6/22 All your love in one basket


All your love in one basket: Great foods packed to go.

Author Janet Reich Elsbach

When Janet approached me about coming to Weekend Kitchen for a book signing and cooking event I was all in! Her book Extra Helping is a wonderfully well written and fun read, pairing personal experiences with the recipes she puts forth.  The more I learn about Janet, the more I can't wait to meet her! She's got a way with words that will keep you reading the book as though it were a novel.  I hope you will join us for this nourishing and informative evening.

The Class

When loss or illness strike friends, family and neighbors, it can be hard to know what to say. It's far simpler (and quite welcome!) to show up with dinner. As it happens, a packed-up meal serves you well for celebrations and picnics, too! We'll explore matching meals to circumstances, discuss optimal packaging to make a beautiful presentation (and keep soup out of your floor mats), and eat well in the process.

The Menu

  • Buckwheat slab crackers with local cheese
  • Citrus-y Grilled Chicken Skewers
  • Miso Spinach and Green Rice
  • BYOB
  • Almond shortbread and Ice Cream

About the Author

Janet Reich Elsbach lives in a rural community in Western Massachusetts. She teaches writing to high school students and to adults with developmental disabilities and, for over ten years, was a counselor to new and growing families. She writes about how all the numerous things going on in the average life collide with making dinner on her blog A Raisin & a Porpoise. Janet is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in anthropology and a focus on writing and holds a mastersin education from New York University. She has chased strange ingredients, healing nutrition, and good food all her life and is a regular contributor to the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Her writing has appeared on Food52, Modern Loss, Manifest Station, Role/Reboot, and Verily Magazine

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