Whats Cooking
Publication Date: Wednesday May 31, 1995

Whats Cooking

STARS HELPS SENIORS . . . The inaugural luncheon at Stars Palo Alto, scheduled to open in June at 265 Lytton Ave., will be a benefit for the new restaurant's neighbor across Cogswell Plaza, the Senior Coordinating Council of the Palo Alto Area. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Jeremiah Tower will host the June 12 luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. A fortunate few will enjoy a private reception with Tower before the main event. Tickets are $100 per person, or $200 including the reception. Call 326-5362.

FOR SUNNY SUMMER DAYS . . . The Palo Alto Adult School will offer a class in The Art of Solar Cooking, beginning July 15, just in time to take advantage of the peak sunshine season. The class will meet at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. For more information, call 329-3752.

CRAZY FOR SUSHI . . . The city of Palo Alto will offer a new class this summer called Sushi Madness. You can learn how to create sensational fresh vegetarian sushi from instructor Michelle Vick. The one-session class will be offered twice, on June 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Aug. 5 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $32. Other classes offered through the city this summer include Chinese Regional Cooking: Hunan Style, June 5-26; Chinese Regional Cooking: Vegetarian, July 10-31; Cooking for Singles: Low-Cal Summer Mediterranean, July 6-27; and Quick Gourmet Meals, June 7-21 and Aug. 2-16. For more information about these classes, pick up an Enjoy Catalog at any Palo Alto community center or register at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

LOW-FAT COMFORT FOOD . . . Meatloaf and mashed potatoes don't have to be bad for you, according to the American Cancer Society. A volunteer chef for the society, Nancy Berkoff, has developed modified recipes for these comfort food favorites that meet the society's guidelines for eating right to reduce the risk of cancer. Both recipes and the guidelines are available by calling 394-7100. Another Cancer Society publication, the "Where's the Fat" quiz, helps you find the hidden fat in everyday foods. It's available by calling 578-9902. A low-fat diet helps reduce the risk of cancer of the breast, prostate and colon-rectum, three of the major cancer killers, according to Jennifer Rezzeca, nutrition chairman for the Cancer Society in San Mateo County.

DRAEGER'S DISHES . . . Summer promises to be another exciting season at Draeger's Culinary Center in Menlo Park. Newcomers teaching classes include Joachim Splichal of Los Angeles' Patina restaurant, Judy Rodgers of Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, Marc Valiani and Casey Haden of Moose's and Kurtis Baguley, the pastry chef at Scala's. For a complete class schedule, call 688-0688.

Send news and announcements about food, wine and cooking to What's Cooking, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302. Deadline for the next Pantry section is Aug. 23.




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