OTTAWA — The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is transitioning from the garden to the kitchen in its latest online education series.
“During this challenging time, when home has become the place for more activities than ever, cooking at home can be yet another challenge,” the OPL released in a statement. “OPL is here with some help and inspiration this fall with a fresh series of cooking demonstrations with featuring several local chefs. The comfort food sessions OPL has in stock can help stretch your grocery budget further and add new zest to your cooking routine.”
From Sept. 23 to Nov. 4, “join your library friends in one giant virtual kitchen to learn different recipes every week and break free from humdrum cooking.”
So, gather up your pots, pans, utensils and spices, and follow along with local food experts to learn how to make these scrumptious dishes: (Recipes will be sent to all who register prior to each demo.)
- Crock pot ribollita soup with Chef Simon Bell, Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
- Brussel sprout fried rice with Chef Simon Bell, Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
- Squash laksa with Chef Simon Bell, Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.
- Sourdough bread making with Chef Elle Crevits, Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
- Honey and cider roasted root vegetable cobbler with Chef Bruce Wood, Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m.
- Salmon and quinoa salad with Chef Guy Dongué, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
- Cooking demonstration with Inuit Chef Trudy Metcalfe‑Coe, Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
In addition, the library boasts a huge collection of recipe books for whenever you are looking to broaden your cooking repertoire. You will find plenty of amazing dishes to make for Thanksgiving, Halloween or tomorrow.
“Register now for all the cooking demos that pique your interest and start incorporating fall colours to your cooking,” the OPL said.
To register or for more info, visit BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.