okay, perfect is a four times a month (basically weekly) musing with recipe written by me, Makenna Held (she/they).

I’m a recipe developer, cookbook author, host of La Pitchoune: Cooking in France on HBOMax and Magnolia Network, developed the first curriculum to teach cooking without recipes in such a way that transforms how home cooks cook, business mentor and investor, and the human who bought Julia Child’s house site unseen.

I’m the CEO of Okay, Perfect–a worker’s owned cooperative that builds experiences and educational products at the intersections of what makes us human. Our flagship experience is the Courageous Cooking School.

This is my newsletter/musings/writing home on the webernets. Often with recipes (both french and not-french), recommendations (cooking related and otherwise) and may include musings on life, being on television (it’s weird), money, entrepreneurship, and manifesting. because…breadth is my middle name. (it’s actually Elizabeth…). And yes, I do find this much joy in chopping radicchio. Somedays.

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Also. Hi. Nice to meet you on these internet streets. To learn more about me you can check out www.lapeetch.com, www.makennaheld.com, or watch my television show La Pitchoune: Cooking in France on the Magnolia Network, HBO Max, and Discovery+.

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Makenna Held
the wild human who bought Julia Child's vacation cottage in the south of France, utterly site unseen, to open the first recipe-free cooking school. writing about food, recipes, life, entrepreneurship, family, and motherhood.