Notable Washington chefs offer lessons and advice to those facing cooking crises.
January 21, 2009 |
David Scribner teaches a Ballston couple to turn out a Sabbath dinner for a crowd.
October 22, 2008 |
There is no getting around it: Poaching a prime rib of beef in eight pounds of butter is extravagant. In Michael Mina's hands, it also leads to spectacular results.
October 22, 2008 |
Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn steps in to teach Ophira Bansal the fundamentals of Vietnamese cooking.
September 24, 2008 |
A mom learns to maneuver around mealtime challenges with a lesson in healthful, kid-friendly foods from restaurateurs Todd and Ellen Gray.
August 21, 2008 |
Chef and cooking-school founder Susan Holt teaches two teenage students to expand their culinary repertoire.
July 16, 2008 |
During a Chef on Call session, master baker Rose Levy Beranbaum teaches tender lessons about baking pies.
June 18, 2008 |
Steven Raichlen -- author, TV personality and guru of the grill -- teaches Tom Natan the tricks of the trade.
May 21, 2008 |
Oceanaire's Chef Rob Klink teaches two ardent gastronomes about cooking seafood and sustainable practices.
- Cajun-Spiced Swordfish With Green Tomato Salsa
- Broiled Halibut With Mushrooms
- Crab-Stuffed Squid With Rosemary Vinaigrette
- Broccoli Rabe Saute
- Steamed Mussels
April 30, 2008 |
Bread expert Mark Furstenberg helps baker Paula Whyman please her son's discerning palate.
March 26, 2008 |
The doyenne of Southern cooking teaches Chef on Call student Olga Berman to cook pork properly.
February 20, 2008 |
The time has come for his parents to meet hers. Even multiple dietary restrictions are no match for chef Janis McLean.
January 23, 2008 |
An aspiring sausagemaker looks to get into the grind with the help of chef Jamie Stachowski.
December 26, 2007 |
Three Michelin-Star chef Eric Ripert helps plan a New Year's Eve dinner that will amaze a party of 12.
Nov. 18, 2007 |
Thanksgiving dinner poses a problem for a health-conscious home cook.
Oct. 24, 2007 |
A troop of Girl Scouts seeks the help of three local pros for a fund-raising bake sale.
Sept. 19, 2007 |
Clients of Bread for the City learn to make more-healthful meals out of a bagful of donated groceries.
August 29, 2007 |
An accomplished home cook with a fear of canning learns the basics.
July 18, 2007 |
Four semi-retired couples seek the help of a chef on call to revamp their dinner club.
June 27, 2007 |
The timid owner of an unused grill conquers her longtime fear with a few helpful hints.
May 16, 2007 |
Double-duty tools and easy recipes help space-challenged roommates.
APRIL 18, 2007 |
Newly converted and somewhat uncertain vegans take a lesson in cooking Indian dishes.
MARCH 21, 2007 |
Adolescent sisters plan a surprise birthday dinner for their father under the tutelage of chef Michel Richard.
FEBRUARY 14, 2007 |
When the boss's wife is a professional baker, hosting a dinner party begs the help of an experienced chef.
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