About your teacher:
Allison Poklemba is a botanist, environmental educator, co-owner of Backcountry Press and Dandelion Herbal Center, and (most importantly!) a seaweed enthusiast. She has been teaching about the joys of foraging for and cooking with sea vegetables for 20 years. Each summer she guides classes through the tide pools of Northern California on seaweed harvest adventures where they prepare a sea vegetable feast with their finds to enjoy together afterwards, but alas, the pandemic is requiring a different approach this summer: a virtual class and materials to guide you on your own adventure!
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Susan (verified owner) –
I loved the fun that came through! It was great to see the particular sea weed, and hear your description of them at the same time. It helped me to see the transition from dried to soft in the boiling water – wow! Demos were clear and useful, and I’m looking forward to making some of the dishes. Ben was charming! The only drawback, and I know you were dealing with it, was that you had to keep moving the screen/camera. Maybe have it a bit farther away, so you can get more in the field of view? Amazing job for your first on-line cooking class!
Carrie Sachs (verified owner) –
Great online class that was well organized and easy to understand. Best of all it was entertaining with lots of opportunities to laugh! I learned so much and am already looking forward to the next class.
Sabrina Rowat (verified owner) –
I greatly enjoyed this cooking with sea vegetables class. I believe it was well executed and informative. I was so hungry during the class that I wish I could’ve been there in person so I could’ve tried everything. I can’t wait to attend future classes!
Dee Marie (verified owner) –
Great class! I cannot wait to make some of those recipes! I wish I lived closer so I could taste your amazing samples 🙂 Cannot wait for the self care class 🙂 Thank you!
Julie Lerwill (verified owner) –
Allison is an excellent, and enthusiastic teacher. She has so much valuable information to pass on, in such a fun, personable way. It’s amazing, and empowering to know that I can harvest veggies from the sea, and make nutrient dense, yummy food with it!
Gina (verified owner) –
This cooking class was awesome and gave me the confidence I needed to start cooking with seaweed (I am even eating my own wakame-noodle stir fry right now!). It was very fun to watch Allison cooking up a storm even while viewing from my couch at home. Since I live nearby, I was able to pick up some of her creations and can personally vouch for their utter deliciousness! It was excellent to have another crewmember taste test, and I think it would be even better if he was involved more—Ben, can you use more flowery language to describe the tastes and maybe throw in a seaweed joke or two? Like: what did the mermaid wear to the mathematician’s house party?
Ann (verified owner) –
This class was excellent! The vibe was so chill, like hanging out with friends and just having a good time. The recipes were easy to understand, presented in a relatable way that inspires confidence – yes, I can do this, too! Allison and Ben, you are a great team. 🙂 Looking forward to the next class
Corinne Frugoni (verified owner) –
Alison, you are an exceptional teacher combining scientific knowledge, culinary skills and entertainment. Your class was very well organized both in the way you shared your information and handling all the pots, pans, cooking ingredients. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Ben’s facial expressions expressing his delight and confirming your culinary delectables.
Katie J (verified owner) –
This class was so enjoyable and informative. As a seaweed enthusiast learning new things is a joyful experience. Allison’s years of experience and wealth of knowledge really show through in all of the classes she does. She is a great teacher and I’m grateful to her for sharing all of this cool information!! The cooking class was a blast, I loved enjoying it from my living room, but I can’t wait for hands on classes too.
Cheryl Horton (verified owner) –
Allison is an excellent teacher! The class was fun, accessible, and informative. I appreciate the beautifully produced written materials that I can refer back to. Highly recommend Sea Veggies 1 and 2 classes – a perfect pairing!!! I can’t wait to forage for sea veggies and try all of the recipes Allison shared with us. Thank you!!
Sydney Randolph (verified owner) –
Allison, thank you for sharing your knowledge with humor, grace, and science! A totally accessible class, learned a ton, and you definitely dont want to miss part I if you are looking at this! I cant wait to get cooking.
RUBY CHRISTINE (verified owner) –
Fabulous, Fun, Informative! A great action packed class. Allison is full of ocean knowledge and presents wonderfully on the subjects of cooking and seaweed. Her online class is easy to watch and truly a good time; she keeps you engaged and excited to keep learning. Highly recommend this class even if you don’t live somewhere you can harvest seaweed!
Heather (verified owner) –
Very fun and enjoyable class! Lots of great information presented in a comfortable, easy to understand format. I already feel more confident about experimenting with sea vegetables in the kitchen and look forward to trying some of the unique recipes that were shared.
Murielle Cordemans (verified owner) –
Wonderful, can’t wait for part 3.Miss the Pacific heaps now…thank you Allison!