Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Autumn Appetite cooking class

Rachel Weston, uses her knowledge of Jersey Fresh Produce to highlight fall flavors as she guides students in preparing this flavorful meal.
Apple Cheddar Melts
Kale and Endive Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Optional Seared Beef Tenderloin
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic, Lemon and Herbs
Roasted Broccoli with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce
Chocolate Spice Cake with Apple Compote
Partial Hands-on • $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Rachel Weston: Preserve the Season

Part 3 of a series of 3 workshops at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.: Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, and other colorful and unusual crops being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cookand preserve them from Rachel Weston.

Part 3: Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products.

Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Register online here

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Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Rachel Weston: The Iconic Jersey Tomato

Part 2 of a series of 3 workshops at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.: Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes,  being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cook them from Rachel Weston.

Part 2: The Iconic Jersey Tomato, Tuesday, October 10
Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the most anticipated joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Learn about the tomato’s lore, its true origins, and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. There will be a tasting of locally grown heirloom tomatoes.

Part 3: Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products.

Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Register online here

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Rachel Weston: Farmers Market Finds

Part 1 of a series of 3 workshops at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.: Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, and other colorful and unusual crops being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cook them from Rachel Weston.

Part 2: The Iconic Jersey Tomato, Tuesday, October 10
Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the most anticipated joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Learn about the tomato’s lore, its true origins, and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. There will be a tasting of locally grown heirloom tomatoes.

Part 3: Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products.

Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Register online here

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Sep
24
8:30 AM08:30

Nutley Farmers Market Walk & Talk

I'll be the tour leader for this week's Market Walk & Talk. Every Sunday from June 18 through October 29, walkers can join a featured leader for a one-hour loop through our scenic Nutley parks. During the walk, participants can ask the leader questions within their area of expertise in a relaxed, informal setting. Walkers meet at the Nutley Farmers Market(Municipal Lot #1, William Street, Nutley) at 8:15 a.m., walk from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and return to the Market to try some delicious samples from our vendors.

Market Walk & Talk leaders come from a wide variety of disciplines, including health, wellness, fitness, education, government, law, art, design, writing, and more. Market Walk & Talk is funded in part by a grant to the Nutley Department of Health from Partners for Health Foundation whose mission is to make our communities healthier, better places to live.

 

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Fresh & Fabulous Jersey Tomato Supper Class

There is nothing like the taste of Jersey Tomatoes in August!  In this class food writer and educator, Rachel Weston, will inspire students to use the Jersey Tomatoes' fabulous flavors in some new and creative ways.
Spice Dusted Shrimp over Seared Beefsteak Tomato
Heirloom Tomato, Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Napoleon
Jersey Tomato and Peach Gazpacho
Penne Pasta with Pesto and Pan Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Chicken Picatta with Stuffed Tomato
Summer Berry Cobbler

Partial Hands-on • $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

The market is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Stop by Rachel's tent for a tasting from 12-3 p.m.

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

 

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Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

Private party

Did you know I am available for private classes or events in your home or a location of your choice? Let me help you create something special for your family, friends or group. Email me for details: njgutsygourmet at yahoo.com

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Festive for Fall Class

Food Writer and Educator, Rachel Weston will offer tips on using the fall harvest to make some creative seasonal dishes.
Sweet Potato Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips
Kale and Endive Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Carrot Ginger Soup
Butternut Squash Risotto
Turkey Cutlets with Roasted Mushrooms and Leeks
Sausage and Herb Stuffing Muffins
Green Beans with Pickled Red Onion
Gingerbread Cake with Apple Compote

Partial Hands-onclass, $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Produce and Eating Local for the Holidays

Fall Produce and Eating Local for the Holidays with info on where to buy your Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings - pumpkins, squashes, apples, cranberries, etc. Tastings of heirloom apple varieties and a local seasonal condiment or two included!

Location: North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Ave.North Plainfield, NJ. Program Room

Register online

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Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Eat Local

A talk and photo presentation overview of the benefits of shopping directly from farmers and farmers markets throughout the state and in or around Somerset county. Learn about heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, colorful and unusual crops being grown locally and internationally inspired ways to cook them.

Location: Somerville Public Library, 35 West End Ave. Somerville, NJ. Public Meeting Room

Register online

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Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Preserve the Season

Food preservation is an age old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. We’ll overview canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started on putting up your own larder this year.  There will also be a cooking demo and tasting.

Location: Bound Brook Memorial Library, 402 E High St., Bound Brook, NJ Finlayson Room A

Register online

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Aug
20
2:00 PM14:00

Preserve the Season

Food preservation is an age old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. We’ll overview canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started on putting up your own larder this year. The program will last approximately 1.5 hours and will have a tasting and a cooking demo.

Location: Bridgewater Library , 1 Vogt Dr.Bridgewater, NJ. Meeting Room A

Registration is required.

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Iconic Jersey Tomato

Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the best loved joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Food writer and culinary educator Rachel Weston will talk about the tomato's lore, its true origins and New Jersey's role in its popularity. Enjoy a tomato tasting and cooking demonstration of two recipes prepared by Rachel.

Location: Warren Township Library, 42 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ. Meeting Room 1

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Iconic Jersey Tomato

Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the best loves joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Come learn a bit about the tomato’s lore, its true origins, and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. There will be a tasting of locally grown heirloom tomatoes and specialty food products.

Location: Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, 64 Washington St.Rocky Hill, NJ.  Program Room

Register online

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Iconic Jersey Tomato

It's time for tomatoes! Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the best loves joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Come learn a bit about the tomato’s lore, its true origins and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. The program will include a cooking demonstration of two tomato recipes.

Location: Watchung Library, 12 Stirling Rd., Watchung, NJ Register online.

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Farm to Table Cooking Class

This class which highlights seasonal produce will showcase some of my favorite summer finds.
Tuscan Toasts with Marinated Zucchini Ribbons
Jersey Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Grilled Eggplant Napoleon with Black Lentils
Herb Encrusted Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Chutney over Polenta
Grilled Steak with Backyard Barbecue Spice Rub
Roasted Corn and Poblano Peppers with Queso Fresco
Blue and Gold Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic, Lemon Sauce and Herbs
Chocolate Bourbon Cake, Peaches & Cream

Partial Hands-onclass, $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Eat Local: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

A talk and photo presentation overview of the benefits of shopping directly from farmers and farmers markets throughout the state and in or around Somerset county. Learn about heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, colorful and unusual crops being grown locally and internationally. FREE

Location: Manville Public Library, 100 South 10th Ave. Manville, NJ

 

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Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

Growing Unusual Edibles Talk

Growing edibles in New Jersey has never been more exciting. Learn about some of the new crops farmers are growing that you can, too! Grains, heirloom fruits, ingredients for numerous ethnic cuisines are all possible. Get some inspiration and some new resources for growing interesting edibles for the 2016 season. Everyone will receive a 2016 seed catalog and the opportunity to take home a few of Rachel’s favorite seeds to grow. Book signing to follow talk.

Location: Montclair Public Library. 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ.

Registration online recommended. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Table This: Jersey Style Food Writer Panel

 Montclair Public Library and Watchung Booksellers present an author panel in celebration of the Montclair Food & Wine Festival. Join us for an afternoon of Jersey writers dishing up their takes on food, the local restaurant scene and the food writing industry. The panel will be moderated by David Galef, creative writing program director at Montclair State University.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

Location: Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ

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