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Lets Cook Local featuring Squash cooking class on Thursday

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 10:16 AM

HUNTINGTON —  Love the idea of butternut (or any!) winter squash, but daunted by the process of cooking it? Never fear, it's easier than it seems. Lets Cook Local: Transforming Butternuts will focus on the simplicity of cooking a somewhat difficult seeming vegetable. The class will use a roasted winter squash to create a creamy pasta sauce, delicate bisque, and a super simple side dish.

The Wild Ramp-sponsored class is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Creative Kitchens, 1242 5th Ave., Huntington. Cost is $30 or $25 for the Friends of the Market.

To register for the class or for more info call 1 (304) 523-RAMP (7267), email: info@wildramp.com and go online at www.wildramp.org.

Winter squash can seem like too much trouble, with the tough outer skin, goopy interior seeds, and hard to cut flesh, but this fall market staple is well worth the effort! The class utilize a simple roasting technique to turn the stubborn squash into Creamy Butternut Pasta, Butternut Bisque, and two kinds of Simple Roasted Butternut Squash.

Join us at Creative Kitchens, as we wield our kitchen knives to tackle fall's most delicious vegetable! This class is meat, dairy, and egg free; two recipes are soy free.

The Class will be in a demonstration style, where the participants can taste the food as it is prepared and will receive a copy of all recipes. Jessica Long, class instructor is a knowledgeable vegan chef who has previously offered classes featuring, tofu, beans and tomatoes.

If you could not make it to Herbal Summer Supper, check out The Wild Ramp’s Blog. It was a great class. Special thanks to Creative Kitchens for allowing us to use their beautiful model kitchen.

Let's Cook Local is a project of The Wild Ramp that focuses on promoting seasonal eating and cooking at home. We hope to add creative recipes at your kitchen and inspire you to eat local everyday.

The Wild Ramp’s mission is to operate a year-round community-supported market that providesa viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural products. The Wild Ramp is located at 210 11th St Suite #13, Huntington.

The Wild Ramp is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.