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About Us

  • You’ll often find Simran with her daughter roaming the streets of San Francisco seeking out the ultimate food ‘venture.  According to her father, Simran thinks about food 97.3% of the time – it makes you wonder what she fills the rest of her time with.  She is considering starting a support group for Cookbook Collectors Anonymous.
  • Right now Stacie is probably tinkering in the kitchen, nibbling on something tasty, reading cookbooks, or thinking about her next meal. She also enjoys drawing, painting and trying to grow tomatoes in her foggy San Francisco garden. She loves cooking and eating her way around the Bay Area with her family and friends.


About A Little Yumminess

Simran Singh and Stacie Dong are passionate about the intersection of cuisine and culture and have been teaching, writing about food, and developing recipes together since 2010.

Together they teach a variety of classes for kids of all ages – from preschoolers to high schoolers – with a focus on exploring world cuisines. At the heart of their kids’ classes is a dedication to helping kids to nurture their own curiosity about food, and empowering kids in the kitchen by helping them learn essential cooking skills. They have taught groups from Bay Area schools including Chinese American International School,  Brandeis Hillel Day SchoolPresidio Knolls School, Nueva High School, and Marin Academy. They spend their summers cooking with kids at their popular summer camp, “A Little Yumminess Around the World“;  they teach an ongoing, afterschool cooking series at  FACES SFand also teach custom classes and workshops.

In addition to their work with kids, Simran and Stacie teach cooking classes for adults at 18 Reasons in San Francisco, Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, and The Cooking School at Cavallo Point in Sausalito. Their classes for adults specialize in regional Indian home-cooking and feature many of Simran’s treasured family recipes. When possible Simran and Stacie are joined by Roop Soni (Simran’s mom) who loves to sharing her knowledge and passion for her native cuisine.

When they’re not teaching, Simran and Stacie write and develop recipes for The San Jose Mercury News “Eat, Drink Play” food section.

Want to get in touch or work together on a project, article or event? Please email us at alittleyum at yahoo dot com. We’re also available for private cooking classes and events.  Find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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  1. Pingback: Bay Area People Feature: Cooking with your Kids this Summer - JoyFoodly

  2. Prepared the saucy shrimp in a flash. Loved it ! Can I double the recipe for 4? I used heavy cream and plan to use half coconut milk/half heavy cream next time.

    • Hi Judy! Definitely double it. It’s an easy one to scale. I personally like the blend of cream and coconut milk, too. It’s pretty flexible… sometimes I use just coconut milk because I usually have that in the pantry. Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try. Made my day to know you liked it!

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