lionel vatinet

Lionel Vatinet

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Lionel Vatinet is a skillful Master Baker and owner of La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC, and one of the best bread producers and bread baking consultants in America. Lionel began his illustrious bread baking career when he joined France’s prestigious artisans’ guild Les Compagnons du Devoir at age 16, where he began training for 7 years to become a Maitre Boulanger (Master Baker). His goal is… read more


Joe Yonan

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Joe Yonan is a two-time James Beard Award-winning food and travel editor and writer for The Washington Post, famed for his column about cooking for one, and he most recently authored the cookbook, “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook.”
Upcoming class: Eat Your Vegetables on 3/8 at 5 p.m.
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
1. My cook’s knife, of course!2. My Clever coffee… read more

February Is for Lovers

by Matt Hart in Cheese

Although I could be wrong, I am fairly certain that February is for lovers.

Am I too cynical for Valentine’s Day? You can ask my wife Jenean and she will likely say yes. I’ve grown into other holidays as I’ve gotten older with little-to-no resistance, but I’ve yet to fall in love with Valentine’s Day. I don’t skip it by any means, but I must confess that Valentine’s Day is barely a blip on my holiday… read more

Hong Kong

by Elizabeth Cooper in Cheese, Wine & Beer

I spent a wonderful vacation at the end of January in Hong Kong. It was truly an eye-opening experience with such cultural diversity—I was able to try a mix of cuisines both local and multi-cultural. My traveling companion and I arrived late on Wednesday evening, so our trip really did not begin in earnest until that following Saturday. We were visiting my friend Lee’s daughter, Rae, and her husband, LY, who have been… read more