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  • MB 10:23 am on May 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: event, , , slow food, Support Local   

    Spring Slow Food Supper 

    Slow Food Spring Supper

    On May 7, I was lucky enough to attend the Slow Food Nova Scotia Spring Supper in Dartmouth. It was a church dinner of sorts, long tables running the width and length of the Christ Church hall in Dartmouth. Brown paper table coverings stamped with green leaves hinted at the Springtime theme, while rain tapped against the windows in a never-ending stream.

    The night was comprised of seven courses of locally-inspired dishes prepared by some of the province’s most talented chefs, delivered with the help of some of the best servers in the city, who were kind enough to help out on a Saturday night. The meal was served to a crowd seated family-style, and I was lucky enough to sit near Ruth Daniels, blogger-extraordinaire from Once Upon a Feast, and Margo Riebe-Butt, one of the members of the Board at Slow Food NS. Great conversation added to the great atmosphere. Michael Howell—President of Slow Food NS, chef/owner of Wolfville’s Tempest World Cuisine, and one of the participating chefs—took some time to tell me a bit about the dinner and the idea behind it.

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  • simonathibault 1:30 pm on May 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Renee Lavalee, , Two If By Sea Cafe   

    Feisty Cooking Classes 

    As if she didn’t have enough on her plate.

    On top of writing for The Chronicle Herald, cooking at the TIBS Family Dinners, working a multitude of local events (including the recent Slow Food Nova Scotia Dinner), Feisty Chef Renée Lavallée has given herself another task: teaching people how to cook.

    Lavalée is starting up cooking classes at Two If By Sea, starting May 17th. She plans on having six different classes, each class organized around a specific culinary theme. Passable caught up with her to talk about her latest endeavour.


    Image courtesy of Renée Lavallée

    What made you want to start teaching cooking classes?
    I feel it is time for me to give back what I’ve been taught…plus, people are getting to be afraid of cooking and ordering out all the time! I want to show that that it’s easy and affordable.

    How many people can sign in?
    It will be 15 people per class, and people can sign up for all 6 at once if they want to. This series is $40 per class.

    How often will you do them?
    Every week for 6 weeks is the 1st series, then when that series is over, I’ll set up a new one with different themes, prices, days and times.

    What will people learn?
    How to have fun in the kitchen

    What do you want people to walk away with?
    A feeling that cooking can be easy, fun and attainable.

    For more information, you can email Renée, or check out her website.

     
    • Katie Guitton 11:38 pm on February 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I am interested in finding a cooking class for my husband for his birthday!

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