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About Me

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What started out as a blog where I shared my passion for eating locally, seaonally and sustainably, has turned into so much more.  In 2017 I started teaching cooking classes and I fell in love with it.  I still get a CSA box and you can still find lots of recipes and articles on here about my journey thus far.  If you want to know more about how this all started, keep reading…

Every other week, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Box is delivered to my home in Los Angeles.  It is filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables grown sustainably on local farms and every Farm Box delivery feels like Christmas!  I love the challenge of coming up with new ways to cook the things that arrive in my Farm Box every other week.  It makes both cooking and eating a new adventure every time. The Delightful Table is where I share my passion and insights about supporting small local farms and eating seasonally and sustainably.  If you’d like to know more about why I chose a CSA you can read about that here.

Growing up  in a large multicultural family in Louisiana, my earliest memories are of reaching up to sneak the shrimp off the top of my grandmother’s famous paella.  With a Spanish mother and Iranian father, cooking, eating, and entertaining have always been a big part of my life in and outside the home. I have moved around the US, living in the South, the Mid-West, the Northeast.  I also lived abroad in Spain and have traveled (and thus eaten) all over the world.  From remembering a particular preparation method in a Madrid restaurant to an exotic spice I tried for the first time in Jordan, these experiences have informed and influenced what I do in the kitchen.   Intrigued? you can read about that here.

…and now for the zinger…. I have a BA in art and a MBA in finance.  By day I work crunching numbers for many of the major corporations that fill your day to day lives but I have always had a creative streak. In August 2015, through my discovery of the CSA box, my primary medium became food and cooking became the most creative outlet of my life to date.  I started this blog as a post-divorce-self-esteem-boosting project (you can read all about that here) and then realized I really liked it!  Cooking, teaching, photographing and writing about local, organic, sustainable food draws from my deepest passions and I love sharing it with whoever wants to listen.

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I love the challenge of coming up with new ways to cook the things that arrive in my FarmBox every other week.  It makes both cooking and eating a new adventure every time.


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Pierre Codaccioni


Hi Sherazade, 
Just to let you know thatbi Will bécote on novembre cfo of a french wine broker which has Also havé a subsidiary near by LA on San Fernando valley, i may come twice a year In La . I let you know. See you pierre

Yes! Let me know! I’d love to meet up!

Jane Reid


I would love to know more about your classes. Do you teach children?

Daniel Enright


Hi, I wanted to book 4 people for your Sunday Funday class this Sunday – December 30, 2018.  If I book it, is it a sure thing – since there would only be four in our party – or is class already filled?  

Daniel Enright

Chele Eades


Hello Scheherezade,
reaching out to you about your class Sun at the Hollywood Market on fermenting.
I understand you will be taking the group on a tour. My booth is on south side of Selma, 4th in from Cahuenga If you would like me to gift your participants something, I could pre package some samples, or open to ideas you may have to further their inspiration on ferments.

look forward to meting you would love to colaborate
chef Chele
Wildly Fermented

Christy Vreede


I am SO CONFUSED!!! Are you in Los Angels CA

Both! We do classes in Los Angeles and New Orleans

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