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Immigrant Kitchens is an online cook book and cooking class series run by chef-author, Lindsay Sterling. She asks immigrants for cooking lessons and reports on what happens, which is usually delicious.  

After a decade of writing a food column for a Maine newspaper and teaching thousands of people how to cook in cooking classes, she has become a sought-after public speaker and culinary instructor. The New York Times selected her as a finalist out of 13,000 candidates for a coveted writer-at-large post for the travel section. She has developed content for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and live events programming with the YMCA of Southern Maine, UNUM, Maine Health, University of Maine, the Camden Conference, Portland Stage, Portland Public Schools, L.L.Bean, Southern Maine Community College, and the International Foodservice Editorial Council. She is a regular guest chef on NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine, WCSH6. 

After studying creative writing with Julia Alvarez at Middlebury College, Sterling cooked professionally at two of the nation’s top restaurants: Stars in San Francisco and Fore Street in Portland, Maine. In 2008 she launched Immigrant Kitchens, exploring and sharing her love for authentic cooking from around the world. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Gourmet Magazine, Portland Phoenix, and Hannaford's Fresh. She lives in Maine with her husband and two kids.