Episode 104: Creating Community
So far we’ve covered the amazing chefs, farmers, and other food experts who make The Farm Cooking School as delicious and educational as it is. But we still haven’t talked about the people most important to the vision we’re cultivating in our fields and kitchens: you, our community!
After all, what’s a cooking school without students? And what’s a farm without mouths to feed? From the very first classes to last week’s farmer’s market, everything we do here at the school is about reconnecting people with their food and each other.
On this week’s episode, Karl talks with Ian and gets the inside scoop on our foundational series at the school: “Learn to Cook”. Anyone who partakes in this series seems to be drawn into our wider family of cooks and food lovers. It’s pretty much the kind of cult you want to be involved in. Then, Shelley sits down with one of her very first students, the inimitable Bette Baer, for a walk down memory lane and a look at how far the school has come in the last five years. Finally, we take a market tour at one of our farm festivals and talk with some farmers and friends about connecting with and feeding our community.
Alright, next time we’re going abroad.
Chef Nicky Lee gives us the low-down on lo mein and Chef April Galileo sets the story straight on curry. Then we go into Shelley’s kitchen where she whips up some very special, not-your-average tacos from her book, Just Tacos! We’ll take you around the world in 30-ish minutes - no passport or Michelin Guide required!
To get even more cooking school action join us for a class, swing by the market, or just send us some fan mail! Oh! And join our Cookbook Club on Facebook. Our website, thefarmcookingschool.com, has everything you need including information about market times and class schedule. And be sure to follow us on social media @thefarmcooks. Questions? Send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This Episode we’d like to thank
Ian & His Learn to Cook Class
Shelley & Bette Baer
Amanda Midkiff and the entire farming community
The musical talent of Nate Walker
Editor: Andrew Applegate
Producer: Kendra Thatcher
Til next time - cook well and eat your vegetables!