Learning Kitchen Cooking Demonstration at the Boalsburg Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 16

Posted by James Eisenstein on 07/15, 2013 at 07:30 AM

On Tuesday, July 16, two local chefs will demonstrate how to prepare dishes using fresh ingredients obtained at the Boalsburg Farmers Market. Grace Pilato, an accomplished Italian chef, cookbook author, and teacher of popular cooking classes, will be joined by Nate Brungarten, executive sous chef de cuisine at Zola’s New World Bistro, for the event. Pilato, a local cultural food expert, will present “Farm to Fork,” showing how to incorporate unusual vegetables into everyday menu preparation and Brungarten will utilize fresh garden ingredients to make summer entertaining burst with fresh, local flavor.

Market co-manager Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers, who initiated the learning kitchens last year, sees the event as part of a more general effort to educate shoppers in new ways to use the locally grown products available fresh at the market. As part of this program, the market will also sponsor its third annual Golden Basket Award Chefs Competition on Aug. 6 during local foods week, and its Second Annual Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner at the Mt. Nittany Winery on Wednesday, Sept. 11th, featuring a full meal prepared by local chefs using fresh ingredients from the market.

The cooking demonstration begins at 2:30 at the market, which is held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum on Business Route 322 (S. Atherton Street) in Boalsburg. The market runs every Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m., and there is ample on-site free parking.

{name} Author: James Eisenstein

Bio: Unpaid Field Hand at Jade Family Farm | Former Penn State Professor

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