Cooking Class Report

If you didn’t hear about the class I taught at Central Market a couple of weeks ago, then, well…we are not friends anymore.

Psyche! Of course we are still friends!

And like the best of friends do, I’m going to share some photos of that marvelous evening with you now. I was kind of nervous at first and probably made just one too many “jokes” about kitchen disasters, but one too many isn’t a whole lot too many. I’ll do better next time.

I need to thank Chef Scot Loranc for bringing me on board with the cooking school, and I also must thank Bryan for pointing Scot towards HilahCooking. And thank you to Mila and Nancy for helping with the preparation! Thanks, dudes!

And now begins the Picture Show:

Hilah at Central Market Cooking School

Look how many peoples was there! In the kitchen you can see Bryan, Scot, and Nancy

Central Market Cooking School

Here I am butterflying some meat like a real pro. Mila is behind me doing something with finesse

Central Market Cooking School

I'm laughing because I'm nervous. Scot is laughing because he is a fun guy. Probably I was being stupid, too

Central Market Cooking School

Does the carpet match the drapes? I don't know. Does the soup match the sweater?

Central Market Cooking School

Here I'm trying to delicately cut the trussing off my roulade without it exploding all over. Bryan finally got me some scissors after I started crying

Central Market Cooking School

Success! Rock on, my kitchen brothers and sisters. We have lived to cook another day without hot soup spraying out of the blender and onto our faces


  1. Randy on February 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I was so sorry to have not been able to attend this class. Hopefully next time! Thanks for sharing the pics.

    • Hilah Cooking on February 4, 2011 at 1:40 am

      Oh, it was fun! I hope you can make it out next time, too! It would be great to meet you.

  2. Kathryn on February 4, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    How did I miss this class?? It looks like you did an awesome job teaching, so I hope I can make the next one!

    • Hilah Cooking on February 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Aw, thanks Kathryn!

  3. Thair on February 9, 2011 at 7:23 am

    “Pictures that worth 1000 words” – you look nervous but serious, as it normally happens to real teachers, but at the end of the day is that smile on the face what matter showing the joy of doing something for the sake of loving it, as you are – dream comes true!

    From your pictures and how you honestly describe yourself and feeling at the cooking school; watching your shows, except of today’s, but I read the little touchy story behind it; your bio, if correct, “Singer, Actress & Comedian”, which all three are clearly articulated well in most of your cooking shows; the animation that portraits the two eggs sliding in the pan resembling the “Yin-Yan”, or it could be just me; and, finally, your signature, which reads “food for everybody”, someone, at least me, can tell that you’ve a noble message.

    I think your message, if not mistaken, is to engage people in a social enterprise through;

    1. Promoting simple, easy, authentic (sometimes not), and healthy (sometimes not) recipes;
    2. Using affordable materials (kitchen gadgets as well as cooking ingredients – would be better if you could use vegetables and fruits when they are in season);
    3. Having fun and joy when working in the kitchen and breaking that intimidating feeling and fear of working with food from scratch;
    4. And of course, saving the environment and money.

    I guess what I am trying to emphasize here is that you have just celebrated your 1st Anniversary and already have a good spectrum of viewers. So, sincerely, consider putting all the suggestions into work, have faith in your audience, and continue your journey and don’t ever give up. Most importantly, do it for the sake of loving it and your audience and you would be glad you did it.

    I wish you success in years to come.


    P.S. I am planning to make three patches of your bread recipe this coming weekend: one with cassava (could be substituted with sweet potato or potato), the 2nd with avocado, and the 3rd with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. In addition, I am planning to make two versions of vegan chocolate cake one based on yours and one on mine using vegan Mayo. I will be sending you the recipes for your perusal and the pics for your pleasure.

    • Hilah Cooking on February 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Thair! Thank you for your kind words and support! I think you hit the nail on the head. 🙂 I’d love to see pictures of the bread you make!

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