Denise Landis is also on the board of the school and is a recipe tester and food columnist for the New York Times as well as a cookbook author.She's
on the hunt for black bean paste and introduces students to the many jars of chili sauces lined up in colorful rows.
Using chopsticks is a challenge, but most try with lessons from Landis
and Baum, and trying all the different dishes is a challenge as well.
"These are all ingredients you're familiar with," says Landis