Teacher Profile - Janice Moore July 31 2017, 0 Comments
Janice Moore began teaching classes at the Bay School in 2013. Her next class, Tofu Like You've Never Tasted Before, will be Wednesday, Oct 11 10am - 1pm. In class she will cook some fabulous dishes for your lunch, including ravioli!! And she will prepare a delicious dessert that looks and feels and tastes like ice cream, but it’s made out of tofu!
Janice is a lawyer by vocation, a cook and gardener by avocation. Now a resident of Deltaville, VA, she has been cooking with tofu for almost 20 years, after deciding that the estrogen benefits would be worth the effort to learn about this mysterious protein- and estrogen-packed ingredient. Janice learned about cooking with tofu from lots of research, travels to Asia, friendly Thai restaurant chefs and lots of trial and error cooking for her very patient friends and family.
A few questions to Janice:
What made you start teaching?
Valerie Adams and Grace Small did!! Seriously, the Bay School needed new culinary courses, and Valerie talked to me about teaching when I was attending one of her classes.
What do you get out of teaching?
I"m always thrilled to introduce people to new ideas about cooking and sometimes new foods, and I always learn something, too. The tofu classes have been especially good for this, because so many people are curious about cooking with tofu but don't know where to start, and they ask lots of good questions. The Farm to Table classes have also introduced people to new ways to prepare fresh produce, and it's especially nice to have Julia Dorsey from First Day Farm to tell all of us about her farming methods and the vegetables she grows.
Tell me something people would be surprised to find out about you.
I like building things out of wood, and I have lots of tools in my garage workshop -- a drill press and a nail gun, for example. I am by no means an accomplished wood worker, but I like learning about it and making simple things like the benches in my garden.