Wok This Way A Chinese-born Miami cooking teacher applies Asian techniques to Latin dishes.
I was thrilled to be a feature story in the Miami Herald’s Tropical Life section last week, thanks to food editor Kathy Martin. Thanks to all the support and wonderful comments. What made this so sweet was coinciding with Mother’s Day! I know my mom would be proud and tickled to see this article. Thanks mom for teaching me wok cooking and that there’s no boundaries when it comes to food.ASSOCIATED PRESS Asian technique meets Hispanic ingredients.
My Miami Herald feature wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Associated Press food editor J.M. Hirsch who initially invited me to write this article, Asian technique meets Hispanic ingredients. I noticed many similarities between our cultures. Visit my blog for an upcoming post on how the editor and I met ‘virtually’ over a year ago and how all this ‘snowballed’ (his words.) Hirsch made me appreciate good writing.
PEPE CALDERIN DESIGN Designers, Planners, Creators CAMPUS COLLECTIVE MIAMI IRONSIDE 7500 NE 4th court, Miami, FL 33138 Wednesday, May 30: 6-10pm Wok Star tastings 8-10pm
So excited Pepe Calderin Design will be open as part of Miami Ironside Campus Collective (see below for complete details) to showcase his 3 talents: interior design, Evolution for Humanity t-shirts and a new line of furniture called Nature Love Design. I had a sneak peek and looks AMAZING including a red Angel Chair with wings that everyone needs!
Pepe Calderin Design hosts my monthly cooking classes last Saturdays of the month in his beautiful showroom. He’s invited me to present my signature Rainbow Lettuce Wrap Appetizer with a spicy hoisin dip, paired with Fiji Water. There’ll also be a little sweet dessert from Dolci Peccati Gelato.
Get the latest updates here! Join us between 8-10pm.
So excited it’s another Campus Collective at Iron Side Studios! This 6 block sustainable village is not like anything you’ve experienced! Don’t miss your chance to engage, interact with artists, designers and creatives.
By invitation only, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the highlights…
Coverings, etc. will host the main event in their amazing loft-like showroom with WILDCHILD WORLD 16th anniversary decor and entertainment.
Wok Star Eleanor Hoh (that’s me) will be presenting her signature Rainbow Lettuce Wrap Appetizer with a spicy hoisin dip, paired with Fiji Water inside Pepe Calderin Design showroom at the 7500 block.
Pepe Calderin Design showcases his 3 talents: interior design, Evolution for Humanity t-shirts and a new line of furniture called Nature Love Design.
Many artists will showcase their work surrounding the courtyard and their new 74st location with THE UNIT art show and food trucks invasion. (Gastropod, Ms Cheezious, Que pinche Tacos, Perros Express, Tango Grill, Don Mofongo, Q’Sabroso)
Fashion and design showrooms like Odegard, Elaine Bettio, Karina Grimaldi, Briggs Edwards Design, System 4, Doxa Hospitality, Tomas Frenes Design, will be serving wine and snacks.
Just past the Graffiti corridor, there’s Revo Soccer with Glow in the dark mural, a must see.
Live sneaker painting from Mateo Acrylics and 8&9 Clothing Company: A streetwear brand, purveyor of graphic shirts, deliverer of street fashion news and sneaker release dates. Designs inspired by the life we live, hip hop, kicks and skating.
Look forward to seeing you there…
Visit here for latest updates!
Here’s my post of a Campus Collective to give you an idea.
Here’s a New Times article about a more recent event.
Here’s Miami Art Zine’s article on the past event here!
You’ll also get a peek at studios for rent. It’s such a great space where you get inspired and bounce ideas off other creatives.
Happy Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13
I’m a ‘mom’ of sorts cause I have a kitty. I’m working on an ebook which will be a tribute to my mom who taught me everything I know about cooking and cast iron woks! I’m so happy my recent Associated Press article got published just in time for Mother’s Day because I think she’d be tickled to find out I cooked Picadillo in my wok, a dish that would have been totally alien to her. She was a very frugal and practical person so I think she’d be pleased to know I’m encouraging folks to use their wok for other styles of cooking and not limit it to just Asian stir frys. Enjoy the article and hope you’ll bring out your wok and surprise your mom with some Hispanic dishes for Mother’s Day! “Asian techniques meets Hispanic ingredients” shows similarities between many Asian and Hispanic dishes. You can get the complete recipe with more photos on my blog.
“Thai me up, I’m yours!” Bacchus Dinner Club event Saturday, May 12
What a cute title, Siri’s good at coming up with them! Siri started Bacchus Dinner Clubto gather folks for a nice dinner and cocktails at a reasonable price. It’s my kind of evening out. This dinner is at her sister’s, Atchana’s located within the Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove. Can’t wait to try Atchanas’ Thai cuisine! Hope there are spaces left! If not, get on Siri’s list for future dinner events.
Women’s Success Summit The Big Close Thursday and Friday, May 17 & 18
So excited I finally got my act together and participating in a partner program at Michelle Villalobos’ very popular summit, see full details here! This means I have a special discount code for lucky subscribers to my free newsletter. To subscribe, enter your email in right side bar. I’ve been to several of Michelle’s summits and in each one, I’ve had the chance to network, learn and hear some pretty fantastic speakers. As an entrepreneur, it’s good to get fired up and given a kick once in a while to rejuvenate and remind ourselves why we’re doing what we’re doing. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, get the code, see you there!
Chatchow.tv on WPBT2
So thrilled for Chatchow to get picked up as part of Content Miami, a WPBT TV show that will be bringing content from the web to the TV screen. They so deserve to get extra exposure for all the work they’re putting out every week! Chat Chow has already won many awards in its first year. Chat Chowgoes behind the scenes with the chefs, owners and mixologists of Miami’s celebrated food industry. Hosted by Lauren Bernat, the viral Wii Fit Girl sensation, the episodes highlight some of South Florida’s favorite food personalities. I was thrilled to be in one of their episodes! Get the full details here.
Flavors of the Florida Keys WPBT2 Wednesdays, 7:30pm
Congratulations to Linda Gassenheimer on snagging a 3 part TV series on WPBT2. The show is one part cooking show, blended with one part travelogue, sprinkled liberally with quirky characters, funky locales and other tropical delights. WPBT2 premieres it’s first television web series, Flavors of the Florida Keys, on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. I first met Linda in Key West for her book signing of Keys Cuisine and have since been invited on her popular Topical Current Food and Views radio show which airs every Thursday on WLRN. Visit here for more details about Linda!