Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Food Allergy Queen is teaching in LA!

My little kitchen has been a beehive of activity for the past few weeks as I've just confirmed that I will be teaching about cooking with food allergies in two places in the next few weeks! It's very exciting.

First I will be doing a free one-hour demo at Surfas Gourmet Food & Restaurant Supply on Saturday, June 13 at noon. Go to the link and click on "Calendar" to see the schedule. I'll give a quick overview of cooking techniques to avoid the top 8 food allergens and then make gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free chocolate chip cookies.

On Saturday, July 25 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., I will be teaching a recreational class at the New School of Cooking, in Culver City. The New School is fun because you don't just sit and listen to the teacher, you actually get to cook the dishes in teams like Iron Chef and then everyone shares their dishes at the end! The recipes for this class also avoid the top 8 US food allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and peanuts). The menu will include Breakfast Corn Muffins, Turkey "Katsu" Curry, Gnocchi with Pesto, Fake Pho and Pizza. The one-time class is $85, see the full class description here on page 11. I always take these classes with a friend, it's tons of fun for us as well as informative.

Whew! So I'm running around like a mad thing polishing up recipes that have been half-baked for a little while, and getting them ready to bring them out into the sunlight so that you can taste them instead of just looking at pictures. And then make them at home!

If you are (or interested friends and family) are in the Los Angeles area during either of these days, please come on out! I'd love to meet you!

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