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Kitchen Chemistry: Lemon Radish Granita

This year, the International Association of Culinary Professionals had their annual conference in San Francisco - just 40 minutes away from home.  Since What's Cooking with Kids is no longer my "real" job, I couldn't justify the expense to officially attend the conference.  But I quickly realized that I could volunteer as a way of earning my keep.  In addition to visiting with friends, I also got to participate in an amazing field trip to my friend's vineyard, Petrichor, in Sonoma County.  Her...

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Cooking with Kids: Stinging Nettle Pesto

Cooking with Kids: Stinging Nettle Pesto
Recently, members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) were in San Francisco for the annual conference.  Every year, the Kids in the Kitchen section does a workshop with local children to inspire them to cook and eat healthy foods.  I was the co-chair for this section for two years, but ever since I returned to classroom teaching two years ago, I have been admiring their work from a distance.  Fortunately for me, the San Francisco conference was close to home, and...

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Digital DIY Kitchen - Make It. Eat It. Write abo...

Digital DIY Kitchen – Make It. Eat It. Write about it.
IACP Kids-in-the-Kitchen has teamed up with Green Ribbon Schools & DooF ('food' backwards) to host an exciting online culinary education project for kids ages 5-18. Joining the fun in our IACP Kids' Digital DIY Kitchen is easy – and there are lots of great prizes! Here's all kids need to do: Choose a food you'd normally buy in a store or order in a restaurant, then try to make it yourself. Tell us about your kitchen adventure (in words, photos and/or video). Share the fun with...

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Garden to Table Workshop: IACP Kids in the Kitch...

Garden to Table Workshop: IACP Kids in the Kitchen
For the second year in a row, I attended the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference.  Much like last year's experience in Portland, this year's event in Austin opened its arms wide and greeted me with a smile. I came to town early for my first ever bookstore appearance (yay!).  The staff at Book People were wonderful and we were easily able to draw families to our area of the store by offering a hands on cooking activity for children.  An added bonus for me, of...

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Post Conference Depression Syndrome

Post Conference Depression Syndrome
I spent the past week in Austin, Texas, for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Conference.  And now that I am home, I believe I have officially recognized a new disorder.  It is called Post Conference Depression Syndrome (aka PCDS). I attended the conference as a form of Professional Development, to learn more about the culinary industry... [caption id="attachment_4948" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Texas Barbecue at Boggy Creek Farm"][/caption] To...

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2010 Has Been a Good Year (What’s Next?)

2010 Has Been a Good Year (What’s Next?)
It has been a good year for What's Cooking!  I have met amazing people and have accomplished things that I never thought possible. [caption id="attachment_3675" align="aligncenter" width="342" caption="Chefs Move to Schools"][/caption] Here are a few highlights of 2010 - a good place to start if you are just getting to know me and my mission: Readers started sharing their amazing stories about their experiences in the kitchen with family in our new series, What's Cooking with YOUR...

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Chefs Move to Schools – White House, Here I Co...

It would be an understatement to say that I was excited to be heading to the White House for the launch of Michelle Obama's new campaign, Chefs Move to Schools.  I'm not sure the right words to express my enthusiasm are even in my vocabulary. I see your thought bubble now, "Did she just say she was going to the White House?  Whaaaat? How did that happen?"  Here's how it went down: A couple of years ago, a very bubbly and persuasive woman convinced me that I should join the International Association...

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Cooking with Kids: Turkey Meatballs

Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing recipes from our amazing Kids Cook for a Cause workshop at the IACP Conference (International Association of Culinary Professionals) in Portland.   I thought I'd start with the one that was the most intensely hands-on and fun for the kids to make:  Turkey Meatballs! Turkey Meatballs Recipe courtesy of Joel Olson, Hemmachef (& Co-chair of the Kids in the Kitchen section of IACP) 1 pound ground turkey 1 small onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, pasted 1...

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IACP Portland - Empowering, Inspiring and Delici...

I have a sneaking suspicion that the week I spent at the IACP Conference in Portland will be life changing.  I made new friends, met online pals in person, and learned from some of the best in the business.  And I ate.  A lot. Before the conference started, I visited the Oregon Food Bank, where I did a training about Cooking with Kids for volunteers who work with families in nutrition education programs.  It was wonderful to connect with these women, hear their stories and help them with some...

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