Happy Monday, everyone! This past weekend, Corelyn and I taught our first ever cooking class to a group of our friends, and we just had a blast. We taught the basics through rolls, mac and cheese, and two green bean recipes that we thought would round out our students’ kitchen skills.
We have wanted to teach people about cooking from the start. Maybe not straight up classes, but every text message, video chat, phone call, email, or in-person question I get about cooking excites me because I absolutely love cooking and teaching and more importantly, learning.
I love questions I don’t know the answer to, because that gives me the opportunity to learn something in the process, too. I love being able to discuss methodology in the kitchen, tips and tricks for making the cooking process easier, and I love talking about food. This class gave Corelyn and I the opportunity to do just that in a relaxed environment with our
guinea pigs friends who were super patient with us, asked amazing questions, and taught us a lot about how to teach.
One of the recipes we made was rosemary rolls. They were based on the Pioneer Woman’s recipe, because why change something if it’s not broken? We loved introducing yeast rolls to our friends because yeast seems scary, but it’s not. Once you know how to use it, it’s magic. Making your own bread seems so fancy and is just too easy to not make. It’s simple, it’s impressive, it’s pretty, and it’s so delicious.
These are the rolls that our friends made during class – Steve, and Mitchell, and Jen, and Aaron’s rolls. They are delicious. They are beautiful. They are topped with blue cheese, caramelized onions, and so much love. And those are the best kinds of foods, we think.
We are hoping to teach so more classes soon, and if you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to our friends who allowed us to practice on them, and thanks to Jeff for filming the whole thing – hopefully someday soon we’ll have something to show you. (I tried not to swear too much.)