Grow, Harvest, Prepare & Share: An evening with the authors of “Farmstead Chef”
You don’t need to be a chef to be a great cook. Whether you’re an urban farmer, farmers’ market regular or savor the flavors of fresh, local, seasonal cuisine, join award-winning Wisconsin co-authors Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko on Thursday Aug 9th at the Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table as they share simple tips for homegrown and homemade cooking, from preserving the harvest to stocking the pantry to building local community around your kitchen table.
In partnership with Friends of the McIntosh Memorial Library, the VFC is pleased to invite you to this free presentation featuring appetizers from Farmstead Chef, along with homegrown and homemade cooking tips from the authors. Question and answer and book signing to follow. More info about this exciting event is to the right!
Location: Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table, 215 S. Main St., Viroqua,WI
Date: August 9th, 2012
Time: 6:00pm Doors open and appetizers from the book Farmstead Chef are served
6:30pm Farmstead Chef Author presentation with Q&A and book signing to follow
Cost: Free and open to the public!
Books: All of John and Lisa's books will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Book Farmstead Chef
Farmstead Chef, by Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, transforms traditional farmstead cooking skills for the modern kitchen gardener, urban homesteader and homestead cook in all of us.
From breakfasts to mouth-watering desserts, Farmstead Chef showcases the creative and budget-friendly side to eating lower on the food chain more often while taking responsibility for the food we put into our bodies -- by growing it, sharing it and savoring it. Recipes include: Zucchini Feta Pancakes, Winter Squash Fritters, Herb-infused Spare Ribs, Strawberry Dessert Pizza, and Homemade Graham Crackers. After your meal, pull up a chair and enjoy inviting slice-of-life “Kitchen Table Talk” features: interviews with local food heroes and visionaries transforming our food system. Farmstead Chef also shares practical cooking tips and lively short essays inspired by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist’s organic, self-reliant homestead and bed & breakfast.
To learn more about Farmstead Chef, visit: www.farmsteadchef.com
About the Authors
John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist are co-authors of the award-winning ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. Lisa is a distinguished Kellogg Food and Community Fellow, and John is co-author and principal photographer for six award-winning multicultural children’s books. John and Lisa are innkeepers of the award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, which is powered completely by the sun and wind in Southern Wisconsin. Learn more about the couple at their website: www.innserendipity.com