Unfortunately, we are closed.
It's been a blast teaching classes, but because of other pursuits, we can't give the appropriate time and effort to classes that customers would deserve. We have no plans to reopen, but we never say never.
I teach simple cooking in your kitchen.
People around the world prepare and eat simple, nutritious
meals every day while staying healthy. I teach that
cooking in your kitchen in small, hands on classes. I travel out of
Davis Square, in Somerville, MA
book a lesson or learn more
or check out the blog
for more menu inspiration
from my travels to barcelona and sevilla. items include
pan con tomate, espinaqas con queso, marinated olives,
huevos (eggs), sardines with oranges, and salted chocolate drizzled
with olive oil.
from my travels to israel. learn home made pita bread, shakshouka
(poached eggs), israeli salad, and other traditional recipes.
seared chicken and pan sauces (french origin)
adapted from julia child! use common liquid ingredients most people
keep on hand like chicken stock, orange juice, or milk to make
pasta sauces: quick easily adaptable, and completely distinct from
your jarred tomato sauces.
Great for the Beginner
poached eggs, scrambled, hash, full english breakfast, french toast.
all my personal recipes, perfected and gathered over the years.
soups and stews
unique flavors from different parts of the world, adaptable techniques
to make the most of your kitchen. examples include white bean w/
rosemary, pumpkin soup, chilean peanut potato stew, matzoh ball, and more.
theory of salads and dressings
avoid the laundry list of chemicals in storebought salad dressings. learn
how to make your own and create an inspired salad you'll look forward
properly roast chicken
simple, fool proof, and can feed a family of four. learn to truss and
carve a chicken in this must know recipe.
Variety: The Spice of Life
what to do if you're hungry now
my own personal style. recipes that cook quickly on top of the stove.
perfect for when you come home hungry from work.
make vegetables taste good
oils, sauces, and seasonings, to make vegetarian dishes main dishes.
a few handy latin recipes
authentic cuban beans, refried beans, and others, with surprisingly
fresh, vibrant flavors.
Rates and Info
I come to you! I assume you have basic kitchen
equipment (stove, pots, pans, etc...) and I bring everything
else, including ingredients, the occasional kitchen gadget, and
extra knives and cutting boards so everyone can partcipate.
$100 for solo or couple
$40/person for 3 - 6 people
Classes are approximately 2 hrs
Most dietary restrictions can be accomodated
Class menus are customized for each class
Gift Certificates are Available!
I'm Sam. I love to cook. I love teaching.
I love fine dining, but my real passion is for the food of the
common man. My interest is in dietary staples; food that regular
people cook and eat every day. I frequently find that these foods,
especially internationally, are traditional, soulful, nourishing
and easy to make.
I've traveled to Italy, Spain, Israel, England, Namibia,
South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil and I want to share what I've
learned with you.
What People Are Saying
"Sanne and I were both surprised at how accessible tonight's
menus were. None of the ingredients would require a separate
trip to a special store."
-Sandy and Mandi's
"Sam has an amazing recipe up his sleeve for lemon-basili-mascarpone-pasta,
which I've found can be combined with chicken for absolutely delicious results. It requires very simple and fresh ingredients which Sam showed me how to cook with an easy stove-top method I had never tried before. This is now one of my go-to favorite dishes,
and it takes less than 15 minutes to make..."