Run a Luncheonette Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy 2018

This was the fourth year I’ve taught cooking at the Run a Luncheonette Camp with Noah Mayer.  Noah thinks up and organizes fascinating, hands on experiences through which children can learn about themselves and the world year round at his school and home school resource center Brooklyn Apple Academy.  The cooking camp is one of many programs…

Spiced and Roasted Butternut Squash with Dates

I’m going to talk politics a bit,so if you are just looking for a nice side dish for Thanksgiving, scroll down for the recipe, but be aware that that I am a powerful witch and even reading my recipe will fill you with love and acceptance of even your most freaky and foreign neighbor.  In fact,…

Daifuku

Daifuku is a sweet mochiko rice flour ball stuffed with something sweet.  Sweet black sesame paste is my favorite but I won’t turn down sweet red beans either.  I grew up eating this Japanese treat in Hawaii, but I made it for the first time this summer at Brooklyn Apple Academy’s Run a Luncheonette Cooking…

Butter Mochi

I pulled this recipe out this summer to make with the young cooks at the Brooklyn Apple Academy Run a Luncheonette Cooking Camp for our Asian inspired menu.  Butter Mochi is a Japanese American treat that I ate and adored as a child growing up in Hawaii.  I was very excited to share this recipe with my students…

Salad Rolls with Dipping Sauce

I posted about salad rolls when my sister and I first started writing this blog.  But it’s a recipe that bears repeating.  For one thing, I didn’t own a good camera when I wrote the first post and instructional photos are kind of helpful for the rolling technique.  Also,  I recently made salad rolls with the young…

Run a Luncheonette Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy 2016

During the heat wave in August, I co-taught a week long cooking camp for a small group of boys between 7 and 10 years old.  My partner was Noah Mayers, whose work in life is to think up and organize fascinating, hands on experiences through which children can learn about themselves and the world.  His does…

Run a Luncheonette Cooking Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy

Right before I left on vacation, I had the pleasure of co-teaching a cooking camp for kids at the Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint Brooklyn.  The Sunview is an old, classic Luncheonette turned social club and microvenue for art, poetics, regionalism, mutual aid, and commoning.  Members of the Sunview can hold community events, such as teaching seven…