As January chugs along, we’re having fun testing soothing products, trying out new apps and finding uplifting events (listed toward the article’s end) that speak to the wellness theme so often associated with this first month of the year.
The director of Blue Ribbon Cooking School dishes out kitchen and catering tips.
We all gotta eat, but the fact is that many of us simply don’t know our way around the kitchen. Thankfully, Northwest native Vanessa Volkman is here to lend a hand. A former private chef and culinary consultant, Vanessa today oversees day-to-day operations for Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center (an institution founded by her mother, Virginia Duppenthaler, in 1995). Blue Ribbon’s weekly group classes cover everything from sharpening knives to