Thursday, February 28, 2013

Summer Camp Sneak Peek!

Summer cooking camps are one of the most popular things we offer at The Kitchen Studio. We love to whisk, bake, and saute with kids and teens, all summer long. Tomorrow, Friday, March 1, we're opening summer camp registration, but until then, we thought you might like a little sneak peek into what we're offering this summer.

We've got classes for kids ages 6-8 (completed k-2), 8-11 (completed 2-5), and 12-17 (completed 6-11). This year, we've even added a few longer camps for teens (4 & 5 hours) that start in the afternoon -- we're super excited! And did I mention that we're using ALL NEW RECIPES this summer too? It's almost too much to handle. (*shivers with excitement*)

Here's a look at how things break out, week by week:

  • June 24-28, Diner Delights (8-11 from 9a-12n, 12-17 from 1-4p)
  • July 1-3, Global Gourmet for 8-11 from 9a-12n, Advanced Techniques Super Camp for 12-17 from 1-6
  • July 8-12, Cooking 'Round the Clock for 6-8 from 9-11:30a, Cross Country Road Trip for 8-11 from 1-4p)
  • July 15-19, Viva Italia for 8-11 from 9a-12n, Iron Chef Extended Camp for 12-17 from 1-5p
  • July 22-26, Bake-A-Rama Super Camp for 8-11, Viva Italia for 12-17 from 3-6p
  • July 29-August 2, Global Gourmet Super Camp for 12-17 from 9a-2p
  • August 5-9, Bake-A-Rama Super Camp for 12-17 from 9a-2p
Each camp participant will receive a personalized binder full of recipes to take home at the end of the week. We're even offering a multi-camp discount for families this year too! Register for two camps (within the same family please) and save 5% off your total. Register for 3 or more camps and save 10% off your total -- woo hoo!!!

Camps post on Friday morning on The Kitchen Studio Cooking School web site. Last year we sold out a camp in ONE DAY, so don't delay!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREE Pasta Class: And the Winner Is...

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment with all of your fab answers on your favorite pasta. You folks are creative!! You made me laugh, you made me tear up a little, and really, I just loved the sharing.

I read all of your answers, and a few folks who commented through Facebook and truthfully, I couldn't pick one. I know...I'm a coward. So I turned to the folks at, popped in the numbers, and...we have a winner!

Nicole Truscello said...
I am a pasta fanatic!! I especially love angel hair pasta with olive oi, fresh herbs and shrimp. Yum! What a great idea for a giveaway...I've never made my own pasta before!

Ta dah! Nicole - shoot me an email at christine_at_kitchenstudiofrederick_dot_com (y'know, the regular way and all), and I'll give you any info you need for you and a friend to attend tomorrow night's Handmade Pasta class at TKS.

And I have MORE good news! This was so much fun, we're going to do it again for two spots in our Gnocchi class next week. Hang tight and we'll post that one in a few days. And thank you!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Win a FREE Pasta Class at The Kitchen Studio!

You love pasta, right? I mean seriously, who doesn't love pasta. I could live on pasta. In fact, I may already live on pasta. Hmmmmmm...that explains a lot.

But I digress...

One of our most popular classes at TKS is our handmade pasta workshop. This is Carla.

Carla teaches our Italian classes. Because she is awesome. And makes great pasta.

In fact, Carla is teaching a handmade pasta class this Thursday, February 21 at 6:30.  Don't Lemony Pasta with Asparagus and Fresh Fettuccine Carbonara sound amazing? Totes.

To celebrate Carla's sheer awesomeness, and well, your sheer amazingness, we're giving away two spots in the class. For you and a friend. As in totally free. Noodleishisness...on us. And y'know what? We're making it easy too.

Simply comment on this post and tell me your favorite pasta. That's it. Points awarded for creativeness. Contest ends Tuesday, 2/19 at midnight. Winner will be chosen on awesomeness of answer.

The fine print: There is no cash value for this prize. Zero. You must be able to attend the Handmade Pasta class at The Kitchen Studio Cooking School on Thursday, February 21 from 6:30-9:30p. You may bring one friend. Not 8. You cannot transfer this as a credit to another class, or summer camp, or MTB session. K?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Win Two Spots in Sushi 101 at TKS!

You read that right -- we're working with the lovely folks over at Find It Frederick to give away two spots in our Sushi 101 class at The Kitchen Studio here in Frederick.

It's super easy to enter. Just take a look at this video:

Now visit the Find It Frederick blog right HERE and answer the question. That's it! If you win (and I sure hope you do), you'll be joining us for our super-fun, hope you're hungry, Sushi 101 class on March 22 from 6:30-9:30.

How easy is that? What are you waiting for? Get viewing and question-answering. We'd love to roll with you!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Food Informants on Huff Post

If you've ever had even the teeniest, tiniest interest in running a food business (you know who you are), you should be taking a look the the weekly Food Informants feature on Huffington Post. Liberal media aside, this column features a week in the life of a wide variety of food business across the country, from cider makers to restaurant owners (even one post-Sandy...fascinating!) to food buyers for high-end gourmet stores.

This week the column takes a look at Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR, a town known for slight irreverence and insanely awesome food scene. If you're a foodie or a wannabe, you should have this on your weekly reading to-do list. You can take a look at the Voodoo Doughnuts diary right here.

Have fun and go learn something!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner (almost)!

Imagine my surprise, no, utter delight, to learn that I, little 'ole Frederick Foodie, has taken second place in Frederick Magazine's Annual "Best of Frederick" issue. The category of course is blogging, taking second to the lovely and talented folks over at Want2Dish. I didn't even know I was in the running!

The way this makes me feel, well, let me just say that if I ever won an academy award, I'd be one of those silly girls blubbering her way to the mic, thanking her dog, her family, and her auto mechanic. They would be playing me off baby! For second place!

So thank you. Really. I don't get tons of comments here (though I love 'em) that aren't trying to pitch Cialis or watches or who the heck knows what, and I'm not always sure that many folks are reading, but this makes me feel all warm and gooey and nice. And did I mention that it's for second place? I'm really grateful. Because I love to write. I'm not doing this blogging thing for ads, or revenue, or to win most awesome blogger in the world, or get a book contract (though I'm open ;). I just like to write and I like that someone reads my stuff and gets a laugh, or a hint, or, well, whatever. So I'll say it again, though no less heartfelt...thank you.

If there's anything you want me to write more about, just drop me a comment and I'll see what I can do. What do you like? Recipes? Stories about coconut cakes and artichokes? Updates on TKS? The only thing I really, really hate to do are restaurant reviews, so only expect those if I've found a place that I looooove and can't get enough of. (There are too many folks out there that think they can visit a restaurant once, eat a meal, then write a really good, solid review of the joint. That's not actually how it works.)

So for one last time...I don't know who you are, or why you took the time to send in a nomination for this blog, but thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU from the very bottom of my overflowing heart. Now...just imagine if I took first!