The Seasonal Kitchen: Cooking with the Bounty of the Region
The Inland Northwest Food Network is pleased to announce our 2017 Seasonal Kitchen cooking classes! Our monthly, hands-on classes are designed to teach you how to cook delicious, nutritious, locally grown seasonal foods.
Each class celebrates regional foodways that are experiencing a renaissance as we recognize the importance of eating locally and seasonally. Indeed, in today’s fast-paced world, slowing down to prepare and enjoy wholesome home-cooked meals may be the single most important thing you can do to affect both your health and this place we call home.
We were inspired to organize The Seasonal Kitchen classes after discovering Jessica Prentice’s book “Full Moon Feast: Food and Our Hunger for Connection” in which she describes the intimate connection between seasonal changes and their relationship to the foods we eat. Ultimately, the book speaks to the core of our work – connecting people, place, food and farms.
Classes are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Jacklin Arts and Culture Center (405 N Williams St, Post Falls). Pre-registration is required; no walk-ins.
January – Hearty Soups (Brenda Doggett)
February – Naked Chocolate (Karmen Gregg)
March – Sprouts (Lynne Pulizzi)
April – Asparagus (Heidi Peterson)
May – Goat Cheese-making (Chrys Ostrander)
June – Urban Weeds and Wild Edibles (Sherilyn Long)
July – Grilled Foods (Paul Kuber)
August – Condiments (Cole Ina)
September – Fish (Shawn O’Brien)
October – Mushrooms (Josh Yake)
November – Wild Game (Dan Fisher)
December – Glorious Grains (Shaun Thompson-Duffy)
January (Wolf Moon) – one pot meals/pulses (Teena Holley)
February (Hunger Moon) – root vegetable dishes (Patricia Berger)
March (Egg Moon) – eggs, eggs, eggs (Paulette Minatre)
April (Wild Edibles Moon) – tonics/foraged foods (Karie Knoke)
May (Milk Moon) – cheese (Katie Austin)
June (Moon of Making Fat) – avocados/lard/ghee (Dani Lundquist)
July (Mead Moon) – mead/honey treats (Hierophant Meadery)
August (Green Corn Moon) – Lacto-fermented foods (Cole Ina))
September (Harvest Moon) – breads/traditional grains (Shaun Duffy)
October (Blood Moon) – Venison/elk (Bill Rutherford)
November (Frosty Moon) – Bone/fish broth (Astrid Rial)
December (Moon of the Long Nights) – Holiday baked goods (Mika Maloney)
Presented by the Inland Northwest Food Network with funding support from Pilgrim’s Market.