Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Chef Erin Dow, seen above making baked chicken strips at Windham Primary School, will be the featured chef at Saturday's Make a Ruckus for Real Food event. Dow is the expert chef with the Maine-based Guiding Stars program, owns a catering company in Winthrop called Eatswell Farm and is part of first lady Michelle Obama's Chefs Move to Schools program.
The Westbrook event is part of Jamie Oliver's national Food Revolution Day, which seeks to "to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices."
Make a Ruckus for Real Food takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 19, at the Westbrook Community Center. During the event, Dow will show kids how to make trail mix. The event will also feature a canning workshop, a demonstration garden and exercise programs.
More than 140 Food Revolution Day events are taking place around the country. The Westbrook Community Center is located at 426 Bridge Street and the event is free and open to the public.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.