Los Angeles Tea Festival, December 3 and 4th at Japanese American National Museum, LA

I will again be participating in the LA Tea Festival where you will be able to taste hundreds of teas and attend educational sessions including a few by yours truly. More details to follow soon.

Tea-sauced sundaes and tea frappées at the LA Iced Tea festival Sept. 17, 2016

I will be presenting a class on tea based sauces for sundaes and tea frappées at the 2nd Los Angeles Iced Tea Festival at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, downtown LA. Register soon! Hope to see you there.

Judging KCRW’s Pie Contest, October 5

I am excited to again be one of the judges for the KCRW Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum in Westwood, CA. Hundreds of pies in a variety of categories will be presented to the panel of judges. KCRW’s  (89.9 FM) Evan Kleiman, the host of the wonderful radio show, Good Food (on which I have been a a frequent guest) is the driving force behind the contest. She is in love with pie and even posts A-P ie -A-Day on her blog.  May the best pies win!


Sunday, September 21: Tea and cheese pairing, Wheelhouse Cheese, Culver City

Do you love good artisanal cheese?  Would you like to learn more about the best teas? And how about learning how to cheese with teas instead of the usual wines and beers (although those pairings can be delicious, too, for sure).  If you have answered Yes to the above, sign up now for my class at Wheelhouse Cheese at 12954 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA.

Call 424–289-9167  for more details.

Space is limited so call now to reserve your spot for this delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Los Angeles Tea Festival— August 16 and 17

Attn: Tea lovers, chocolate lovers and cheese lovers. I will be offering tea and cheese and tea and chocolate pairings sessions at the festival on Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th at the Japanese-American National Museum in Little Tokyo, downtown LA. Sign up at www.teafestivalla.com; space is limited. You will have an opportunity toexpand your culinary horizons by tasting all kinds of tea at the festival and learn a few things about how to source, brew and pair your favorite cuppa. Hope to see you there!

San Diego Tea Festival, September 13-14, 2014

I will be offering classes on cooking and baking with tea at the upcoming San Diego Tea Festival, September 13-14, 2014 at the Japanese Friendship Garden, 2215 Pan American Road East,
San Diego, CA 92101
Look forward to meeting many tea devotees from the San Diego area.
You may order tickets through eventbrite.com.

Listen to me talk about PERSIMMONS on KCRW’s Good Food

Seasonal fruit is always a pleasure to use and you can hear me talk about using persimmons and pomegranate in one dessert at www.kcrw.com/goodfood. Check it out and while you are at it, go to the Good Food blog and look for Your Quick Guide to Persimmons,  and then also scroll down to the post which includes my recipe under Persimmons Poached in Pomegranate Juice with Toasted Walnuts for what I call “Late fall on a plate.”

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Cooking with Matcha–planning ahead

Had a great response to the matcha tea baking and cooking class which was part of the TeaLovers Festival in LA. Hope to do more of the same in the near future.