It depends on your level of commitment

A person with short salt-and-pepper gray hair + matching facial hair and glasses talking, holding a glass bottle.
A person with short salt-and-pepper gray hair + matching facial hair and glasses talking, holding a glass bottle.
Mossimo Bottura. Photo: MasterClass

While the online learning industry was booming before Covid-19, it has now become a central part of our lives. More Americans are taking online classes — even when it comes to cooking.

While many classes are free, MasterClass, the Rolls-Royce of online education platforms, is one of the first to partner with iconic celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Alice Waters, Aaron Franklin, and Thomas Keller. The movie-like trailers showcase famous chefs sharing moments of culinary clarity and inviting us to join them for the ride.

Membership to the platform is $90 per class, with an option for an all-access…


I loved traveling to Spain, but the veneration of a colonizer gave me a wake-up call about my identity

Christopher Columbus’ sepulcher in the Cathedral of Seville, Spain.
Christopher Columbus’ sepulcher in the Cathedral of Seville, Spain.
Photo: THEPALMER/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Columbus Day weekend happened to fall during my three-week trip to Seville. Spain is a country that has become a yearly stop for me. Despite there being many places in the world to explore, the country’s rich culture, expansive cuisine, and new friends have inspired me to return again and again. I’ve experienced Spain as a married woman, a solo traveler, a former vegetarian, and a writer. But this time was different.

My boyfriend came with me for the first week of the trip, and since it was his first visit to Seville, he wanted to see some of the…


During my 15 years in the Berkshires, Pittsfield has been a city that’s grown on me the longer I’ve lived in the region. Over the past few years, I’m glad to have had a chance to meet with the chefs and people putting out food in the area.

For those visiting Pittsfield or the Berkshires, I put together a guide of 15 of my favorite food experiences. …

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Freelance food and travel writer. home : #upstateny + #intheberkshires] www.stephanita.com for more

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