Cooking workshop cancellations…
July 17, 2013 by Robin Ellis
We just got news of cancellations for the October 2013 workshop–freeing up several places.
Below are some impressions from Bravehearts (my name for those intrepid souls who’ve been brave enough–crossing continents in some cases–to take a risk and sign up!) who came to the previous workshops (October 2012 and May this year).
I liked the small, hands-on nature of it. Robin made the whole thing feel very informal and yet everything was very well organized.
I also like that there were breaks. I never felt overwhelmed. Indeed, the whole thing felt like the most amazing multi-day dinner party at which no one ever was tired or bored!
Robin’s teaching method: his ability to present his recipes and ingredients to a group of total strangers in a way that put everyone at ease. That naturalness of manner helped everyone work very well together. It was fun!
Excellent kitchen workspace worked very well for this size group. Well-lit, squeaky clean, not too industrial, new appliances…Much like a well-appointed home kitchen which enhanced the feeling of camaraderie among the participants.
–Dan and Jane Berical
I enjoyed cooking and dining with the group–Robin’s happy approach to cooking – not fussy or dogmatic – and his relaxed approach to the class. This workshop succeeded because of Robin and Meredith (and Daisy and Valerie and Dominique and Philippe)! Their charm, encouragement and enthusiasm for cooking and living well was contagious! The wine cellar was amazing! Our final lunch on the terrace was memorable. Wine at Robin and Meredith’s house at the end of the class was the icing on the cake.
I have always loved olive oil but we are constantly being bombarded that we should cook and eat as fat free. After attending your workshop I started cooking with olive oil on a regular basis. I eat it almost every day now. I had my annual physical last week and I was very curious to hear my cholesterol levels as I was so afraid ingesting the olive oil would drive up my numbers. This was going to be the moment of truth…… My cholesterol was 166 down three points from last year’s 169! Not bad at all. I have even dropped a few pounds. So what is with this fat free hype?
Come be a Braveheart this October–3rd-6th!
For details–here’s the link