classes & writing

classes & writing

I love being a student and just finished an MFA in creative writing at the University of San Francisco. I’ve taught cooking classes for over 25 years at schools including Draeger’s in San Mateo, San Francisco Cooking School, Rancho La Puerta, and Tante Marie’s cooking school..

I teach food writing courses  at Stanford Continuing Studies. My current one starts Feb. 16, 2017. When the next one starts, I will post the dates here and on social media so follow me on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram.

If you are an Ina Garten fan, another one of the wonderful things I’ve been doing lately is interviewing her on stage. This year, we’ll be in Mesa, Arizona, on November 15 and San Diego, California, on November 16. Come see us laugh and talk on stage. She’s a gas.

Ina 2015

When I’m not cooking, I’m usually writing, about food and other things. Here’s a taste of some my favorite articles:

Uncle Tim Cook Outed Me, Too, San Francisco Chronicle
Talking Less Turkey, San Francisco Chronicle
Loving Large Plates, San Francisco Chronicle, with Sam Whiting
Pizza in the Piazza, Stanford magazine
Father’s Day Breakfast in Bed, Ciao Bambino

And of course, there are my cookbooks