Explore a comic book cookbook to learn how to make Asian dumplings? Yes! Chef Hugh Amano and illustrator Sarah Becan will talk about the history of these morsels and recipes found in Let's Make Dumplings! 

For novice and seasoned cooks, Let's Make Dumplings! gives guidance on folding styles and fillings from across Asia, as well as dumpling lore. This cookbook captures the deep level of connection that dumplings bring to any gathering and shows you how to create them in your own home.

Hugh Amano's devotion to exploring food and culture has taken him around the world, enriching his experience as a chef and writer. A graduate of The University of Colorado and New England Culinary Institute, he lives in Chicago, where the roster of dough-encased foods runs deep. He co-authored Let's Make Ramen! and The Adventures of Fat Rice, and he always puts out a big batch of gyoza for his annual New Year's Eve dinner party.

If you missed the program, you can watch here.

Sarah Becan has been drawing comics since she was very small. Her food-based autobiographical webcomic “I Think You’re Sauceome” sparked a love of food and culinary illustration, and her work has since appeared in various publications, including Saveur, Eater.com, Chicago Magazine, and the Chicago Reader. Her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, was a recipient of a Xeric award, and she illustrated Let's Make Ramen! and The Adventures of Fat Rice. She would be very happy to do nothing but draw food all day.

 

 

Cookbook Club

 

Have you been baking more this year? Have you wondered about using alternative sugars in your baking? Christina Mattinson of The Old Mill Market and Dough & Co. will share ways to use sweetness from sources other than white processed sugar and demonstrate an easy recipe. Bring your baking questions!

Christina is the founder of Dough & Co., a wholesale business that distributes cookies, scones and brownies to retailers in CT and NY and the Old Mill Market & Cafe in Georgetown, CT.

If you missed this event, you can watch it here!

Community Partner: Wakeman Town Farm

More information and links to books in the collection.

Explore the world of healing cocktails with Julia Halina Hadas and a demonstration from her new book, WitchCraft Cocktails.

All you need is a delicious and easy recipe, a bottle of your favorite booze, and a desire to get witchy. In WitchCraft Cocktails, you will find recipes for alcohol-based beverages that are sure to help you in your craft. Designed for healing, spells, offerings, and just plain fun, there’s nothing these drinks can’t do! Need a love potion to help woo your lover? Maybe a tincture to heal a cold? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect witch-themed signature cocktail to serve at your next gathering. Regardless of what you’re looking for, this book has you covered and includes tips on how to use your witch’s brew to further your practice—and have fun!

Community Partner: Wakeman Town Farm

If you missed this event, watch it here! 

Julia Halina Hadas is a practicing witch and avid craft cocktail fanatic and bartender. Having worked at a distillery and as a craft cocktail bartender in the San Francisco Bay Area, she combined her love of the Julia Halina Hadas craft cocktail movement with her witchcraft practice. She holds a BA in anthropology, and is a certified crystal healer, shamanic, and reiki practitioner. You can learn more at her blog, WitchcraftCocktails.com or her website, FireLotusCreations.com.

Cookbook Club

Witches: The Myth and Magic

Looking for new choices for breakfast?  Join Nancy Wolfson-Moche, author of VEGETABLES FOR BREAKFAST FROM A TO Z: ​Change Your Breakfast, Change Your Life, for a cook a-long event to shake up your morning routine and find new foods to help you feel energized and ready for the day.

The menu for event is: Barley or Rice Risotto, Rainbow Matchstick Salad and Cucumber Melon Mousse

This is a virtual event. Please register and you will be sent the ingredient list.

Purchase a book plate signed copy of the book here. 

Community Partner: Wakeman Town Farm

With an eye towards taking good care of ourselves, ​VEGETABLES FOR BREAKFAST FROM A TO Z: ​Change Your Breakfast, Change Your Life ​provides a toolkit for introducing vegetables to our breakfasts in an approachable and delicious way. VEGETABLES FOR BREAKFAST FROM A TO Z invites the reader to re-imagine breakfast, letter by letter, and season by season. Just as breakfast kick-starts the day, this book kick-starts the way you cook and eat vegetables.

Nancy Wolfson-Moche​, CHHC, RYT, is the founder of you are because you eat. She coaches, blogs, crafts curricula Nancy Wolfson-Mocheand recipes, teaches health, wellness, culinary arts and culinary medicine to students of all ages. Nancy presents eating as a sacred practice, creating edible art, symbolic meals and menus infused with meaning and ritual. She is a certified practitioner of macrobiotics, yoga and Torah yoga.

Nancy was an editor and writer on lifestyle magazines and digital platforms. Her writing has appeared in scores of magazines, newspapers and books. She blogs at http://youarebecauseyoueat.com/blog/​ and eats vegetables for breakfast daily. VEGETABLES FOR BREAKFAST FROM A TO Z is her debut cookbook.

Watch Nancy in action.

 

More cookbook and vegetable cooking suggestions.

Harvest your fruits and vegetables!

Herbs and Their Uses

Canning and Preserving

 

Learn what changes you can make in planning and preparing meals and preserving food, so you can eat more with less, and decrease your food waste footprint. Bridgeport-based Chef Raquel, a cooking educator and caterer, is passionate about healthful eating. She will guide us through practical and actionable food tips and tricks during this webinar.

Register online for this webinar.

Community Partners: Sustainable Westport, Earthplace

For more, check out our resource guide on Sustainability

 

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