Welcome to Organic Authority's Cooking School!

My sister just renovated her home, and she has a huge new kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. While she enjoys entertaining, she confessed she had never learned the fundamentals of fine cooking. When a recent recipe called for a pasty blender, she knew about “pastry” and “blenders,” but she had no idea what this handy little accessory looked like.

As we begin a new year, I’m going to devote one week each month to host “Organic Cooking 101.” Each class, which will appear in this blog, will focus on seasonal organic foods, preparation techniques and helpful tips that will raise your culinary IQ. We’ll take one specific recipe and break it down into parts so you can master organic cuisine and incorporate our lessons into your everyday kitchen routine.

Class will be in session next week, Monday through Friday, with the goal of readying you to shop and prepare a special organic dish over the weekend. Our first week’s recipe is a Latin tomato and mushroom soup made from scratch—and perfect for a chilly winter evening. If you’ve never made homemade organic soup, I’ll demystify the process so you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

If you have questions along the way, post them here or email me at [email protected].

January’s Organic Authority Cooking School

When You Can’t Find Organic Ingredients…
Homemade Organic Tortilla Strips
Cooking with Organic Dried Beans
Hot Trend: Organic Chili Peppers
The Recipe: Latin Tomato and Huitlacoche Soup

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  • Leah Sexton  January 28, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Cool idea! Looking forward to it.

  • T.S.  February 13, 2006 at 10:27 am

    I love the idea of having an organic cooking school. I am a mother of two beautiful children ages 5 and 9. I hope you will include lessons for foods that is geared for their palates.

    Loving Mom

  • idaho  April 9, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Greetings, and Hello to one and all! My name is Cleo Griffen, from Birmingham, Alabama. Your Blog was super easy to navigate, informative, and it contained most of the information I needed for my college research paper. Have a nice day…thanks very much!

  • lauren  December 11, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    i am for a formal organic cooking school to attend…does anyone have any suggestions?

  • cigale  July 27, 2007 at 6:28 am

    your picture is not coming through on this website

  • Kelly  May 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I would like very much to learn the techniques of organic cooking. I believe we need to make a big change in that direction and get rid of all the foods that are making us sick!

  • jiganshu sharma  June 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Young Chef Academy is really doing a good job asCulinary School of Arts . The main difference is that they are indulged with kids. They not only teach them cooking skills but also tell thenm how important is cleanliness is.


  • Kruzon  October 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I love organic foods, they are by far better in flavour and in content. The problem is “organic” means what? To me I look for certified organic, when in Canada, as this means the business applied for organic standings (beef to vegetables) and then over 7 years they have passed all ground tests for chemical input before they are granted certified organic status. Other wise “organic” can simply be an advertiisng word and may have nothing to do with organics and is applied to hydroponics which are chemical feed plants.

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