Meredith Deeds culinary career started at a young age in her mother’s restaurant in San Diego where she was put to work in every department from dishwashing to cooking. That experience cemented a life long love of good cooking, as well as a lingering dislike for dishwashing. Meredith has spent the last 15 years writing and teaching about food all over the country. She has co-authored four cookbooks with Carla Snyder, among them are the James Beard Award finalist “The Big Book of Appetizers” (Chronicle Books), “The Mixer Bible” (Robert Rose, Inc.), “The Take-Out Menu Cookbook: How to Cook In the Foods You Love to Order Out” (Running Press), “300 Sensational Soups” (October 2008, Robert Rose, Inc.), which was chosen by Good Morning America as one of the top 10 cookbooks of 2008, along with the upcoming “Little Black Dress Cookbook: Stylish Versatile Recipes Every Cook Should Have in Their Culinary Closet,” (Robert Rose, Inc.).
Her work has appeared in various magazines and newspapers such as Bon Appetit, Family Fun Magazine, Cooking Light, Prevention, Chile Pepper, Better Homes and Gardens, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Dallas Morning News. She also has a bi-monthly column in Better Health and Living magazine.
Meredith offers two hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center on Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm. For more information and registration, please click here.