Cooking classes: classic dishes for the home cook to know

Sauteed veggies: chard, zucchini, celery

My cooking classes varies from student to student. Some students want to learn how to cook without recipes, and in that case I teach specific cooking styles. Click here to see “Cooking Methods for the Home Cook to Know.” Other students want to learn classic traditional recipes, here is a list with some of the […]

Cooking with Mario

Here are images of the meals I cooked with Mario during our 3 cooking lessons. He wanted quick, easy, tasty meals.

Cook Outside the Box “SPICE class” recipes

Spices R us! We made outstanding tasting food! Photos and more info to come.

How to hold a chef’s knife

Holding a knife is one of the basic things I cover when working with clients in the kitchen. Here are a five videos I found to be helpful, and entertaining… 1) Short and sweet, to the point. 2) How to hold a knife 3) Alton Brown gives us the low down on SHUN knives. Worth […]

Cooking class, 10 people, 3 items

Cooking class, 10 people

This was a cooking class for the home-care workers of one of South Bay’s premier Elder In-home Care services. It was a training for the caregivers so that they can provide healthy food to their elder clients.

Cooking class for Bay Area Older Adults

During this social and educational class, we will learn about vegetables, including tips and tricks for storage, preparation, cooking and most importantly of all- how to enjoy eating them! We will work in teams and Joni will teach preparation and cooking techniques throughout the class.

Healthy cooking demo for the caregivers of Huddleston Care

Giving care and attention to the elderly is an honor for the staff –the caregivers– of Huddleston Care. Giving care and attention –not only to the elders, but also– to the staff (of Huddleston Care) is an honor for Vivian Huddleston, owner/founder. I’ve witnessed it, in a variety of ways. And having a cooking class […]

CSA cooking class

‘Cook-from-the-Box’ cooking classes sponsored by: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.┬áTeach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time.”   $25 per person. In Cupertino, Wednesday, Aug 22nd, 11:30am – 1:30pm. We’ll focus on fresh herbs and spices, beyond the normal basil and cilantro. Chef […]

CSA cooking class, May 3

Roshambo, or rock-paper-scissors, is a ‘trump’ game where one hand gesture trumps another. I will show you how to bring the idea of this game into the kitchen. I’ll demonstrate how various flavors are used to ‘trump’ other flavors, such as: salt trumps harsh peppery flavors of turnips and radishes; and sour trumps the bitter taste of kale.

CSA cooking class, June 23

23 June, Saturday