Events

NOW YOU’RE COOKING offers events each month to introduce new wines, cooking techniques, kitchen tools and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE Weekly Virtual Cooking Demos
Join a rotating list of our staff and other local chefs for a Facebook Live cooking demo. We post ingredient lists and/or recipes before the event so you can follow along! Join us live or watch the video after the class on our YouTube channel. Thursday Afternoons

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Riz Gras aux Légumes
Riz Gras aux Légumes
Thursday, June 17 | 5pm
Free on Facebook Live

Twin sisters Rachel and Jeanne came to Maine from Burkina Faso in West Africa and have lived in Bath for a little over two years. As children, they loved following their mother around the kitchen, so starting at a young age, she taught them to cook. Here in Maine, they enjoy educating others about their culture through food.
Rachel and Jeanne will be making Riz Gras aux Légumes and a ginger juice for this week’s cooking demo. You may have already seen her Wedding Ginger Juice in the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook!
 
Rachel and Jeanne will also be telling us about a program they’re involved with called Midcoast New Mainers Group, an organization that bases their work on their shared values of providing support to those who have fled desperate conditions at home and have come to Maine to build a new life. Learn more at mcnmg.org.
 

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Yellowtail Halibut
Yellowtail Flounder à la meunière Thursday, June 24 | 5pm
Free on Facebook Live

The Yellowtail Flounder (Limanda ferruginea) is delicious but small – each fillet weighs but a few ounces. Why not cook this little flatfish like a sole? In case you’re wondering, Yellowtail flounder live along the Atlantic coast of North America from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. Right in our fishing backyard!
The Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association will be leading this cooking demonstration. The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association works to enhance the sustainability of Maine’s fisheries by advocating for the needs of community-based fishermen and the environmental restoration of the Gulf of Maine.
 
 

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Strawberry Shortcake
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
Thursday, July 1 | 5pm
Free on Facebook Live

Traditional Strawberry Shortcake is a summer staple here in Maine. Especially in late June, when you can hit the berry farms and pick your own ripe strawberries, warmed by the sun and bursting with flavor. Head home and throw together a batch of biscuits, then top with your own whipped cream. Heaven… Or, you can go to your local supermarket, buy pre-made biscuits, a can of whipped “cream” and some frozen strawberries. Quicker, yes, but not nearly as good. And believe it or not, homemade is really quick and definitely worth the (minimal) effort.
 

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Panzanella
Panzanella Virtual Cooking Demo
Thursday, July 8 | 5pm
Free on Facebook Live

Panzanella is a traditional Tuscan summer salad that lends itself to all sorts of variations. It’s tomato-based, usually with red onion, and always with stale bread or croutons. The bread soaks up the juices from the tomatoes as well as the dressing. If the croutons are toasted just perfectly, you get a satisfying subtle crunch with a burst of tomato, olive oil and vinegar.