What a lovely way to spend a weekend! I was invited to give a cooking demonstration and blog about Fairchild Garden’s 2nd Annual Food and Garden Festival.
I hope you’ll make it to this event next year, it was a lot of fun meeting people who also enjoy fresh local produce and getting to know the farmers. In the meantime, I encourage you to shop at your organic and farmer’s market or visit Redlands if you live in Miami before it gets too hot! My post on Seasonal Foods has lots of meal ideas and tips.
I was a bit upset I didn’t end up buying any produce because I’d just given a cooking class and always have leftovers. My parents went through a war so we were always taught never to waste food. It drove me crazy to see all the food and not get any.
There was a lovely variety of farm produce. I will be posting a series since there is so much to share. This first one will give you a little peak.
What I love about giving live presentations is that it gives me a chance to interact with people. It’s a great way to find out the problems people have with stir frying in a wok!
I prepped in Fairchild’s lovely kitchen and practiced what I preach, see the chopping board with grocery bag for the trimmings?
My demo was very well attended with over 60 signed up for my free newsletter, thank you for your interest! There were a lot of questions posed mostly by guys! Thanks to Fairchild staff and volunteers.
In an upcoming series, I’ll share a video of Food Network Celebrity Chef, Simply Delicioso Ingrid Hoffman making a fabulous mango and papaya dish as well as many more wonderful food stalls.
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