Newsletter #36 and Sweet Potato Ball Recipe

News and Fun Facts   With such a successful vaccine rollout I am getting optimistic I’ll be able to open in person summer cooking camp this summer.  If you’d like to be one of the first to know, please send your email address to

Top Tip  At La Toque we have a LOT of fun cookie cutters.  My favorite are made from copper.  If you want to stock your kitchen with unique ones, check out Ann Clark Cookie Cutters.  This video will tell you all about how they are made in the U.S. and how to buy them.  

What I’m Reading   If you’ve joined one of my baking classes, you’ve used baking soda many times as it’s a key pantry baking staple.  Did you ever wonder how it works and why we use it?  See How Baking Soda Really Works

What I’m Watching  I find Jamie Oliver’s YouTube cooking shows so much fun but what’s even better is his 8 year old son, Buddy Oliver.  Here he is making scrambled eggs. 

What I’m Cooking  I have been enjoying my recipe tests from the “Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant” cookbook .  One of my favorites is their rum punch which I’ll skip since many readers aren’t of drinking age.  Another is sorrel soup which I’ll skip as I don’t know how many of my readers  have this growing in their yard and it’s challenging to find this lemony green in the market.  So here is one for you: Sweet Potato Balls

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