that for this cookbook.  Hopefully the recipes that I have developed, as well as the style of this book will appeal to you and become a part of your culinary repertoire.

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Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker

Upon reading it soon becomes obvious that this is a cookbook written by people who value the effort behind a good home cooked meal:  "We believe that you will go on to unexpected triumphs, based on the sound principles which underlie our recipes, and actually revel in a sense of new-found freedom. You will eat at the hours of your choice. The food will be cooked and seasoned to your discriminating taste. And you will regain the priceless private joy of family living, dining and sharing" (Joy of Cooking Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker 1964 ed.). 

 

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The Enlightened Domestic

I grew up with Gloria Steinem and the Women's Rights Movement enthusiastically sharing the message for "girls to go out there, get a job and strive for equal pay".  I listened despite the fact that I grew up in a traditional household with a father who worked while my mom stayed home and managed the household.  I remember thinking beyond a doubt that I would get out there and achieve something beyond the role of a domestic.

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