Cooking for Life Class
As I have stated before, I take a Cooking for Life class every Thursday and today, we learned how to prepare cheese fondue. The ingredients we used were 1 pound of grated Swiss cheese, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of dry mustard, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a bowl and add in the flour. Then, stir in the garlic and 1/2 a cup when the butter and flour mixture is smooth. Add in the rest of the milk, stirring constantly to thicken it. After all that, put in about a handful of cheese and mix until the cheese melts. Keep adding all the cheese until the it is melted. When that's done, add in the salt, mustard, and lemon juice. Don't forget to mix it well. There you have it, a Swiss cheese fondue. The next step is to enjoy it. I love to dip French bread, apples, and whole wheat bread. Next Thursday, I'll be back telling you how to make another simple, awesome dish.
BJ's @ San Rafael, CA
My family never gets tired eating here. They serve scrumptious food. What's this restaurant you ask? Why, it's BJ's. BJ's is the kind of restaurant that has so many dishes you'll have to go back again and again and when you do go back, you'll find something new you love. For lunch, I admire their sandwiches, from California chicken to the pulled pork. As for dinner, pizzas always good for family and friends to share. Don't think I forgot about dessert! BJ's pizookies are the absolute best. There are tons of flavors, including red velvet, chocolate chunk, and peanut butter. All that being said, BJ's is an incredible restaurant that you must visit.
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Tony's @ Rohnert Park, CA
A pizza's thin, crunchy crust, fresh basil, and gooey cheese make up an extraordinary meal that few get to experience. You can become one of those people when you go down to Tony's. This Italian restaurant goes all out on their pizzas, salads, and appetizers. As you might have noticed, I love to start meals with calamari. Tony's delectable calamari stands out with a crunchy outside and chewy inside. Onto the pizzas, this restaurant serves an assortment of pizzas, from cracker thin to New York all the way to the classic Italian pizza. With amazing appetizers and pleasing pizzas, Tony's is definitely a 4.6 star restaurant. Don't forget to tell me what dishes you like by commenting on this post.
Izzo @ San Jose, CA
Being a person from Chinese heritage, I always look for phenomenal Asian styled food. At Izzo, the food is without question phenomenal. If you ever pay a visit to Izzo, it's your destiny to try their shrimp dumplings. Not only are they handmade, but also one bite will give you a flavor explosion in your mouth. Besides the dumplings, you haven't tasted Izzo's best dishes until you try the pork belly quesadilla. The combination of meat and perfectly melted cheese is mind blowing. The only con about the quesadilla is that they put jalapenos in them, so if you're not too fond of spicy food, you might want to ask Izzo for no jalapenos. However, Izzo gave me a wonderful experience eating their dishes.
Ocha @ Mountain View, CA
Here's a question for you. Where's the best place to get sizzling dishes, miso salmon, and savory tea? You might not know the answer, so I'll tell you. The answer is the Chinese styled restaurant, Ocha. This remarkable restaurant's specialty dish is its sizzling dishes with meats, like pork, chicken, and beef. In addition to that, Ocha serves flavored tea to help the food go down. Some of my favorite flavors are passion fruit, lime, and peach. The well seasoned food and refreshing drinks make Ocha a 4.2 star restaurant. There are many other amazing dishes Ocha serves, so comment on this post to tell me what your favorite dish or drink is.
Roadside BBQ @ San Rafael, CA
The perfect smell of barbecued meat in the air only means one thing, Roadside BBQ is near you. First of all, this restaurant serves delicious Southern styled food. One of my favorite dishes they serve is the Q for two. You can get four different types of meat, three sides, along with three bite sized corn muffins. This is an awesome dish to share with your family. As a matter of fact, Roadside BBQ is a excellent place for family and friend gatherings. So if you're ever in San Rafael and craving meat, stop by and grab a bite or two.
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Red Hot Wok @ Cupertino, CA
Cupertino is the place to be with amazing restaurants, such as Red Hot Wok. This fabulous place serves hot pots, juicy meats, and well seasoned greens. As for me, I certainly enjoyed the fried lamb accompanied with green onions. Not only does Red Hot Wok gives out divine main dishes, but also palatable appetizers and desserts for all those sweet toothed people out there. For the desserts, I highly recommend the snow ice. Snow ice is practically shaved ice with a soft texture. There's a range of flavors from mango to taro. All that being said, you haven't visited the best of Cupertino until you visit Red Hot Wok.
Tamashii @ Richmond, CA
Even with rain clouds in the sky, Tamashii's meals can make you feel all warm and toasty on the inside. Tamashii is fit for any day, especially a rainy day. Once you eat at this ramen house, no other noodle restaurants can beat it. A dish you have to eat is the tonkotsu sho-yu. This spectacular dish is a combination of noodles, tender pork, drizzled with soup that's fit for kings. I haven't forgotten about you sushi lovers. The appetizing soft shell crab roll and California roll will put you in sushi heaven. With sushi and noodle soup, Tamashii is definitely a 3.8 star restaurant.
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