I had the distinct privilege to co-teach with Raw Melissa and Gluten-Free Desi at the Zermatt Resort in Midway last Thurs. With a sold-out event and a wait list, five demos, and a lot of material I wanted to cover with my foodie friends, I wasn’t sure how it would go.
First of all, Leslie Smoot is unparalleled at event planning. This is the fourth time I’ve agreed to teach at her events, and the number of details she has to pull together, I’m amazed she has any time to sleep. A shout-out to Leslie: I want to be you when I grow up! If you get a chance to go to one of her cooking classes, count yourself blessed.
Here’s a photo of the event. Giving our recipes to someone else to make is a trick, and the Zermatt chefs make everything gorgeous. That said, puffed rice was substituted for CRISPY brown rice in our chia snowballs. Consequently they were all wrong. If you were there–trust me, that recipe is really delish, and crunchy too! And Melissa’s orange fudge and my Pomegranate Citrus Salad were also ruined with some rancid walnuts. We were sad about that when we discovered it after class. But those recipes are fabulous with your fresh walnuts from the group buy!
I hope you had a good time at the class anyway. Tomorrow I start a series on a topic Melissa and I discussed in class:
women, guilt, food, love, and how we feel about our bodies