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*postponed* Community Cookbook Club & Potluck
January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
One event on February 27, 2020 at 1:00pm
One event on March 26, 2020 at 1:00pm
One event on April 30, 2020 at 1:00pm
Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Mattatuck Museum is postponing in-person events and lectures through mid-April. We value and prioritize the health and safety of our communities and will continue to monitor the situation and follow recommendations from the Governor, the CDC, and other emergency management officials and experts and will reschedule when prudent.
Series: $20 Members / $36 General
Per Session: $7 Members / $11 General
Facilitated by Gary Schiro
Join with friends and neighbors once a month in the historic parlors of Rose Hill for a potluck lunch inspired by a different cookbook each month. Experienced cooks and novices alike are all welcome. Plates, glasses, utensils and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Participants can bring their own beverages if desired. Please bring your own reusable napkin and the appropriate serving utensils for your dish. Each of these cookbooks can be borrowed through inter-library loan at your local library. If you choose to purchase a copy please consider patronage at a local independent book seller. Seating is limited to 20. Pre-registration required.
Thursday, January 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Bring a prepared dish from one of your own favorite cookbooks to share with the group. Bring a copy of the book so participants can take a look during the first half-hour. We will also discuss our cookbook choices and future gatherings.
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin, 2019
Thursday, February 27, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
As a part of the Museum’s celebration of Black History Month, we’ll dive into this rich survey of the roots of American cooking. Adapted from historical texts and rare African-American cookbooks, the 125 recipes paint a rich, varied picture of the true history of African-American cooking. Jubilee was named one of Fall’s best cookbooks by The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Food & Wine. See January description for Cookbook Club details.
Jerusalem – A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, 2012
Thursday, March 26, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
This James Beard award-winning collection of 120 recipes explores the vibrant cuisine of the authors’ home city with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. The authors are partners in six restaurants in London, where Ottolenghi is a regular contributor to The Guardian as well as The New York Times. See January description for Cookbook Club details.
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan, 1992
Thursday, April 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
The most important, consulted, and enjoyed Italian cookbook of all time, from the woman who introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food. Designed as a basic manual for cooks at all levels, it offers both an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients and a collection of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire. See January description for Cookbook Club details.