The BLVD KITCHEN in Sherman Oaks, CA is my home away from home. The brainchild of Sharon Graves, BLVD Kitchen is a hybrid of retail (highlighting the works of local craftspeople), commercial kitchen, and entertainment space. I've been there since the beginning - making artisan soups, sauces and breads under my KIDDOC brand, teaching culinary classes, and helping with events. I wanted to be able to share what we do at BLVD, as my peeps there are very special, inspired, talented, and fun. And boy, do we have FUN!
DR. JJ's UPCOMING CLASSES
March 1 (just in time for Mardi Gras) CHEF’S TABLE NEW ORLEANS: BYOB, a date or friend, and prepare to be pampered in the best way possible! Tonight we head to the Big Easy, with a menu that includes Wild Mushroom Soup, Shrimp and Andouille over Cheesy Grits, Biscuits, and a Brown Butter Fig Tart.
march 19 - knife skills: Knives are the essential tool of anyone working in the kitchen, and after this class, you'll know the basics -- how to safely handle and store knives, how to choose the right one for you, how to sharpen and maintain your knives, and how to chop, mince, slice and dice like a pro!
march 25 - ARTisan bread workshop/easter breads: Learn how to make spectacular (and delicious) artisan bread with celebrated culinary expert Dr. JJ Levenstein. In this session, the Chef will be introducing you to marvelous Easter Breads from around the globe: Hot Cross Buns (UK), Pane di Pasqua (Italy) and Kulich Cake (Russia)
April 2 - regional american cuisine/northwest: Chef JJ will be leading a culinary exploration of the regional cuisines of the United States in this new occasional series. Class launches in the Northwest with Maple Glazed Salmon, Grilled Stuffed Onions, Blistered Shishitos, Warm Spinach Salad.
Here's a peek at what one of my classes looks like!