A Little Yumminess Summer Camp 2016!

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We’re so excited that it’s time to start thinking about our A Little Yumminess Around the World summer camp, one of our favorite parts of the year.

For younger kids (entering 1st through 3rd grades in 20016) we’re bringing back our popular “Cooking Around the World” themed camp. Each day we’ll visit a different country  or region. We’ll explore a diversity of flavors and practice lots of cooking skills while we make a tasty spread of globally themed snacks and lunch each day. We’ll also have time for guided ingredient tastings, crafts, kitchen science and other fun, foodie activities.  It’s always amazing to see what kids, even this young, can do in the kitchen and how much energy and creativity they bring to the final dishes that we make together.

For our older campers (entering 3rd through 6th grades) we’ll focus on global flavors through cooking projects inspired by great chefs.  Each day campers will create a meal from concept to execution and will gain practical meal planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking and presentation skills along the way. The last day will be a friendly cook-off where campers can put the skills they’ve learned to work.

We’ll also be joined throughout the summer by guests chefs who will share their expertise and enthusiasm for cooking and eating well.

Here are basic details for all 4 sessions, please click over to our “Summer Camp 2016” page for more information. We hope to see your young, budding cooks this summer!

For All Sessions:

  • Location:  Bethany United Methodist Church (Sanchez Street at Clipper in Noe Valley, San Francisco)
  • $495 per session ($445 plus $50 materials fee)

“GREAT CHEFS”

“AROUND THE WORLD”

If none of the sessions work for you this year – please email us at alittleyum@yahoo.com and ask to be put on our mailing list for next year and other events throughout the year.

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Summer Camp 2015 Registration is Open

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We’re so excited that it’s time to start thinking about our A Little Yumminess Around the World summer camp, one of our favorite parts of the year. Registration is now open and we expect slots to fill up fast, so do sign up right away if you’re interested.  We are almost half-full already from early registration for returning campers with several campers coming back for the third time!!

We’re bringing back our popular “Cooking Around the World” camp for younger kids during which we’ll visit a different country each day and cook our own snacks and lunch. We’ll also have time for some crafts, kitchen science and other food and culture and community service-related activities.  It’s always amazing to see what kids, even this young, can do in the kitchen and how much energy and creativity they bring to the final dishes that we make together. We’re devoting two sessions this summer to a slightly new format for older kids (entering 3rd through 5th). We’ve picked “Great Cities” as our theme and our campers will not only be learning about and cooking food from around the world, they will be planning and executing the menu from start to finish. In addition to hands-on cooking, they’ll have the chance to choose the menu, plan and shop. It’s going to be great fun and we having a blast developing the curriculum.

We’ve put much thought into creating the kind of camp that we’d love to send our own kids to, so we keep our camps small in size (maximum 21 campers) and teach each camp ourselves with the help of our trusted and experienced staff along with a few amazing junior counselors (to find out about our junior counselor program for kids entering 7th grade and up, email us at alittleyum@yahoo.com).

Throughout the week we will also have guest presenters including our favorite folks from Bernal Cutlery who will lead a knife skills session and our dear friend, blogger and self-proclaimed curd-nerd Anya Soltero, who will lead a Cheese 101 session.

Here are basic details for all 3 sessions, please click over to our “camps” page for more information. We hope to see your young, budding cooks this summer!

  • Time: 9am-3pm (early & extended care are not available)
  • Cost: $475 per session ($425 + $50 materials fee, snacks and lunch provided each day)
  • Location: Marin Preparatory School (Diamond at 18th Street in San Francisco)
  • Session 1: 6/22/15 – 6/26/15 –  Entering Grades 3-5, “Great Cities of the World: Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Rome, San Francisco” – Click here to register
  • Session 2: 7/27/15 – 7/31/15 – Entering Grades 1-4, “Cooking Around the World: Italy, India, Middle East, Mexico, Hawaii” – Click here to register
  • Session 3: 8/3/15 – 8/7/15 – Entering Grades 3-5, “Great Cities of the World: Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Rome, San Francisco” – Click here to register

If none of the sessions work for you this year – please email us at alittleyum@yahoo.com and ask to be put on our mailing list for next year and other events throughout the year.

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Bay Leaf Kitchen & Elianna’s Minted Spring Pea Dip

Elianna's Minted Spring Pea Dip

Image: Bay Leaf Kitchen

Simran and I have found a foodie soulmate in Elianna Friedman. In addition to being the woman behind CUESA’s Foodwise Kids program, she’s an inspired chef, seasonal food goddess and a wonderful teacher. She’s doing some really, really cool stuff to engage kids in learning about where food comes from and eating with the seasons which we wanted to share …. and she also passed along this tasty recipe to celebrate spring: an easy dip that combines pea shoots, mint and cool tangy yogurt. I’ve got some enthusiastic dippers in my family and we can’t wait to make this one!

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2014 Summer Camp Registration is Live

We had so much fun cooking and traveling the world with our tummies last summer that we’re doing it again! Registration for our 2014 A Little Yumminess Around the World is now live. Space is limited and tickets are going fast, so if you’re interested it’s a really great idea to sign up right away. Read on for more details or jump over to our summer camp page for the registration links. And if your little ones can’t join us this summer, we also have some other exciting family and kids’ programs in the works…. so please stay tuned!A Little Yumminess Around the World_Collage Image_2014_web

This summer  in addition to cooking, eating, tasting and learning about cuisines of the world with our campers — everything from Indian paranthas,  Argentinian empanadas to Thai curries — we are thrilled to announce a partnership with a wonderful children’s writing teacher named Tessa White who will lead two writing-focused days each camp week. We found that our kids had so much enthusiasm for what they were learning about, and so much to say, that we thought that they would love the chance to wash their hands, pick up a pen and write about their experience. Tessa does wonderfully imaginative projects in her afterschool program called The Writing Club and we absolutely can’t wait for the party and reading by campers which will conclude the fun each week on the Friday of each session. (Please take note: we had to increase the age of campers by a year –entering 2nd through 4th grades in fall 2014– to make sure the writing component would work well.)

We’re totally excited about the venues this year, too. First we’re taking over the kitchen at Marin Preparatory School in the Castro and then we’re back at one of our favorite foodie places in all of SF, 18 Reasons:

As we’ve been planning all the details over the past several months we keep finding ourselves saying, “Boy, we wish there had been a camp like this when we were kids!”

See you in September!

Gone Fishin

We’re taking a little end of summer break and will be back with more yumminess in September.  In the meantime, here are just a few highlights from our “A Little Yumminess Around the World” summer camps. We had a blast cooking and tasting world cuisines from every corner of the globe.

A big thanks to all the young chefs who came along to cook with us — we love your creativity, joy and curiosity! Much gratitude also goes to our wonderful pals at Bernal Cutlery and CUESA for sharing your knowledge and skills with our campers…. and a big thanks to See Saw in Hayes Valley for providing a bright and lovely venue for our classes.

– XOXX Stacie & Simran

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