The Herbal Pantry: How to Enjoy and Preserve Herbs with Leda Meredith
Wednesday, May 15th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
West Elm Market, 50 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY
Ever come home with a bunch of fresh herbs, use a couple of sprigs in a recipe, but then end up wasting the rest? With these simple techniques you'll never need to do that again! Learn how to make herbal vinegars, salts and oils, as well as how to freeze or dry herbs so that they keep their vibrant colors and aromas. These delicious herbal products make great gifts, but keep some for yourself to enjoy year-round! All participants will bring home their own herbal product. $15 tickets benefit Just Food.
Leda Meredith is the author of The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget, and an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, specializing in edible plants.
An Evening with Candle 79: Cooking Class to Benefit Just Food
Tuesday, June 25th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market, 95 E Houston St, NY
It’s hard enough to satisfy every diner at a popular Manhattan restaurant—imagine having to do it without using meat, fish, dairy, or eggs! Candle 79 (and sister restaurant Candle Cafe) has been doing just that for years, offering inspired vegan creations that have earned the praise of restaurant critics, hardcore vegans, or folks who just love excellent, plant-based cuisine. Tonight, let owner Joy Pierson show you how it’s done. Carnivores welcome!
On the Menu: Heirloom Tomato-Avocado Tartare; Farmers’ Market Gazpacho; Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers.
Joy Pierson is the Co-Owner of Candle Cafe and Candle 79 and Co-Author of The Candle Cafe Cookbook.