Who Says a Cookbook Needs Photos?

Diana Vassar’s illustrations have made Purple Kale Kitchenworks’ course packets and newsletters worthy of wall display. I’ve been asked to show her work on aprons, t-shirts, and posters. All this is likely to come, but first–the book.

Here, I’ve shared with you some of the illustrations we’re putting together for our upcoming cookbook. It’s a sneak peak at the treat you’re in for. Who says cookbooks need photos? Click here to read more »

Candy in Quinoa: Seeing Like a Cook


Much of my teaching and writing illustrates specific techniques for cutting food prep and production time, and that makes sense–it usually isn’t possible to carve out more time within your busy schedule to cook at home.  So I help you find space for cooking more efficiently, within the preparation of each meal: washing not just whatever lettuce you need for a salad, but the whole head; cutting onions not just for one meal, but for several.  But this efficiency, though helpful, isn’t actually what makes you a better, more nimble cook. For that, you need a new point of view.

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studio pic for website new size

When we are not hosting our own classes, we happily open our studio to private events, photo shoots, other classes, and pop up dinners. Maybe the space is right for you: Click here to read more »