Writer, cooking teacher, television host, and author of an award-winning book, Amelia Saltsman is passionate about getting everyone into the kitchen.

Come spring, Persian cooks reach for tender herbs and alliums to pair with salty cheese and sweet halvah in a version of this simple Persian-Style Herb and Cheese Platter.


Farmers’ Market Tour Santa Monica, CA
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Tour with Amelia

Cooking Demo on Steroids

I’m still feeling the glow from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market 30th Anniversary celebrations. Thank you Suzanne Goin, Roxana Jullapat, Erika Nakamura, Amelia Posada, Mike Cirone, Jerry Rutiz, and Marcie Jimenez! Our day of cooking demonstrations at the market so perfectly expressed what a good market offers: amazing fruits, vegetables, and meats—the “whole plate”—and the tools to help shoppers put all those ingredients to use.

SMFM 30th Anniversary Demos

Our merry band represented all manner of approaches to food and farmers’ markets, from home cook to brilliant chef and from rancher to orchard whisperer. Continue reading Cooking Demo on Steroids