Are you avoiding the shopping frenzy, sitting around watching old movies and unbuttoning your pants, wondering why you are still hungry? You can buy a holiday gift on-line that’s locavore-friendly without leaving the pleasure of your couch…..
January 22, The Winter Locavore Cooking Class, 6-10pm
In this class I will share secrets of winter cooking The Locavore Way using easy recipes that feature only the best seasonal ingredients. On the menu: Asian Shrimp Dumplings; Winter Salad with Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar; Beef Ragout; Moscow Borscht; Local Apple Galette, Cranberry-Apple Kuchen; and Dark Chocolate Truffles with Highlawn Farm Cream. Each student will receive a copy of my latest book, The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food. $115 per student. In Manhattan at the Institute of Culinary Education on 23rd Street.
Chicks rule! Three generations of my family pose after our Thanksgiving meal. From left to right: me, Ellen, my sister; my mom, also called Nonna; Emma, my daughter; Sadie, my niece and Joanna, my sister, who was the hostess. The minority male members of the clan are missing from the shot — my husband, Tommy, who took the picture, and Joanna’s husband, Mark, who had to work.