Ark of Taste Honeys: A Lecture and Educational Tasting
With Author and Honey Sommelier Marina Marchese
Culinary Demonstration and Tasting with Chef Silvia Baldini and
Heirloom and Ark of Taste Food Discussion with Analiese Paik
From 6:30-8:30 pm
$25 per person; RSVP online at CarriageBarn.org
Learn about the history of the American chestnut, a Slow Food USA Ark of Taste food, and ongoing efforts to restore the tree to its native habitat from Steve Conaway of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage will demonstrate how to prepare Mont Blanc chestnut cakes, a classic chestnut dessert from her native Italy. Analiese Paik will inform guests about rare and delicious heirloom and Ark of Taste foods and provide insider tips on sourcing them.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Foods of Love, a culinary event centered on foods known to get us in the mood for love.
Join us to learn about everyday aphrodisiacs including strawberries, honey, figs, artichokes, chili peppers, edible flowers, chocolate and coffee, and how to incorporate them into an irresistible Valentine’s Day menu.
Each holiday season we look for special gifts under $25 for the teacher, babysitter, music instructor, tutor, coach, mother’s helper, massage therapist and anyone else who’s been especially kind, thoughtful, and helpful during the year. Everyone loves the gift of fine food and Olivette is a convenient destination for buying a wide selection of epicurean gifts under $25,
Holiday Artisan Chocolate Desserts
A Chocolate Tasting, Cooking Demonstration, and Dessert Tasting
With Chef Silvia Baldini of Strawberry and Sage and
Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food Guide
New Canaan Library
December 9, 2014
$25 per person
Heritage turkeys sold at retail – in stores and online – are raised in California by Bill Niman’s BN Ranch and Mary’s Free Range Turkey, and Frank Reese’s Good Shepard Poultry Ranch in Kansas. This year, I’m excited to share a source for local, organic heritage turkeys right here in Fairfield County.