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Food & Drink

Happy Kitchens by the Kitchen Coach

Learn to cook in the privacy of your home

happy kitchens!

It’s the bottom of the ninth, and the baked potatoes are loaded. The biscuits are in the oven, and the salad has been tossed with aplomb.

But when should you pop in the souffle? And why does the hard cheese feel soft?

You clearly need a visit from the Kitchen Coach, Tory Davis. The Bon Appétit alum and Clean Plates managing editor is a champ at the gourmandise game.

On her initial house call, she scouts your eating habits, dietary needs (vegan newbie, baby on board), budget, and kitchen setup, then devises a starting lineup of customized recipes, equipment lists, and cabinet decluttering. Grocery shopping and field trips using Davis’s professional discount for cookware (score) are also in the rotation.

Follow-up visits (typically from three to five) round the bases with cooking lessons, prep and storage tips, and meal planning.

Because no (wo)man can live on peanuts and Cracker Jacks alone.

Happy Kitchens (323-572-4131 or happykitchens.net). Rates start at $50 per hour.

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