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Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls

There was a distinct lightness to everything I cooked at the Saigon Cooking School. Fresh herbs, paper thin rice paper, clear coconut water – it could have easily been billed as a healthy cooking class. We started with fresh spring … Continue reading

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Photos from East Bali

I was having technical issues posting some of the photos from my time in East Bali so I wanted to share a few shots of this beautiful part of the island. Posted with Blogsy

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Best way to spend a layover

Eating dim sum for breakfast in the Hong Kong airport, en route to Bali.   Posted with Blogsy

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Liguria: Day 7 of class

Liguria, our focus for today, is a region in northern Italy known for good food, particularly olives, olive oil, and basil. Because the weather in Liguria is cooler than it is in Tuscany, the olive oil from there is evidently … Continue reading

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Trentino: Day 4 of class

The focus of today's class was Trentino in northern Italy and Fernando told us that the cuisine was heavily influenced by Austria. This made a lot of sense to me, as almost everything we cooked was a version of something … Continue reading

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Our cooking schedule for the week is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. At first I thought it was ridiculous to randomly have Wednesdays off —- why not give us the long weekend to travel? I now realize the wisdom of the … Continue reading

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Siena: First day of cooking class

I am lucky enough to be spending the next five weeks taking cooking classes in Europe. I used to daydream about taking off to the Italian countryside to spend months learning how to make pasta and that is pretty much … Continue reading

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