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Cooking Class Comes Home II - Pasta feeling a little Italian coming on.

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Hip Hip Hooray for pasta!  I didn’t travel to Italy, just with my friend Janna Seiz  to Springfield Illinois and Lincoln Land Community College for the 2nd half of my cooking class to get my Italian fix.  The class was with Chef Denise Perry who taught us all about the Principles of Cooking.  As part […]



  Sometimes it is fun just to travel as far as the closest cooking class. That is what my friend Janna Seiz and I did last week, we took a class on stocks and sauces.  I learned terms I had never heard in three years of French class about the origins of some of the […]

El Arrayan Cooking Class

Carmen Porras has the patience of Job. She invited a group of travel writers into her restaurant to try our hands at cooking some traditional recipes. My friend Linda Spanberger traveled with me for this wonderful trip and together we all crowded into El Arrayan’s kitchen to try to capture a bit of the magic […]