Do you have Valentine’s Day plans yet?

Turnip the Heat Cooking is offering our SECOND annual French Feast!  On a date, with friends, or independently join us for a three-course meal inspired by the French seaside. Fresh, unique salads, hearty fish stew, and decadent dessert will help us celebrate the day of love (of food!!). The class is very hands on, so dress to cook and enjoy a huge meal. This class is Friday, February 13th at 6:30pm.

Also, are you learning to cook and want to feel more comfortable in the kitchen, especially when cooking for a special person? This class is for you!  In Cooking for Your Date Cooking Class, we will be cooking up a delicious, romantic meal perfect to cook for a date night. We will be making steak, sides, chocolate dessert and a sparkling cocktail. Class is Thursday, February 12th at 6:30 pm.

Northern Thai Cooking Class

I am always excited when a Thai cooking class is coming up! My favorite cuisine is probably Thai! I love all the fresh flavors; the herbs, spices, greens and rices. Next up is a few fabulous dishes from Northern Thailand.

Larb, a meat and herb salad

Papaya salad

Sticky Rice

and Khoa Soi, a terrific noodle curry dish topped with pickles, lime and shallots.

Class is January 22nd, 6:30 pm at Old Salt Marketplace.

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Happy New Year from Turnip the Heat Cooking

A year ago Turnip the Heat Cooking was just a dream I had been holding onto for years. Finally, I got up the nerve to just jump. I am so happy I did! As exciting as it is to be finally living my dream, I am more moved by all the amazing people in my life who have help me get here.

I couldn’t have done it without the support of my husband, Justin, and son, Levi, who rooted for me everyday, and tasted every recipe, and helped me load and unload my car. My sister-in-law, Holly Piatek, who has been my side kick through so many classes and events, is always a source of calm advice.

I am also indebted to the kindness of Neha Patel, owner of Masala Pop, who took a chance and let me use her beautiful commercial kitchen to launch my business. Ben Meyer at Old Salt Marketplace has also helped my business grow, by letting me rent a lovely teaching space and offering great advice along the way. Thank you Hollywood Farmer’s Market and Ari Rosner for inviting me to teach at the market. I look forward to next summer and being at the market again. Lastly, Erin Rosvold, came to my very first cooking class and saw something she liked. I adored working with her and Whole Foods Market all summer and now count her as one of my good friends.

Thank you Leslie Li and Keenan McCune for designing my beloved logo, which makes me smile every time I look at it.

Most of all thank you to all my friends and clients who came to classes, sent their kids to classes and spread the word. I am still in shock that I won Best Kids Cooking School from PDX Metro Kids Calendar!

2015 is going to be another big year, I can feel it!

Happy New Year!


Holiday Baking for Families

We have 5 more spots for Sunday afternoon’s holiday baking class! This is a great class to take with your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or grandchild! This class is open to students 6 years old and up with an adult, or 8 years old and older without an adult.

We will be kicking off the holiday season with sugar cookies and peanutbutter fudge! YUM!

Class is December 7th 3:00-5:00pm

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