February 25, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Discovery Kitchen Features Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Workshop attendee prepares local vegetables for the evening meal.

Workshop attendee, Diego Ibarra, prepares local vegetables for the evening meal.

The Food Studies theme and Community Food Initiatives hosted the second Discovery Kitchen Workshop of the spring semester in the demonstration kitchen in McCracken Hall 120. The Feb. 21 evening workshop featured spaghetti squash lo mein and roasted sweet potatoes.

Students and community members gathered to learn how to prepare the meal and talk about seasonal ingredients and local food. The attendees come from different academic disciplines and various interests, but they share an interest in cooking and learning more about regional food.

Food Studies strives to encourage the connections that can be made through food, as well as student interest in local and sustainable food. These workshops serve to bring various students and community members together, educate people about eating more sustainably, and provide a free meal and cooking lesson to anyone who comes. Additionally, the opportunity to collaborate with a local organization, as well as different colleges and groups on campus, exemplifies Food Studies’ mission to promote interdisciplinary learning and community engagement.

About Discovery Kitchen

The Discovery Kitchen Workshops are funded through a Sugar Bush Foundation grant.

Workshops Participants will make and enjoy a nutritious & delicious meal using local produce, FREE of charge. Students are invited to attend any of the events.

These workshops are an initiative to help build a resilient regional food system that engages students and community members with their local food network. The next dates are:

  • Thursday, March 21, from 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April, 25 from 5-7 p.m.

All events will take place in McCracken Hall 120, the demonstration kitchen. Find the Food Studies theme on Facebook.

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