Community Kitchen starting up again!

Community Kitchen starting up again!

The Community Kitchen is starting up after a summer vacation.  The plan is making Italian food on September 25th.  We have a guest Italian cook coming to oversee our efforts. John Maietta manages the downtown Ben Bridge, but he is an Italian from New Jersey, with dual citizenship and a family in the restaurant business.

The place is still the kitchen at Inglewood Presbyterian. The time is still last Fridays of the month, beginning at 5:00 in the kitchen. But, some folks must trickle in later, that’s okay.

The neighborhood kitchen enjoys meeting monthly to cook and eat an ethnic food together. Last year, we rolled sushi with Tomiko Ikegami, at Christmas we put tamales together and took bags of tamales home, in the Spring we made Korean bimbimbap, and also Turkish borek and coban salatasi. A guest Japanese cook helped us with the sushi, and another community member led us in the cooking of Iranian food. But the other recipes came from friends (Mexican friends, Korean friends, Turkish friends, etc.) who couldn’t come but were able to contribute the directions.

Come join us! For more information, or to be on the Community Kitchen email list, contact Annette at

Inglewood Presbyterian Address: 7718 Ne 141st St, Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone: (425) 823-9334

About Community Kitchens

Canada has hundreds of community kitchens, where people gather to cook and eat. In just a Google-glance, these descriptions appeared:

Community Kitchens are growing in Seattle too: Community Kitchens Video on

Though Seattle Tilth’s CKNW is emphasizing nutritious recipes, here on Finn Hill, we can build our own ideas. You are invited to the next kitchen. Help your community develop a kitchen that meets our needs.

About Annette

A few words and phrases Annette uses to describe herself: Seattleite. Cooking schools. Lived overseas. Teacher.

Seven years ago Annette moved to Kenmore, for Inglemoor, after a two-year stint in Japan for Boeing. Cultural studies have always been an interest of hers and after high school, she spent a summer in Europe. Presently, Annette teaches English to English language learners in the kitchen. It looks like she is teaching cooking, but its more about English, western culture, and just engaging with the international community. She also teaches ESL at a private school in the Mill Creek area.

With the community kitchen, Annette wants to bring together people in our community over food, a table, something that is lacking in our fast-paced American culture. She envisions a community-directed kitchen.

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