When restaurants and other food services closed this spring, many people found themselves cooking at home a lot more often. While some people relish that, others may be more… novices at it. While in-peson cooking classes probably aren't going to be around for awhile, one peninsula community is reaching out online to help educate some aspiring cooks.

Ionia, a holistic living community near Kasilof, is offering online cooking classes every second Saturday through October. Eliza Eller, who runs the classes, says they're all plant-based and focused on macrobiotics--essentially, whole foods like grains and vegetables.


It’s time for KDLL’s annual holiday cooking show on this week’s Kenai Conversation. Join local chefs Maya Wilson and Joe Spady for their takes on favorite holiday dishes, how to integrate local ingredients and other entertaining tips.



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It’s harvest time on the central Kenai Peninsula. But what to do with all that garden goodness? On today’s show, we’ll turn flowers into food, follow food from the high tunnel to the soup pot at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, and we’ll grill local chef Willow King for a quick-and-easy preparation for fresh, local produce.

UAF Cooperative Extension Service fireweed recipes

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank