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Visitor's Name: Tevy Larsen
You are from: Everett, Washington
Sign Time: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:05:31
Comments: Hi My name is Tevy Larsen, I am khmer used to live in Arlington VA before. I used to teach Southeast Asia cooking class for many years. Just want to drop by and say hello.


Visitor's Name: Jean Lightman
You are from: Concord, MA
Sign Time: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 19:49:27
Comments: I've made the salmon chhuu chhi twice now and both times it was delicious and very easy to prepare. I served it to Cambodian and American friends and it was a big hit with both.


Visitor's Name: Millie Brown
You are from:
Sign Time: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:15:30

Comments:I enjoyed my first Cambodian cooking class with Demaz so much that I brought my husband to the next one and we have been coming back monthly for a year now. Demaz has taught us about Cambodian food ingredients and where to shop for them, beautiful presentation of recipes, and blending of unique flavors and textures. I continue to learn and enjoy the wide variety of recipes. She demonstrates preparation so well that I have made many of her dishes at home. I recommend Demaz's class as a learning and fun experience.


Visitor's Name: Glenn
You are from: Bethesda
Sign Time: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 06:23:35

Comments:Demaz's recipes with lemon grass, nam pla, and Kaffir lime leaf are simple and delicious. The meal that follows is pure fun. Her Cambodian Pad Thai was the best our class ever tasted. ENJOY!


Visitor's Name: Chanthorn
You are from: Cambodia
Sign Time: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 04:28:39

Comments:Great site! I feel very hungry when I see this website and I am very proud of Khmer foods.


Visitor's Name: Patrick
You are from: Arlington, VA
Sign Time: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:02:11

Comments: Great class! I enjoyed the hands on experience which helped me gain confidence. The recipes were DELICIOUS! Thanks!


Visitor's Name: Susan K. Schneider
You are from: Washington, DC
Sign Time: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 13:37:49

Comments: I highly recommend Demaz Baker's Cambodian cooking class. I have taken numerous courses in ethnic cooking and recently found Demaz's course to be the best one yet. Her personal recipes are wholesome, healthy, easy to prepare, and (most importantly) delicious. Her instruction is easy to follow and ensures all class members participate, learn, and enjoy themselves. With the preparation of four to five dishes with each night's class, the wonderful meals we prepared for ourselves were well worth the cost of admission on their own. For a fun time with fabulous food, I highly recommend you take one of Demaz's classes!


Visitor's Name: Fernando Manibog
You are from: Washington, DC
Sign Time: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 22:24:56

Comments: This is my second Cambodian cooking class with Demaz, and I am already looking forward to the third one! Her recipes are simply delicious, and my family and guests have enjoyed them thoroughly. She uses only fresh ingredients and makes sure that we slice the meat and vegetables properly, and present the dishes beautifully. I admire her kitchen organization skills, warm personality and fine sense of humor. She is an excellent teacher!


Visitor's Name: Arthur Tucker
You are from: Arlington, VA
Sign Time: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:20:59

Comments: Demaz's class is a truly unique experience. For the naive palate, her recipes provided an excellent and intriguing introduction to real Cambodian cuisine. Each class consisted of a hand-on experience in preparing a variety of dishes that culminated in a relaxed sit-down meal. I recommend Demaz's class to those particularly interested in Cambodian cooking, as well as anyone who would enjoy learning to cook new dishes (and enjoy them!) in a friendly, relaxed environment.


Visitor's Name:Anon
You are from: Mission Viejo, CA
Sign Time: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:20:59

Comments: Demaz's class is a truly unique experience. For the naive palate, her recipes provided an excellent and intriguing introduction to real Cambodian cuisine. Each class consisted of a hand-on experience in preparing a variety of dishes that culminated in a relaxed sit-down meal. I recommend Demaz's class to those particularly interested in Cambodian cooking, as well as anyone who would enjoy learning to cook new dishes (and enjoy them!) in a friendly, relaxed environment.


Visitor's Name: Judy
You are from: Arlington, VA
Sign Time: Mon, 2 Sep 2005 10:34:09

Comments: This is a fabulous class for people of all ethnicities. Being Cambodian American myself, I found it a great way to stay in touch with the Cambodian culture. The class and people were such a delight, along with the great meal at the end of every course.


Visitor's Name: Frits Mulder
You are from: Phnom Penh
Sign Time: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 11:42:15

Comments: Hi, Nice site you have! I try to keep Cambodian cooking alive by running a Cambodian restaurant in Phnom Penh, called frizz: http://www.frizz-restaurant.com and a Cambodia Cooking Class to learn travellers the art of Khmer cuisine: http://www.cambodia-


Visitor's Name: Angela Titone
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Comments: I've taken a number of cooking classes from Thai to Lebanese, but Demaz lets you get true, hands-on experience. It was amazing how fast we could all get a meal on the table with her direction, and then we had time to learn about Cambodia and the culture of


Visitor's Name: Cindy Chen
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Comments: What a fabulous class! I really enjoyed the hands on experience. Based on the presentation and tasted of the entrees, you would have never guessed how easy the receipts were. I high recommend the class to everyone.


Visitor's Name: Dan Neau
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Comments: I attended Demaz's cooking classes and was amazed how delicious Cambodian cuisine tasted and how relatively easy the recipes were to follow. Some of the ingredients were quite exotic for American tastes, but the blending of these flavorings with more commo


Visitor's Name: Maxine Seward
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Comments: I have prepared several of the recipes at home, and have enjoyed sharing Cambodian dishes with friends. The Chhuu Chhi (salmon in curry sauce) is a favorite! The sauce is so good, you have to double it to keep everyone happy.


Visitor's Name: Harry Wilkinson
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Comments: Demaz. We knew each other in Paris many years ago (1970) and it is great to hear of you again. please contact me at the above email address. Harry


Visitor's Name: Fernando Manibog
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Comments: After visiting Cambodia and enjoying its delicious cuisine, I wanted to learn Cambodian cooking on return to DC -- and luckily, I found Demaz ! I highly recommend her cooking class. Her recipes are light, healthy (often based on fish and fresh vegetables)


Visitor's Name: Wendell Staples
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Comments: Because Demaz's approach is hands on from the beginning, anybody can enjoy while they learn the basics of Cambodian cooking, and enjoy I great meal at the end of every class!! Thanks Demaz!


Visitor's Name: Trang Ouk
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Comments: I had great fun in Demaz hands-on Cambodian cooking class and looked forward to it to every week. Not only the recipes were authentic and easy to follow, but we all got to enjoy the fruits of our labor by sitting down to a three-course meal after each cla


Visitor's Name: Scott
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Comments: After returning from a visit to Cambodia, I was pleasantly surprised to learn of Demaz's cooking class. The class was great! Already many visiting friends and relatives have been delighted by these exotic and delicious dishes.


Visitor's Name: Willie Wright
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Comments: Very professional, Ms. Chef!


Visitor's Name: Sarah LaGier
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Sign Time: March 09 2003 10:19:50

Comments: My mother and I have taken Demaz's classes through the Arlington Education Center twice and we hope to take them again next season. She has a wonderful variety of recipes, which makes us want to keep going back. One of the highlights of last class was kroeung, which we used on several dishes from beef brochettes to chicken. I'll leave it to you to take one of Demaz's to find out more about kroeung and her other recipes!


Visitor's Name: Chanthary Koch Kuy
You are from: Silver Spring, MD
Sign Time: February 20 2003 07:33:59

Comments: Hello, neak ming. Your website looks great. Congratulations! I look forward to enjoying tips and news from it.


Visitor's Name: Lori
You are from: USA
Sign Time: December 26 2002 06:57:08

Comments: A wonderful page on Cambodian food Thank you for sharing that with me.


Visitor's Name: Jose B. Juaneza
You are from: Palo Alto, California
Sign Time: December 20 2002 23:50:13

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Visitor's Name: phol
You are from: USA
Sign Time: September 11 2002 15:45:46

Comments: Thank you very much for such a wonderful website about Khmer cooking. I love Khmer foods and the only time I can get really delicious and authentic Cambodian food is at Khmer Buddhist Temple during the holidays. I love every piece of it. Your pictures on Web make me to salivate. Thank you for letting the world know about our culture.


Visitor's Name: Kevin Patrucco
You are from: Hartford, Connecticut
Sign Time: April 28 2002 09:38:27

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Visitor's Name: Mrs NEANG PHANG RUN
You are from: France
Sign Time: April 24 2002 05:07:51

Comments: It's great! I am very proud to have a friend making herself well known all over the world mostly in USA. Your culinary book is an interesting guide for foreigners and Cambodian people abroad loving cooking like PHANG . Bravo! keep go on ! Loves RUN


Visitor's Name: Margo
You are from: CO2 class
Sign Time: April 10 2002 08:17:21

Comments: Demaz, Excellent web site and you look so happy. Thanks again for the cheese and your wonderful company and input. The sharing of yourself really helps others to grow. M


Visitor's Name: sarah lagier
You are from:
Sign Time: March 08 2002 13:57:20

Comments: Ms. Baker's classes are wonderful! She's a fabulous instructor with an unbelievable collection of recipes and fascinating stories from her native country. You'll leave full, happy, and newly educated on a little-known part of the world. I highly recommend her classes to any who appreciates great food and fast, easy recipes.


Visitor's Name: Donna LaGier
You are from: U.S.
Sign Time: March 04 2002 10:16:15

Comments: Your Cambodian cooking class is the best I have ever attended. What a great discovery! Cambodian food is delicious like other Asian cuisines yet it has unique flavors and style that are absolutely fabulous. I can have elegant dinners with "Amok saumon", bring rich "Nataing" hors d'oeuvres to friends, cook "Chha Kutiev Chen" in minutes-love the fresh noodles- PLUS SO MUCH MORE! Thank you.


Visitor's Name: Neang Om
You are from: City Fairfax, VA
Sign Time: November 03 2001 22:45:44

Comments: Demaz's dishes are delicious and beautifully presented. She has a special touch that authenticates her cuisine even more.


Visitor's Name: Anne-Marie Berthier
You are from: France
Sign Time: September 10 2001 21:32:20

Comments: Having lived in Cambodia for fourteen years, I was really pleased to discover Demaz's Cambodian cookbook. I read it with great interest, and decided to learn more about this marvelous exotic cuisine, and took Demaz's cooking class. I am enthralled by her talent, and can only recommend both the book and the course! bravo Demaz!


Visitor's Name: Scott Binde
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Sign Time: July 19 2001 09:34:50

Comments: Demaz... Thanks so much for teaching me how to prepare Amok, right down to where to buy the ingredients and how to fold the banana leaves. I have already delighted many friends with this Cambodian dish, which is amazingly easy to prepare based on your instruction.


Visitor's Name: Libby Peck
You are from:
Sign Time: July 17 2001 19:14:20

Comments: Dear Demaz - such enterprise - congratulations - it all looks fantastic and I admire your skill and enthusiasm. Wish I could come to the classes - but Australia is too far aw


Visitor's Name: Vann Mak Yann
You are from:
Sign Time: July 17 2001 16:30:06

Comments: Congratulations!!! Your website looks professional and your dishes look tempting and wonderful. Thanks for having me and my wife the other day at your house to deliciously taste your authentic Cambodian cooking. I've told my daughter and nieces to register your class.


Visitor's Name: Dorothy Hutchinson
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Sign Time: July 04 2001 17:44:16

Comments: I took your class last January and Hazel, who took it this May, told me about your new web page. I would like to buy your cookbook. Is it available anywhere?


Visitor's Name: Variny Yim Paladino
You are from:
Sign Time: July 03 2001 23:23:18

Comments: I will be forever grateful to Om Demaz for sharing her culinary expertise with us! We made the most incredible-tasting and authentic Cambodian dishes, but with recipes that are easy-to-follow and fast. Om Demaz showed us special cooking and cutting techniques, shared shopping tips, and even gave us a history lesson of Cambodia! The class was hands-on and everyone had a chance to cook numerous meals (we got to take home several sets of recipes taken directly from Om Demaz's book). The best part was sitting at the end of each class and eating our accomplishment! Om Demaz is a wonderful, patient, and generous teacher. She wants us to learn and constantly encouraged everyone to cook at home. I think the person who is most grateful that I took this class is my husband. He loves every dish that I've prepared and now considers me the family chef! That's quite a compliment considering BEFORE Om Demaz's class, I didn't even know how to properly boil an egg. Forever indebted, Variny Yim Paladino (FYI, I took this class with my mother. Both of us are Cambodian and we can attest to the fact that the food is deeelicious and authentic! I highly recommend taking Om Demaz's class with someone you know -- it makes it even more fun and gratifying!)


Visitor's Name: Viriyane Norodom Richardson
You are from:
Sign Time: June 30 2001 14:42:14

Comments: Demaz is a very well organized instructor in her cooking class. For each session of two and one-half hours, we were able to prepare three dishes, enjoy the dinner, and return the kitchen to its former immaculate shape. As a Cambodian, I can attest that Demaz chose dishes that are popular and much sought after at Cambodian functions. She also experiments--we had a dish using lobster one evening. She mixes into her cooking instruction notes about Cambodian culture, Cambodian geography, and other things Cambodian, so her students learn about more than Cambodian cuisine. In a nutshell, I highly recommend her class--and her cookbook--for both beginning and experienced chefs.


Visitor's Name: Thuokou
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Sign Time: June 29 2001 15:04:30

Comments: Those recipes are easy to follow. I cannot wait to see the book to come out so we can have a good Cambodian food in a shorter time.


Visitor's Name: Dave Martin
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Sign Time: June 27 2001 22:55:42

Comments: The course was fantastic! Demaz taught the class by having us prepare a wide variety of dishes and menus. The focus on food preparation and the different spices was especially helpful. This is a five star course and instructor! *****


Visitor's Name: Hilary
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Sign Time: June 26 2001 12:30:53

Comments: Demaz teaches a wonderful class! The food is incredible, and she passes on important techniques. Quality all the way!


Visitor's Name: Carole Tep
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Sign Time: June 24 2001 08:21:08

Comments: C'est un site très intéressant et très illustrée, bravo! Je dirai è mon père d'y jeter un coup d'oeil dès qu'il sera de retour. A bientôt, Carole.


Visitor's Name: Sinnie Kemp
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 21:44:13

Comments: Congratulation! Your web site looks great! Your dishes looked delicious, it makes my stomach crave for them. Looking forward to see your cook book. Good Luck!!


Visitor's Name: Chhoeur and Saorin Chhut
You are from:
Sign Time: June 23 2001 21:18:12

Comments: After a few days in bed due to recurring illness, we returned to our email and found this wonderfuf exhibition of Khmer cooking. The delicious looking dishes made us hungry and homesick. Looking foreward to reading your next book. Best wishes Chhoeur and Saorin


Visitor's Name: Scott
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 21:03:18

Comments: After returning from a visit to Cambodia, I was pleasantly surprised to learn of Demaz's cooking class. The class was great! Already many visiting friends and relatives have been delighted by these exotic and delicious dishes.


Visitor's Name: Willie Wright
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 21:02:31

Comments: Very professional, Ms. Chef!


Visitor's Name: Jes Morse
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 21:01:44

Comments: All my friends now use your 'Noodles Siem Reap' recipe! It's now one of my standbys! Thanks so much!


Visitor's Name: Roland Neveu
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 20:59:33

Comments: Hi. Good start. I'll bet on the fact there will be a few of those dishes to become mainstream in a near future, in trendy eateries. In part maybe thanks to a building up of Cambodia awarness, with a couple of Holywood movies release. Keep the good work.


Visitor's Name: Remi T.
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 20:58:45

Comments: Tres beau site avec de tres jolis photos. Can't wait until the 2nd edition of CAMBODIAN CUISINE comes out!!!


Visitor's Name: Angela Cutter
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 20:57:38

Comments: Although I don't care to cook I do like to try new tastes and Cambodian may just be the one to drive me to the kitchen!


Visitor's Name: Judy Bexfield
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 20:56:32

Comments: Demaz, I tried to bring up information on other Cambodian Cooking Classes and didn't find any (I checked Yahoo). Does your site come up on any search engine? That would be important if you want people to find your web site who do not already know about your class. I was able to look up Cambodian recipes however from other websites. Your website is a good start. Do you intend to sell your cookbook here or are you going to add any recipes? Your class was sure fun and the food great. Good luck in all your future classes.


Visitor's Name: Barbara Amos
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 20:55:25

Comments: This class was one of the most enjoyable classes that I have taken through Arlington County Adult Education. Every class was composed of at least 3 wonderful Cambodian dishes. We learned all the important techniques in the preparation of the dishes and were given the names of ingredients and where they could be found locally. The class also contained great information on Cambodian culture and customs. We learned the importance of presentation when serving a dish, and hints for finishing touches that make the food appealing to the eye as well as to the nose and mouth! Demaz Baker leads a fun-filled adventure in the world of Cambodian cuisine, and I would highly recommend the class to anyone who enjoys great food and great company.


Visitor's Name: Mafalda H. Popovich
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Sign Time: June 23 2001 14:52:44

Comments: As the spouse of a Foreign Service Officer, I have tasted many exotic dishes during my travels abroad. Some were very appealing while others not quite so. Demaz Cambodian culinary art, however, takes you into a world where cooking is tantalizing to the taste buds. She has the talent for preparing many dishes that are not only delicious in taste but the presentation is a marvel to behold. I have attended her cooking class and will cherish the experience for years to come!


Visitor's Name: Kannitha
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Sign Time: June 21 2001 14:24:33

Comments: Great job! You're doing a wonderful job in preserving the Cambodian culture and making people aware of the delicious dishes of Cambodia. How may I get a copy of your book? Where can I look to buy your book? Thanks again.


Visitor's Name: tep renah
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Sign Time: June 21 2001 03:49:47

Comments: Your site is great !! very friendly !!Congratulations !! (And I am not saying that because i am one of your nephews !!!) :-))


Visitor's Name: Anne Carney
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Sign Time: June 20 2001 22:47:03

Comments: Mom, I am so thankful to you for all your hard work and dedication to preserving and passing down the rich Cambodian culinary tradition. These recipes are truly cultural treasures.





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