The four cooking classes set for March in the Marion-Polk Food Share Community Kitchen will emphasize the benefits of good nutrition, simple ways to stretch the food budget dollar, and having fun while cooking good food with others.
All classes take place in the Community Kitchen, 1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE, Salem. Class sizes are limited. Prepaid registration is required and may be arranged by calling program manager Kat Daniel at 503-581-3855, ext. 322.
The March schedule includes:
ONE CHICKEN, TWO MEALS — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 5. Chef Marcia Hara will be sharing some very practical skills for using a whole chicken to create two tasty and economical dishes from scratch: Chicken Stir Fry and Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk. Participants will learn how to save some money by cutting up a chicken themselves. The class fee of $10 per person includes supper. Register by March 1.
PLANT BASED NUTRITION: Healthy and Affordably Vegan — 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 7. Penny Strand will share what she’s been learning about Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s approach to eating for maximum health. A former world-class figure skater and the father of “nutritarian” eating, Dr. Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author, and nutrition researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through a micronutrient rich diet. Strand will demonstrate two soups and a dessert, offering samples. Fee: $10. Register by March 1.
CHEF’S TABLE: TAMALADA 5 — 6 to 9 p.m. March 14. MPFS Chef Steve Morton offers this fifth in a series of popular make-and-take tamale making classes. The class fee of $30 per person covers all materials needed to bring home at least a dozen tamales. Vegetarian and meat fillings will be available along with two special salsas. Register by March 8.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: SPRING IN BLOOM — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., March 20. OSU Extension Service Instructor Tonya Johnson, and OSU Intern Brittany Smith will lead children ages 7 and older and their parent helpers in the preparation of Fruit Bouquets, Popeye Power Smoothies, and Veggie Quiche Muffins. The cost is $5 for the first child in family, $2 each additional child. Register by March 13.
Source: Marion-Polk Food Share www.marionpolkfoodshare.org