Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shaker Supper.........sustainable grub

Sustainable Grub-

traditional shaker meals changed according to the seasons and to what the shakers could grow, preserve and store... cultivating their own produce was always a source of pride... the early shakers ate simple new england fare: minced meat, bean porridge, potatoes, indian bread, cider, maple, milk, medicinal herbs, butter and cheese... as their orchards and fields expanded so did their food choices... today the only active shaker community in sabbathday lake list over twenty culinary herbs in their catalog....
the evenings gastronomic affair will consist of 6 courses- starting with a new england artisan farmstead cheese social . crispy chicken livers . country fried heritage breed turkey . the freshest mess of garden greens . shaker herb rubbed berkshire pork . spiced antique applesauce cake . squash rolls with molasses whipped creamery butter . spiced concord grape drink

come celebrate the shakers devotion to sustainable agriculture and support the american dinner table revival with chef sebastian carosi, one of three remaining shaker chefs in new england.....

$85 per person 6pm sharp
event held at 2010 host farm- raven hill orchard