This coming Saturday at the market will be our first cooking demo of the season! The cooking demos will run through November, on the second Saturday of each month. This year our cooking demos are a partnership with the Robert Reynolds Chef Studio, which offers culinary training in SE Portland. Chefs from the studio, including teachers, students, and alumni, will present the demos.
Amie Edelstein moved to Portland 5 years ago and although she liked to cook before, she found herself inspired by the beauty and abundance of local produce and food. She started assisting with cooking demos at the farmers market to help others learn about using seasonal fruits and vegetables. She completed a year-long course of study in French and Italian culinary technique with Robert Reynolds at the Chef Studio.
Her mission is to help the world eat better by cooking and eating seasonally and locally. She teaches private and small group cooking classes focused on seasonal foods and loves helping people try new foods and improve their culinary skills.
This Saturday, Amie will be showcasing one of our quintessential northwest ingredients, the beet, in three different dishes. She’ll be making asparagus with beet vinaigrette, pureed beet soup with sheeps cheese and herbs, and a preparation of that often-overlooked ingredient, beet-green pesto.
Cooking demonstrations will be held at 9:30am and 10:30am at the musicians’ tent on Hancock Street. Look for the recipes in next week’s edition of The Local Dirt!