By now, grandmothers everywhere have been watching turkey prices fall and younger families have been kicking themselves for buying the same bird two weeks ago for another 50 cents per pound. Family recipes written down on all manner of lined paper, the backs of envelopes, and carefully trimmed from magazine pages during the Kennedy administration have been reviewed, shopping lists tweaked, and Black Friday plans laid. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day…
The Holidays are here and my students call and email me for tips to follow in the kitchen. Here are 5 of my favorite go-to tips to keep in mind when you’re in the kitchen. Don’t forget to subscribe to my Newsletter for great videos and recipes! Happy Holidays! Get an Instant Read Digital Thermometer the next time you are at the Classroom or order it online here! This tool…
App-y Hour with Martha Stewart Living in the Culinary Classroom! BY CULINARYCLASSROOM 0 COMMENT BLOG Did you know that Martha Stewart Living Magazine (#MarthaFood) and Better Homes and Gardens (#BHGFood) are one and the same? I had the honor of hosting a wonderful night with this great organization as they gathered for a Cooking and Mixology Event – or an “App-y Hour” . The night started with a great cocktail from Martha Stewart…
I can’t wait until the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film hits the movie theaters this weekend! How about you? Anyone else excited? To celebrate the release, I made some Star Wars Cupcakes with Gaby (0hgaby) Bañuelos! See how I showed her how to make Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia Cupcakes! What a fun time! Make these cupcakes the next time you want to Awaken the Force and celebrate…
A good knife is a very sharp knife – and a sharp knife is one of the most important tools in your kitchen. Starting to prepare food in the kitchen involves a good, sharp knife and a lot of kitchens don’t have them. Some of my beginning students tell me they think a sharp knife is more dangerous than a dull one. This is actually not true. A sharp knife makes…
January 21 is National New England Clam Chowder Day – how great is that? My Master Chef students make this wonderful hearty soup. Bacon or Salt Pork is a must. I also tell my students to use Fresh Clams and never to use that bottled Clam Juice. My next Master Chef Program starts Sunday, January 26 at 9:30 AM and I have a couple of seats left! If you can’t…
Prime rib is a classic holiday dinner in many households. If this is a tradition your family follows, or you would like to start it, this is a great recipe to try! The blend of flavors is amazing and the homemade horse radish tops this entree off beautifully.
With the weather getting colder, everyone loves hot & steamed dumplings. This is how I’ve been making mine for years and everyone loves them. Check it out and make your own delicious pork shu mai at home! These are a staple in my Chinese cooking class next being offered on Friday, 12/20/2013. Register today through the link below: http://bit.ly/1cJ7I8r
With the Holidays right around the corner, we are all searching for something new to make for our family and friends. Here is a great appetizer recipe for you to try! I am hosting a Design Appetizers class on 1/31 @ 7-930pm. Learn how to make this dish and much more. http://bit.ly/19dXP
Tired of the same boring stuffing every year for Thanksgiving? This is a recipe from my Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class to help spice up your holiday dinner this season. This stuffing goes great with turkey or any type of bird. Why don’t you give it a try — You’ll never go back!
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Dear Chef Eric and Jennie: Thank you so very much for an amazing time at your Culinary Classroom. Tyler and I are definitely ‘novices’ when it come to cooking, and you were able to help us prepare a great meal AND one we can prepare at home! After the class we quickly ran to register for some nice knives, pots and pans and pasta maker! Thanks again for the great evening and your hospitality. Look forward to taking more classes in the future! Lindsay and Tyler
First I have to say how much fun Dina and I had at your Chicken Connoisseur class this past Friday. What a great class and the food was incredible.
Extremely Satisfied -The best cooking class I ever attended. All the staff, and of course, Chef Eric, were the best. I am looking forward to taking the Master Baking and Master Chef Program soon!
I just wanted thank you and Chef Eric for a very enjoyable and memorable experience. Everybody had a great time. Steve was thrilled! Don’t be surprised if you see him at future classes. You were so helpful and very responsive to all my requests. Thanks again.
I simply loved my time in the Master Baking Program. I learned so much and had fun in every class. Chef Eric is a fantastic instructor. He’s very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and happily welcomes questions- no matter what they may be. I highly recommend The Culinary Classroom.
Dear Chef Eric and your wonderful staff, Thank you for making BSF Santa Monica Office’s first holiday party such a success! Everyone had a fantastic time and we all went away learning something new. Thank you again and happy new year! Sincerely, Vanessa Le
I currently work for a Spanish Catering Company were we specialize in paellas and sell imported goods from Spain at the Studio City Farmers Market were we cook with local and organic vegetables. I attended a high school Culinary Competition through C-Cap -Careers in the Culinary Arts Program and received a scholarship to Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom. Attending Chef Eric’s help me gain the tools and confidence to pursue further education in the culinary career baking and pastries as well. Now I…
An enjoyable afternoon. Clear instructions and guidance generously and humorously given. Will be back.
Best money I have ever spent. The Cooking and Baking classes were the best.
CHEF ERIC gave me the tools I needed to become a successful full-event caterer.