Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Farmers Market kicks off Visiting Chef Series with first successful event!
This past Sunday, Jeff Rossman of Terra Restaurant hosted an informative and entertaining cooking demonstration for a crowd of over fifty at the Hillcrest Farmers Market. He started off with a tour of the market while shopping for all of his ingredients on Sunday morning. Every vegetable and fruit was guaranteed to be fresh and local since it came straight from the farmer that morning! Jeff’s tips and tricks for cutting vegetables and herbs, blending vinaigrettes, and cooking pasta to just the right texture. He provided the audience with some educational insight into fixing a fast and delicious meal. The demonstration’s menu included a red walnut and cheese stuffed kumquat appetizer, a salad with citrus vinaigrette and a main course of tomato and basil flavored pasta with a variety of fresh vegetables. Some members of the audience took notes on his recipes and cooking tips and raved endlessly about the samples of the meal they had the opportunity to indulge in. Many people signed up to reserve a copy of Jeff’s new cookbook, From Terra’s Table, at the end of the demonstration! For more information and to reserve your copy, visit http://www.fromterrastable.com/.
If you missed this great event, don’t miss the next chef in the Visting Chef Series coming in late February or early March. Stay tuned for details!
This Sunday we will have three different Hillcrest Farmers Market gift baskets on sale at the information booth. These will be a perfect goody for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, so come take a look!