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Sustainable Springfield Offers Cooking Classes by Chefs from Jacksonville's Most Popular Restaurants
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Sustainable Springfield Offers Cooking Classes by Chefs from Jacksonville's Most Popular Restaurants

 

Sustainable Springfield, a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy communities by promoting sustainable practices, will offer a series of cooking classes in 2012 hosted by top local chefs.

The workshops, called “Cooking in Season,” will take place at the beginning of winter, spring, summer and fall 2012.  Executive chefs from Restaurant Orsay, Uptown Market, Blue Bamboo and 29 South will each teach one workshop, showing participants how to cook with ingredients harvested in their peak season.

“Cooking with seasonal ingredients straight from your garden or local Farmer's Market is becoming increasingly popular,” said Amanda Searle, president of Sustainable Springfield.  “Not only is it healthier to eat fruits andvegetables picked at their peak, it is also more economical and enivornmentally conscious.  Foods also taste best when they are picked and eaten fresh.”

Executive Chefs and their class dates include:

  • Executive Chef Eddy Escriba of Uptown Market: Jan. 21, 2012
  • Executive Chef Brian Siebenschuh of Restaurant Orsay: April 21, 2012
  • Executive Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo: July 21, 2012
  • Executive Chef Scotty Schwartz of 29 South: Oct. 20, 2012

Sustainable Springfield will send information on each class location to participants after registration.  Classes are $40 each but participants can purchase all four classes for $140 through Dec. 31, 2011.  Registration is available online at www.sustainablespringfield.net/cooking-in-season-classes.html.

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