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How does cooking superb recipes with top ingredients in small teams with music and mingling with other singles who love to cook and sitting down to a pretty table to enjoy a fabulous meal with wine and an ice breaker so you get to know everyone on a Saturday night sound to you? This cooking club was hosted over 10 years in Denver by successful cooking teacher, Diana Ohlsson, and over 100 dinner parties were attended by hundreds of single men and women, but since Diana is now spending much of her time in the Los Angeles area, the club is restarting in Huntington Beach for the purpose of singles, age 55 to 65, who want to meet other singles cooking together with an even number of men and women. The dinner party for 8 will be 4 men and 4 women. This group is for those who are experienced in the kitchen, and who enjoy some combination of cooking, baking, or firing up the grill (charcoal or gas experience is fine). This festive evening is very social with an ice breaker so you get to know everyone and is part cooking together, part dinner party, and always great fun and laughs. The ingredients are organized and grouped together for us to start cooking, just like the cooking channel! The recipes are from magazines like Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and high-end cookbooks. You get a copy of the recipes to take home! You might even want to be a host sometime and have the party at your house but that is not required. The cost of the event, $40, is only to pay for the groceries and the wine. This is NOT a for profit event. We have our first hostess in Huntington Beach with plenty of easy, free parking. The first menu is: Javanese Roasted Salmon over Wilted Spinach, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Waikiki Fruit Salad, Tall and Fluffy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits, and Citrus-Scented Mixed Berry Pie with Oatmeal Lattice Crust, with Wine and Coffee. I will post the formal meetup event, planned for Saturday, September 27, when we get a number of people signed up on the meetup group.

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