It was wonderful to see Channon again. She continues to inspire me, educate me, and make me laugh. Her class at Sur La Table went beautifully, and in just a few weeks she’ll be off to Turkey. Color me jealous!
Above: Channon whipping up some muhallebi, a rice-based pudding. This recipe, and the others in her book, were redacted from Ottoman Turkish recipes previously lost to us. And, they’re yummy. Below: Me, flipping the katlama boregi, a feta and walnut savory pastry. I have to say that I share the feelings of most other female chefs I’ve met: Chefs jackets for women are awful. They make you look lumpy and poufy no matter how svelt you are!
Channon and I were hosted by Ms. Kauffman, a reknown chef and cookbook author. Hopefully, I’ll have some of her cookbooks reviewed here, and a link to her website, soon. The three of us spent the day preparing for this class, and were helped out in the evening by another of my favorite chefs (and a wonderful friend), Elaine Koogler. She, incidentally, is to thank for these pictures, which we really appreciate.
Sur La Table has a beautiful professional kitchen, and our helper Whitney was fantastic. I am looking forward to teaching there myself soon!
Check out Channon’s website, which includes all kinds of fun stuff from videos on food preparation to her NPR interviews!