It moves me to see people all over the world finding ways to creatively come together to nourish one another during these unsettling days – singing across balconies, dancing in hospital hallways, banging pots and pans to make music together. I’ve been thinking about how I can contribute – how I can connect to share joy, levity, love, nourishment and something helpful.
I’ve been teaching people to cook for more than twenty years. The aspects of my work I love most are the ways we connect and build relationships through food and the creativity that cooking warrants. Though I’m staying put in my home, I know that I can maintain and build relationships and creativity by streaming into the kitchens of friends and family near and far and into the kitchens of people in our global community who are friends I have yet to meet.
I help my students learn new techniques, new recipes and templates, meal plan, make the most of what’s in their pantry (and freezer, fridge, garden), provide time and money-saving tips and eliminate food waste. If you think you could benefit from a 20-minute virtual kitchen visit (I can pack a lot in during 20 minutes!), please sign up. And after we meet, if you feel moved to do so, donate whatever you think it was worth to one of the countless individuals, families, small businesses or non-profits in need (like Street Roots).
Feel free to share this widely. We could all use some nourishment.