By Laura Stec
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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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Hey Food Partiers!
The San Mateo County Library system is hosting a free summer program of online
cook-along classes. The series starts this upcoming week with
Vegan Latin American
Wednesday, May 5
5:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Register by clicking here.
Class has options for meat and non meat eaters, or the blended bunch among you. Taught by yours truly, we'll be cooking a full meal in class, discussing how to update a traditional Latin dish such as Ropa Vieja, into a plant-lovers delight!
Two other classes later in the summer:
Not Your Fathers Grilling Class
Both from 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Please join us for one class, or for the series. When you register, you will get the recipe packet, which includes a shopping and prep list to prepare before class.