Learn as culinary historian, renowned chef, and master farmer, Leni Sorensen teaches us how to make our own pasta and sauce as part of developing a sustainable home kitchen. This interactive demonstration with opportunities for hands-on participation will introduce you to the basics of home provisioning while you learn how to create and customize your own pasta dishes.
Leni will weave in stories and techniques passed down from great cooks and age-old recipes. You will get to sample what is prepared and leave with the knowledge, confidence, and recipes to make your own dishes at home. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned chef, this experience will provide something for everyone. Bring an apron!
About Leni Sorensen:
Dr. Sorensen, aka Ms. Leni, the dynamic owner of Indigo House (a farmstead in Charlottesville, Virginia where she raises small livestock and cultivates produce to serve at her chef’s table dinners and cooking lessons), is a PhD expert in 18th- and 19th-century cooking methods used by Virginia housewives and slaves, including those who cooked for Thomas Jefferson. She has been working in colleges and universities, at festivals and for historic house museums, teaching about food and family for more than 30 years. She has worked in these settings in costume with iron pots and food, with spinning wheel, loom, dye pot, and soap pot. Her scholarly work has focused on the work in kitchens and on the land of enslaved and newly emancipated women in the south. Her continuing interests incorporate kitchen and garden skills into the daily lives of the modern family.
COST: $40; $35 for active Wylde Center, The Homestead Atlanta, GFMA, and LHG members
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