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Instructor Profile: Kimiko Molasky

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When did you start cooking? Tell us more about your story with food. Because my parents were busy running clothing stores, I, as the oldest of four, started cooking for my family when I was 10 years old. This taught me the pleasure of sharing meals and cooking for people.

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Instructor Profile: Robin Asbell

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Robin Asbell is a chef, food writer, recipe developer, culinary instructor and speaker who has been teaching cooking classes around the Twin Cities since the 90s. Read our Q&A below to learn more about Robin! When did you start cooking? Tell us more about your story with food. My mother…

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Instructor Profile: Henry Kisitu

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Henry grew up in Uganda and has lived in the United States since the age of 19. He learned to cook everything from scratch and grew up eating primarily locally grown veggies, legumes, fruits and grains. Henry learned how to garden and farm at a young age, and ever since,…

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Instructor Profile: Ishwari Rajak

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Ishwari is from Kathmandu, Nepal, and loves to teach authentic Himalayan recipes just as she learned in her family kitchen. She moved to the Twin Cities after completing her master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from Mankato. Read our Q&A below to learn more about Ishwari and her small…

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Instructor Profile: Chef Nettie Colón

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Born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico, Nettie Colón spent her formative years learning traditional cooking methods with her grandmother Maria Llanes de Jesus. Nettie teaches creative cooking classes at the co-op that meld bold flavors and cultures in innovative, plant-based dishes. Read our Q&A below to…

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