Nov 5

All kinds of foodie fun.

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It has been a fun, but busy week!  Tuesday night I met my mom and one of my best friends (poor girl has had to put up with  me since we were 5) in L.A. at Sur La Table for a cooking class taught by Jaden (of Steamy Kitchen).

It was a blast to finally meet my mentor in person!  These past months as I’ve been interning for Steamy Kitchen I’ve come to feel like I know Jaden through all of our emails and phone calls even though we had never actually met face to face.   She is just as sweet and amazing in person, if not more so.

The class was great–Jaden taught an extensive menu consisting of Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Firecracker Shrimp, Pan-Fried Tofu with Dark Sweet Soy Sauce, Chinese Sausage Fried Rice, and Chocolate Wontons.  Doesn’t my mom make an adorable chocolate wonton model?

The class was a blast–filled with good food and good people.  This lady, one of the Sur La Table people, was HILARIOUS.  I wanted to bring her home with me.

Last night I was back in L.A. to attend a party thrown by Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple, for Jaden, celebrating the release of her wonderful new cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. If you don’t have her cookbook yet, you may have the chance to win one next week . . . *hint, hint*

Tomorrow morning Mr. Fuji and I are leaving early to fly up to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival.  The kiddos get to spend the weekend being spoiled by my parents, so I don’t think they’re going to miss us too much.  That being said, I’m off to pack for the weekend! 

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda November 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Wow Rachael what a blast! You are very lucky ot be mentored by jaden :) but she has a FABULOUS intern too! Your mom is definitely adorable :)


Barbara Bakes November 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Sounds like you're having a fabulous time! How fun!


Jenn November 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I really wish I was able to go!!! Sounds like a fantastic menu, too.


Helene November 5, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Sounds like such a great class you had. I wish I was there.


Jennifer (Savor) November 5, 2009 at 7:29 pm

So great that you have been interning—if only in RI/CT….can not wait to hear about fbz HUGS!


Val in the Rose Garden November 5, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Oh that sounds like so much fun. I love that you learned how to make chocolate wontons! So cool!



Fuji Nana November 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

This was my first cooking class (well, since home ec in high school). What a blast! Jaden did a fabulous job! I hope to have more experiences like this one with my Fuji Daughter.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction November 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Sounds like a great time… Hope you have a wonderful time at the FB Fest this weekend. I'm sorry I won't be there! Can't wait to hear all about it. :)


Lauren November 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

That looks like so much fun! There are so many bloggers I would love to meet – it must be a great experience!


Alisa November 5, 2009 at 11:06 pm

All of those pictures are just too cute! So much foodie fun, I am envious. Have a great time in SF!!


Marianne Guymon November 6, 2009 at 10:12 am

Looks and sounds like a fun time!


Kelsey B. November 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Have SO much fun in SF! I met Jaden at BlogHer, she is awesome!


Natalie Sztern November 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Wow, looks like I missed out on a lot of fun…I am glad you got to meet such a beautiful person cause I am sure as beautiful as she is is just how nice a girl she must be.

I would love to have been there, you lucky girl


Ravenous Couple November 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

it was great meeting you at the FB festival!


Jamie November 9, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Sounds so great! Lucky you! I need that cookbook!


Deborah Dowd November 10, 2009 at 5:41 am

I am so jealous of those of you who got to go- I think it must be so much fun to meet and talk with fellow food-bloggers in person! And Jaden is a great food-blogger, I love her recipes and her blog!


Daydreamer Desserts November 10, 2009 at 7:56 am

It was great meeting you this weekend, I missed the cooking class… looks like it was a blast!


LollyChops November 10, 2009 at 10:43 am

How FUN! I bet that was as much fun to eat as it was to make!


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