August 2010

Three Day Class with Laura and Damien

August 31, 2010

Our second day with Laura and Damien and have just learned that they have dinner reservations at The French Laundry on Wednesday night.  So we moved the Wednesday class from 4 PM to 10 AM and swapped Tuesday’s menu for Wednesday.  Knowing what they will be experiencing at the Laundry we want to be sure […]

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Good Vibes

August 30, 2010

Here is the email I just received from Gianna: Hello Again! Thank you for writing the great letter of recommendation for me! I had my meeting today and…… I GOT THE JOB! I am beyond excited! I actually will be working in the kitchen helping with the cakes and desserts (I would of just settled for receptionist). […]

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Blast from the past

August 29, 2010

A DAY OFF, well sort of.  Another blast from the past!  Betsy worked with us at the original Cooks and Books back in 1995-1996.  She left for travel to Europe and then settled in Chicago where she became partner in a cooking store/school similar to our Cooks and Books.  She now manages a restaurant in […]

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Danville folks

August 28, 2010

We had a couple from Danville, our old location and home!  It was a double birthday celebration for Jennifer and Mark.  They made arrangements for their three little girls so they could get away for a grown-up mini vacation to Napa.

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Fun family returns less Jeremy

August 27, 2010

Our fun guests return for their second class of the week but without Jeremy as he had to go back to work cutting his vacation short.  We missed him horribly but suspect we will see him and the rest of the group again.  Today we prepared awesome Cannelloni with Prosciutto, Zucchini and Ricotta as well […]

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Snap, Crackle, Pop

August 26, 2010

Snap, Crackle & Pop, Kellogg’s is here to cook.  I grew up in Michigan and the head plant for Kellogg is in Battle Creek, Michigan.  As a kid we took a field trip to the plant to see how cereal is made and came home with mini boxes of our favorites.  So when Kellogg Company […]

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