Welcome to recipes from the members of the IWC - Valencia!

Winter Soups

Cooking tip from Chef Amanda Cushman: Always take care of your knives and cookware properly. Never put any knife, wood-handled utensils or cookware in the dishwasher. Wash by hand and dry well, put knives away after use for safety.

Holiday Recipes

Cooking tip from Chef Amanda Cushman:  For ease of entertaining, plan ahead and make as many dishes as possible. I usually do it all and half-way cook the entrée. All I need to do if finish it when I have guests.

One-Pot Meals Revisited for Autumn

Cooking tip from Chef Amanda Cushman: Keep the following staples on hand to make a meal in minutes - pasta, rice, onions, garlic, canned tomatoes, canned beans.

End of Summer Fish

Cooking tip from Chef Amanda Cushman: always refrigerate onions and shallots before chopping them to prevent crying. An hour is enough time to arrest the gas which is released into the air.

Vegetable Dishes
Thai Food
One-Pot Cooking

Each month we will announce new themes. These are the guidelines for submissions:


  • Original recipes are welcome!

  • If the dish is from a cookbook, magazine or other source you must credit the author.

  • Submissions should be in a Word document, with one photo per dish if you have one.  

  • If there is a story to tell about how this dish came to be, we would love to hear it.

  • Please limit your submission to one per theme.

If you would like to submit a recipe please email it to Chef Amanda Cushman (