Yes, I am back in cooking school. It was a bit of a toss-up as to whether or not I wanted to take the Level Two classes at The New School of Cooking here in Los Angeles. After stressing so heavily over the testing weeks of the Level One classes, I was hesitant. However, after I found out that there is no testing on this level, I decided to go for it. Plus, I convinced my friend Cathy, who went through level one with me, to take it too.

This time around, the classes will last for only three months, as opposed to six. Plus, our new teacher, Carol, has a totally different vibe than May. Don’t get me wrong, I loved May, but Carol is all about being an intuitive cook. This is just my style. She’s going to let us have our heads - to a certain extent. We’ll still get recipes, but we can get creative. Isn’t that what great cooking is all about?