Kristine Kidd - Fresh Gluten-Free Food

-Book Signings
-Cheese Festival
-Monterey Bay Aquarium
-Cooking Classes

My new book, Weeknight Fresh and Fast, will be taking me on a few fun adventures over the next several months where I will be demonstrating recipes and/or talking about writing the book. I was a cooking teacher before my years as food editor at Bon Appetit magazine and I am enjoying teaching again. I hope that I'll get to see some of you along the way. I’d love to meet you and hear how you are enjoying the blog or the book; I am also interested to learn about things you’d like to see on the blog

Weeknight Fresh and Fast was one of three books chosen for the Williams-Sonoma cookbook club, and recipes from it will be featured in classes at many of the stores around the country on February 23. I will show up at the event at the store on Montana Ave, in Santa Monica, to chat and sign books. Then, on March 5, I will demonstrate recipes at the same store.
At the end of March, I will be in Sonoma at the fabulous California Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma. The festival starts Friday, March 25, and continues through the weekend. It is a great opportunity to taste the best small batch and farmstead cheeses made in California, and to meet the cheese producers. Seminars are offered that teach how to distinguish goat, sheep, and cow’s milk cheeses; how to judge cheeses like a pro; great cheese and beer and cheese and champagne pairings. The festival illustrates the life of the cheese maker, and provides tours of cheese making facilities. There are chef dinners too, highlighting even more cheese. I am looking forward to learning and tasting, and bringing my finds back to you on this blog. I'll also be demonstrating a cheesy recipe and signing books.


cookingforsolutions2.jpgEvery spring I look forward to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions event- three days at the stunning aquarium celebrating sustainability with marvelous food prepared by environmentally conscious chefs and producers. If you attend, you can taste products that have been created conscientiously while learning more about how our food choices can protect the soil, water, and oceans. At the gala on Friday evening, May 20, explore the romantically lit aquarium, and sample special dishes cooked by top chefs. Cooking demonstrations, seminars, tours to breathtaking locations, and meals prepared by famous chefs for intimate groups are offered on Saturday and Sunday. The food all weekend is paired with excellent wines fashioned by sustainable practices. I will be demonstrating recipes featuring fresh, local ingredients, and signing my book.

In June I've been invited by owner Phyllis Vacarelli to teach a class at Let’s Get Cookin’ in Westlake Village, where I taught before I started working at Bon Appetit. I'll provide lots of tips for fresh weeknight cooking, and of course you will get to taste everything I cook. The menu is listed below, and the recipes are from my book.
Here is the schedule of events, as it stands now; I will add to it as it evolves.
Wednesday, February 23, Williams-Sonoma Santa Monica, CA
12:00, Williams-Sonoma Cookbook Club, cooking class and book signing
Saturday, March 5, Williams-Sonoma Santa Monica, CA
12:00-2:00, Cooking demonstration and book signing
Sunday, March 27, California Artisan Cheese Festival, Petaluma, CA
1:00-2:00, Cooking demonstration and book signing
Saturday, May 21, Cooking for Solutions, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
2:30-3:30, Cooking demonstration and book signing
Tuesday, June 7, Let’s Get Cooking, Westlake Village, CA
6:30-9:30, Cooking Class featuring Mushroom and Manchego Quesadillas; Risotto with Leeks and Sugar Snaps; Black Cod with Lemon and Thyme Bread Crumbs; Chicken Sauté with Sugar Snaps and Asparagus; and Seared Beef Salad with Thai Flavors
Cheese photo from the California Artisan Cheese Festival
Cooking for Solutions banner from the Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Tags: book signings , California Cheese Festival , cooking classes , food events , Monterey Bay Aquarium

Categories: Sustainable Seafood


February 9, 2011 9:15 AM

Looking forward to seeing you in Petaluma for the cheese festival, Kristine. And very fun to be returning to Let's Get Cooking, where it all began!

February 9, 2011 3:54 PM

Looking forward to your personal cooking demonstrations and of course to tasting the food afterward !!!

Charles G Thompson
February 9, 2011 8:08 PM

Hi Kristine. I'm going to try to make it to the signing in Santa Monica. It would be great to meet you. So jealous about California Artisan Cheese Festival - that sounds amazing.

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