Back to school: Patricia Poritzky at Let’s Cook Santa Cruz.
Photo by Keana Parker.
Patricia Poritzky is sitting by the curb in her hybrid, planning tonight’s menu and waiting to pick up the kids in her carpool, one of the many ways she shares and conserves resources throughout her day. Another is the 2,000-square-foot professional kitchen she timeshares. By day, another business cooks there; at night, Poritzky transforms it into a cooking school.
“Let’s Cook Santa Cruz,” which opened with sold-out classes in January, is where she and guest chefs teach the community how to cook SOLE food—sustainable, organic, local and ethical grub. “SOLE food is part of a movement to help change the way people eat and access their food,” Poritzsky says, adding that if her students “learn one … Read More