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Cooking School Online Learning Newsletter #2

\ Chicken Adobo News and Fun Facts. Mary Berry from The Great British Baking Show turned 85 this week.   How inspiring! That’s the fun fact of the week but read on for a reality check on food safety. You are … Continue reading

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Cooking School Online Learning Newsletter #1

  West African Peanut Soup Welcome to the first “online learning” newsletter from La Toque. During this difficult time while we are all trying to stay healthy in the Covid-19 crisis, I aim to give you some practical cooking tips … Continue reading

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Free Introductory Cooking Class for Kids

On February 26, 3:30-5:00pm, I’m offering a free class for 8-10 year olds. My classes are both sweet and savory but in my experience kids really love to bake so we’ll be making cookies in this class. This class will … Continue reading

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Rick Bayless Cookbooks and Frontera

Although not a regular restaurant goer as there are always so many fun dishes to cook myself, I have been a fan of Rick Bayless for 20 years and had the fortune of dining at Frontera in Chicago last week.   … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes

Our Yummy Yotam camp was so much fun and I learned a lot from the young chefs who came to cook with me. Most notable was that their taste buds differ a lot from mine. We all agreed that his … Continue reading

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Chocolate Guessing Game

  Chocolate is on my mind today. It’s not that it usually isn’t but today is a special day as I head into 15 baking classes, two of which are all about chocolate. One of my favorite activities in chocolate … Continue reading

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Yotam Featured this Summer

    I remember a few months back when I hosted a dinner party starting with an announcement. It wasn’t a toast for someone’s birthday or a grand speech. I just piped up “I have bad news for you. I … Continue reading

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