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Islander to cook on KCTS 9 television show
“Cooks With Potatoes II” on KCTS 9 will feature Mercer Island resident Aida Kouyoumjian on Saturday, Nov. 1. After submitting her recipe for an Armenian specialty potato dish to the KCTS 9 Cooks program, Kouyoumjian was invited to be featured on the show. Her demonstration of how to cook Patata-chop — potato cakes with stuffing — can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 1.
Kouyoumjian was inspired to cook Patata-chop after tasting Chef Jonathan R. Mortimer’s potato cakes at a culinary demonstration. When Kouyoumjian was growing up in Baghdad, Iraq, her mother served Patata-chop only during special occasions, as potatoes were hard to come by then. Kouyoumjian’s recipe will be printed in the show’s companion cookbook.
The show will also feature several other cooks, facilitated by George Ray of KCTS 9 and Chef Carol Dearth of SizzleWorks Cooking School.
Able Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic will host a free workshop and patient appreciation day on acupuncture and Asian medicine from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The event includes techniques for cold prevention, door prizes, free massages, free lunch and activities for kids.
Dr. Lee Huang, now practicing at Able Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine and Mercer Island Primary Care, is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington. She received her Master of Science degree in acupuncture from Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash.
Able Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine can be reached at (425) 246-9902 and is located at 7707 S.E. 27th St., #104, inside Mercer Island Primary Care.
New paint center at True Value
Benjamin Moore paint products are now available at Mercer Island True Value, which opened a new Benjamin Moore Paint Center last month.
“We wanted to add convenience and easy access for our local audience of home owners, contractors and interior designers,” said De Calvert, who owns Mercer Island True Value. “So, we went straight to the heart of the matter and that meant dedicating a major portion of our store to Benjamin Moore paint products.”
Benjamin Moore & Co. has been in business since 1883.
Mercer Island True Value’s Benjamin Moore Paint Center, 232-7282, is located at 2615 76th Ave. S.E.
French American School expands
The French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is celebrating the opening of its first middle school/collège international this month. The private school, which recently expanded its campus next to the Stroum Jewish Community Center, has grown to nearly 300 students. The school runs a bilingual program in French and English from preschool through grade 6.
The new International Studies Program for middle school will welcome students without prior French language experience. The curriculum follows the highly respected International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Classes are taught in English and students may choose to study French, Spanish or Chinese as an additional language.
International Studies Program admission events: 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 22, and 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15. For more information: www.FASPS.org.