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The Atlantic: How to Improvise in the Kitchen

One of the best things about encouraging people to improvise in the kitchen is to hear how they monkeyed with one of my recipes. “Wow”, I think, “I never thought of that!” Like my friend Ellen using an herb sea salt, fragrant with dried rosemary, thyme, and lavender, instead of kosher salt in a chocolate cake recipe she’d found in one of my books. Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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Time Magazine: Top Chef Dreams: Are Cooking Schools a Rip-Off?

The idea of becoming a gourmet chef and maybe even owning your own restaurant someday is one of those enduring fantasies that percolate through each generation. And today, with the popularity of starmaking competition shows like Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef, the concept of cooking your way to a new career is even more alluring.

Visit Time Magazine to read Top Chef Dreams: Are Cooking Schools a Rip-Off?

Angie’s List: 8 Reasons You Should Take Cooking Classes

Are you thinking about taking a cooking class, but don’t know if it’s worth it? Does the name of your most cooked meal have the words “hamburger” or “helper” in it? If so, a culinary arts class may be right up your alley.

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Kitchn: 6 Ways to Become a Fearless Improviser in the Kitchen

Becoming a master in the kitchen doesn’t simply mean memorizing recipes from cookbooks or making a successful soufflé. It also means being able to look in the pantry and fridge and use what’s on hand to make a meal, replace a missing ingredient, or add something unexpected (and unlisted) to an existing recipe.

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Forget the Clichés and Get Creative with Your Bachelorette Party

Bachelorette parties conjure a very specific image for most people: night clubs, limos, male strippers, and lots of penis-shaped paraphernalia.

And while the traditional approach may work for some, increasingly, brides-to-be are looking for more unique and memorable experiences to celebrate their big adieu to singlehood.

If you’re a foodie or just prefer croquettes to Cosmos, a cooking party can be the perfect alternative (or addition) to the conventional night-out.

At My Cooking Party, we offer a variety of options for brides-to-be.

Our Public Cooking Contest = #SquadGoals

For the bride who has said, “You know what? I could definitely win a round or two of Chopped,” our Battle of the BridesTM public event is a great opportunity to show off your culinary, competitive spirit. Our exceptional wait staff provide complimentary wine while you and your girls collaborate to create a tasty bite from ingredients provided by our kitchen. Curveball ingredients and opportunities to sabotage the opposing bridal parties’ efforts add extra zest to the games. After you’ve created your perfect bite, each group samples what the other groups have made and our secret judges rank your unique creations on design, taste, and creativity. The bride with the best morsel wins “Best Bride,” bragging rights, and a super special gift, plus chef hats for her whole squad.

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Our Private Cooking Class: Close Encounters of the Tasty Kind

If you’re looking for a more intimate affair, My Cooking Party also offers private dinner parties. Start the night off with our catered hors d’oeuvres and wine, then join our chefs in the kitchen to learn how to make a three-course meal. After you’ve sliced, diced, and sautéed to your heart’s content, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor with your besties. We can tailor your event to a theme (get creative! We’re happy to oblige) with customizable signage, menus and aprons. We also offer complimentary recipe books, so you can recreate your delicious meal at home with all the new kitchen skills you’ve picked up. No need to buy rounds of shots to keep your girls engaged. Everyone will have a blast in our kitchen as we serve up flavorful bites and unforgettable moments.

Your bachelorette party should be a reflection of you, so if you’re not into dimly lit bars, bodycon dresses, or yelling yourself hoarse over club music, try My Cooking Party for a feast of fun.

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