A chef, author, teacher and musician, Elizabeth Podsiadlo – known as Chef E – has entertained audiences all over San Diego for more than 15 years in both her cooking classes and musical performances. She has been a guest on KPBS “These Days” and appears regularly on Channel 6 television promoting her cooking classes, book signings and concerts.

She describes this featured recipe as having “amazing flavor that resembles chocolate in texture and fragrance”.

Chef E has written two “cooking novels” that contain mystery, intrigue and lots of recipes. She teaches cooking classes one Saturday a month at the San Diego Botanical Gardens. And local residents can find her at the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market selling her gourmet wares on the other Saturdays. She also sings at a monthly Opera Soiree (open-mic) that takes place in the Pacific Beach Woman’s Club building at 1721 Hornblend Street in Pacific Beach at 7 p.m. the last Sunday of every month (free to the public).

Chef E lives in San Diego with her husband, daughter and two dogs and is currently filming a cooking series with PACE television here in San Diego which appears on both Time Warner and Cox cable stations. For more information, visit www.theoperasingingchef.com.