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Kids and Knives

By Mindy Myers, Director, Cooking Round the World Probably the most frequent question I get asked by parents is about knives. “Will the children be using a knife in Cooking Round the World cooking camp?” My answer is yes, they will use knives, but the knives are age appropriate. Our youngest culinary students (7 and … Continue reading Kids and Knives

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Burmese Mango Salad

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the most magical places in Asia. Bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand, Burma had been out of all foreign influence after its government decided in the second half of the 20th century to keep the country isolated from its neighbors. Today, the country is open … Continue reading Burmese Mango Salad

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I Love Chickens

  By Chef Lauren Mahlke As a chef and a mother having fresh organic delicious food is so important for me and my family. That’s why having backyard chickens was the perfect addition for our home. My husband and I  recently purchased a home in Concord, CA and I knew my one and a half-year-old daughter, … Continue reading I Love Chickens

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“I don’t eat green food!”

 By Mindy Myers, Director, Cooking Round the World “I don’t eat green food!” announced a merry and determined Cooking Round the World camper to the surprised staff. “I only eat white food!” It is not uncommon for children to turn their nose down at foods that are unknown to them. Young children sometimes gravitate to … Continue reading “I don’t eat green food!”

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The Fruit of the Bayou

by Sasha Dallman The best part about a crayfish boil is eating with your hands and not using a plate! I am not Cajun, Creole or even southern, but I feel like I am, at heart. I have always had an unusual love for the bayou region of the southeast. Luckily for me, my boyfriend … Continue reading The Fruit of the Bayou

Coconut Macaroons for Passover

By Robyn Goldberg, Chef/Educator – Cooking Round The World Passover is a Jewish holiday that takes place for one week in the early spring. The holiday commemorates the liberation of Israelites from slavery in Egypt in 1300 BCE. According to the Torah, or Jewish Bible, God helped the Israelites escape from slavery by inflicting ten … Continue reading Coconut Macaroons for Passover

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Bodhrans and Brown Bread; the Food that Fueled my Irish Musical Adventure

by Victoria Bloedau When I was eighteen, I was a folk singer. What had started as an after-school hobby accelerated quickly into a semi-professional business. After landing a few St. Patrick’s Day country club gigs and recording a demo album, we ambitiously applied to perform in a traditional music festival in the heart of Southwestern … Continue reading Bodhrans and Brown Bread; the Food that Fueled my Irish Musical Adventure

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