From Our Editors
Hungry Bee's veteran chef, Kimberly McCune Gibson, guides burgeoning epicureans down the path to foodie bliss with cooking classes and meals rife with farm-fresh ingredients. Chef Gibson consults with novice cooks before each of her classes, deciding meal plans, coordinating matching sweaters, and bringing the required ingredients to fill clients' shelves. During the romantic dinner party, kitchen Casanovas learn the ins and outs of pan twirling, with Chef Gibson plating and serving the meal to the couple once the stove-side date is at an end. Up to four students fill kitchen classrooms in the pasta-making course, learning to knead and prepare beds of pasta before lying down for a nap. With the Girls Night Out class, eight ladies whip up a menu of choice with the help of Chef Gibson's kitchenware parables and chow down on the repast while the instructor tidies up the kitchen. A level II sommelier, Chef Gibson encourages uncorking a bottle of wine during class, offering pairing and wineglass-juggling suggestions throughout.