I started this blog to inspire and help individuals create easy, affordable ethnic meals using fresh ingredients. I strive to provide meal solutions for families and those who want to expand their culinary horizons.
About 15 years ago my husband and I became friends with a French chef who had just opened a small bistro in our downtown. I suggested that he do cooking classes on Sundays (when the restaurant was closed).
For about four and a half years (excepting summers) some friends and I took over the tiny restaurant kitchen. We learned to make many of the wonderful French sauces, crème bruleé, and coq au vin among other things. We learned knife basics, how to test a cream sauce and tie a roast. The day was spent in good company and with good wine, of course!!!! The day ended with us enjoying the fruits of our labor.
As the years went by, I began to experiment with other ethnic dishes, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Italian just to name a few. Recently I took things a step further and began to research the history of food. I find this fascinating because there is such an intimate connection between food and culture.
The summer of 2013 I began teaching ethnic food classes at a local organic market. The place had a stunning studio kitchen and bar stools for all the “students” to gather around. I offered a series in Latin American cooking. The classes were small and offered ample opportunity for chatting, mingling, drinking wine and yes, cooking!!!!!
Here is my Ethnic Spoon Team:
Adam – Culinary Student at Mercyhurst University
Erika – English teacher in Hanoi Vietnam, virtual assistant and “brave” street food & recipe researcher in all parts of Southeast Asia.
Analida – Foodie, writer and recipe developer.
Tom – Site admin, food stylist and photographer.
I have many friends from every continent and hope to share some of their “sabor” with all you.
I would love to hear from you so please contact me. You can also message me via Facebook.
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