Seattle's Urban Cooking School

Diane LaVonne fashioned Diane's Market Kitchen by combining her passion for food and wine, her talent for teaching and creating a comfortable, inviting environment, and her commitment to balancing those for a life of health and well being.

Diane invites you to her kitchen to share time and conversation with her other guests and learn about the best of the Northwest's foods and wines.

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Join Diane LaVonne for the most unique culinary experience Seattle has to offer. Explore the Pike Place Market through stories of the farmers and producers, a menu inspired by their products and a hands-on cooking class where you will use the fresh local ingredients found there. Diane's Market Kitchen: where connecting cooking, companionship, and community combine to create a memory; not just a meal.

What's New
Summer Breakfast at Diane's 6/7/2016
Menus focused on locally produced ingredients you get a real "taste of the Northwest". Perfect to share with your out of town guests. Read More

Market Kitchen Basics for Teens 6/9/2016
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Classes & Events
Noodle this...meat or vegetarian 3/10
When I ask the question of my students "what is your comfort food" often the response is some kind of pasta or noodle dish. This is my weekly homage to all of you who love those dishes. You can... Read More

Throwback Thursday from a Midwest Girl 3/11
Some of these are updated "from scratch" recipes from my childhood. I grew up in Minnesota during a time when canned food and ingredients were popular. I've modified them with local ingredients and a... Read More

Celebrating the Americas 3/12
As a historian and anthropologist I love sharing wonderful meals that are based on native ingredients and techniques. this menu is based on ingredients that come from the new world as well as those... Read More
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