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Thai Beef Salad from Patricia Rose at Fresh Food in a Flash Cooking Class

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I am a cooking class junky. I love going to cooking classes. So imagine my happiness when I was recently invited to the Main Dish Salads Cooking Class by Patricia Rose of Fresh Food in a Flash. Her classes are hands-on and it is so fun to watch her students preparing her recipes, cutting and [...]

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Patricia Rose and Fresh Food in a Flash ~ Presents Weekday Dinners Cooking Class

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I love going to cooking classes, especially when they are participation and the students do the cooking. So when my friend and fellow food blogger Patricia Rose, of the blog Fresh Food in a Flash, invited me to her cooking class, I was really happy to go along and photograph the whole thing. Her Weekday [...]

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Cool Watermelon and Hatch Chile Gazpacho ~ From Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

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Last Saturday I attended The Red Hat Society Tea at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms in Manhattan Beach. I was very excited to meet the Red Hat ladies, because I had missed their luncheon last year. Grace-Marie always adds one red ingredient to every recipe she makes in their honor, so I knew the dishes [...]

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Studio Lighting Food Photography Class with Professional Food Photographer Christina Peters

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Isn’t this an outrageous photograph? The size? The colors? The sharp focus? This photo is not about a recipe, although you could use the idea for a lovely tomato salad with an herb-y vinaigrette. No, my photo is about the lighting. Studio lighting with two 500W Eiko Photoflood lamps in 20” soft boxes, one pointed [...]

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Natural Light Food Photography Class with Christina Peters and Amy Paliwoda

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This past Saturday I had the great pleasure of attending the Natural Light Food Photography Class taught by professional food photographer Christina Peters and prop, still life and set stylist Amy Paliwoda. The class took place at Christina’s Marina del Ray studio and there were 10 of us students, which was a great student/teacher ratio. [...]

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Camp Blogaway Bootcamp Revisited

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It was one week ago today that I returned from Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp and I have been thinking about how to write about it for that whole time. It took about 24 hours for my adrenalin to return to normal, then I slept for 18 hours after the crash. Then I went through [...]

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Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp

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Next weekend I am going to be attending the Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Bootcamp, which is taking place at Camp de Benneville Pines in Angelus Oaks, California. That is in the mountains east of Los Angeles and I will be enjoying all of the activities planned by Patti Londre of Worth the Whisk from Friday [...]

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A California Avocado Day at Ciudad Restaurant for Cinco de Mayo with the Too Hot Tamales

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Last Saturday the California Avocado Commission hosted a Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration at Ciudad with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Ciudad is located in downtown Los Angeles in the middle of the city-scape, the sky scrapers towering all around it. About 20 of us bloggers and food writers came together with our [...]

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Caesar Salad and Mary Ellen Rae’s Cooking Class

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As I have mentioned numerous times, I love to go to cooking classes, so when Mary Ellen invited me to participate in one she was teaching, I jumped at the chance. I was advised to bring my chef’s knife and an apron, and of course I took my camera. It is always fun to see [...]

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Salmon with Avocado and Sweet Chili Sauce from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

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When Grace-Marie told me she was cooking something with salmon and avocado today, I immediately volunteered to photograph whatever she came up with. Two of my favorite ingredients that are also photogenic and I’m right there. I arrived when the class was just about over and they all gave me a sitting ovation. They love [...]

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Easter Brunch at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen

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Today I went to the most amazing Easter Brunch at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen Cooking School at Bristol Farms in Manhattan Beach. The dishes she prepared were just beautiful and delicious. We had Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Warm Easter Ham Vinaigrette, Springtime Strawberry Muffins, Mushroom and Pepper Brunch Clafouti, and Lemon Curd Meringues.
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Kids at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

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Leprechauns in the Kitchen was the theme of the kid’s cooking class at Grace Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms in Manhattan Beach last Saturday, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a menu of Shamrock Green Salad, Irish Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie and Lucky Leprechaun Brownies. All the recipes were prepared by the kids, who ranged in age [...]

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Photography Class with Raiko Hartman

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I have been taking a photography class through the South Bay Adult School, one night a week for ten weeks. Our teacher, Raiko Hartman, is an award winning photographer who has been a successful commercial photographer for over 20 years. His work focuses on people and product, so that is what I have been [...]

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Mardi Gras Madness at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen

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Mardi Gras Madness was the theme of the cooking class I went to today at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms in Manhattan Beach. The wonderful thing about Grace-Marie’s classes is that she makes you feel like your best friend invited you over for lunch and went all out with the food, the decorations, the white [...]

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Corn Bread Tartlets & Linda Steidel’s Cooking Class

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I have taken a number of cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma from a wonderful teacher, Linda Steidel. I look forward to her classes, not only for the recipes, but to watch her cooking techniques and see what equipment she is using. The thing about cooking teachers is they have to get everything prepared and cooked within [...]

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