Hey, you! Yes, you. You live in Wakefield, right? Well, next Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m., I'll be at Wakefield's Lucius Beebe Memorial Library giving a talk on how to cook with local ingredients for a family. It's part of a series on eating locally in Massachusetts. Past presenters included Claire Kozower of Waltham Fields Community Farm and Amy McCoy, author of the book and blog, Poor Girl Gourmet. The series concludes Tuesday, April 5 with local chocolatier Valerie Conyngham of Vianne Chocolat.
During my talk, I hope to answer your burning questions about how to get delicious local farm products onto your table, especially when there are children lurking about. Questions like: How do you get your kids to eat vegetables? Answer: Bribery, threats, and relentless vegetable exposure. How many trips to various farms does it take to get ingredients for dinner? Answer: 12. Just joking, only 10. No, no, I kid. Three max. Okay, maybe five.
(Perhaps I should rehearse beforehand?)
I can't promise you I will have all the answers, or that they will be the best answers, but I will be there anyway with my favorite cookbooks and some homemade sour cherry preserves, moving my mouth for the allotted time and praying something coherent comes out. So there. Hope a few of you (but not too many of you) can make it out!