Simply in Season

News and reflections on all that's good about local food
from the co-author of Simply in Season,
a World Community Cookbook in the spirit of More-with-Less

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

SIS in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, here I come! On the schedule:

Friday, May 12: Booksigning at the Ten Thousand Villages store in St. Paul, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come say hello and taste some sample recipes! The store is located at 867 Grand Avenue in Victoria Crossing West at the intersection of Grand and Victoria in the NW corner (same building as Bread and Chocolate).

Saturday, May 13: Mennonite World Relief Sale at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park. Among the usual festivities -- an auction, children’s activities, food court, etc. -- I’ll be offering two cooking demonstrations from Simply in Season at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. I'm delighted to be working with Joetta Handrich Schlabach, author of Extending the Table, the second in the World Community Cookbook series, and we’ll both be available to sign books. (Not familiar with Extending the Table? Read what people are saying about it.)

Visit the Mennonite World Relief Sale home page to see photos of items being auctioned, including beautiful, hand-stitched Amish and Mennonite quilts.

Minneapolis just hosted the historic Passing on the Comfort traveling exhibit; it features 18 quilts and comforters made by North American women and sent to the Netherlands by MCC following World War II. For decades, the quilts were in the care of a Dutch Mennonite woman whose home had served as a refuge for Jews, hungry children and Mennonite refugees from Ukraine. Read about their story in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. The exhibit is now on its way to Manitoba.


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