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Bay leaves, known also as laurel, are what Ancient Emperors and Poet Laureates wore as crowns. (Sometimes they were gilden in gold, as in the case of the emperors, but the leaves you see adorning the heads of regal ancient statues are not from the olive tree; they are laurel. The laurel leaves were a symbol of wisdom in the ancient world, as myth has it Daphne transformed herself into a laurel bush in order to stay off the advances of Apollo who desired her. A couple leaves in a soup or stew would also be a wise choice. Bay leaves:
Cooking class, food, the table, flowers and candles – a wonderful feast for all the senses. Thank you for making this such a beautiful evening.
This whole thing was a religious experience. The food was divine.
Great class on Monday! Already made the tahini dressing in my blender. I have nuts soaking and a machine on hold at Williams Sonoma for pick-up today. Goal is chia pudding by 9:00 pm tonight. So excited!
I loved loved loved our class last night!!!
Zoe Winkler Reinis
Thank you for your Vitamix Class! The miso avocado dressing is the bomb. And I’m up to my eyeballs in chia seed pudding. Can’t stop making it – all different ways. Chocolate, mocha, more sweet, less sweet, cinnamon/no cinnamon…. it’s too easy!
I learned so much [in your Meatless Monday class] and I’ve already made the pickles (love them), the sauce with spaghetti squash, the peas and onions, and I’ve already bought myself a rice cooker and use it almost every day. I would love to come to more classes!
Thank you again for a perfect night. The food was wonderful, you were fabulous, the company was great…the first time is an event. The second time is a tradition. This will become one in our house!
Much like all the best hostesses, [Elana] had an amazing energy that enabled us to feel relaxed and at home right away. Perfect environment to cook/learn/have fun in!
OMG…what has happened to me?!…Thank you Elana for such a great cooking class, delicious food and most of all, for the inspiration! You are awesome…If my husband has a heart attack tonight, you’ll know why—I cooked!
Thank you for encouraging us all to be better in the kitchen! I sure as shit am inspired to eat more vegetables, add more herbs to my dishes and cook more often! Can’t wait to recreate these recipes!