Sunday, March 10, 2019

Spring Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 PM
The Bread and Salt Between Us   -- RSVP HERE
The Book House Millburn

Meet Mayada Anjari author of The Bread and Salt Between Us who came to the United States in 2016 when she, her husband and four children fled Syria's civil war by way of Jordan under the Refugee Admissions Program of the US government. The Bread and Salt Between Us tells the story of Mayada's journey through food with over 40 recipes from her personal recipe collection of easy-to-approach dishes from Syria including fresh tabbouleh, rice pudding stuffed grape leaves, and falafel. Mayada will talk about her journey to the United States, her recipes and how she helps support her family by cooking community dinners at the Rutgers Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side and other religious centers throughout New York City. Guest will sample a few recipes from her book all made by Mayada including kawaj (eggplant stew), falafel, rice with peas, and hummus.

All members of the project team including the writer, photographer, editor, and publisher volunteered their time and talents to Mayada's cookbook. The proceeds from book sales go to Mayada, her family, and to the Refugee Relief Fund of Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City who is a co-sponsor of Anjari's family. For more information about the project visit

Thursday, March 21, 11:00AM - 2:00 PM
Plant-Based Cooking Class -- RSVP HERE  
Summit, NJ

Do you find it a challenge to come up with hearty meals that don't involve meat?  Rebecca Ryan, personal chef,  founder of Flavor Your Health and Farm & Fork Society member is hosting a Vegetarian With a Latin Twist cooking class on Thursday, March 21. This is the perfect opportunity to get educated and inspired just in time for veggie season!  Rebecca will be demonstrating how to use the Instant Pot as well as other tools and techniques to elevate your cooking game!  Click HERE for more details and to sign up!  

Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 PM -- RSVP HERE
The Gefilte Manifesto 
The Book House Millburn

Just in time for Passover, meet author’s Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz of The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods. Learn about how the two are reimagining and revitalizing Old World Jewish foods and inspiring a new generation to get in the kitchen. The Gefilte Manifesto cookbook was named a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a top cookbook of the year by USA Today and Epicurious. Guests will sample Passover recipes from their book including handmade matzo, kugel and spongecake.

Guest will be able pre-order Liz and Jeffery critically-acclaimed limited run artisan gefilte fish for pick up in Millburn.  Made from the finest ingredients, Gefilteria’s gefilte fish is gluten-free, as well as kosher for Passover (certified by the OU). Each loaf serves 10-12 guests. (You do not have to attend class to order gefilte fish)

NOTE: Deadline to order book is March 18th.

Tuesday, April 9, Evening, Exact Time TBD - SAVE THE DATE
Hands on Canning Class with Marisa McClellan
Garden State Kitchen, Orange, NJ

Want to learn how to safely and easily can your own jams, and preserves? Join cookbook author and food blogger Marisa McClellan for a hands-on class where you will learn how make and can jam using the boiling water bath method for safe, shelf-stable preservation. In addition, Marissa will show you how to put your seasonal preserves to work in a variety of ways, opening your eyes to the possibilities that live in your pantry. All things that are tackled in her new book The Food in Jars Kitchen. Each student will leave with a jar of jam to enjoy at home and her new book that includes 140 ways to incorporate preserves into everyday dishes.