Karen Diggs

Karen Diggs is a certified nutritionist, therapeutic chef and writer. She graduated from the California Culinary Academy and Bauman College, where she is also currently a culinary instructor. Diggs honed her cooking skills as a chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and restaurants in Asia and the Bay Area. In 2014, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Kraut Source (a stainless steel fermentation device that fits onto Mason jars for small batch making of superfoods such as sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi). Her main passion is to encourage everyone to start making their own live-cultured, fermented foods at home. She also has a new book titled Happy Foods by Viva Editions.

  • The Way of Tea
    San Mateo
    Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:30 PM

    Karen Diggs studied Chanoyu (The Way of Tea) for seven years and shares her expertise in this fascinating class.

    Condensed “Tea Ceremony”
    Tasting of Matcha Tea—with ceremonial grade matcha
    Overview of Matcha History, Production and Preparation Methods
    Watercress Salad with Sweet Potato and Matcha Terrine
    Matcha Pasta with Yuzu and Sesame Sauce
    Matcha and Pistachio Ice Cream
  • Springtime Gluten-Free Baking
    San Mateo
    Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11:00 AM

    Sage and Lavender Sable Cookies
    Savory Chevre and Leek Souffles
    Lemon and Olive Oil Cake
    Profiteroles with Geranium- Scented Cream and Hot Chocolate Glaze Mini Cupcakes with Matcha Frosting