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Hipcooks Newsletter

Newsletter for: November 1, 2005

Hello Hipcooks,

My goodness!  MANY tasty bites in this newsletter.  The appetizer is as follows, scroll down to savor.
1. The new schedule is finally up!
2. Artwalk is fast approaching
3. Hipcooks in Eating Magazine
4. Recipe of the month
5. Note for teaching assistants

  • The new schedule is finally up! 
Yes, I have added as many new classes as possible to meet your requests.  I have also added not one, not two, but three new teachers, since you are a such a demanding lot.  Soon the website will list info about Danielle, Kelley and Alyson - they are all awesome.  Please check out to see details and sign up for class.
  • Mark your calendars for Artwalk
November 12th and 13th.  Open studios here at the Brewery - see people's artwork, their spaces, enjoy the stroll.  Tons of fun.  Sat & Sun, 11 - 5pm.  Come on down, pick up your cutting board if you have not yet done so.  I'll also have my fave kitchen tools for sale for your nearest & dearest.  If you have yet to check out Hipcooks, this is a great (but crazy) opportunity to see and taste.  We'll all be cooking up a storm here - Tapas, Sushi, Cookies (but not all together, 'cos that would be yucky.)  More info on Art and Walking at
  • Eating Magazine
There is a fun new rag out there, called Eating Magazine.  Specifically for Los Angeles.  It has lovely photos, delish recipes, restaurant reviews, etc.  While you're at it, check out pages 18 & 19 for a Hipcooks article.  Fun! has details on where to find it.
  • Recipe of the month.  You may recognize this from last year.  It was such a hit!  I received many emails from people saying how much they loved it (thanks!).  People used it with their Thanksgiving meals, over ice cream, and straight with a spoon.  Gobble Gobble!
Cranberry sauce with fresh ginger and orange
3/4 lb fresh cranberries - available in packets at all supermarkets these days
1 cup orange juice
3/4 cup  brown sugar
2 teaspoons (about 1 inch) grated fresh ginger - use your microplane!

2 teaspoons orange zest
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cranberries will make a delightful popping sound as they open up and mixture will thicken.
  • All the new classes have openings for teaching assistants, so of you are on that email list, keep your eyes open for an email from me!  If you are not on the list and want to be, let me know.

Eat Well, Be well.  Happy Thanksgiving,