Friday, September 10, 2010

Cooking With The Leather District Gourmet

Sustainability is very important, and a concern for many cooks and consumers. Meat is often seen as a villain but it does not have to be if you make the proper choices. And how do you learn what best to select? One way would be to attend “From the Familiar to the New: Sustainable Meats 101,” a new class at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) being held on October 26, from 6pm-9pm.

The instructor will be my good friend Jacqueline Church, an award-winning food, wine & spirits writer. Having grown up on Jacques Cousteau, National Geographic, and Julia Child, she has an acute interest in global food issues and the nature of being a responsible gourmet. She’s developing a podcast/radio show entitled The S/O/L/E of Boston - about Sustainable, Organic, Local and Ethical food issues. She founded and organizes the annual sustainable seafood event Teach a Man to Fish, called “remarkable” by Sea Change Strategies and recognized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. In 2009 she added the chefs’ roundtable Teach a Chef to Fish.

In her BCAE class, Jacqueline will teach you not only what sustainable meats to stock in your kitchen, but where to find them and how to cook them in the most delicious, fulfilling and eco-friendly ways. Anyone can create a sustainable salad with veggies from their local farmer’s market, but after attending Sustainable Meats 101, you’ll be among the select, trendsetting few with the ability to create an entirely sustainable and balanced meal. Participants will learn three new recipes using sustainable meats, including chicken, bison and goat. They'll also leave with a resource guide, practical advice, and tips for incorporating sustainable meats into their weekly meals.

Jacqueline's class should be very educational, informative and fun. She is very passionate about this subject and it will show. Plus, I am sure the dishes will be delicious!

To sign up for this class, please visit

1 comment:

JacquelineC said...

Thanks, bud. I'm so excited for this class. Hope we get a good group.