All About Eggs: Our Second Explorer "Post" Experience

The theme was all about eggs and learning about the art and science of cooking methodology. Chef Kadko explained to our young enthusiastic students basic methods of cooking eggs. Like boiled, half-boiled, and poached.

All about eggs

Then we learned about a special dish, a one pot meal a family can make for a brunch or that can be made in a college dorm room as breakfast.

Shakshuka Egg Drop

This is a dish named "Shakshuka" of Middle Eastern origin. It was one of the kids favorite, it tasted as good as it looks, and it was quite easy to make once Chef showed them how to make the base of the shakshuka and how to poach the egg on it.

Cooking Shakshuka

They also learned how to make frittata with seasonal vegetables, like squash and zucchini, spring onions, green onions, etc. topped with your favorite cheese. Another one pot meal kids can make, great for a bunch, dorm cooking, and family meals.. 

Vegetable Frittata

Finally the kids learned how to make the dessert part, where the kids learned how to make a chocolate souffle from scratch, using the finest chocolate.

Mixing Chocolate Souffle

At the end of the class, everyone enjoyed the dishes they made and their knowledge of how to use eggs was definitely enhanced for the participants.

Chocolate Souffle

Our next session will be on nutrition and smart shopping where we will learn about shopping for food ingredients, focused on quality, labeling, nutrition, and seasonal. Taking place at the Whole Foods market in Madison on March 23rd. 

You still have time to signup, and we have a lot more sessions coming up in our program.

To Register Contact: 
Charlean Mahon
C: 973.524.4459 
C: 908.380.0644

We can't wait for the next session and we hope to see you there!



Culinary Arts Career Explorer for Boy & Girls

Only a Few Days Left To Register for This Culinary Adventure!

With only a few days left, Passion for Spices is gearing up for our Culinary Arts Explorer program. Working together with the Boy Scouts of America, the Explorer Program offers young men and women, aged 11 to 20, the opportunity to explore their passion for food and learn what it means to pursue a career in the culinary arts. 

With the guidance of local professional chefs and exciting field trips to restaurants, farms, and markets, these culinary up-and-comers will experience what it's like to source their own ingredients, work in a professional kitchen, and craft their very own recipes from scratch. 

Take a Peek at just some of the recipes we'll be learning!

  • Tacos with Masa Harina
  • Mexican Style Grilled Chicken with Pipian Verde Sauce
  • Mexican Style Roasted Chayote
  • Roasted Poblano Guacomole
  • Salsa Mexicana

Our first meeting will be held Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm at the Summit Elks Lodge (40 Maple St. Summit). A full schedule of upcoming meetings is below. Contact Charlean Mahon at for Registration Details.

Date Location Meeting Focus
Thursday, January 26 7-9pm Summit Elks Lodge Mexican Cuisine and Culture
Thursday, February 23 7-9pm Summit Elks Lodge Art and Science of Healthy Cooking
Thursday, March 23 7-9pm TBD, Summit Nutrition and Smart Shopping
Thursday, April 17 7-9pm TBD, Summit Recipes determined by Explorers
Thursday, May 18 7-9pm TBD, Summit Recipes determined by Explorers
TBD, June Green Village Farm, Chatham Farm-to-Table Exploration

*We can accommodate food allergies/dietary needs. Please contact us if you need special arrangements.

Learning to cook is an important skill and a critical part of our well-being that lasts a lifetime, please help inspire and encourage your kids desires to learn and cook by signing up today!

Do not let this opportunity pass your children by, Register Today!


Passion for Spices is committed to healthy and sustainable living.