Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thinking Green about Food Clark College Cooking & Wine School Open House at Columbia Tech Center

Clark College Tech Center
18700 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA
March 27, 2010, 10am-2pm


In a state-of-the-art kitchen in a facility built to LEED standards, Clark College’s Cooking and Wine School is taking The Next Step in supporting environmental sustainability through a focus on community supported agriculture, also known as locavore.

The school will host a a sustainability and locavore resource fair on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to demonstrations on the hour, visitors will be able to talk to local farmers and learn about home composting and food preservation. The event is free and open to the public.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Room 148
“Meet the Farmers” – a community supported agriculture fair featuring 10-12 local farmers who will provide information about their farms.
Master Composters Program – Columbia Springs Environmental Center
Vancouver “Farm Girls” – Information about food preservation at home
Kitchen Kaboodle – demonstrations of products to support home composting and food preservation

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Kitchen demonstrations

10 a.m.
“Panna Cotta” (an Italian dessert) – Chef Lucy Vaserfirer has associate degrees in culinary arts, as well as patisserie and baking, from Le Cordon Bleu at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland. She has also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She is the author of the food blog, Hungry Cravings. Her first cookbook, Seared to Perfection, is scheduled to be published in 2010 by Harvard Common Press. She has served a private chef, cooking school chef at In Good Taste Cooking School in Portland, Ore. and store chef at Wild Oats Market in Lake Oswego, Ore.

11 a.m.
“Thai Salad Rolls & Spring Rolls” – Vivi Khamkeo, a native of Laos, formerly French Indochina, has spent years in France. She has operated both French and Thai restaurants in Laos and Vancouver.

“How to Roast Vegetables” – Southwest Washington Community Supported Agriculture (SWWACSA)

1 p.m.
“Fun with Gadgets” – Kitchen Kaboodle

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