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Elyse G.


Manhattan Beach, CA

Member since:

January 9, 2012

What sorts of events would you plan if you were to organize a meet-up event for our group?

Perhaps something based on seasonal ingredients. Buy fresh ingredients in a local Farmers Market, then return to prepare and cook what we had just purchased. Discuss alternatives -- how to substitute one ingredient for another in a recipe, based on what was fresh and available.

What is the one dish or type of cooking you have not yet mastered, but would like to?


What is your signature dish that never fails you?

Vegetable soup. Pasta sauce But especially -- my Christmas Eve Chili (a ground turkey and black bean chili that has been chosen over beef-based chili at Super Bowl parties...really! The recipe has almost a full page of ingredients, but it's well worth it)

What is your favorite type of cuisine?

I'm not sure there is a cuisine I don't like. I have favorite dishes in every cuisine I've enjoyed.

For most of our events, individual and group photos are taken. Do you agree to let photos be taken of you and posted online?



I'm a creative and enthusiastic cook, but my cake decorating experience is limited to the birthday cakes I made for my kids when they were little! I'm looking forward to meeting folks who enjoy cooking and who live nearby.

What Elyse G. is saying about this Meetup Group

This is one of the best meet-up groups I've participated in. Always lively discussion and interesting people in addition to fun events

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