Harvest to Heat Book Club

The first ever meeting of CGNE’s new Interactive Cookbook Club with cookbook Harvest to Heat was a delicious success and just the beginning of a season of cooking and discussion for this fun new addition to the CGNE event schedule. Here are some photos from the potluck dinner that concluded our two months discussing Harvest to Heat: Cooking with America’s Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans by Darryl Estrine & Kelly Kochendorfer.

Rustic Tomato Tart

This rustic tomato tart looks just as good as the one of the cookbook cover.

This gorgeous fall salad was a big hit.

Roasted Beets

Nothing announces fall as beautifully as beets.

Mushroom risotto

This mushroom risotto was creamy and perfect.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

No Brussels sprouts dish is complete without bacon in my opinion.

Watercress and Pancetta

The perfect balance of freshness and flavor!

Dinner at Ronni's

Board member Ronni Hass's home was a beautiful location for the potluck.

Setting up and serving dinner

If you want to join us for the next meeting, here’s how the Interactive Cookbook Club works:

  •  Cook and share feedback from the selected cookbook.
  • Make notes on the recipes as we cook them using Eat Your Books, an easy online service.
  • Meet with us for a potluck dinner and discussion focusing on the current cookbook.

Even if you are unable to attend the meeting, you can participate by cooking and commenting on any recipes from the book we are using.

The Interactive Cookbook Club is limited to CGNE members, so be sure to fill out a membership application if you haven’t already! To register or for instructions on how to use Eat Your Books: email Lynne Gassiraro at Lgassiraro@verizon.net

We have a busy season ahead of us…hope you will get busy reading, cooking, and eating!


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