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Bram Makes it to the Dessert Round on Chopped Junior

I was amazed two of my students competed on Chopped Junior in the same month.   With pride I’m happy to announce that Bram made it to the dessert round. Bram cooked and plated like a master chef every step of … Continue reading

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Anna Wins Chopped Junior

Hats off to young Palo Alto chef Anna Ghai. We are so proud of her.  Anna attended La Toque de Cindy’s Cooking camps in 2016 and 2017.   She was a delight to have in class and we hope we taught … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: On Food and Cooking

“The Food Lab” has been a darling of cooks and foodies alike recently.   This is a wonderful book and one that will boost your knowledge of the chemistry behind everything you eat.   It’s a fascinating read and I recommend it … Continue reading

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Where Our Food Comes From: Mademoiselle Colette

Every blue moon I happen upon a restaurant or a bakery which blows my mind. Mademoiselle Colette’s in Menlo Park at 816 Santa Cruz Avenue, California, is one of those.   Their mastery of the fine art of pastry goes way … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Weekly – Residents offer culinary classes to children

The Palo Alto Weekly does an admirable job supporting small businesses in town. La Toque was  fortunate enough to be one of the 2 businesses picked for an article in the Neighborhood section reporting on how we aim to train … Continue reading

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Summer Cooking Camp in Palo Alto

California has been both blessed and hard hit by a deluge of rain, snowfall, drizzle and showers this winter.   As I look at the next 10 day forecast hinting at many days of sunshine my spirits lift and I muse … Continue reading

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After School Cooking Classes in Palo Alto

At the request of several enthusiastic La Toque de Cindy students, the school is just about to start its first ever after school cooking series.   Open to budding chefs ages 9-14 and located in downtown Palo Alto. Tasty Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, … Continue reading

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