chocolate tasting

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  • February 10th at 6:00pm Romney Methodist Church located at 49 North High Street.

Don’t miss your chance to learn how to make these beautiful and delicious cookies and how to use paper pulp with the presses to make precious embossed Valentine images! The inner artist in you will love this creative process!
. Class fee $20 which you pay after class! You get one pound of dough and use of more than 35 different Springerle Cookie Presses.
. RSVP by going to or calling 858-547-8620

Bring a rolling pin, two cookie sheets and wear an apron. These beautiful Springerle cookies, ( pronounced “Schpring – er-lee”) are made using wood composite molds which are replicas of historic cookie molds. The original presses, now in museums or private collections, were carved in clay, wood or metal and are as old as 500 years. The recipe used in making these cookies dates back to the 1600’s and originated in Bavaria, Switzerland and the Alsace area of France.
While they may seem too pretty to eat, there’re too delicious not to. The Anise flavor is the most traditional, however these cookies can be flavored using lemon, orange, Rose, and Almond flavorings.


Learn to cook with Chef Elizabeth! Chef Elizabeth teaches cooking classes at the La Jolla Community Center, San Diego Botanic (Quail) Gardens in Encinitas, the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park and through OASIS, a senior enrichment program at the Macy's department store in Mission Valley. She has also taught at the Macy's Cooking School and Great News cooking school.

Via the sponsorship of the Healthy Dining Publication in San Diego, Chef Elizabeth has cooked at the Fall Home and Garden Shows and Children Expos, as well as many of the Healthy Dining events held at hospitals, corporate locations, libraries, etc.

Chef Elizabeth is available for hire for private cooking classes which are a great way to celebrate birthdays, retirement parties, wedding showers, or even corporate events which are great for team building. Chef Elizabeth brings her entire program to your home, clubhouse or workplace.

Chef Elizabeth offers cooking classes at many locations in and around San Diego. This page is updated periodically to list new locations, or subscribe to her monthly newsletter, which lists current classes and locations.

Cooking with the Opera Singing Chef Television Show.    
Between 2011 and 2013 Chef Elizabeth worked with a not-for- profit organization called PACE TV.  PACE is comprised of folks over 50 who learn through constant training how to film, edit, direct, and produce tv shows.    Their programs’ air through the public access stations of Time Warner channel 19 and Cox Cable TV Channel 23 here in San Diego.
Chef Elizabeth filmed 14 cooking shows called:  Cooking with the Opera Singing Chef.  During these shows, Chef E would demonstrate a recipe or sometimes two. Sing two songs typically accompanied by pianist, John Danke, and sometimes a “simple pleasure” segment added at the end of the show.  Chef E, was the driving force in the creation of each program, choosing the themes, music and coordinating recipes. Chef E, was the only character for most of the show as she was always introduced in the beginning by a PACE TV member.  The programs were never scripted and 90% were filmed without stop downs.    These shows are still in rerun on Time Warner and Cox, however filming stopped in 2013. 
The folks at PACE TV gave Chef Elizabeth a wonderful education during the filming of these shows as she was surrounded by very experienced folks who offered their insights on many levels, from makeup to presentation, and décor.  A terrific bunch of people very happy to share. 

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fig torte

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Thank you for your interest,
Chef Elizabeth

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