Cooking Class + Farm Tour at Achadhina Cheese Company in Petaluma

Although Frances Wilson and I both love teaching in our great little professional kitchen at Rocket Restaurant Supply in Berkeley; the pop-up cooking school we co-founded, The Field Kitchen, was named because we also offer the unique experience of … [Read more...]

Easy Super Bowl Party Food: Poached Shrimp with Aioli

http://youtu.be/bLoxoYI8gpc What are you going to serve at your Super Bowl party this year? As a caterer, I’m often asked to prepare shrimp for my clients. It’s always one of the most popular items on the menu, and most guests gravitate towards … [Read more...]

Video: Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Feta and Apple

I love Thanksgiving, because it’s the one holiday where the entire country comes together to prepare a meal with friends and family. Many people have their own ways to cook the turkey and make the mashed potatoes and stuffing, but sometimes, it’s fun … [Read more...]

A Taste of Poland: Zurek, Sour Bread Soup

My girlfriend grew up in Poland. She currently resides far from Poland—and far from me in the Bay Area—she is two months into a two year medical residency in the Midwest. I miss her, and I miss the meals we used to prepare together (okay, I was the … [Read more...]

Herb-Stuffed Roast Chicken Legs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txzpK01LHR8 As a professional caterer and cooking teacher, I love to cook! When I’m not busy with work, you will often find me experimenting with new recipes and throwing dinner parties. After all these years in the … [Read more...]

Fava Beans: Worth the Work

Fava beans start to appear in the markets here in Northern California in early Spring. By the end of April, the pods are plump and full which is how you want them to be if you are going to commit to the time it takes to prepare them. It takes … [Read more...]

Video: Celebrate Asparagus Season with Soup

Asparagus Soup with Citrus Herb Crème Fraîche   Print Author: Jennifer Knapp Recipe type: Soup Serves: 6-8 Ingredients ¼ cup crème fraîche ½ tablespoon chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives ½ teaspoon … [Read more...]