OTTAWA – Take advantage of all that time at home with online cooking classes brought to you by the Ottawa Public Library (OPL).
“We have been confined for months, our homes converted into offices, schools and daycares,” the OPL released in a statement Tuesday (Feb. 16). “Healthy, tasty meals are more than essential, they can bring pleasure and comfort during this particularly challenging winter. The OPL is here to add some new variety to your cooking repertoire with a fresh batch of cooking classes with an international flair starting Feb. 23.”
So, get out your knives, your spatulas and your cookbooks, and meet the OPL on Zoom:
- Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.: Cooking class with Spaicy Bazile (Vegan Creole Secrets): What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by exploring Creole cuisine. Spaicy Bazile will surprise and entertain you with some easy – and some spicy – recipes from her cookbook.
March is Nutrition Month, and OPL has called on a few engaging chefs to help to pull you out of your routine with some of their favourite recipes.
- Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m., take a cooking class with chef Bruce Wood and learn the ins and outs of pasta carbonara.
- Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., fans of vegetarian cuisine can take a cooking class with Tara Porter to level up their skills and learn how to make a plant-based warm winter salad bowl.
- Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m., join us for a one-of-a-kind experience with chef Simon Bell and learn how to make an African peanut stew.
“These latest classes in OPL’s Comfort Food series highlight nutrition, taste, affordability and availability of ingredients, all wrapped up in a fun and welcoming virtual event for all,” the OPL said/
The OPL has also put together a list of cookbooks and nutrition resources to help you on the path to healthy eating.
More cooking classes are planned, so stay tuned to OPL’s website and social media to make sure you don’t miss out on these culinary happenings. For more information or to sign up for a class, visit BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.