Becoming a Contemporary Cook with Tara “Teaspoon” Bench - 92Y, New York

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Becoming a Contemporary Cook with Tara “Teaspoon” Bench

Live Life Deliciously

Our favorite recipes remind us of people we love, places we’ve been, and the food that makes us whole.

Former Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living Magazine and Food Director at Ladies’ Home Journal (and daughter of a Home Economics teacher), Tara “Teaspoon” Bench has spent her career crafting and writing the perfect recipes. She’ll share the techniques she uses to capture the essence of a dish, whether it’s simple or sumptuous, and how you can do the same in your own kitchen. Combining the essence of our food history and journey, with our experiences, travels, and ingredient accessibility, cooking can take a fresh, vibrant step. Whether you’re a seasoned or casual cook, the recipes that mean so much to you, can be shared and savored anew.

Purchase Tara’s new book Live Life Deliciously: Recipes for Busy Weeknights and Leisurely Weekends.


Programs taking place online:
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Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:
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Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:
Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.

Tara Bench

Tara has spent more than twenty years in the food publishing industry creating recipes and articles …

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